It's hard enough being a person of color in the workplace. The challenges we face, especially black women, can occur frequently and unjustly. Sadly, it's an issue that seems to follow up around no matter how far we climb up the career later. That seems to be clear by recent events.

Activist Brittany Packnett created the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork in response to the statements made about Rep. Maxine Waters by political commentator Bill O'Reilly. Fed up with the constant criticism black women face in the workplace, Packnett invited black women to chime in with their varied experiences — the good, the bad and the ugly. It took off like wildfire.



Some women shared their stories of microaggressions.



Others spoke of their powerful resistance against unfair workplace "policies".




Some addressed gender.



Some, race.



And the intersection of the two.


But, even with all the eye-roll inducing moments, some women shed light on the powerful impact and advances black women had experienced in their respective careers.






The commentary amongst the community was phenomenal. Stanning for the dialogue is an understatement. It just goes to show that no matter the injustice and workplace bias, black women still rise to the top.


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