Seeking Black, Multiracial Women for Research Study

Posted in Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers, Women on 2021-12-23 16:39Z by Steven

Seeking Black, Multiracial Women for Research Study


Shwana Gann, Ph.D. Candidate
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Are you a Black, multiracial woman aspiring to be a senior leader? Has your employer recently implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in response to the race-based social unrest of 2020?

You may be the person I am looking for!

I am searching for volunteers to participate in a recorded, confidential, hour-long 1:1 virtual Zoom interview as part of research to understand how Black, multiracial women describe the level of organizational fairness they experience in their workplace.

Your participation will be a contribution to current research about racial equity in the workplace. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone else that you think would be interested in participating. Eligible participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $50 (USD) as a thank you for their contribution.

Eligible participants:

  • are Multiracial women 18+ years of age
  • have at least one biological parent that racially identifies as Black
  • are full-time employees (working at least 30 hours/week) in a mid-level position
  • aspire to be a senior leader
  • have worked in their current organization for at least 2 years
  • work in an organization with new or renewed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in response to the racially charged social unrest following events in the spring and summer of 2020

Some examples of DEI initiatives include but are not limited to:

  • establishing or restructuring a Diversity Council or task force
  • establishing or restructuring Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) or Affinity Groups
  • hiring a dedicated DEI professional
  • publishing public statements condemning police brutality, racism, and discrimination
  • implementing DEI training
  • conducting pay and policy audits
  • conducting DEI climate assessments/employee surveys

If you would like to volunteer, follow the link here to complete the online eligibility form. For more information, contact Shawna Gann at

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