“Imposter syndrome,” or doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud at work, is a diagnosis often given to women. But the fact that it’s considered a diagnosis at all is problematic. The concept, whose development in the ‘70s excluded the effects of systemic racism, classism, xenophobia, and other biases, took a fairly universal feeling of discomfort, second-guessing, and mild anxiety in the workplace and pathologized it, especially for women. The answer to overcoming imposter syndrome is not to fix individuals, but to create an environment that fosters a number of different leadership styles and where diversity of racial, ethnic, and gender identities is viewed as just as professional as the current model.
Young women are out-earning young men in several U.S. cities
Women in the United States continue to earn less than men, on average. Among full-time, year-round workers in 2019, women’s median annual earnings were 82% those of men.
The gender wage gap is narrower among younger workers nationally, and the gap varies across geographical areas. In fact, in 22 of 250 U.S. metropolitan areas, women under the age of 30 earn the same amount as or more than their male counterparts, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.
Strategies That Male Allies Use to Advance Women in the Workplace
The purpose of this research study was to identify and examine, from both men’s and women’s perspectives, the specific behaviors and strategies male allies use to successfully support the advancement of women in workplace settings. From a survey of 243 men and women, the team gathered qualitative survey data that were analyzed to identify the strategies and behaviors used by male allies. Top responses included developmental relationships, human resource (HR) processes, leadership development, recognition (both public and private), treating women as equals, and challenging sexist behavior. Some differences existed between perceptions of men and women in terms of the most critical ally behaviors. These research findings have scholarly and practical implications in future efforts to work toward greater gender parity.
Native Women Lead
OUR MISSION To revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business. We do this by co-creating with and convening our community to build coalition while honoring our culture, creativity, and connections
National Latina Business Women Association – San Diego
The National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA-SD) was established in 2004. It was created to meet the needs of the growing community of Latina Entrepreneurs, Executives and Professionals.
NLBWA-SD believes in “Investing in Latinas” and has developed business networking, membership programs & benefits for its members, including monthly meetings (mixers, breakfasts, seminars &luncheons) all held at a centrally located and unique venue with incredible speakers and panelists.
Black Women’s Network
Since 1979, Black Women’s Network has been a beacon in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan business community that unites and welcomes urban professionals by offering inspiring networking, volunteering and mentoring opportunities to support black female business, career and professional development within a supportive nonpartisan and nonsectarian environment.
Asian American Women’s Alliance (AAWA)
AAWA seeks to create opportunities for mutual learning & nurturing, mentor relationships, career & leadership development, personal & group support, and engagement in community services.
National Professional Women of Color Network
The National Professional Women of Color Network (PWOCN) empowers women of color through networking. Our mission is to serve as a resource for your professional and personal advancement and whether you are a career woman or woman owned business, the goal is the same – advancing your business or career through the use of the network!
PWOCN is the Premiere Multicultural Networking Organization for Women of Color. We are comprised of professional women from many industry sectors and are growing larger each day. PWOCN connects tremendous women with one another and members are translating those connections into Phenomenal Business Success.
Strategic Connections Circle – Get connected to the product, service or member you need through select gatherings. Join in with other entrepreneurs & career women for exchange, advice, mentoring and partnership.
Networking Events – Discounted entry to networking events and an opportunity to be recognized as a charter member.
Member Spotlight Option – Special opportunity to be showcased in PWOCN member spotlight.
Online Web Listing – Join our featured Premiere Charter Member page on PWOCN website. Listing includes photo, contact information and link to website.
Professional Development – Online and live trainings focused on leadership, career coaching and business mastery.
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