North Carolina-based photographer Endia Beal wanted to show what corporate America would look like with more African American women. " photo series features young women of color wearing their "ideal" business professional attire in front of an office backdrop for a mock interview."Many of the women are college students who have not started their careers, yet have heard of the obstacles with being accepted that women of color face in traditional corporate America," Beal told A Plus.For many young women of color, they have to choose to between keeping their normal appearance or looking more "business-like" in the workplace.
Even with getting higher education, black women still fall behind when it’s about payment.
Thus, black women with bachelor’s degrees are typically paid ,694 – just under what white non-Hispanic men with only a high school degree, who are paid ,729, as the data from the National Women’s Law Center revealed.
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.
When you think of Corporate America, the first image you think of is a guy in a nice suite. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women’s share of the total labor force was 46.8% in 2016. If black women are the most educated in the nation, the question raises why are they the least represented in corporate America?
What progress have African Americans made in corporate America?
This book examines the evidence by drawing on studies of almost 200 black corporate managers and their families.
The data was collected using a vast number of surveys completed, which were completed by 34,000 people. The surveys basically revealed the truth about the so-called “glass ceiling” concept that has been the narrative of women’s rights advocates for many years. “[Women of color] face the most barriers to advancement and experience the steepest drop-offs with seniority,” wrote the author’s of the report written on the Women in the Workplace 2016.
The report went on to read the following regarding the barriers women of color deal with in today’s corporate landscape: “Compared to white women, women of color also report that they get less access to opportunities and see a workplace that is less fair and inclusive.
Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of American Indians, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.
The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.
Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.