Tag: discrimination

There are many reasons why people experience anxiety at the thought of confrontation or needing to have difficult conversations. Sometimes, it’s a fear of authority. Sometimes, it’s because people are socialised to believe that elders, whether at home or at work are not to be challenged. Sometimes, it’s because people don’t know how to have…

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…

  When I look at the significant transformation happening in the corporate workplace, I am always struck by the lack of representation for Black women in the tech sales industry. In order to understand why we aren’t seeing major growth in the participation of Black women in this space, it’s important to understand the historical…

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…

  Conversations in corporate professional circles are increasingly turning to the mass exodus of young, dynamic talent in the workplace, more so now when younger generations of employees feel less obliged to stay with organisations out of gratitude or a fear of their resumes looking erratic. In order to attract (and keep) young talent whilst…

In 2014, after a spell of unemployment, I got the job of my dreams at a well-known professional services firm. This was the third time I had applied for that job, so I was convinced this was it! But five months later, the relationship between my manager and I had broken down and I was…