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.

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    Women of Color Webinar Series: Real Talk on Making Change at Work

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    In today’s increasingly diverse workplace, fresh ideas and thoughtful actions are needed to remedy inequities, particularly for women of color, visible minority women, and indigenous women. Research on women of color focuses heavily on ongoing barriers to advancement—yet...

    Date & Time:
    3 November 2015
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
    8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. GMT
  • Catalyzing
    Catalyst’s Women of Color Summit: A New Course of Action

    Women in the workplace are often confronted with obstacles that impede their advancement to leadership positions. For women of color, visible minority women, and indigenous women, these obstacles are affected by the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Conversations about how to...

    April 20, 2015 by Brandee Sanders

  • Latest data show that women of color make up only 16.5% of the S&P 500 labor force.

    Date: 2015
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    Catalyst Women of Color Summit

    The invitation-only Catalyst Women of Color Summit brings together thought leaders—scholars, business leaders, and policymakers—to set a vision for research and chart a course for future action for the advancement of women of color at work.

    Goals:

    Lead Sponsors: The Chubb Corporation and PepsiC...

    Date & Time:
    26-27 March 2015
  • Projections indicate that women of color will make up 53% of the United States female population by 2050,1 and similarly, visible minority women are expected to comprise 31% of females in Canada by 2031.2  With representation in over 90 countries,3 indigenous women are also part of the shifting...

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    Profile in Disruption: Disrupting the Default for Women of Color

    As we reflect on the strides and accomplishments made by African Americans during Black History Month, were also faced with the reality that women of color are still confronted with hurdles in the workplace. Theyre often stereotyped, have limited opportunities, and theyre on the low end...

    February 24, 2015 by Catalyst

  • Catalyzing
    #DisruptTheDefault: Catalyst’s Top Disruptors of the Year

    This year at Catalyst we’ve been talking lots about the concept of disruption. But what truly defines a disruptor? Disruption is the art of challenging the status quo and taking bold action to create change for women and men. 

    To celebrate those who are making impact, we’ve compiled a list of...

    December 30, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Everyone’s Listening: Using Social Media to Spread Your Diversity & Inclusion Message

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    How do others know you’re committed to diversity and inclusion?

    Sure, your employees know about it – but what about the outside world? What about your customers, your potential employees, your community – do they know all the awesome things you...

    Date & Time:
    16 October 2014
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    Catalyst Intro for Government Agencies: Methods for Gender Diversity & Inclusion

    Catalyst is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business through our trusted research, information, and advice. Our Government Affairs team can provide you with the tools to knowledgably discuss, advocate, and legislate on topics of women and...

    Date & Time:
    28 August 2014
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Catalyzing
    Want to Sell Me a Car? Treat Me Like I Matter

    Car shopping: you either love it or hate it. I happen to love it—I absolutely love the game of negotiation and even took classes on negotiating in grad school. My husband, on the other hand, cannot stand car shopping. Negotiation is ultra-painful for him; he won’t even try to haggle. Whenever...

    August 12, 2014 by Lauren Pasquarella Daley, PhD