Celebrating African American Professional Women

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City)

In honor of Black History Month, this week and next week, every day The Glass Hammer will feature interviews with notable African American women on their career experiences, aspirations, and advice for other women in their field.

The women span industries like financial services, law, accounting, and technology and have reached various levels of seniority. In fact, each career path is different, and while some have been shaped by similar factors – like participating in diversity programs at the university level or having had valuable mentors and sponsors along the way – the interviews show that today, there are many paths to the top for women of color.

Check back all week long to read about African American women who are making a difference at work and in their communities.