Are you giving yourself enough grace?

Are you giving yourself enough grace?

Working as a Black woman in Corporate, especially as a first Corporate professional in your family can feel like being thrown in a as a player in complicated game without being given the rules and tools of the game.

The Black experience is not monolithic, however most of us were given two tools to navigate the workplace; a qualification and good manners. We were taught that as long as we have an education and we are good girls, all will be well. These are just inadequate.

This is not about blaming our parents, they did the best they could while living in survival, worrying about providing basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter.

There is also no class in university that teaches you how to navigate a corporate culture that is based on a western culture that is foreign from yours, with different rules than your own. Nor is the a class that prepares you for the biases and discrimination that you are going to face, not just because you are woman or that you are Black, but because you are both.

You are going to make a lot of mistakes, you are going to fail. You are going to have a lot of blind spots. You are going to have give yourself the grace to navigate this imperfectly.

You are going to get yourself a different education. The one you didn’t get from your parents, the one you didn’t get as part of your formal education. The one that you get penalised for not having in the workplace. You are going to do it because this is your fight, your livelihood, your fulfilment, your joy. You are going to do it because you can.

Are you a Black Woman in the Workplace who feels called to the next level of leadership, income and impact?

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Published by Hlatswayobusisiwe

MBA (Henley), Career Coach and Founder Black Women in the workplace

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