Barrier-Breakers Get Personal At Women’s Retreat

by Christopher Peak | Dec 15, 2017 7:47 am

Christopher Peak PhotoOne not-for-profit director was told she was a mouthy know-it-all for expressing her opinions. One business executive was asked to train a new hire for the promotion she was promised. One government staffer said she holds in so much frustration that she sometimes feels ready to explode.

As more black women assert themselves in business and politics, they’re feeling that kind of strain in the workplace. As trailblazers in their fields, they regularly face pushback to their ascension. But alone without a colleague to turn to, isolation can take its toll.

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