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Of the 1,732 women who responded to a Catalyst survey, 53.5% were African-American, 23.9% were Hispanic and 21.1% were Asian-American. The median age was 40 and the overall median salary was $67,200.

Frequently cited factors to receiving promotions for all women of color

50.5% a high visibility on projects

48.6% exceeding performance expectations

46.5% an acceptable communication style

43.9% an influential mentor/sponsor

31.9% informal networking with influential colleagues

Barriers to advancement for all women of color

46.8% a lack of an influential mentor or sponsor

39.8% a lack of informal networking with influential colleagues

29.4% a lack of company role models of same race/ethnic group

27.9% a lack of visibility on projects.

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