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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. 

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Leadership Training: How Companies Can Close the Gender & Race Pay Gap

October 19, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Online Event

According to the 2021 Status of Women of Color in the Workplace report, when women of color feel they are compensated fairly, it instills trust in their companies because they feel valued. Fair compensation leads to better performance and a higher level of commitment. However, when women of color think they’re underpaid, they feel less motivated and will eventually opt out of their current workplace. Low retention of women of color hinders good business and stunts progress. ​ Companies perform better when they apply strategic methods to curate inclusivity.


How Managers Can Support Women of Color

November 2, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Online Event

Companies with employees on diverse and inclusive teams put in more effort. Employees stay longer and demonstrate more commitment. To ensure that women of color are supported in the workplace, gender, and racial bias, and other types of stereotypes have to be understood and confronted. ​ Learn what you can do to support women of color.

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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 and allies learn strategies to get ahead.

Visit the SOS video library to browse our education resources.

Tools for Companies

WOCITW helps companies further their diversity, equity inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) mission in three ways. We provide comprehensive workshops and training for leaders, managers and allies. 

Or hire our CEO to facilitate in-house training.

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.

Get Alerts on Women of Color Facing Disabilities in the Workplace

Many people who are living with a disability may be unaware that they have one. Nearly 20 percent of women of color suffer from some form of disability in the United States. Adults living with disabilities are more likely to suffer from inadequate educational attainment, insufficient employment and poverty. Learn more by following our updates.

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