Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Walmart Brasil ordered to pay US$10 million in collective moral damages due to discrimination and harassment


Note from BW of Brazil: The Wal-Mart supercenter chain has racked up a long history of racism, sexist practices and violations of employee rights as well as relentless union avoidance … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Supermarket employee who was called "monkey" and humiliated in front of other employees awarded US$50,000 in severance


Having been called “macaca” (monkey) in front of other employees and humiliated because of her skin color and being a woman, Sylvia Barcellos is still trying to overcome the trauma … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Iris Barbosa, success story: from McDonald’s clerk to Director of Training in Latin America and the Caribbean and an MBA


Iris Barbosa, 43, training director of McDonald’s for Latin America and the Caribbean Iris’ story: starting at an entry level position and climbing the ladder of success For Iris, the … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Iris Barbosa, success story: from McDonald’s clerk to Director of Training in Latin America and the Caribbean and an MBA


Iris Barbosa, 43, training director of McDonald’s for Latin America and the Caribbean Iris’ story: starting at an entry level position and climbing the ladder of success For Iris, the … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 1 Comment