Tag: racism

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…

Hard work pays off. What you put in is what you get out. These are just some of the phrases we’ve all heard that are supposed to inspire us to pour everything we have into our work in order to enjoy the benefits of professional and financial success. And so, we spend years putting in…

Join Sihle Bolani at the Open Book Festival on 4th and 5th September 2019. Tickets available through Webtickets Visit the Open Book Festival website to view the full programme.  

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…