As it turns out, women of color do not need the “Lean In” as much as their white counterparts do. What they do need is a “Lean On” movement instead.
In her article, “Minority Women Entrepreneurs: Go-Getters Without Resource,” President & CEO of the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce Natalie Madeira Cofield points out that despite Sheryl Sandberg’s intention to galvanize women to take ownership of their own professional growth, the “Lean In” movement manages to ignore the limited resources available to the nation’s fastest growing group of entrepreneurs: Latinas and African American women
- No I won’t lean in because I stand up (medium.com)
- Leaning In – For Everyone (pnmpeopleuk.wordpress.com)
- Minority Women Entrepreneurs: Go-Getters Without Resources (forbes.com)