Category: work life

The importance of mentors and allies in the workplace

Recently as part of Black History Month, I was asked to be part of a panel where we were discussing allyship at work. In the video below I share my responses to the questions I was asked. Thanks to my colleague and friend, Sarah Olubunmi for hosting the panel and her excellent interview skills.

In my career, I have seen the power of having positive allies and mentors who are able to support and champion you on your journey. I have also experienced direct and indirect racism in and out of work and I know how empowering it is, to stand up for yourself but also educate people in the process.

My hope for you in watching this conversation is that you can see that there are a lot of ways in which you can help advocate for yourself and also build your own allies. I would love to hear about your experiences. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.