Protecting Black Women’s Mental Health In Corporate America

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Articulation is key, but there’s a lot of pressure

“Having the language to articulate the challenges they’re going through is not something Black women have been conditioned to do,” says Nyanue. There are some studied factors that could be contributing to that.

The same Lean In study we recently referenced also found that Black women often find themselves as “Onlys” – that’s the only or one of the only Black people in the room. So they can feel they’re in the presence of a group that doesn’t even relate to or empathize with their experiences, should they try to speak up about them.

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