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.
The BCWN Conference was hands down the best thing I've attended this year! The storytellers were raw and uncut when sharing with us the trials and tribulations they have gone through professionally and personally.
There were breakthroughs, tears, applause, dancing, smiles, tapping, storytelling, listening, learning and most of all the start of a real sisterhood.
Thank you Sherry Sims for bringing this idea to life! ❤👏
AMAZING, POWERFUL, INSPIRING, MOTIVATIONAL...it was all that and everything! Thank you, Sherry Sims for the BCWN 2nd Annual Career Empowerment Conference! You brought it sis! 😘#bcwnconf2017 #blackcareerwoman
All I can say is 3 years ago I attended my first BCWN Conference and every year it gets better and better! Great Job Sherry Sims you did it again!