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Race To The Top

A column by Lea Jovy-Ford, Founder of the Diverse Leaders Group, who has been at the helm of her own companies since 2005. Most recently co-founder and COO of an EdTech company, which she built to be anti-racist and committed to DEI across the entire business – both internally and across the products.

She resigned when it became clear that a company with a white CEO could never be truly and fully anti-racist.

Lea writes about building an anti-racist organisation and what it’s like to experience racism, even at the top level of leadership in a company.

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Working While Black

A column by Sharon Hurley Hall, Head of Anti-Racism at Anti-Racist Leaders. Sharon Hurley Hall is an anti-racism activist, writer, and educator.

Firmly committed to doing her part to eliminate racism, she is the Founder and Curator-in-Chief of Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter, where she shares global perspectives on racism in the workplace and beyond.

Sharon has also helped to embed diversity and equity into the product and practices of an Ed Tech startup.

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The Loneliness of the Sole Black Employee

You know the day is coming. You sent in your application, made it through the interview process and got hired. Now it’s time for your first day, and there’s one big hurdle you’ll have to face, today and every day... You’ll be the only Black employee in the company....

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Fragile White Female

Hello, I’m Becky (yes, that is my real name!).

The aim of this column is to share my ongoing journey, as a white woman, to being anti-racist, in the hope it encourages and leads other white people to do this work and be part of a rapid movement to an inclusive, equitable and safe world for all of us.

I’ll share my learnings from the Black and Brown people in my life and the resources that they generously recommend, my thoughts and reflections and, most crucially, the actions I take to remedy my own racism and become a leader towards anti-racism.

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White Fragility: What’s It All About?

Given the name of this column, it seems useful to discuss in more detail what white fragility actually is!  White fragility is a concept coined by the white author and professor, Robin DiAngelo in her 2018 book of the same name. The book was published during the...

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