How seemingly objective policies or criteria can be used to keep black women out of positions of leadership in the workplace

‘What’s Important for a Given Job? Whatever the Male Candidate Has.’ Williams & Dempsey (2014) A lot of organisation pride themselves on having policies and procedures that are pro gender and race equality. It is often leaders of these companies who content themselves that they have done all that they could to level the playingContinue reading “How seemingly objective policies or criteria can be used to keep black women out of positions of leadership in the workplace”

Black women do not fit the stereotype of how a competent senior leader looks like, so what?

Bias is part of our everyday life. We think in pictures. We have a picture of how a post ’man’ looks like, a picture of how a mother looks like and behaves, a father, a typical teenager, etc. We do this so we can be efficient. When someone mentions the word grandmother, you don’t haveContinue reading “Black women do not fit the stereotype of how a competent senior leader looks like, so what?”

Gender and race bias and black women in the workplace.

Unconscious Bias is a natural part of being human. If we had to think everything through, everything would take so much time and we would probably not get anything done. So the mind stores patterns or categories for us to match things we see so we can quickly come to conclusions and make decisions. AlthoughContinue reading “Gender and race bias and black women in the workplace.”