‘We have to stop shrinking ourselves’: Strategies for confronting BIPOC bias


Sanghamitra Saha, an accomplished compliance and risk professional and sought-after thought leader, is often tapped to present at seminars and conferences—and too often, her credentials have been dropped from her introductory slide.

The reason? Intentional or unconscious bias against professional and educated women who are immigrants or Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), said women who attended a fireside chat with Saha at Compliance Week’s Women in Compliance Summit in Atlanta.

Saha, who has four master’s degrees and multiple certifications, feels she’s often given the message she should not highlight that she is highly educated and credentialed.

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