Women of color continue to suffer the most severe gender wage gap in the United States, a reality that reflects the effects of intersecting racial, ethnic, and gender biases that threaten the economic security of them and their families. As breadwinners, workers, and caregivers, women of color have been the longtime yet unsung backbone of the U.S. economy. In addition to being overrepresented at the low-paying end of the spectrum, Black women are underrepresented at the top. Black women make up just 1% of the high-paying engineering workforce and 3% of the computing
Our key outcomes for this project are establishing women’s minority-owned businesses, finding work for minority women, and overall life satisfaction for these women. We think our program will provide great much needed support for women of color to thrive in the areas of work and business.