Month: September 2020


How would one define allyship? The organisation Lean In defines allyship as “using one’s power or position to support or advocate for coworkers with less power or status.” In a recent study conducted by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey, 80 per cent of white folks identify as allies to colleagues of the LGBTQIA+ and BAME community. Sounds …

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“Almost 2/3 of women face everyday sexism and racism—known as microaggressions—at work” According to Lean In, 64% of women have felt microaggressions within the workplace. Originally coined in the 1970s by Chester M. Pierce, a Harvard psychiatrist, Microaggressions can come in many forms. Broken down, the term refers to everyday discrimination which is fuelled by disrespecting …

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