Does Leveraging Whiteness in Corporate America Mean More than Supporting Women of Color?

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In 2006, I was a 21-year-old communications intern at a multinational conglomerate. Our team was sitting around the conference table chatting about our rock star CEO when my manager flung a compliment at me and my co-intern, also a young Black woman: “You all keep up the good work and you could be the next CEOs.”

I scoffed. “If not a white man, the next CEO will be a Black man, then a white...

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