Women of Color in the Workplace® Report 2021

Navigating the workplace is complex. For women of color, it is far more complicated. First, they have to overcome politics in the workplace. What you know will take you far. However, who you know can take you where you want to go. In addition, women of color must develop immunity towards the biases, discrimination, and microaggressions that accompany being both a woman and a person of color. These are issues faced by many who find themselves at the intersection of identities, whether they are gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability. This concept is known as ‘Intersectionality.’ Women of color face an emotional tax.


Thwarting their advancement can have a detrimental impact on their well-being and eventually result in them leaving their workplaces. Those that go through discrimination are more likely to opt-out of their jobs. Bias and discrimination are incredibly harmful to those experiencing it and to companies alike, who risk losing talented employees that can bring value to the firm. Read the report and learn what you can do to make a difference for women of color in the workplace. 


Lunch & Learn

November 18, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Online Event

At our monthly lunch and learns, connect with other unapologetically ambitious women and grow together.​

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Power Squad Leadership Training

November 30, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Online Event

 In this one-hour training session, you will learn from our CEO, Julene Allen about how to get your power squad started; from deciding on your squads’ mission, how to grow membership, and organizing your first meeting. You’ll also learn about our new downloadable resources to make your meetings easy in person or virtually. In this session, connect with other potential power squad leaders across the country for peer support.

Join a local p-squad

P-squads are groups where like-minded professionals come together for education, empowerment and enjoyment. Fine one near you by clicking below.

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Strategies of Survival


Browse the Strategies of Survival (SOS) Education Library.  Grab leadership tips and learn strategies to go further. 

Ways We Transform the Workplace

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Resources for WOC & Allies

Self-advocacy is an essential pillar to closing the gap between employees and their workplaces. We work to inform and encourage women of color and allies to use their voices at work. Through education and training, women of color learn strategies to get ahead. Visit the SOS library or RSVP for an up-and-coming discussion.

Tools for Companies

WOCITW helps companies further their diversity, equity inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) mission in three ways. We provide easy-to-download resources so companies can host in-house training. Companies can also participate in any one of the up-and-coming community workshops and discussions. Or hire a facilitator for an up-and-coming workshop.

Take The Pledge

The gender pay gap has not changed much over the years. Every year it persists. According to IWPR, the pay gap between men and women is not expected to close until 2059. Black women will wait until 2130, and Hispanic women will have to wait until 2224 for equal pay. We can’t afford to wait 200 years. Companies can do their part.

Build  Your P-Squad.
Connect with other unapologetically
ambitious women and grow together.

Step One: Join the next Lunch and Learn and meet your PFF/s (Power Friends Forever)!
Step Two: Plan to meet online or in-person
Step Three: Grab  step-by-step guides to host P-squad meetings for the next six-months.

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