The purpose of this study was to examine the phenomena of underrepresentation of African American women in corporate America. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 African American women with current or previous experience working in corporate America in senior-level roles, who acknowledged that racism and sexism exists in corporate America, and were willing to share their experiences. A phenomenological methodology was used to explore the lived experiences of these women. Results of the analysis uncovered five themes that described experiences of practices leading to inequality, diversity, leadership journeys, leadership practices and racial perceptions. Participants employed several strategies to cope with experiences of racism and sexism in the workplace. Theoretical and leadership implications, limitations, recommendations, as well as suggestions for future research were discussed.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Educational leadership, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Black women, Double jeopardy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Triple minority|
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