Book Review: The Trusted Black Girl: Challenging Perceptions and Maximising the Potential of Black Women in the UK Workplace

Is anyone in your office a Trusted Black Girl? Today I’m reviewing a book that explains what this means and why you this matters to you In todays show I discuss several things including: My enthusiasm about this book How this book moves beyond intersectional rhetoric The hidden experiences the book reveals and much much more Here’s some of what …

The Huge Mistakes You’re Making in Your Big Ticket Diversity Events

In the UK it’s Black History Month in October and it’s likely that your organisation is about to repeat the same huge mistake it makes every year! Today, I’m going to tell you how can avoid this not only for Black History month but for all Big Ticket Diversity Events In todays show we discuss several things including: Why so …

Developmental Networks: The Most Important Career Tool You’ve Never Heard Of

One of the most persistent, most misleading pieces of career advice that you will ever hear is “get a mentor.” This is an oversimplified piece of 20th Century way of thinking that simply doesn’t benefit everyone. In the 21st Century what we need to think about are developmental networks In todays show I discuss several things including: Why being told …

Resource Groups, Negotiations & Competition Part 2

This is the second of a two part series exploring competition amongst employee resource groups. If you look at enough organisations, you may find that some resource groups perform better than others, some have better reputations than others and some have access to more resources than others. This can lead to a belief that these groups should be competing against …

Resource Groups, Negotiations & Competition Part 1

This is the first of a two part series about competition amongst employee resource groups. If you look at enough organisations, you may find that some resource groups perform better than others, some have better reputations than others and some have access to more resources than others. This can lead to a belief that these groups should be competing against …

Covert Discrimination Part 3: Tokenism: When Your Identity is Welcome and Your Ability is Not

This is the third and final part of a three part series exploring subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. As mentioned in the previous episodes, there’s a lot of evidence to show that discrimination of all kinds exists in organisations. But it’s often hard to identity or intervene because overt forms of discrimination are less frequently in society thanks …

Covert Discrimination Part 1: Garlic Bread & The Normalising Gaze

This is the first of a three part series on subtle forms of discrimination in the workplace. There’s a lot of evidence to show that discrimination of all kinds exists in organisations. But it’s often hard to identity or intervene because overt forms of discrimination are less frequently in society thanks to changing attitudes and improved legislation; however many covert …

Book Review : One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality

This week is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. In recognition of International Women’s Day: Today I’m going to address a relevant topic by providing a brief book review that talks about Allies. The book is called: One: How …

Delivering through Diversity: A Review Of The Follow Up Study To “The McKinsey Report”

Today, I want to talk about the McKinsey Report: Delivering Through Diversity. This is a study that you can think of as the follow up to the celebrated Diversity Matters report from 2015. As discussed previously, the 2015 report is one of the most cited sources that is used to justify the business case for diversity in organisations. I dedicated …

Intersectionality, Discrimination & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk Intersectionality. In my experience, Intersectionality is a potential mine field, because it’s one of those terms that is thrown around casually by people in the field of Diversity & Inclusion but is rarely explained or discussed thoroughly. The only people I consistently hear discuss Intersectionality in a meaningful way are academics but as you can …