You are previewing Double Outsiders.
O'Reilly logo
Double Outsiders

Book Description

Double Outsiders examines the most important issues facing professional women of color (including black, Asian and South Asian, Latina, Middle Eastern, Native American, and multi-ethnic women) today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About This Book
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. CONTENTS
  8. PART 1 On Being a Woman of Color
    1. CHAPTER 1 State of the Union: Women of Color Today
      1. Who Are the Women of Color?
      2. “Double Outsiders”
      3. Making Progress
      4. Gender Value
      5. What Companies Are Doing to Attract and Advance Women of Color
      6. The Bottom Line
      7. Achievements by Notable Professional Women of Color
      8. Summary
      9. Notes
    2. CHAPTER 2 Career Chutes and Ladders
      1. Obstacles to Success
        1. Lack of Influential Sponsors and Mentors
          1. Added Legitimacy
          2. Advocacy
          3. Cross-Cultural Sponsors and Mentors
        2. Lack of Informal Networks
        3. Stereotypes
        4. Lack of Role Models
        5. Lack of High-Visibility Assignments and Other Hindrances to Success
          1. Discerning the True Cause of the Obstacles
          2. Career-Limiting Gestures
      2. Critical Success Factors
        1. Finding Influential Sponsors and Mentors
        2. Performing Above Expectations
        3. Communicating Well
          1. Language Issues
          2. Voice Pitch and Modulation
          3. Nonverbal Interactions
          4. Developing an Appropriate Communication Style
        4. Access to High-Visibility Assignments
        5. Managing Your Career
        6. Honing Your Professional Image
      3. Putting It All Together: As Easy as “P.I.E.”
        1. Performance
        2. Image
        3. Exposure
      4. Notes
    3. CHAPTER 3 How Corporate Diversity Strategies Impact Women of Color
      1. Evaluating Diversity Initiatives
        1. Formal Mentoring Programs
        2. Diversity Task Forces
        3. Employee Networks
          1. Structural Issues
          2. Networks for Women of Color
      2. Diversity as a Component of Performance Metrics
      3. Diversity Training: Shortcomings and Solutions
      4. Broadening Diversity Initiatives
        1. Tapping “Cultural Capital”
        2. Expanding Benefit Offerings
        3. Revamping Performance Evaluations
        4. Adjusting Evaluative Metrics
        5. Refocusing Diversity Spending
      5. Notes
  9. PART 2 Bumps in the Road
    1. CHAPTER 4 When Gender Discrimination Hits Home
      1. Who Can Women of Color Turn to for Support?
      2. Men of Color Fare Better Than Women
        1. Corporate Officers and Top Earners
        2. Corporate Boards
        3. Staff vs. Line Functions: Where Is the Clout?
      3. Stereotypes and Women of Color
        1. Making Generalizations
          1. Using Stereotypes as a Basis for Knowledge of an Individual
          2. The Inaccuracy of Stereotypes
          3. Obscuring Performance with Stereotypes
        2. Automatically Applying Stereotypes
        3. Eliciting Behaviors That Confirm Stereotypes
      4. Taking Care or Taking Charge
        1. Conforming to Stereotypes
        2. Acceptable Behavior
        3. Status Incongruence
      5. Notes
    2. CHAPTER 5 Getting Out = Getting Ahead: Changing Employers to Advance Your Career
      1. The Coming Labor Shortage
      2. Tracking the Visible Minority Woman
        1. Fragmented Recruiting and Retention Strategies
        2. No Initiatives for Visibility
        3. No Tracking of High-Potential Women of Color
      3. Why Women of Color Leave
        1. Salary
        2. Missing High-Potentials
        3. Other Factors
        4. Signals of Diversity
      4. Strategies for Developing and Retaining Women of Color
      5. Managers and Microinequities
        1. The “Conditional Apology”
        2. Unequal Introductions
        3. Attempts to Rectify Microinequities
        4. Different Treatment for Favored Employees
        5. The Frequency of Micromessages
        6. Identifying Micromessages
        7. Addressing Microinequities
          1. At the Organizational Level
          2. At the Individual Level
        8. Micromessages and Retention
      6. Should You Change Jobs to Advance Your Career?
      7. Notes
    3. CHAPTER 6 No Woman’s Land: Challenges in the Upper Echelons of Management
      1. Ambiguity
      2. Isolation
      3. Managing Demands on Time
        1. Self-Care
        2. Business Travel
      4. Hypervisibility or Overexposure
      5. “Friendshifts”
  10. PART 3 Fast-Forward
    1. CHAPTER 7 Women of Color in the Management Pipeline
      1. Becoming “High-Potential”
      2. Life on the Fast Track
        1. Watch for the Signals
        2. Get the Right Sponsors and Mentors
        3. Have a Written Plan
        4. Find Support and Balance
        5. Manage Hypervisibility
      3. Power @ Work
        1. What Is Power, and Do Women Want It?
        2. How Do Women Acquire and Use Power?
        3. Managing Others
          1. The Rules
          2. Model Behavior
        4. Professional Image
        5. Publicity Stunts
          1. Jealousy from Peers and Superiors
          2. Effect on Perceived Performance
      4. Notes
    2. CHAPTER 8 The Last Ceiling: Corporate Boards
      1. Obstacles Keeping Women of Color Off Corporate Boards
        1. Familiar Obstacles
        2. Lack of P&L Responsibility
        3. Visibility, Marginalization, and Stereotyping Issues
        4. Changing Notions of the Ideal Director
      2. Where Do Directors Come From?
      3. Women of Color Directors
      4. Challenges in the Boardroom
      5. Getting “On Board”
        1. Junior and Midlevel Women of Color
        2. Senior Women of Color
      6. Notes
    3. CHAPTER 9 Culture Shock: Women of Color and International Business
      1. The Challenges of Working Abroad
      2. Knock for Opportunity: Getting International Assignments
      3. Going International
        1. Taking Care of Family Concerns
        2. Taking Care of Career Concerns
          1. Establish Contacts
          2. Talk to Those Who Have Gone Before
          3. Get Introduced
          4. Prepare a Career Plan
          5. Familiarize Yourself with the Culture
          6. Google, Google, Google!
      4. International Challenges
        1. Different Perceptions of Barriers
        2. Different Views of Success Strategies
        3. Global Minority Experiences
      5. Summary
      6. Notes
  11. PART 4 Behind Closed Doors
    1. CHAPTER 10 Home Sweet Home? Issues in Relationships and Family
      1. Relationships with Significant Others
        1. Emotional and Other Support
        2. When Significant Others Are Not Supportive
      2. Friendships Inside and Outside the Workplace
        1. Trust Issues
        2. Jealousy
        3. Competitiveness
        4. Cultural Clashes
      3. Family Matters
        1. Supportive Family Members
        2. Unsupportive Behaviors
        3. Dealing with Family Objections
        4. Striking a Balance
    2. CHAPTER 11 Health and Wellness for Women of Color
      1. Enjoying Physical Health
        1. Physical Fitness
        2. Healthy Diet
        3. Sleeping
      2. Physical Health Concerns
        1. Health Concerns for African-American Women
        2. Health Concerns for Asian-American Women
        3. Health Concerns for Latinas
        4. Health Concerns for Native American Women
      3. Mental and Emotional Health
        1. Depression
        2. Stress
        3. Mental Health Concerns for Women of Color
          1. African-American Women
          2. Asian-American Women
          3. Latinas
          4. Native American Women
        4. Getting Help
      4. Notes
    3. CHAPTER 12 Off-Track Betting: Careers Beyond the Fast Track
      1. Why Women of Color Are Leaving Corporate America
      2. Advice for Starting Your Own Company
        1. Are You in a Position to Start Your Own Company?
        2. What Are Your Goals for Your Company?
        3. Get Input
        4. Put Together a Business Plan
        5. Make Legal, Risk, and Regulatory Decisions
        6. Financial Considerations
          1. Start-Up Costs
          2. Operating Costs
          3. Forecasts
        7. Marketing
        8. Technology
        9. Office Space
        10. Minority and Women-Owned Certifications
        11. Your Action Plan
      3. Resources for Entrepreneurs
      4. Notes
  12. Appendices
    1. APPENDIX A Discussion Questions
    2. APPENDIX B Additional Reading on Professional Women of Color
    3. APPENDIX C Business, Professional, and Civic Organizations
      1. Business Organizations for Women of Color
      2. Business-Related Organizations for Minority Professionals
      3. Business-Related Organizations for Women
    4. APPENDIX D Internet Resources
      1. Business-Related Resources
      2. Culture and Heritage-Related Resources
        1. African
        2. Latina
        3. Asian
        4. Native American
        5. South Asian
        6. Middle Eastern
        7. Multicultural
        8. All
      3. Health and Wellness Resources
    5. APPENDIX E Diversity Resources for Companies
      1. Books
      2. Periodicals/Web Sites
      3. Conferences and Institutes
    6. APPENDIX F Selected Research, Books, and Papers on Women of Color in Business
      1. Academy of Management Perspectives
      2. Catalyst
      3. Center for Women’s Business Research
      4. Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management
      5. Center for Women Policy Studies
      6. Center for Work-Life Policy
      7. Corporate Women Directors International
      8. Network of Executive Women
    7. APPENDIX G Leadership Development Programs and Conferences
      1. Leadership Development Programs
      2. Conferences for Women of Color
      3. Other Conferences for Minority Professionals
  13. INDEX
  14. Footnotes
    1. Chapter 2
    2. Chapter 3
    3. Chapter 4
    4. Chapter 6
    5. Chapter 7
    6. Chapter 10
    7. Chapter 11