Let’s Do Lunch Network | Invest In Diversity, or Continue to Perpetuate a cycle of Inequality

There’s a lot of talk around diversity happening

Yet the talk doesn’t seem to be transending into action, especially when it comes to race equality agendas such as representation of intersectional black women in senior positions of various industries. I run a platform Diversity Matters which unapologetically leads with race when tackling diversity for 2 simple reasons; race is usually the most uncomfortable of the diversity categories to speak about – often left unaddressed in the workplace in hope that avoiding it means avoid facing any issues around it (actually does the reverse in damaging degrees), and secondly, race is the only diversity category which represents those most marginalised right across the diversity categories (when was the last time views of black trans women were discussed in the workplace, black people with disabilities represented in media? And for the record, a white man isn’t the only representation LGBTQ).

Representation matters, so investing in race agendas is investing in diversity. Continue reading

Monthly Wrap Up: A Rant or Reality Check? A Partner Worth Investing In

The month of ‘love’ has flown by (apologies for the late wrap-up!), though not without my fair share of courageous ventures including finding the confidence to take my platform Diversity Matters to the next level… and a more coy venture which involved butterflies in the stomach thanks to a special someone (I’ll save the details of the latter for another post!) Continue reading

Let’s do Lunch | Pretty in Pink: Glammed Up with Pride for the First Black Beauty and Fashion Awards, London

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Kai Lutterodt, founder of Diversity Matters & Let’s do Lunch Network

I had the honour of attending the first ever Black Beauty and Fashion Awards (BBFA) which took place at London’s Porchester Hall on the 23rd March. Styled by my friend, fashionista and style icon Julius Reuben, I wore a hot pink long straight glitter dress from his Untribe Collection, accessorised with my side hustle Wrap Star Accessories, for a seat at a VIP table in honour of an awards show celebrating people of colour, particularly black women, and their contribution to the beauty and fashion industry… Continue reading

Working Lunch: Let’s do Lunch Network meets Global Dinners at Whyte & Brown

When Global Dinners co-founder Ricardo Tannus reached out via LinkedIn to hear more about Let’s Do Lunch Network, it wasn’t long before the conversation went from email, to a meal! I met up with Ricardo at Whyte & Brown in Kingly Court for lunch, and it turns out food isn’t our only common interest. Brazil, Ghana, student-initiative-turned-business, promoting diversity and connecting people through sharing of food are just some of the things which connected us! Continue reading