The lack of women of color in many of the traditional positions of power and authority in America is a story that has been largely lost in our national conversation about women’s leadership. In the media, in academic research, and in the business world, white women and their experiences often become stand-ins for all women. Ignored are the ways that racial or ethnic stereotypes can compound—and complicate—the challenges posed by gender bias. The result, until now, has been a discussion riddled with blind spots.
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for the release of “Women’s Leadership: What’s True, What’s False, and Why It Matters,” featuring a panel discussion that will seek to shine a spotlight on all we have not been talking about when we talk about women’s leadership. Maya Harris will speak with our panel of experts about empowerment and agency, mentorship and executive presence, girlhood, young womanhood, the motherhood penalty, and the changing face of female influence.