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Sunday, March 8 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Beyond Double Jeopardy: Leadership Pipeline for Women of Color in Academia

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Very little is known regarding the experiences of women of color in psychology; however, their joint social categorizations as both women and ethnic minorities have led some to believe that they likely experience a “double disadvantage” or “double jeopardy” (Carter, Pearson, & Shavlik, 1969). Intersectionality theorists, on the other hand, have cautioned against an over-simplified, additive perspective. They argue that the experiences of ethnic minority women cannot be adequately or accurately encapsulated by the mere sum of their singular identities as “women” and “persons of color.” Instead, they suggest that ethnic minority women are likely to experience “intersectional invisibility,” or an inability to be fully recognized by either subordinate group, effectively rendering their voices and perspectives socially silent or neglected (Purdie-Vaughns & Eibach, 2008). In supporting the leadership pipeline of women of color in psychology, we need to consider solutions to help with their overall experience, retention, and advancement toward upward mobility. Though limited in scope, there are some literature, including anthologies, that speak to the experiences of women of color in higher education and the multidimensionality of their identities. These narratives offer number of viable possibilities in supporting women of color in higher education. These include but are not limited to: mentoring, building supportive professional networks, and opportunities for leadership development. Ultimately, the success of our profession rests with the diversity of its members and leaders. As such, the present proposal challenges existing ideologies and practices that hinder this potential and offers recommendations that promote the leadership pipeline for women of color in academia.

Sunday March 8, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am