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Black Women in the Workplace: Don’t just survive – THRIVVE!

August 23 @ 4:00 PM 5:00 PM EDT

Women of ALL races are welcome to attend!

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How do racism and sexism impact Black women in the workplace? Research indicates that this intersectionality adversely affects Black women across industries and occupations in various ways. Black women are among the most educated group in the United States, yet you wouldn’t know that by looking at where we are in terms of leadership in organizations. We’re surviving, but are we thriving? In this webinar, you’ll hear about our THRIVVE philosophy: Transforming Hurt & Racial Inequities into Vision, Value, & Empowerment.

Black women in the workplace face unique challenges that inhibit success, from everyday microaggressions and tokenism to lack of sponsorship. Race and gender continue to create negative outcomes for professional Black women, including pay inequity and limited promotional opportunities. This is often accompanied by subtle but pervasive messaging regarding competence, skill, and perceived performance. Black women work harder to prove themselves while others climb the corporate ladder based on “potential” or “culture fit”.

In this workshop, you will hear about the day-to-day experiences of black women in the workplace – through data and personal stories. You will also be invited to share your stories and connect with other participants. You will take away strategies for helping yourself and/or others navigate the unique challenges of being a black woman, including affirming self-identity, prioritizing your self-care, and establishing healthy boundaries. You will leave with tools in your toolbox to help you THRIVVE.

About Our Speakers

Asila Calhoun is a certified coach whose coaching business, Calhoun Coaching & Consulting, focuses on partnering with new leaders through executives who are ready for change. Asila earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley and holds PHR and SHRM-CP HR certifications. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a Certified Inclusion Coach (CIC). Asila is also a certified meditation teacher.

Connect w/ Asila on LinkedIn

Joelle LaGuerre is a certified HR professional, consultant, and coach. Through her company PRO-YOU, Joelle works with coaching clients to focus on self-awareness and exploration as the foundation for a meaningful career and leadership development. Joelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Oakwood University and a graduate certificate in leadership development from George Washington University. She is a certified professional in talent development (CPTD) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Connect w/ Joelle on LinkedIn


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