Women of Color: Redefining Power in Corporate America

Women of Color: Redefining Power in Corporate America

How can women of color redefine power in corporate America? This is a question that has too often been relegated to side rooms, but deserves a more critical and widespread discussion. In an environment where management and its ranks are being put into question, business school environments make a perfect place to convene students and the business community in this discussion. With women of color being one of the fastest-growing segments in the corporate workforce, many of them have felt that they need to hide or change who they are to “fit” into the corporate cultures and conditional conditioning of their environments. How can this be changed?

As one of the youngest women of color to achieve the rank of senior partner at Deloitte, Deepa Purushothaman experienced these feelings of isolation and burnout. In her new book THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America (Harper Business), launching March 1, 2022, she shares stories from other women of color and lays the groundwork for how women of color can unearth their power and channel it to redefine success for their most authentic selves.

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