Women of color

International Slumber Party Empowers 10,000 Young Women of Color

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 8:54pm

The International Slumber Party (ISP) The world's largest virtual sleepover!

Key Points: 
  • The International Slumber Party (ISP) The world's largest virtual sleepover!
  • More than 10,000 women of color (WOC), ages 18 25 will come together for a FREE 24-hour virtual experience to celebrate and cultivate leadership, brilliance and divine purpose.
  • This ensures growth, access to new perspectives, and resources that help diverse women level up personally and professionally.
  • The International Slumber Party (ISP) is a place where women of color all over the world will be seen, heard, celebrated, and uplifted.

New Membership Community Officially Launches for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy with Online Event

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:41pm

NEW YORK, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --YFJ Consulting, LLC announces the official launch of WOC, a new membership community for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --YFJ Consulting, LLC announces the official launch of WOC, a new membership community for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy.
  • WOC's mission is to celebrate, inspire and champion women of color in fundraising, philanthropy and related fields through building community and providing unparalleled personal and professional development resources.
  • Another arm of WOC was also announced, the Allies in Action membership network, a place for non people of color to unite in solidarity, taking action to champion, support and celebrate women of color in fundraising and philanthropy.
  • I invite all women of color to take their seats and WOC is here to lead the way."

300 + Black Women Who Blog

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:37pm

NEW YORK, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Phenomenal Women Group has started to curate a list of Black Women and Women of Color in the Blogosphere to follow on Twitter.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Phenomenal Women Group has started to curate a list of Black Women and Women of Color in the Blogosphere to follow on Twitter.
  • Currently (TPWG) has a growing and evolving list that is currently at the three hundred and fifty mark and growing of Black Women and Women of Color on Twitter who blog.
  • The Phenomenal Women Group is a social network and app for black women and women of color.
  • The Phenomenal Women Group seeks to change the lives of women through online social engagement establishing this digital movement.

National Tech Training Program, NPower, Releases 2-Year Research Report on Obstacles Black and Latinx Women Face in Pursuing Technology Careers

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:00pm

The data driven report highlights the challenges and opportunities that emerge from investing in women of color from low-to-moderate income communities.

Key Points: 
  • The data driven report highlights the challenges and opportunities that emerge from investing in women of color from low-to-moderate income communities.
  • It also sheds new light on the industry fact that less than 10 percent of all tech professionals are women of color.
  • "This is one of the most in-depth looks at specific and unique barriers young Black and Latinx women face in pursuing training and employment in the tech labor market - specifically those without college degrees and from underserved communities," said Ceccarelli.
  • "The recommendations in this research will help tech executives recruit, hire and retain more women of color in their workforce.

COVID-19 Changes Landscape, Highlights Need for Women in STEM

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

"It is very important that we continue to nurture the minds we will need to create our futureparticularly those of young women seeking to enter the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics," Eaton-Cardone says.

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  • "It is very important that we continue to nurture the minds we will need to create our futureparticularly those of young women seeking to enter the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics," Eaton-Cardone says.
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    To fill these positions, notes Eaton-Cardone, the nation will need to better leverage the skill of women, who have historically been underrepresented in STEM fields.
  • Statistics suggest that underrepresentation is far more significant for women of colorin 2015-2016, of bachelor's degrees across all STEM fields in the U.S., 5.0% went to Asian women, 2.9% went to black women, and 3.8% went to Latinas.
  • According to a recent survey, a majority of epidemiology students, and about 40% of the nation's infectious disease doctors, are women.

New Membership Community Launches for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:33pm

NEW YORK, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- YFJ Consulting, LLC announces the launch of WOC, a new membership community for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- YFJ Consulting, LLC announces the launch of WOC, a new membership community for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy.
  • WOC's mission is to celebrate, inspire and champion women of color in fundraising, philanthropy and related fields through building community and providing unparalleled personal and professional development resources.
  • Let us naturally include women of color in the way we think about leadership, careers and advancement.
  • I invite all women of color to take their seats and WOC is here to lead the way."

How women are undervalued at the negotiation table, and what we can do to change it

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 8:45pm

The report, Workplace Negotiations, Gender, and Intersectionality ,highlights relevant research and offers significant insight into wage and negotiating biases toward women, including women of color, women with disabilities and women of different ages.

Key Points: 
  • The report, Workplace Negotiations, Gender, and Intersectionality ,highlights relevant research and offers significant insight into wage and negotiating biases toward women, including women of color, women with disabilities and women of different ages.
  • In contrast, black women are slightly more or equally likely to seek a raise as white women, but less likely to get one.
  • CWB Executive Director Trish Foster adds that women of color are often unfairly judged.
  • Black women, particularly, are likely to be perceived as angry or aggressive when they simply express passion for the topic being discussed.

Introducing The 19th: A Nonprofit, Nonpartisan Newsroom To Inform, Engage And Empower America's Women

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:00pm

"The 19th aims to elevate the voices of women who are underrepresented in and underserved by American media: women of color, women living off the coasts and women of limited means," Ramshaw said.

Key Points: 
  • "The 19th aims to elevate the voices of women who are underrepresented in and underserved by American media: women of color, women living off the coasts and women of limited means," Ramshaw said.
  • Initial beats will include presidential politics, women and Congress, the women's electorate, women's health, women and the economy, and women and the states.
  • As a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom, all of The 19th's content will be free to consume and will not be behind a paywall.
  • It took another four decades, well into the civil rights movement, for women of color to attain that same right," Ramshaw said.

Members of Congress, Corporate Executives and Leaders in Higher Ed Are Coming Together to Address Faulty Pipelines in Promoting Women of Color to the C-Suite

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 8:49pm

"It is no secret that women of color, and particularly Black women, too often face insurmountable challenges in the workplace, which includes racism, pay inequity and sexism," said Anita Estell, Founder of CELIE.

Key Points: 
  • "It is no secret that women of color, and particularly Black women, too often face insurmountable challenges in the workplace, which includes racism, pay inequity and sexism," said Anita Estell, Founder of CELIE.
  • CELIE is committed to being a leader in not only identifying the problems but also implementing solutions to erode the barriers that keep talented women of color from executive office."
  • Dr. Lily McNair, President of Tuskegee University, said "Black women now outpace every other demographic in educational attainment.
  • Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, President and Chair of the Board, National Council of Negro Women

Cubic Executive Named ‘Technology All-Star’ at Women of Color STEM Conference

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:02pm

Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced Jannet Walker Ford , vice president of government relations, will be recognized as a Technology All-Star at the 24th Annual Women of Color (WOC) STEM Conference .

Key Points: 
  • Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced Jannet Walker Ford , vice president of government relations, will be recognized as a Technology All-Star at the 24th Annual Women of Color (WOC) STEM Conference .
  • Taking place October 35 in Detroit, Michigan, the WOC STEM Conference celebrates womens achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • The Technology All-Star award gives recognition to accomplished women of color who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities.
  • Cubic encourages growth opportunities for women in STEM, and provides opportunities for more women to grow and thrive, added Walker Ford.