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A study summarized by the Harvard Business Review reveals forty-eight percent of black women scientists say they've been mistaken for administrative or custodial staff in the workplace.
Isolation is a fifth pattern the researchers found that applied mostly to Black and Latina women.
- Having to prove their competence over and over again
- Walking a tightrope between being seen as too feminine to be competent and too masculine to be likable
- Having their commitment to their work and their competence questioned after they start families
- Navigating the tense relationships between women that result from the gender bias they all face.
View more of the study's findings below.