Leaders of color in philanthropy speak out about their experiences

In Chronicle of Philanthropy's profile on leaders of color, vice president for talent and human resources Diane Samuels speaks about her experience as a leader of color in philanthropy, and shares advice for young people entering the workforce. The lengthy piece profiles 25 leaders of color at nonprofits and foundations - and takes a closer look at the challenges and triumphs they face at work, including navigating difficult, racially fraught power dynamics with grant makers to their strategies to overcome systemic barriers and thrive.

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