Published in the chronicle of philanthropy | July 9, 2019
Leaders of Color in Philanthropy Speak Out About Their Experiences
After growing up in Jamaica, Diane Samuels came to the United States and worked at the Rockefeller Foundation for 13 years, starting out as a human-resources assistant. She is currently vice president for talent and human resources at the Ford Foundation, where she has worked for almost five years.
Facing several kinds of bias. I have more than one identity. I’m a woman. I’m a woman of color. I’m an immigrant. In philanthropy, we tend to gravitate toward individuals who’ve gone to the Ivy League. I have not gone to an Ivy League school.
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