The Challenge and the Charge: Strategies for Advancing and Retaining Women of Color

Thursday, June 7, 2012

On Thursday, June 7, The National Council for Research on Women convened the 2012 Leadership Summit, The Challenge and the Charge: Strategies for Retaining and Advancing Women of Color. The Summit brought together leading researchers, corporate executives, and diversity professionals to explore best practices, recommendations, and cutting-edge research in creating sustainable, profitable, diverse, and inclusive work environments.

Click here for a full press release on the event. 

 At a reception following the panel discussions, several attendees shared their thoughts regarding the Summit, reflecting on both the challenges and the triumphs in building more equitable and successful workplaces. Click each video to view:


The full report, The Challenge and the Charge: Strategies for Retaining and Advancing Women of Color, will be available for purchase in the summer of 2012. Copies can be reserved in advance through NCRW by clicking here.  Corporate Circle Advisory Board members and sponsors will receive a gratis copy.


Below are some photos from the event:

Panel with corporate diversity leaders: moderator Jennifer Allyn (PwC) with Erika Irish Brown (Bank of America), Sharon Taylor (Prudential), and Nellie Borrero (Accenture) seated left to right.

Moderator Jennifery Allyn, PwC, with xxx

Ripa Rashid (Time Warner, Inc.) with Jennifer Allyn (PwC).

      Professor Katherine Phillips from the Columbia Business School explains how diverse teams produce more accurate results with moderator Anne Weisberg (Black Rock) and Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming (Barbara Annis & Associates) seated left to right.

Thank you to the Summit's host, Bank of America,
and to the following Summit Sponsors:

Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Accenture, Blackrock, Bloomberg, Prudential Financial, UBS
Ernst & Young,  Freddie Mac, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies


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