One former Colonel Lorna M. Mahlock reached the crowning achievement of becoming the first black female brigadier general to serve in the Marines.
Resources for Women, Minorities, & Other Audiences
MyPerfectResume has created resources specifically set up to meet the needs or address the interests of various groups, such as women, persons of varied nationalities or ethnic backgrounds, and so on. The Riley Guide also provides pages of resources and information specifically intended for military personnel, ex-offenders and former felons, and disabled individuals – but there may be some overlap with those resources and the ones listed on this page. You’re certainly not limited to these resources, but they may have ideas or topics which speak directly to you. Even the resources listed under specific affinity groups may be useful to a broader audience. The Riley Guide’s page of Business & Employer Rankings also covers top employers for diversity groups.
The Business Impact of LGBT-Supportive Workplace Policies
The “business case for diversity” suggests that such diversity in the workplace will lead to lower costs and/or higher revenues, improving the bottom line. Not surprisingly, employers have considered the economic benefits of adding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-supportive policies, including sexual orientation and gender-identity nondiscrimination policies and domestic partner benefits policies.
Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap
“Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap” finds that when it comes to professional advancement, even within explicitly LGBT-focused organizations, LGBT people of color face more challenges compared to their white counterparts or straight people of color.