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Calling It Quits
They start their corporate careers like everyone else: eager to show their value and hungry to learn. They actually are more ambitious than other newbies, much more likely to aim for the top jobs. But they quickly and consistently see that stretch as
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Enough Of The Bro Culture
For years, Mai was the only woman, Asian and person under 6 feet tall in the room. As the head of HR for multiple tech startups, she was often told, “What’s said in this room stays in this room” and then forced to listen to “jokes,” such as how long
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Stop Making Me Feel Stupid
Growing up Puerto Rican in a mostly white Connecticut town, she always was put “in the lower tracks at school and accepted that it was because I was stupid.” But she wasn’t. Thanks to at least one supportive teacher, she went to the University of Con
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What Needs to Change
These three women have strong opinions on what corporations should do to keep their multicultural women. These are their recommendations. A full toolkit of solutions, some already making a difference at progressive companies, will be featured in the
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It’s All About the Boss
Numerous studies say that people often love or leave jobs because of their managers. For Darlene, this has been true. Born in Baltimore, Darlene wanted to be a teacher like her mom. But upon graduating from Howard University, there weren’t many teach
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The New EXECUTIVE PRESENCE
Ask any career coach what it takes to get to the top in the corporate world, and you’ll hear about “executive presence,” the qualities that make you stop, listen to and follow someone. “It’s a combination of gravitas (the way you behave), communicati
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Editor-in-Chief MEREDITH BODGAS Group Creative Director CARA REYNOSO Deputy Editor AUDREY GOODSON KINGO Associate Editor MARICAR SANTOS Editorial Assistant QUINN FISH Integrated Design/Production Manager GLENN ORZEPOWSKI Copy Chief CINDY MARTIN Presi
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Progress—One Woman At A Time
New York, New York President and CEO Stéphane Rinderknech Senior VP, HR and Chief HR Officer Stephane Charbonnier Program Women of Color Think Tank, inspires multicultural women with professional development and external community work. Employee Meli
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From Paradise to Pandemic
My friend Kerry’s wedding weekend was one of the most joyful experiences I’ve had. It was the first time my husband, Paul, and I had taken a vacation without the kids. The weather in Austin, Texas, was gorgeous. Several of my friends of more than 15
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Winners
■ FIRST-TIMER Abbott Park, Illinois CEO Robert B. Ford Executive VP, HR Mary Moreland More than 400 leaders at the healthcare company participated in a 90-minute unconscious-bias training course, featuring best practices for interviewing, building so
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Caring In A Crisis
Bank of America has committed $100 million in philanthropic grants to support local communities in need. From addressing food insecurity to medical-response capacity and more, their partners are working to respond to the challenges brought on by the
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Mixing It Up
The first meeting of Bridges, an interfaith employee-resource group at financial regulatory company FINRA, didn’t go quite as planned. The new network had hoped to kick off with a panel discussion at the organization’s Rockville, Maryland, campus, fe
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Managing Microaggressions
Most people know the sting of being demeaned at the office. But when indignities are directed at members of a marginalized group, and rooted in bias, it’s not a simple snub. It’s a microaggression. And it has the power to do lasting harm, not just to
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The Power of Perspective
Lately, as the new coronavirus continues to upend the world, I keep mentally revisiting a chilly morning in February. I was stuck in Princeton Junction Train Station in New Jersey on a Monday at 7:30 a.m., fuming over trains that were canceled and de
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“She Seems Aggressive.”
Women, and particularly black and Latina women, are often labeled “angry,” “fiery” or “aggressive,” Scott notes. The bias hinders women in more than one way—it can encourage them to dial back the personality traits that make them great leaders, out o
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Tapping Into Something
San Diego-based Irina Jordan is the CMO for concussion-assessment technology company ImPACT Applications Inc. Married with three children, she, like other working moms, deals with her share of anxiety. She felt like she was always on a quest for a he
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“I’m Surprised You’re So Articulate!”
Women, especially those who work in male-dominated fields, often elicit shock that they’re intelligent, skilled or competent, Govan says. It comes up even more for women of color. Over a quarter of black women (26 percent), 18 percent of Latinas and
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When Working Moms Plan a Video Call
Stacey: Ladies! I’m so sorry that our regularly scheduled moms’ night out had to be postponed. Melissa: SAD FACE. Nadia: Cannot believe it. Joy: I have been working remotely, homeschooling the kids, frantically cleaning the house and making homemade
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“You Must Be The Assistant.”
Women are twice as likely as men to be mistaken for someone more junior, according to the McKinsey/Lean In study. (It often happens when a woman manager or exec meets someone new and is mistaken for her male assistant.) Apologize on the spot, then ch
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“I’m More Comfortable Working With Richard.”
Another common experience for women: having their work contributions disregarded. Marginalized workers are hurt when colleagues and clients display an affinity bias for their own group—and that group is often white men. Sometimes an affinity bias sho
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“What Do Asians Think?”
Employees of color are often tapped to speak on behalf of a broader group that they might—or might not—identify with. While it’s great to solicit feedback from diverse voices, remember that one person doesn’t represent an entire community’s view. “I
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“Are You Sure That Was About Race/gender?”
“More and more of our clients are getting comments that discount or question their experience with racism,” Tsai-Munster says. “Things like: ‘Are you being oversensitive? Is this a race-card thing?’” Govan notes this line of questioning invalidates a
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Cracking the Code
P&L (profit & loss) experience is critical to becoming a CEO. Yet only 10 percent of P&L jobs are held by women, who comprise only about 5 percent of CEOs at leading corporations. A recent McKinsey study found that about the same number of women and
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Turning Points
Susan W. Dio Chairman and President, BP America The first 17 years of my career were at BP’s Green Lake Chemicals plant near Victoria, Texas. My husband owned and operated a small business where we lived. The work was physically and mentally rewardin
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Walk Alone, Go Fast; Walk Together, Go Far
There’s been a lot of talk about advancing women in the workplace—including in this magazine—for years, decades even. I prefer action to talk—and fast action to the slow progress we’ve been making on this front. So when Diversity Best Practices found
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Editor-in-Chief MEREDITH BODGAS Group Creative Director CARA REYNOSO Deputy Editor AUDREY GOODSON KINGO Associate Editor MARICAR SANTOS Editorial Assistant QUINN FISH Integrated Design/Production Manager GLENN ORZEPOWSKI Copy Chief CINDY MARTIN Inter
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The Evening Crunch
Jackson, Wisconsin; data and analytics manager for a mortgage insurance corporation Her work-from-home husband, Darick, the family chef, is a big reason why this busy mom sticks to a tight schedule with her three daughters, Nyomi, 10, Nilah, 8, and L
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Wardrobe Malfunction
You know those pithy Rent the Runway emails you get after ordering a dress? The ones that are like, “Let the countdown begin” or “We know; we can’t wait either”? This wasn’t one of those. It was just a couple of weeks before Working Mother’s 100 Best
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WHEN Good Dads GO VIRAL
Nobody loves a good dad story more than we do… except for maybe the entire internet. In the past year and a half, so many fathers made headlines for sharing how they help working moms that it became impossible to keep up with every single buzzworthy
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Take Your Full Lunch Break
Whether you’re at the office or at home, the lunch “hour” is hardly a real reprieve. Most of us quickly scarf down a salad to maximize our daily output. In fact, a study by OfficeTeam, an administrative staffing company, found that 56 percent of empl
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