By Priya Elan
Council of Fashion Designers of America’s findings show lack of diversity makes black employees feel as if they ‘don’t belong’
The fashion industry still has a bias towards white men and they outnumber anyone else in executive roles, a new report shows.
The findings from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) showed that the lack of diversity has made black employees feel as if they “don’t belong” to organizations, with two in three black employees (63%) reporting that they are regularly the “only” black person in the room. This, in turn, has led to an increase in pressure to perform and represent their identity.