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.

  • Projections indicate that women of color will make up 53% of the United States female population by 2050,1 and similarly, visible minority women are expected to comprise 31% of females in Canada by 2031.2  With representation in over 90 countries,3 indigenous women are also part of the shifting...

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    Profile in Disruption: Disrupting the Default for Women of Color

    As we reflect on the strides and accomplishments made by African Americans during Black History Month, were also faced with the reality that women of color are still confronted with hurdles in the workplace. Theyre often stereotyped, have limited opportunities, and theyre on the low end...

    February 24, 2015 by Catalyst

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    #DisruptTheDefault: Catalyst’s Top Disruptors of the Year

    This year at Catalyst we’ve been talking lots about the concept of disruption. But what truly defines a disruptor? Disruption is the art of challenging the status quo and taking bold action to create change for women and men. 

    To celebrate those who are making impact, we’ve compiled a list of...

    December 30, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Everyone’s Listening: Using Social Media to Spread Your Diversity & Inclusion Message

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    How do others know you’re committed to diversity and inclusion?

    Sure, your employees know about it – but what about the outside world? What about your customers, your potential employees, your community – do they know all the awesome things you...

    Date & Time:
    16 October 2014
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    Catalyst Intro for Government Agencies: Methods for Gender Diversity & Inclusion

    Catalyst is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business through our trusted research, information, and advice. Our Government Affairs team can provide you with the tools to knowledgably discuss, advocate, and legislate on topics of women and...

    Date & Time:
    28 August 2014
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
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    Want to Sell Me a Car? Treat Me Like I Matter

    Car shopping: you either love it or hate it. I happen to love it—I absolutely love the game of negotiation and even took classes on negotiating in grad school. My husband, on the other hand, cannot stand car shopping. Negotiation is ultra-painful for him; he won’t even try to haggle. Whenever...

    August 12, 2014 by Lauren Pasquarella Daley, PhD

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    Real Solutions Consulting Workshop: Build Your Company’s Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion: Toronto

    Today, it is broadly accepted that workplace diversity is good for business. Yet, many companies struggle to connect demographic diversity to stronger business results.

    The reality is that all teams are composed of individuals with different perspectives, experiences, values, and knowledge. Teams...

    Date & Time:
    15 May 2014
    8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
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    Webinar: Culture Matters: Unpacking Change and Achieving Inclusion

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    This webinar uncovered Catalyst's research report, Culture Matters: Unpacking Change and Achieving Inclusion. This report highlights successes as guideposts and setbacks as hidden learning opportunities to help leaders “unpack” core change processes and navigate...

    Date & Time:
    29 May 2014
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
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    Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference: New York City

    The 2014 Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference will take place on June 13th and 14th in New York City. The event will catalyze the success of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) change agents by expanding their capacity to lead the next generation of meaningful results. Attendees will get the...

    Date & Time:
    13-14 June 2014
    Location:
    Marriott Marquis
    New York, NY
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    Diversité et inclusion : facteurs critiques de succès: Montréal

    Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à participer à une table ronde organisée exclusivement à l’intention des vice-présidents, Ressources humaines, et intitulée : Diversité et inclusion : facteurs critiques de succès. ...

    Date & Time:
    Le 24 avril 2014
    de 11 h 45 à 14 h
    Location:
    Où? Dans les bureaux du Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, au 1,
    Complexe Desjardins, Tour Sud, 39e étage, Montréal, H5B 1E7