Abstract

The purpose of this research paper is to explore race and gender in exploring the opportunities and barriers for women of color within small businesses. An additional factor will be on the role that digital media and digital spaces have on increasing or improving possibilities or exploring digital media as a pitfall. While the business case for gender diversity in senior and executive positions is compelling (diversity is profitable), studies show that companies that have the best records for promoting women outperform their counterparts. With this research, I explore the continued barriers that exist for women focusing on concerns such as the glass ceiling, gendered and racial discrimination, and even lack of mentorship but also highlighting the conditions that make growth possible for Black women.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2019

Senior Project Advisor

DT Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Social Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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