Recent data from Catalyst shows that women of color make up only 16.5% of the S&P 500 labor force. And as job level increases, the number of women of color decreases drastically—especially at the executive and C-suite levels. As a call to action, Catalyst will host the Women of Color Summit, gathering global experts to provide fresh thinking and spark change for women of color.Top Resources
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.Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
Catalyst's February 2018 report "Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace," finds that a majority of women of color experience an “Emotional Tax” in US workplaces affecting their overall health, well-being, and ability to thrive.
Without trust, biases and stereotyping may influence how coworkers and managers interact with their women of color colleagues. Black women’s perceived stereotyping by their coworkers also hindered their advancement.Board Diversity
The “old boys’ club” that is the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences—its voting population is 94% white, mostly men and has an average age of 63—continues to essentially leave out women, African Americans, Latina/os, Asian Americans, and Native Americans from its awards and recognitions.Talent Management Practices
While boardroom diversity in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies has increased for women and certain minority groups, according to the Missing Pieces Report, studies reveal that minority men and women experienced only slight gains from 2010 to 2016.Top Resources
A look at the state of women working in specific occupations that fall within the field of financial services.