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Brenda Marina, Georgia Southern University
Betty Cox, Senior Editor, University of Tennessee at Martin
Young Imm Kang Song, Assistant Editor, Lesley University
While it is clear that gender inequity still exists, this situation is compounded by race, ethnicity and sexism. The daily experiences of women confirm that racism and sexism is alive and well. This article presents and examines the experiences of Latino, Black, Arab, and Asian professional women and the consequences of their career decisions. Synthesized with literature, conceptual patterns of significance are noted for young girls and women of color aspiring and pursuing professional careers in education. The strategies utilized by these diverse professional women to cope with the trials and tribulations of contemporary educational and professional challenges are reviewed. It is necessary to continue to educate the public about the struggles and successes of women of diverse backgrounds to assist both high school and college age women as they prepare to contribute to the global economy of the 21st century.
Women in academia, Women of color, Minority women, Gender inequity, Race, Ethnicity, Sexism, Academy
Disability and Equity in Education | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Higher Education | Race and Ethnicity
Ortega, Ramona; Marina, Brenda L. H.; Darwich, Lena Boustani; Rho, Eunju; Rodriquez-Soto, Isa; and Berry-James, Rajade, "The Voices and Choices of Women in the Academy" (2013). Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Global Achievement Gap. 9.