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
    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

  • Catalyzing
    Diversity and Inclusion: A Journey, Not a Destination

    Frequently, I encounter individuals who are concerned that their company needs to increase internal diversity efforts before they could qualify to join as a Catalyst member organization. Many perceive Catalyst as a final destination or a “stamp of approval” signifying that their organization has...

    July 31, 2013 by Erin Leonty

  • Catalyst Event
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    Women of Color Forum: Houston

    Are diversity and inclusion programs really addressing gender and racial bias in the workforce? According to Catalyst research, over one-third of diverse women believe that they aren’t. Katherine Giscombe, PhD, Catalyst Vice President, Diverse Women & Inclusion Research, led a forum that...

    Date & Time:
    9 Oct 2013
    11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT
    Location:
    Houston, TX
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    Women of Color Roundtable (New York)

    While diversity and inclusion programs have improved in effectiveness over time, Catalyst research finds that over a third of racially/ethnically diverse women believe that D&I programs fail to address subtle gender and racial bias. In this provocative session, Avon's Chief Diversity Officer,...

    Date & Time:
    19 June 2013
    8:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m. EST
    Location:
    New York, NY
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    Women of Color Roundtable: New York

    Katherine Giscombe, PhD, Vice President, Diverse Women & Inclusion Research, leads a discussion that tackles issues concerning women of color and the subtle bias that they face in the workplace at a breakfast roundtable hosted by Catalyst. Contact Audrey Gallien for more information.

    Date & Time:
    18 April 2013
    8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
    Location:
    Catalyst
    120 Wall Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
  • Catalyzing
    Where’s the Outrage?

    It’s officially the New Year—a classic time for new resolutions.

    This year, I resolve not to be a D&I (Diversity & Inclusion for the uninitiated) bore, but I also resolve not to stop caring.

    Catalyst’s recent Fortune 500 Census shows the state of paralysis we’re in. The number of women in...

    January 7, 2013 by Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    This week’s roundup includes a video promoting the Toronto-based 2010 G(irls)20 Summit, plus articles about the upcoming Equal Pay Day, Justice John Paul Stevens’ exit from the Supreme Court, boardrooms Down Under, and the unwritten rules that still hold women back. Oh, and a word to the...

    April 13, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    This edition of C This looks at the relevance of cavemen to modern office behavior; some lessons from feminists that resonate even more today; the widening financial gap between white and black Americans; and how stilettos may (or may not!) be a predictor of market performance. Enjoy!

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    May 25, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang