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The Benefits of Bringing Your Whole Identity to Work

According to the conventional wisdom, if you want to succeed at work, you need to learn how to fit in culturally. The best strategy for success, the theory goes, is to downplay your differences—a theory that many cultural minorities have embraced. But in recent research, we’ve discovered that many professionals of color have succeeded in underrepresented fields by shining a light on their differences and mobilizing their identities.

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Topics

  • Professional Development

Identities/Populations

  • Student of Color