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.

  • 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

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    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:

    T...

    Date & Time:
    20 February 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
    Location:
    Altria Government Affairs Office
    101 Constitution Ave NW
    Washington DC 20001
    Conference Room: Rotunda
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    Webinar: Women of Color in the Workplace

    Katherine Giscombe, PhD, Vice President and Women of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, Catalyst, and Jessica Faye Carter, Founder and CEO, Heta Corporation, conducted a live Q&A session with webinar attendees. The webinar was designed to "check the pulse" on women of color in the...

    Date & Time:
    13 February 2014
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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    Deloitte Leadership Centre for Inclusion: Hyderabad

    Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India WRC, will speak at a launch event for Deloitte’s Leadership Centre for Inclusion. During the event she will discuss unconscious bias and decision making. The event will take place in Hyderabad, India.

    Date & Time:
    22 October 2013
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
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    Goldman Sachs Women of Color Event

    Katherine Giscombe, PhD, Vice President and Women of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, will give remarks at Goldman Sachs’ Women of Color event in New York. She will address issues concerning multicultural women and the bias that they endure in the workplace.

    Date & Time:
    30 October 2013
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    Women In Power: Getting There and Giving Back

    Katherine Giscombe, PhD, Vice President and Women of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, will discuss the importance of mentorship and sponsorship at the Women in Power: Getting There and Giving Back panel during the 2013 Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange Conference. The conference, which...

    Date & Time:
    19 September 2013
    10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Location:
    Charlotte Convention Center
    Charlotte, North Carolina
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    Diversity & Inclusion in India 2013 Forum

    Catalyst is delighted to be a Supporting Organisation of the Diversity & Inclusion in India 2013 Forum organised by Community Business.

    The theme is ‘From Diversity to Inclusion – Realising the ROI’. At the Forum, business leaders, thought leaders and senior HR and diversity professionals in...

    Date & Time:
    22 October 2013
    9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Location:
    Hindustan Unilever Limited, Unilever House, B. D.
    Sawant Marg, Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 099
  • (WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013)—In its biennial study released today, the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) reported that women and minorities have made no real gains in the boardrooms of corporate America. The ABD is a collaboration of four leadership organizations: Catalyst, The Executive...

    Date: 2013
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    Benevolent Sexism: The Real Barrier Holding Women Back

    Is sexism less harmful than other “isms”? Read Catalyst President & CEO Ilene H. Lang’s insightful editorial, which ran in today’s issue of the British newspaper The Guardian—and let us know what you think in the comments section!

    Peter Dawson, the chief executive of the R&A, which...

    August 6, 2013 by Ilene H. Lang