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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Some people believe that African American women are doubly oppressed in the workplace, challenged by sexism because they’re female and by racism because they’re black. However, that bleak assessment does not tell the complete story, says Katherine Phillips, PhD ’99, visiting scholar in organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business [...]

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Becoming a fully engaged participant in our democracy requires more than simply pulling oneself up by his or her proverbial bootstraps. Indeed, it requires hard work and the personal fortitude required to delay gratification. But no one succeeds alone. For scholar Cornel West and venture capitalist Miriam Rivera, MBA ’95, it took a lot of [...]

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