Downshifting: Women of Color on the Road to Authentic Leadership

COLORfull Leadership Series (TM) We all do it whether we want to admit it or not.  Women of color in leadership shift when walking into a room of white colleagues.  I was loath to admit this but research by Jones and Shorter-Gooden in their book, Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America, clarified… Continue reading Downshifting: Women of Color on the Road to Authentic Leadership

Black women and cross cultural communication: The April Ryan effect

Admittedly I cannot stop thinking about the challenges we have with cross-cultural communication. I am especially obsessed with how Black women are interpreted in corporate culture. I am spending so much brain power on this because 1) my dissertation focuses on Black women coping with racial-gendered bias; 2) my company specifically works with women of… Continue reading Black women and cross cultural communication: The April Ryan effect