The Big Collaboration ‘Race And Series’

Location: Zoom

Categories: Race And

Tags: #career progression #code switching #giving a voice #race and gender


The Big Collaboration ‘Race And Gender

Intersectionality is on many people’s list of hot topics at the moment.

We have listened and have created a new series to address this and will be looking at race and additional factors that create more disadvantage and a greater uneven playing field.

We are delighted that this series is Powered by CMS     


Going forward characteristics we will be exploring are:  gender, neurodiversity, sexuality, social mobility, accents, being a carer and more. The first in this series is a focus on Race and Gender.

This event is highly relevant following the recent horrific treatment (and lack of support) of Diane Abbott MP.


We had three fantastic speakers for the event:

  • Author and Anti Racist activist – Sharon Hurley Hall
  • Head of DEIB at CMS – Sophie Breuil
  • Founder of The Wallflower Academy & Inclusion Lead at England and Wales Cricket Board  – Shivani Uberoi 


3 reasons why Race and gender is an ongoing issue:

  • 79% of Black and South Asian women have faced discrimination in the workplace. Many are changing their demeanour and sometimes even their names just to fit in the work place.
  • it takes a Black women 2 months longer than a white woman to find their first job.
  • why in 2024 are we hearing that Black Caribbean women earn 18% less on average than men.
  • Asian women are 7 times more likely than white women and men to be mistaken for someone of the same race and ethnicity


This event delved into:

  • Code Switching: Understanding why 75% of ethnically diverse women change their behavior at work to fit in.
  • Importance of giving a Voice to all in the Workplace:
  • Transparency in Career Progression: Discussing how 64% of Black and South Asian women in management feel their ethnicity has affected their career growth.


By attending you we 

  • Learn why ethnically diverse women face dual disadvantages. 
  • Hear from 3 expert Speakers with how to tackle this
  • Explore actionable steps for organizations to address these issues. 
  • Collaborate with like-minded individuals in bespoke virtual break-out rooms. 
  • Share your own thoughts and experiences and hear from others
  • Forge new connections. 
  • Leave inspired and hopeful. 
  • You will leave with 50+ new insights and ideas report
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