after it full speed ahead. I'm very aggressive but very tactful in being aggressive to get my job done. They will say I am too aggressive. But for my white counterpart, they will say, “Oh, she's ambitious.” Why is it that she's ambitious but I'm overly or too aggressive? —Black woman 3
• Women of color had the narrowest scope of network Now anything above senior manager is where you get into that principal partner and you have to be very careful. You go to the house, make sure you're on good behavior, make sure you don't spill anything, you know? – Black woman
gone to talk to any of the senior managers on the team about it? No, because I don't think they would give me a straight answer, only because of things that have happened in the past on that particular assignment. So just because of things that have happened, I would not go to them to even begin to ask 'cause I know they wouldn't give me a straight answer.
• Assess what biases, hang-ups, concerns, anxieties that you are bringing to the workplace • Reflect on your prior experiences. What could you have done differently? • Do your homework on who can and may not be able to give you support