In the corporate world—the land of office supplies, paper cuts and ink stains—there has long existed a glass ceiling. At first glance, the mailroom clerk sees the CEO chair within her grasp, just up the ladder of success. But, alas, there is an invisible barrier. Maybe they are not the “right” race or sex. Or both.
Many Black women who aspire to one day furnish an executive corner office are faced with a “double outsiders” status in today’s organizations.