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Study Co-Author: More Black Women Seek Leadership Roles At Work

Jul 3, 2015

Tai Green, co-author of the study ''Black Women Ready to Lead,'' talks about her research on black women pursuing powerful corporate positions in the U.S.
Credit Courtesy of the Center for Talent Innovation

One of the challenges that people face today in the business world is climbing the corporate ladder.  

On "A Closer Look" on Thursday, Tai Green, co-author of the study "Black Women Ready to Lead" and the senior vice president of communications for the Center for Talent Innovation, discussed from NPR New York a new study that shows that more African-American women are striving for higher professional positions in the workforce.  "What we found was that there was a big difference between ambition for the top job between black and white women. That difference was 22 versus 8 percent." Green told "A Closer Look" hosts Denis O' Hayer and Rose Scott.  Green said black women are going for the leadership positions. "Black women are ambitious. They are going for it and not only are they ambitious in terms of them striving for these positions, they are also confident that if they get into a top job, that they will succeed."  Green talked more about her study with O' Hayer and Scott.