A study released by Catalyst research group found that minority women in management are unsatisfied with their chances for promotion and approximately one in four plan to resign from their companies as a result. Researchers surveyed 1,700 minority women, including those with African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American backgrounds, more than half of whom had graduate degrees. Twenty-two percent of those women surveyed intended to leave their companies.
“The women we surveyed are highly educated and believe themselves qualified to advance in corporations …. [they] find they’re not moving up, so they tell us they are going to be moving out,” said Sheila Wellington, president of the Catalyst research group.