Episode 73 – Black Women Leading & Winning

Part 1 Lawyers

Vanessa Chikaka is passionate about coaching & consulting diverse talent. Founder of Felix Diversity Talent Development with a wealth of experience in the legal space. 

During her legal career she worked for two prestigious US law firms in the city and is one of our preferred partners for diversity strategy, leading in coaching diverse talent across law firms.

Today we are sharing her narrative in the law industry, as a mixed race woman to celebrate diversity and support other black women leading & winning.



1.25 – The perception of black women in law

2.51 – Strong, independent & black stereotypical

4.10 – Over confidence vs identity

6.22 – Forging meaningful relationships

8.40 – Validation being seen & heard

11.14 – Coaching & mentoring support

14.05 – Collective advancement  vs celebrating difference

17.35-  Transparency at all levels of the organisation

19.35 – The belonging & value culture to improve mental health

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