Washington Area Women's Foundation

#AskHer: Advancing Gender and Racial Equity in the Workplace

Women make change happen! Yet, despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women—especially women of color—are still vastly underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated fields.

During Women’s History Month, The Women’s Foundation hosted a conversation with women powerhouses in our community who are changing the game and are fearlessly tackling industries that men often overpopulate.

During the webinar, panelists shared their journey and the challenges they’ve faced in their industry, discussed strategies to help women of color overcome disparities often encountered in the workplace, and examined ways we—as a community—can collectively accelerate racial and gender equity to give women the power and resources they need to take charge and reach their highest potential.

The webinar was moderated by Michelle L. Rice (President of TV One and CLEO TV and Board Member of The Women’s Foundation) and featured Lisa Anders (Vice President of Business Development at MCN Build), Jennifer King (Assistant Running Backs Coach at Washington Commanders), and Yolanda duCille (Vice President of Global Corporate Communications at NetApp).