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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Anti-racism and Intersectionality
August 25, 2021 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CEST
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is imperative for a sustainable, competitive and innovative company and society at large. Diversity also goes beyond the outward perception of a company – it includes how the internal structures work and signal the value systems of an organization’s management or leadership team.
This series is designed by Diversify to centre Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. We look forward to seeing you!
Anti-racism and Intersectionality
Intersectionality evaluates how our social, political identities and lived experiences compounds to provide us with privilege and/or discrimination. Coined by professor Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, “it describes the ways in which race, class, gender, and other aspects of our identity “intersect” overlap and interact with one another, informing the way in which individuals simultaneously experience oppression and privilege in their daily lives interpersonally and systemically. Intersectionality promotes the idea that aspects of our identity do not work in a silo. Intersectionality also provides a basis for understanding how these individual identity markers work with one another.”
Antiracism is the active process of identifying and challenging racism, by changing systems, organisational structures, policies and practices, and attitudes to redistribute power in an equitable manner.
In this panel, we will discuss:
- What it means to be intersectional and why it is important for DEIB strategies in the workplace and society at large to account and make provisions for intersectionality.
- Is it enough to not be racist? What does it take to become antiracist?
- The relationship between intersectionality and antiracism?
Sarah M Przedpelska is an educator and former researcher, who likes feelings, people and justice, and has learnt as much, if not more, outside of academia, as within it. Through her research in Canada and Norway she’s worked and published on migrant belonging, transferable skills and mentoring.
Currently, she is the Program Director at Catalysts Norway, an organization that facilitates a 6-month mentorship program for newly arrived immigrant youths in Norway.
Chisom is an Economist and entrepreneur who holds multiple undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She is Nigerian and has lived and worked in six countries across three continents. In addition to actively building and driving growth at her companies, Chisom works as a consultant for intergovernmental organizations and SMEs across industry sectors. She is highly skilled in areas such as strategy, research, project design and execution, data analysis, and monetization. She is a fearless advocate for diversity, opportunity, and inclusion across social, economic, political, and professional lines. She believes in accountability and actionable processes, and that our words have no value if our actions contradict them.
Sergio Prin-Sand has 4 years of experience from the tech industry in recruitment, sales, and business development roles. He’s had the opportunity to study and work in Venezuela, Italy, Canada, and Norway, and is curre ntly based in Oslo. Sergio has a keen interest in connecting with people from all backgrounds and walks of life, in addition to a fascination with technology that led him to Microsoft and Netlight. He recently started a new position at Schibsted as Talent Acquisition Partner, where he will help build strong and diverse teams with a focus on tech and product roles.
Hyacinth is a talented leader who is passionate about developing people. She helps businesses grow by focussing on developing their most valued asset, their people. She does so by using her wisdom and insights gained from her 20+ years in senior management positions to empower individuals to explore possibilities, activate purpose and maximise their potential. Her personality is warm and friendly, she is often open and vulnerable, frank and direct. She has a way to bring calmness in the midst of uncertainty and she exudes authenticity. Hyacinth is the CEO and Founder of YUD Consult, a JourneyLIFE Certified Purpose Mentor, a PWN Global 100 Mentor, and a Mentor for HerSpace & Diversify.
The Diversify and HerSpace teams have titled Hyacinth the world’s most engaging and professional moderator. Join a session to find our why!