Negotiating as a Woman of Color

Season 3, Episode 7

Finding one’s leadership voice and style is never easy, and for women of color, it can be particularly challenging. Often women of color find themselves facing social and cultural constraints as the “firsts” in corporate leadership roles and feel pressured to conform in order to advance in their careers. In this episode, Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University and Leading Women Executives faculty member, and Deepa Purushothaman, Co-Founder of nFormation and the author of The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America, discuss their research on the challenges of being a woman of color in business, and how companies can help to mitigate these issues.


Negotiations as a Form of Social Justice [3:30]
Finding Patterns in the Experiences of Women of Color [5:34]
The Challenges of Corporate America [7:35]
Creating Environments for Women of Color to Thrive [11:30]
Negotiate for What You Need and What You Want [16:21]
The Lonely Only Trap [20:30]
Strategies and Words of Wisdom [26:12]

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