Reaching Every Level: Empowering and Advancing Women of Color in the Workplace

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and AT&T, we would like to invite you to “Reaching Every Level: Empowering and Advancing Women of Color in the Workplace” on October 8 in Dallas, TX from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This private sector dialogue will focus on best practices, innovations, partnerships, and cross-function business strategies supporting women of color in the workplace.

According to a recent Nielsen survey, 64% of black women in the United States agree their goal is to make it to the top of their profession; that’s nearly double the percentage of non-Hispanic white women with the same goal. And yet, despite representing about 18% of the U.S. population, women of color represented only 4% of C-Level positions in 2018, falling far below white men (68%) and white women (19%). It’s clear that the factors preventing women of color from advancing at work are quite different from those holding white women and even men of color back.

During this roundtable, we will hear case studies from business leaders and researchers to further explore inclusion policies and programs that are supporting, advancing, and celebrating workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I), specifically for women of color. Critical themes such as Championing Culture, Advancement & Celebration, and Tech & Innovation will help guide and frame the day’s discussion.

This dialogue will be held under the Chatham House Rule to allow a safe space for conversation. This roundtable will bring together approximately 35 senior influencers (senior leadership across human resources, culture, D&I, and corporate social responsibility) within the business community working at the intersection of inclusion, diversity, equity, talent, and workplace culture.

 If interested in attending, contact Lawrence Bowdish at LBowdish@USChamber.com