35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


Supporting Women of Color in Corporate America

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: VS-14
When: March 29, 2023
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Teresa Hopke, Talking Talent  |  Robbie Green, Talking Talent  |  Renu Sachdeva, Talking Talent


Research shows women of color have a more challenging work experience than their counterparts and continue to be subjected to significant workplace bias and discrimination. And even though white employees who identify as allies have increased during the past year, the number who take key allyship actions has not. These experiences can take a heavy toll. For example, women who regularly experience microaggressions are twice as likely as those who don’t to be burned out, more than twice as likely to report feeling negatively about their job, and almost three times as likely to say they’ve struggled to concentrate at work in the past few months due to stress.

This session, part panel and part roundtable discussion, uncovers the experiences of women of color in corporate America and most importantly, what organizations can and should do to support them.

One presenter will moderate the conversation between two of Talking Talent’s expert coaches: Robbie Green is head of Working Parents & Caregivers and Renu Sachdeva is head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. All three humans share a passion for advancing and advocating for women of color in the workplace. In this session, they’re asking critical questions to help leaders peel back the layers of inequality and determine how to make real change happen.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understand and empathize with the lived experiences of women of color in corporate America
• Explore the data around the specific challenges women of color are facing in the workplace
• Learn how to close the experience gap for women of color

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