“Black women are at a disadvantage in trying to bridge the familiarity gap with white men in positions of power, because in the words of talent management research firm Catalyst, they are “double outsiders”: They’re neither white, nor men. As a result they’re often shut out from the informal networks that help other people find jobs, mentors, and sponsors.” Ellen McGirt, Fortune, October 1, 2017.
Climbing the Corporate ladder is a challenge for all women. For black women specifically, it is an additional battle that is often overlooked. I came across the article below which highlights the underlying reasons for the black ceiling faced by black women and features women striving to break that ceiling in Corporate America.