The Cherie Caldwell Company

A Specialist in diversity and inclusion for African American women

Welcome To The Caldwell Company

As an African American Woman and former Executive at companies such as Delta, Home Depot and Comcast I know all too well the things that we, as black women, have to endure in order to receive what could be considered our fair share in corporate America and believe me I have been through it all.

As a result I wanted to provide African American Women a place where they can NOT ONLY have someone to talk to, but also to get some REAL solutions to help them move the needle in corporate America with their pay, promotions, and job search capabilities.

If ANY of the conversation below or ALL of the mentioned points sounds like you, then schedule a call with us TODAY to discuss how you can change your future.

Why Wait ?

If You Need The Support And Strategy To Break The Glass Ceiling In Your Career, Schedule A Call With My Team Today.


Black women live in a space where overworked is the norm.  They are more likely to work twice as hard as their counterparts to only get half as far.  They work the late hours, weekends, and take on extra projects with the hopes that it will lead to elevation. Many reach burnout and ignore the signs and symptoms. Does extended hours, working holidays, and taking on endless projects sound familiar?

Under Recognized

Unfortunately, the lenses change when this well-crafted plan is submitted by a woman. More often, the plan will be highly scrutinized or placed on the back burner. Let’s imagine the plan gets accepted, the next battle is getting the recognition you deserve. This is the draining cycle of getting recognition that many Black woman face in their careers.

Feeling Alone

I remember being in corporate America and longing for an ally, support team, or really just someone I could lean on. White employees hold a good chunk of the power in corporate America. Most Black women feel they do not have strong allies at work. Without a support system you are left to tough it out alone which adds another level of stress in the workplace.


On average, Black women in the U.S are paid 38% less than white men and 21% less than white women. It takes the average African American woman 19 months to be paid what the average white man makes in 12 months.1 If you factor in that women of color are typically taking on more tasks just to be seen as “valuable”, this gap is even further widened.

Under Promoted

Black women are much less likely to be promoted to manager. Beyond manager, the representation is much more scarce. 49% of Black women feel that their race or ethnicity will make it harder for them to get a raise, promotion, or chance to get ahead. The reality is that you will get stuck in a non-managerial role without the support you need to get promoted.

Feeling Uncomfortable

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if you don’t see anyone that looks like you or someone that identifies with you that it can create a feeling of discomfort. Black women must do so much to “fit in” and the attempt to fit in still doesn’t get them far. Whether it’s the concern of will my hair be a topic of office discussion or feeling like an alien in a room of people that look nothing like me, the range of discomfort is prevalent in the workspace.

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