A new article by Forbes, states that only 1 in 3 managers check their black female employees’ well-being.
Just before the 2020 recession, Black female professionals were advancing in the workplace. But according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in January 2021, Black female professionals’ unemployment rate continued to increase, reaching 9.0% from 7.7% in December 2020. Compare this percentage to white female professionals’ unemployment rate, which held steady from December 2020 at 5.3%.
For minority professionals, finding success in corporate America often means significant compromising and lower wages than white colleagues. This is true for Black women, but they also feel pressured to alter their voice, appearance, hair, and even personality daily in some corporate environments.