Just out of college, independent film enthusiast Danae (Da-NAY) Ringelmann was working as a financial analyst with J.P. Morgan when she attended a Hollywood-meets-Wall Street event. Sporting her company badge, she instantly became the most popular guest at the party. “People thought I was there...

Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D, president of the historically black Bennett College for Women, leads a unique environment for developing strong businesswomen. For many of us especially in the current economic climate—foreseeing the arc of our professional lives can be daunting. When entire industries seem doomed to disappear...

Like many successful diverse women, you've always been a self-directed go-getter, pushing your way up the ladder through the power of your intelligence, personality and ambition....

A recent study by Catalyst, the global nonprofit organization that examines women in the workplace, reveals that the best indicator of women in c-suite positions is the number of women on a company's board of directors....

Lisa Tealer no longer cringes when she encounters office furniture that won’t accommodate her size—she just asks for an armless chair if she needs one. When ordering lunch at the company cafeteria, she signs her ticket “Lisa, AKA Queen Diva,” a playful gesture that nonetheless makes a statement about how she sees herself. “It’s just a small thing,” she says, “but it’s my way of creating my own space.” As the diversity manager for a California biotechnology firm, Tealer has used her considerable talents to create a discrimination-free environment that does not penalize plus-size workers like herself. She knows that prejudice aimed at large employees—who are routinely abused, belittled, and held back because of their body size—is a national problem that has only recently been recognized. Last year, researchers at Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity declared that discrimination against plus-size individuals, especially women, is “as common as racial discrimination.”

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