Women of Color/Visible Minorities

In the United States, women of color refers to racially and ethnically diverse women. In Canada, visible minorities is the legal term for people who are non-Caucasian in race, non-white in color, and not Aboriginal. These historically underrepresented groups comprise an important workforce demographic, and the best diversity and inclusion initiatives and talent management practices account for the unique career challenges they experience.

  • Report
    Women of Color in Corporate Management: Dynamics of Career Advancement

    This report focuses specifically on career advancement issues for women of color, and offers comparisons between women of color data and Catalyst’s other data on white women. This is the first report on the data collected by the major study.

    The purpose of this report is to fill knowledge...

    Date: February 10, 1998
    Region: United States
  • Partner Event
    Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference: New York City

    The 2014 Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference will take place on June 13th and 14th in New York City. The event will catalyze the success of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) change agents by expanding their capacity to lead the next generation of meaningful results. Attendees will get the...

    Date & Time:
    13-14 June 2014
    Marriott Marquis
    New York, NY
  • Catalyst Event
    Diversité et inclusion : facteurs critiques de succès: Montréal

    Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à participer à une table ronde organisée exclusivement à l’intention des vice-présidents, Ressources humaines, et intitulée : Diversité et inclusion : facteurs critiques de succès. ...

    Date & Time:
    Le 24 avril 2014
    de 11 h 45 à 14 h
    Où? Dans les bureaux du Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, au 1,
    Complexe Desjardins, Tour Sud, 39e étage, Montréal, H5B 1E7
  • Catalyst Event
    Broadening Your Perspectives: Unconscious Biases: Houston

    Join Martha Feeback, Director, Catalyst, for an overview of Catalyst’s new research Feeling Different: Being the “Other” in US Workplaces and Nina Godiwalla, CEO, MindWorks Leadership, for a presentation on Recognizing Bias: Is it You or am I Paranoid? Come discuss useful ways to be aware...

    Date & Time:
    10 April 2014
    11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Baker Hughes
    2929 Allen Parkway
    Houston, Texas 77019
  • Catalyzing
    When Stereotypes Are Disguised as “Professional” Advice

    A few years ago, I was working as an organizational psychologist in the United States. With some great experience in employee assessment under my belt, I started to wonder about other opportunities in my field. Leadership development and coaching seemed especially intriguing to me. There was one...

    February 20, 2014 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

  • Catalyzing
    Four Barriers We’d LOVE to Bust!

    What do Catalyst staffers want for Valentine’s Day? Forget about chocolate and flowers! For us, the best gift would be a workforce where women around the world can contribute fully, get paid equitably, and have the same opportunities as men to lead.

    To get there, we have to continue our efforts...

    February 13, 2014 by Catalyst

  • Catalyzing
    Want to Improve Diversity? Take a Chance

    Diversity is all about opportunity. ...

    January 27, 2014 by Marc-André Blanchard

  • Catalyzing
    Barriers Remain for Women of Color in the United States

    As someone who cares deeply about the career prospects and overall well-being of women of color, I’m frustrated that US businesses routinely overlook this vital demographic. As a group, “women of color” includes African-American women, Latinas, and Asian women—and, according to a recent...

    January 20, 2014 by Katherine Giscombe, PhD

  • Catalyzing
    Stand Out, Without Being Left Out

    A few weeks ago we found ourselves stopping for an after-work drink at a holiday happy hour in a local bar near our Wall Street office. As we mingled, we were asked the typical “So, what do you do?” While for many, this question might feel like a throwaway line, for us it carries a bit of weight....

    January 16, 2014 by Alixandra Pollack, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon

  • Partner Event
    Women of Color in the Workplace: Partnering for Sustainable Change: Washington

    Join us alongside 70 women of color, executive champions, and decision-makers for just over half a day of workshops, presentations, and candid discussion on the challenges faced by women of color and real short-term and long-term solutions for sustainable change.

    Topics to be discussed include:


    Date & Time:
    20 February 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
    Altria Government Affairs Office
    101 Constitution Ave NW
    Washington DC 20001
    Conference Room: Rotunda