If you work in corporate America there is a high probability that you’ve hated your j-o-b at some point.

Unlike our white counterparts, Black women in the workforce aren’t just stressing over managing unruly bosses, negotiating pay raises or even arm wrestling with sexism. Many of us have to deal with the stressors of being the only, or one of handful, of people of color in our professional environment. All day, five days per week or more, we’re immersed in a longstanding culture that was developed to purposely exclude us…unless we were cleaning the table—but we’ve fought our way in (and built a few tables of our own).

Who knew sitting at the table would be so hard?

This week’s episode of Listen to Black Women: Take to the Streets brings another popular brunch conversation to the masses: how do we keep pushing forward—and maintain our mental health— at the table in a largely white, corporate world. Our ladies share what’s worked for them and more. Check it out, and don’t forget to add your own tips below.

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Episode 6: Driving the Black Dollar

Episode 5: Confronting Colorism

Episode 4: What to Black Moms Get Right (And Wrong!)?

 

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