Tag: Black women

As a Black womxn, there are so many assumptions, generalisations and insults that I’ve been faced with in the workplace. It took me a while to fully understand why certain words or comments would also rub me the wrong way when they made other people (namely white people and Black men) laugh. I’ve often asked…

Transformation is one of those big words that we’ve heard & spoken about for many years. Initially, transformation was only defined as BEE, so we saw white-owned businesses scrambling, albeit begrudgingly,  to find BEE partners – usually silent/invisible partners – who became part owners of their businesses. Next came the staff share schemes for Black…

Growing up, I didn’t see many people who looked like me being corporate ladder climbers, business leaders, business owners and on the covers of magazines being celebrated for their success, acumen, grit and wisdom. I saw white men. Everywhere. And occasionally, white women. Unconsciously, it began to frame what I believed was possible for me,…