When I set up the Let’s do Lunch Network blog, it was with an intention share my experiences as a young (self-)educated Londoner living in Soho (a unique perspective I still haven’t made the most of sharing), with a drive towards success – by way of self-fulfilment. I figured a short cut would by via the path of making the right contacts. So I set that as my mission – An Urban Girl’s Guide to Making Contacts – And Keeping Them… Even it it means crossing the skies to reach that goal! Continue reading
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
Let’s do Lunch | Diversity Matters Awareness Week kicks off this April!
April 2018 will mark two years since I launched Diversity Matters during my final year at London College of Communication, part of University of the Arts London! Juggling final year dissertation with project managing a university-wide event ‘Diversity Matters Awareness Week at UAL‘ had it’s doubtful moments, however the outcomes were certainly worth it! I couldn’t have predicted the impact my ‘little idea’ could have on changing mind-sets on how we address race agendas in the workplace and in education. Continue reading