Speaking at a recent UVA Racial Equity Speaker Series event, Beating the Odds: Black Women and Leadership Legacies, Professors Laura Morgan Roberts and Toni Irving highlighted women who “show up and play to win and then change the game,” even when facing a workplace where the “deck is stacked and the terrain is fraught.”

Roberts shared insights from her research examining the career paths of Black women in leadership, while Irving highlighted key take aways from her course, “Getting in the Room Where It Happens.”

Read the full wrap-up of the speaker series event on The Darden Report.

In 2020, Roberts and Irving helped lead the free, online course: “Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work.” Roberts is also the faculty leader for the Women in Leadership Program.