The Black Women’s
Fair Work Initiative
Science has shown that chronic stress due to working in a racist, discriminatory environment puts Black women at higher risk of developing serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Now, the Black Women’s Health Imperative has developed a national initiative to combat racism and gender discrimination impacting Black women in the workplace.Learn More
The vision of CEO and President, Linda Goler Blount, the Fair Work Initiative is led by Dr. Angelica Geter, Chief Strategy Officer.
The four-part initiative addresses workplace culture, policies, and practices through:
Robust Data Design
Fair Work Index
An open-source tool corporate leaders can use to assess the fairness of their policies and practices.
Fair Work Trainings
Trainings backed by scientific research that shift corporate culture and drive long-term systemic change.
Fair Work Research
Surveys and interviews that center the voices of Black women and their experiences in the workplace.
Anti-Racism Toolkit (ART) for Wellness
A toolkit providing employees with guidance and support to help them thrive in the workplace.
“Through the development of this multi-year initiative, we will create national standards to transform the experiences of Black women in the workplace and allow them to thrive. We know that each year, Black Americans have over 74,000 more deaths due to health inequities. Chronic stress due to racism affects us on a cellular level. We have to address this public health crisis with more than just conventional diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.”
Linda Goler Blount, MPH President and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative
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Discrepancies in the workplace
We experience a greater variety of microaggressions than women of other races and ethnicities.
Black women are hired and promoted more slowly, while sometimes being the only Black woman in the room.
We lack prioritization and mentorship essential for our promotion and advancement.