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Ending hair discrimination in the workplace: Dove & LinkedIn

Ending hair discrimination in the workplace: Dove & LinkedIn

We’re on a mission to help pass the CROWN Act for more inclusive and equitable workplaces because #BlackHairIsProfessional.

Black women’s hair is 2.5x more likely to be perceived as unprofessional. Read that again. 
Race-based hair bias and discrimination remains a systemic problem in the workplace, disproportionately impacting
Black women’s deserved employment opportunities and professional advancement – and it has to stop.

Dove co-founded the CROWN Coalition to advance anti-hair discrimination legislation called The CROWN Act.
The CROWN Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, is a law that prohibits racial discrimination based on
natural textures and protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists, and bantu knots. 

Now, we’re partnering with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network,
on our mission to end natural hair discrimination to create more inclusive and equitable spaces for Black women in the workplace.

Get involved!

Help us continue the conversation, so we can end race-based hair discrimination and bias in the workplace together. Head to LinkedIn, share how you wear your hair your way, and don’t forget to tag us. #BlackHairIsProfessional

Visit to learn more about the CROWN Coalition, legislative progress, and additional ways to take action. 

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