National Survey

IN ADDITION TO the in-depth interviews, we conducted a random survey of 1,461 African-American and white women managers. The sample included women graduates of five M.B.A. programs and two professional women’s associations. In addition, each woman we interviewed also completed a survey. A total of 825 surveys were returned for a response rate of 56 percent. The final number of usable surveys we received totaled 290 African-American women and 535 white women managers. The survey focused on the women’s current job and organizational experiences in addition to their careers and personal lives: It was divided into eight major sections: Career Dynamics, Current Job, Race and Gender Dynamics at Work, Family and Social ...

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