fostering inclusion


Privilege, what is privilege? Where does privilege come from? How does it formulate and how does one use it? Prof. Michael Kimmel famously said, “privilege is invisible to those who have it”. In his 2009 paper, J.Beal described privilege as unearned advantages you have that others don’t have. Due to our identity and how these identities …

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Identity Inventory & Intersectionality

In order to empathise with the lived experiences of others we need to improve our understanding of intersectionality. In 2017, YW Boston released an article entitled, ‘What is intersectionality, and what does it have to do with me?’ describing intersectionality as “a framework for conceptualizing a person, group of people, or social problem as affected by a number of …

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🗣 You Ask: Blind Hiring & Retaining Diversity

Some hiring managers have been asking me about implementing blind hiring into our hiring process. I tend to disagree with this type of process because I feel it perpetuates systemic issues on not providing enough tools/resources/opportunities to candidates from under-resourced/marginalized communities. I’ve told my team members that filling the deck with diverse candidates won’t bring …

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