Title

Black and White Women Managers: Access to Opportunity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Publication Source

Human Resource Development Quarterly

Volume

15

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

131-146

ISBN/ISSN

10448004

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This study explores the differing views of Black and White female managers regarding access to key career opportunities for White women and women of color. Items addressed include access to hiring, promotions, key assignments, salary increases, acknowledgment for work, and mentors. Access to each is described by comparing White women and women of color to one another, to White men, and to men of color. Chi-square analyses of survey responses from the 276 U.S. participants showed that most of the White respondents consistently perceived equal access to career opportunities for women of color. In contrast, most of the Black participants indicated that disparity exists in career opportunities available to women of color compared to White men and women. The implications of these results are discussed.

Keywords

hite, black women, white women, black managers, white managers, black women managers, white women managers, access to opportunity, black access, white access, black opportunity, white opportunity, women opportunity, white opportunity, black opportunity

Disciplines

Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory

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