In a 2018 McKinsey/ study of 64,000 employees at 279 companies in North America, 45% of women of color said they were often the only one in the room at work. Such isolation was proving to be costly to their careers and the companies that employed them. Those findings were hardly a surprise to Tiffany Dufu. In 2018, the leadership advocate and consultant launched The Cru to give women the support they often lack at work — especially Black women like herself. Forbes