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Essence Magazine: Black Women at Work Study
- 80% of Black Women feel adjustments are necessary to be successful at work
- 57% agree they have to look a certain way to be promoted vs. only 39% of non-Hispanic Whites
- 47% feel they must censor the things they say or do at work in order to be successful vs. 27% of non-Hispanic Whites
Source: Added Value Cheskin
While Black women tend to have a great deal of confidence, they must deal with negative stereotypes of Black women which makes them feel they need to either “dial up or dial down portions of their identity so as to appear as professional as possible,” reports Target Market News.