There are a million reasons why people experience burnout at work, but Black women have a million and one – particularly when they’re part of a majority-white workplace. In this panel on “Overcoming Racial Bias, Microaggressions & Burnout,” successful Black businesswomen Minda Harts, Sandra Sims-Williams and Karen S. Carter talk to host Alisa Gumbs about their experiences of climbing the career ladder and offer warm, smart and compassionate advice to the Black women who will come after them.
About the Speakers
Alisa Gumbs is the executive managing editor for Black Enterprise. Karen S. Carter is the chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer at Dow Chemical Co. Minda Harts is the founder and CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform for women of color. She is also the author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. Sandra Sims-Williams is the senior vice president for diversity & inclusion at Nielsen.
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3 years agoIf gender and racial paygap would exist and I could hire black women for 40% of cost of hiring white men then I would only employ black women. This clearly isn't the case because this paygap is a myth and it doesn't exist. To be fair it exists but it's very, very small and it exists not because of gender itself or race itself but multiple other factors.
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