Few Black women have made it to the top.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s ascension makes her the first Black female nominee of a major U.S. party.
Harris, who has Jamaican and Indian heritage, is also the first Asian-American nominee on a major party ticket.
For other Black women who’ve made it to the highest levels of their fields, having Harris in the VP slot is more than historic.
They say she’ll strengthen conversations about workplace diversity in the U.S. at a time when pay and race disparities are more important than ever before.