Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange Presents
The Kick-Off Session:
2011 Multi-Cultural Women's Conference:
Bridging the Chasm: Changing the World
A Town Hall featuring Research on the Status of Women
Katherine Giscombe, Ph.D., Vice President, Diverse Women & Inclusion Research, Catalyst Inc. shares the latest research data from Catalyst's recent study Building Trust Between Managers and Diverse Women Direct Reports. This groundbreaking study explores building the trust that we all know is so vital between managers and direct reports in order to form productive workplace relationships, facilitate employee engagement, navigate the workplace, and improve overall performance across the organization. However, diverse women, defined in Building Trust Between Managers and Diverse Women Direct Reports as those belonging to racial minority groups in North America, often face greater challenges than white women in forming trusting relationsh8ips with their managers. Among other factors, negative stereotyping and exclusion from influential networks can influence the ways in which diverse women experience workplaces and can limit diverse women's access to trusting relationships. A panel discussion of multi-cultural corporate and community leaders present up to the minute data on the status of women in Charlotte and the surrounding area.