Across industries, Black women leaders know “only-ness” all too well – along with the built-in stressors that come with it.
We found that 47% of Black women – almost half – said they are frequently or always the only person of their race in professional situations.
We also found that 31% of Black women said their job applications are viewed more skeptically.
We found that twice as many Black women as white said their work is viewed skeptically (35% of Black women, 23% Latina, 17% Asian, 16% white).
And yet, Black women are indomitable – even in the face of scrutiny, stress, and aggressions, both micro and macro.