Free Podcast – Research on Black Professional Women’s Resiliency

Free Podcast – Research on Black Professional Women’s Resiliency

Research on Black Professional Women’s Resiliency to Defy the Odds and Overcome Barriers to Achieve Success

Take a listen to this podcast featuring co-authors Professor Alexis Smith and Pamela Carlton with Wharton’s Stew Friedman as they discuss their research on the qualities of successful black women in the workplace based of their research project called Making the Invisible Visible.

  • Alexis (Lex) Smith is an Associate Professor of Management at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and her research spans workplace issues such as gender, diversity, bias, and discrimination.
  • Pamela (Pam) Carlton is President of Springboard, which is a consulting firm that assesses organizations for inclusive culture.

Springboard produced the groundbreaking report, Black Women Executives Research Initiative.   They joined Stew Friedman on his show, Work and Life, on Wharton on Business Radio 132.

Five Actions that Led to Success:

  1. Maintain resilience in the face of challenge.
  2. Build social capital and craft conscious relationships.
  3. Take risks and embrace all opportunities.
  4. Break barriers and develop confidence.
  5. Stay true to your values in the face of adversity.

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