They start their corporate careers like everyone else, eager to show their value and hungry to learn. They actually are more ambitious than other newbies, much more likely to aim for the top jobs. But they quickly and consistently see that stretch assignments and promotions aren’t coming their way, and there are no seats at the table for women who look like them. So they resign.
Multicultural women are currently 39 percent of the US female population and are projected to be 66 percent by 2060. But here’s the growing dilemma for employers. Too many multicultural women don’t want to work in corporate America, our new research shows. Fifty percent of them are considering leaving their companies within the next two years, a 10 percent higher rate than white women—and it’s highest for Black women (52 percent). This research examines the experiences of multicultural women to ascertain where they go when they leave corporate America and to offer solutions to close the gap. Read our multicultural women gender gap report here.