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Tall Poppy Syndrome

Cutting down the tall poppy The tall poppy syndrome is a cultural phenomenon in which people hold back, criticise or sabotage those who have or are believed to have achieved success in one or more aspects of life, particularly intellectual or cultural wealth. Whether you speak up in a meeting...

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Why Diverse Women Feel Loneliest At Work?

People from racially diverse backgrounds often experience loneliness symptoms, triggered by being passed over for a promotion or payrise. In the Cigna  loneliness at work survey, 30% of black workers said they felt abandoned by co-workers when under pressure at work. Loneliness often happens more frequently the more senior you become, with...

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5 Ways Diverse Women Can Amplify Their Voices

Queens why hard work isn't enough? Hard work alone is never enough to take you all the way to the top! Some of us have worked for companies for years and have never got a look in when it comes to progression UK author, Kate Lister Tweeted: “How old were you when...

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Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin Too many of us think 'if I just looked better, had another qualification, or gained some more relevant work experience, then perhaps I will be good enough or accepted? Taking charge of your thoughts when you’re not feeling confident or trusting others, can be...

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Black Female Founder – This is Me!

I am good enough I am fearless I am confident Let me break it down   I am a Black British born female. Living in London with Jamaican heritage. Yes, both my parents are black!! (this is a regular question, I am asked for real)!! I first trained as a therapist...

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A goal without a deadline is just a WISH!

A goal without a deadline is just a WISH! If I asked for an increase and I got shut down, it didn't stop me. I was no longer able to play small and I was focused on really doing things differently. I had already planned my next steps prior, so...

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Diverse Women – How to increase your income?

Do you have a side hustle? I believe a side hustle should be a consideration for every diverse woman to truly achieve independence and financial freedom and make extra income. Whether employed full time and loving a side hustle, as a passion project, or considering a side hustle as a...

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Black History Month

Black History Month October is the month we celebrate black history in the UK. “Proud to be” inspired by Black Lives Matter for people all over the UK to share what they are proud of on social media. One of the things that inspired me to curate the ‘Black Women...

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Being Black, Female and a Founder

Black Female Founder Based on estimates by the UK government, UK Black female-owned enterprises account for 0.63% of all micro, small and medium enterprises, while Black female adults make up 1.56% of the total UK population. The number of black female founders is increasing in the UK but only 0.5%...

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Black Women in Corporate

Black Women in Corporate Misogynoir is a term coined in 2010 by Moya Bailey to describe the “specific hatred, dislike, distrust and prejudice directed towards Black women.” We all have trauma and none of us have had perfect lives, but black women are subjected to this unique form of discrimination....

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