According to Runnymede Trust research:
75% of women of colour have experienced racism at work, and 61% report changing themselves to ‘fit in’.
Forced to mould to conform: 61% report changing themselves to ‘fit-in’ at work, from the language or words they use (37%), their hairstyle (26%) and even their name (22%). Its time for change and managers can make it happen.
During this session hosted by Jenny, a panel of executive coaches, Claudia Crawley, Hira Ali, Marie Loney and Obehi Alofoji who are all included in the Diverse Executive Coach Directory, heard attendees thoughts and shared their strategies on how individuals can initiate discussions with managers, leaders and directors to make them more aware of cultural and gender differences – allowing women of colour to get the help that that need to thrive and succeed in your workplace.
Watch a recording of the webinar above and read the responses we had below, along with further resources on the subject.
Comments from the attendees:
“What a truly impressive line up!!”
“Very good points.”
“This was great!/ This was great!!”
“You are too much for someone and not too much for others – love that”
“Thank you so much – very thought provoking”
“Great event, thanks for everyone! Diolch!”
“Thank for a generative conversation – impactful panel !”
“Thank you a very useful discussion and like others have said maybe need more sessions to help.”
“Loved this event. So many excellent nuggets to take away”
“Such an insightful panel. Thank you”
Blog: 3 Strategies to Help Women of Color Navigate Biases at Work
Further Reading : Fawcett Society: Women of colour missing from UK’s top jobs
Article: Broken Ladders: The myth of meritocracy for women of colour in the workplace
Blog: Eight Ways You Can Support Racially Diverse Colleagues At Your Workplace
Podcast: The Wellbeing Rebellion Ngozi Weller & Obehi Alofoje
Book: INCLUSION ON PURPOSE – An Intersectional Approach to Creating a
Culture of Belonging at Work
Book: Her Allies by Hira Ali
Book: Undeterred by Claudia Crawley
Book: Equality vs Equity by Jenny Garrett OBE
Register for our next event now: Igniting Sponsorship – How to be a good sponsor/sponsee and how to find one
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