Amplifying Voices: A Candid Conversation about Intersectionality

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On November 30, 2020, the NYU Stern Women in Business (SWIB) Alumnae Group, in partnership with the Black & Latinx and LGBTQ+ Alumni Groups, hosted a virtual panel discussion about intersectionality. The panel was moderated by Tolu Odunsi, assistant dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the University at Buffalo School of Law, whose research and areas of interest include critical race theory. Panelists included Sabrina McCoy Griffin (BS 1980), senior consultant, Diversity & Inclusion, Jennifer Brown Consulting, and Yesi Morillo Gual (NYU MS 2016) diversity & inclusion strategist, Proud To Be Latina. The conversation kicked off with an examination of the unique considerations of marginalized groups of women – including Black, Latina and LGBTQ+ – and the historical context behind their experiences in the United States. The panelists then opened up about their own personal and professional journeys, and offered advice on how women can better support women at work, in school, and in everyday life.