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New Leadership Network Releases Workshops to Address Workplace Oppression Women of Color Face

Washington, DC, April 05, 2018 --( The Melanin Collective, a leadership network focused on positioning the experiences of women of color, announces the release of its newest community-based workshops in Washington, DC area.

“I am thrilled to launch The Melanin Collective,” says Doris Quintanilla, founder and executive director of The Melanin Collective. “In this political climate, it’s more important than ever to give women of color an outlet and space to discuss the everyday oppressions they face, and find sustainable solutions for their long-term wellbeing.”

The challenges women of color face in the workforce have severe trickle-down consequences for other areas of their lives. While women of color represent 33% of the workforce, they face barriers that harm their economic security and potential for long lifetime earnings.

“The challenges women of color face impact every inch of their lives,” Quintanilla says. “When women of color are disenfranchised at work, it’s not just their job that is at stake. Women of color play a constant game of emotional management and self-preservation, while also guarding themselves against potential harassment. It’s a toxic battle that harms the well-being of women of color.”

The Melanin Collective was founded to help address these workplace challenges, as well as the intersections and complexities of our lives, accomplished through educational resources and workshops on issues including self-development, financial management, overcoming workplace stresses, and more that are uniquely tailored to the experiences of women of color.

“Our goal, first and foremost, is to create a space, a transformational space where healing and community can happen, where we face our fears to find strategic solutions and lasting change can be discovered,” says Quintanilla.
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