Secondly, I think this notion of having a mentor or sponsor, someone who can support and coach you within the organization, is critical, particularly in corporate America.
And the third thing that I think is important for blacks is that we be engaged and active. We have to find ways to fill ourselves with courage and spirit so that we don’t become discouraged on the job. You’ve got to have more [than work] going on in your life for balance, so you can refuel, re-energize, and continue to push on.
Alexis Herman discusses equal pay for women, offers advice about moving up the corporate ladder