Race to Lead:

Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

This report reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to their advancement over and above the barriers faced by white women and men of color. Education and training are not the solution—women of color with high levels of education are more likely to be in administrative roles and are more likely to report frustrations about inadequate and inequitable salaries. BMP’s call to action focuses on systems change, organizational change, and individual support for women of color in the sector.   

Key Findings

Featured Data

Despite advanced degrees, Women of Color

are least likely to hold leadership positions and most likely to hold line staff positions.

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Biu, Ofronama (2019). Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector.

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