Black History Month Webinar: Black Women and the Glass Cliff
February 13, 2024 2:00 pm EST — February 13, 2024 3:15 pm EST
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In 2005, Michelle K. Ryan and Alexander Haslam coined the term “glass cliff” — the idea that even when women do reach the top levels of the corporate ladder, they do so during periods when the company experiences poor performance or turmoil and thus their positions are inherently risky and precarious. When women of color, especially Black women, experience the “glass cliff,” they face even more scrutiny, aggression, and lack of empathy, making it harder for them to perform at their full potential in these leadership levels, in part as a result of misogynoir (discrimination faced by Black women because of racism and sexism; the term was coined by Moya Bailey, PhD). Join this webinar to hear from our panel of experts who will examine:
- The origins of the “glass cliff” and why organizations may be more likely to offer high-level positions to women in times of turmoil
- The experiences of Black women in leadership roles with the “glass cliff”
- Strategies that organizations can implement to support and retain Black women at every level of the company.
Janice Gassam Asare, PhD., DEI Consultant and Author of Decentering Whiteness in the Workplace
Prof. Farai Simoyi, Professor & Founder, The Narativ House
Jenn Wells, EdD, Director of Equity and Inclusion at Marlborough School and Organizational Change Consultant.
Kathrina Robotham, Director, Research, Catalyst
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Catalyst is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.
Topics:Advancing Your Own Career Allyship and Advocacy Emotional Tax Gender Bias Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Recruitment and Retention Sponsorship and Mentoring Women CEOs Women of Color
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