Black Women Working

Black Women Working

By Black Women Working

The Black Women Working podcast centres black women’s stories at work, and provides a safe space for black women to speak openly about their experiences, and to provide support, advice and aspiration to other black women. Continue the conversation using #BWWPodcastUK. Send dilemmas to blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com. Sign up to our newsletter: http://www.tinyletter.com/BlackWomenWorking Follow us Instagram: @BWWPodcastUK Twitter: @BWWPodcastUK

Episodes

BWW Interview... Opeyemi Sofoluke

Bringing you something new from The #BWWPODCASTUK Team... Hot off the press, we have read the newly released #twiceashard written by @opeyemisofoluke and her husband Raphael. Featuring contributions from a number of high flyers both near and far including the amazing @charlenewhite and the notorious Matthew Knowles, this book if packed with stories, anecdotes and practical tools for navigating success in the workplace as a black person. Published by @DKBooks, available from many major outlets this is a book written to #empower, #educate and #inform. Thank you @opeyemisofoluke for joining us and sharing such honest insights into your own career experience which ultimately motivated the creation of #twiceashard
17/06/2157m 58s

S4 EP8 - Compromise or Sacrifice?

Biology has it that we have no choice but to slow down and perhaps even stop if we take on the incomparable role of being a mum. But most of us are or will be working mums, so what does that mean? The BWWPodcast mama, Chantelle, shares her insights and experience of what it means to compromise or sacrifice in the world of being a working mother. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
08/06/2143m 29s

LTAI - One Year Since The Black Square

This week the BWWPodcast Team sat down to discuss what it means to be one year on since 'the black square'. We explore the big question of what the black square meant and means for organisations where the performative nature of the black square stopped at the 'black face' of it, i.e. what we see in the marketing. Is having more black faces in one space, that is a single space, without actually creating a space, that does not facilitate diversity across the organisation and the needs of black people in the workplace enough? We discuss we way in which we as black people, especially black female influencers, have been on the frontline, of adding diversity to the 'black squares'. In what ways have we helped to make progress or did we put ourselves on the frontline of exploitation? As with so many of our recent Let's Talk About It segments, we conclude on the message of being comfortable with being uncomfortable. Let's not be disillusioned and stay active in the way you know how. As always, thank you for staying with us. Join us on our social media @bwwpodcastuk
04/06/2138m 37s

S4 EP7 - The Dirty D!

Being a Black Woman Working is not enough! That’s right, we are saying the bag is not secure if it isn’t in the bank. Whether it’s the deposit for a new home or for investing capital into a new venture, there has to come a point when we flip the script and make the money work for you. We welcome @tolufrimpong, who helpfully shared her personal journey of how she and her husband adjusted both their mindset and lifestyle to have healthier financial management and planning and a fruitful bank balance after overcoming £36,000 worth of debt... no one wants the dirty d[ebt], so tune in and find how you can improve your financial wellbeing Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
18/05/2147m 17s

S4 EP6 - Mmm That's Spicy

A light-hearted episode on the politics of food in the staff kitchen. Too many of us have been there and the BWW Team share stories on how they have navigated those moments that appear as innocent banter, curious questions, perhaps even microaggressions… maybe. Lots of much needed giggles in the camp this week along with some sneaky tips about the practicalities around being savvy with our lunchtime spending and ensuring that food at work is aligned to our fitness and nutritional goals. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
11/05/2132m 5s

S4 EP5 - From career to property ladder

We secure the bag, live our best lives and then realise 'it's time' to fulfill other dreams and invest. So moving onto the property ladder... where to start? What to know? Who can help? Well look no further, Antoinette of @brickzwithtipz has graced us with her knowledge, dropping the major gems we should and need to consider as we turn to invest and grow our legacy. Thank you for staying with us, remember to share with a friend and stay connected with us. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
27/04/2153m 51s

S4 EP4 - Don't diss me, I'm able

Everyone brings diversity in some shape or form to the workplace. Diversity allows for creativity and growth. This is a really easy 'concept' to grasp if you consider gender, age, race but what about neurodiversity? In this episode, we listen to Tyla - @autistictyla, founder of Black and neurodiverse - @blackandnd, who shares her experiences of navigating the workplace and ensuring that her needs are met regardless of her differences. A great episode, especially if you are a leader at work. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
13/04/2149m 26s

Let's Talk About It - I Feel A Way

Let's take a moment and talk about it. In this segment, the BWW Team get together for a safe space to share how we feel about the outcomes and recommendations from the report released by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities on 31st March 2021.
01/04/2150m 18s

S4 EP3 - ”We are pleased to say you got the job!”

Many of us have made transitions over the past few months but for some of us, we’re still waiting for that phone call following an interview saying ”we are pleased to say you got the job”. If you are struggling to get past the interview stage then this is the episode for you. @serwa.smith joined us to let us know exactly what we need to be saying and doing to get it right and secure the bag. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
30/03/2146m 52s

S4 EP2 - Put some respec’ on it

In this episode we speak with Cherryl Cooper, not only more than twenty years in her profession but also with her company. Cherryl offers a breath of fresh air as she speaks on what it means to develop meaningful connections and enhance the ethos of your place of work. As a Black Woman Working, who has ‘been in the game’ and continues to rise, we put some respec’ on it and take a back seat, to listen and learn to Cherryl’s melodic words of wisdom. There’s hope ladies. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
16/03/2154m 26s

Let's Talk About It - #ChooseToChangeBruh

Ok let's talk about International Women's Day. Let's really talk about inequality and illusions of progress. Let's talk about the intersectionality between gender and race and how that positions conversations about our equality in the workplace, whilst ignoring wider systemic inequality amongst 'other' parts of our blackness. Whilst we're here can we (re)define what it means to be equal? Let's talk about it, you're going to love this one. Oh and Happy International Women's Day, we ain't mad at it, just needed to discuss a few things. Thank you for your continued support. Remember to keep the conversation going - connect with us on social media @bwwpodcastuk Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
08/03/2145m 31s

S4 EP1 - Labour of Love

Welcome to Season 4 of the Black Women Working Podcast. Whilst 2020 took its unpredictable twists and turns, this year we can use that experience to steer and direct our journeys this year. What better way to kick start the season with an ‘assessment’ of the current labour market. We sat down with careers advisor Stephanie Ozuo - @flotuk and allowed her to share her take on how we should be approaching the labour market, perhaps in ways we had not considered. Is it about finding the job you love or going with what the market has to offer? Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
01/03/2154m 27s

Let's Talk About It - Now you see me, now you don't

In this segment of Let's Talk About It, we had to share our thoughts and reflections on Candice Brathwaite being overlooked to present a documentary on the maternal treatment of Black Women in the NHS; a topic that Candice has documented and campaigned for her entire career. We question sisterhood at work, activism at work, pigmentocracy and meritocracy. This is a complex issue with industry information that we are not privy to, but what we know is that Candice was only seen for the purpose of exploitation and if she hadn't shared her truth we would not have seen the entire truth of this story. With Candice we stand. Thank you for your continued support the Black Women Working Podcast. We look forward to Season 4. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
20/02/2140m 7s

End of Year Special - It is what it is....

It's an end of year special from the Black Women Working team. Join us as we round up 2020 and reflect on the unexpected highs and pleasant surprises that we have encountered this year. Thank you for your unwavering support, we are so excited for what 2021 may bring. Here's to Season 4, back early next year. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
29/12/2050m 35s

Let's Talk About It - More sauce, less salt

In this 'Let's Talk About It' segment, The Black Women Working Team discuss The Grammy's inviting Tiffany Haddish to host this year's show without pay. Our discussion navigates knowing your self-worth and value, negotiating pay and a reminder that you are the sauce ladies.
17/12/2037m 39s

S3 EP8 - In case sh*t happens

Secure the bag and protect your peace! In times of such uncertainty, we add to our stress or exacerbate our own poor health because we are obligated to go to work because of our personal financial responsibilities. It's time to talk about insurance. Amida of @_sheinsures joins us to educate us on the different insurance options available, what we can insure against and of course why it is essential for us to consider. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
15/12/2055m 8s

S3 EP7 - Deuces, I’m out!

Leaving a job can be extremely difficult as you'll be leaving what you have been used to for a period of time. How do we find the courage and confidence to leave a job? How do you know when enough is enough? What are the signs that it’s time to leave? Listen in on our experiences on when we decided to take the step and leave, featuring our special guest, host & podcaster Debra Chosen. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
01/12/2056m 51s

S3 EP6 - Are you comfortable or are you growing?

There are various forms of support to access at the workplace and this episode we unpick the difference between coaching and mentoring with guest Coach Yaa Antwi-Nsiah, founder of Next Level Coaching. Coaching and mentoring can be very useful in guiding career progression and unlocking our own mental barriers, so do we wait for our workplace to offer or do we seek out a coach or mentor for ourselves? Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
17/11/2053m 4s

Let's Talk About It - But did all Black women win?!

The Black Women Working Podcast team hit you up with our current affairs 'Let's Talk About It' segment discussing Kamala Harris becoming the first Black Female as Vice President Elect. We have the highest respect for this accolade, but we ask ourselves again what does representation really mean? When we have a seat at the table, what happens next? Another thought-provoking topic with so many layers. Thank you for your continued support, enjoy. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
15/11/2043m 51s

S3 EP5 - “Queens of Babylon”

It’s the conversation that you have been waiting for… This episode we have a chat with a "Queen of Babylon". Not Sally though - we are joined by Valisa founder of Black and HR. Check out how Black and HR handle our questions on the role and purpose of HR for Black women in the workplace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
03/11/2058m 27s

S3 EP4 - I need a moment please

Wellness can be a term or phrase banded about very easily, but we truly need to consider how we embed wellness into our routines both at work and at home congruently. It’s more than a self-care activity on a Saturday. It’s about lifestyle, habit and boundaries. Tune in and find out about the strategies that we are using to keep wellness as a priority for our wellbeing. Our special guest this episode is Ash Alves, a wellness advocate. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
20/10/2045m 41s

S3 EP3 - Tonight Matthew, I'm gonna be....

Who is still buying into the staircase, or vertical career trajectory? Many of us have learnt that as with most things in life, our career journeys are not always straightforward. The BWW team, along with special guest, career changer - Kathryn Tingle, are exploring the ways in which we can yield our skills, transfer them and pivot. If you are considering a career change, this episode is for you. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
06/10/2054m 24s

S3 EP2 - I can’t come and kill myself

Most of us are familiar with the term "burnout', but in this episode, the BWW team interrogate the structures that impact the way Black women view and experience it professionally. We discuss the challenges of ideologies such as #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackExcellence, cultural pressure to work "twice as hard", and social media pressure in this age of "be your own boss". How can we adjust our approach to work, to ensure work-life balance, good health, and satisfaction in slaying in our own lanes? What does that look like in this new corona-impacted world? We explore this and more. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
22/09/2049m 44s

S3 EP1 - Is this the place and time?

With so much going on in the world it can be difficult to speak openly about things that are happening at work especially matters around race. In this episode we discuss what it means to be an activist at work and the different forms activism can take. Thanking you for your continual support, we hope you enjoy. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
08/09/2039m 12s

Let's Talk About It - The B-Word with Break Concrete Podcast

For this 'Let's Talk About It' we have teamed up with a fellow Black Woman Working, Cheryl-Lyn Bentley of the Break Concrete Podcast. Break Concrete Podcast centres on the experience of Black Women Working in the States and we are discussing the B-Words: British Culture, Black Lives Matter and Burnout for us and in comparison to our stateside sisters. We chat about how the current events ranging from remote work, coronavirus lockdown, and racial unrest lead to burnout, and how some of these issues are showing up and impacting Black women in the U.S. and the U.K. We also take a look at the difference in work culture between the U.K. and U.S. and Black women professionals can find a happy work life balance. Find links to the show notes at https://breakconcrete.com/bc015 Find out more about Break Concrete Podcast using the social media handle @breakconcrete Connect Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
14/07/2055m 51s

Let's Talk About It - Show business like every business

Oh! Yes we are back again, we just can't stop talking. In this spin-off episode we are continuing the conversations bought by black women in show business over the last few weeks, discussing both racism and sexism in the workplace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Social Media: @BWWPodcastUK Website: www.blackwomenworking.com
02/07/2031m 3s

Let's Talk About It - Whose Reparations?!

It's been a while but we are back with a 'let's talk about it' segment and the BWW team are discussing reparations after two large companies announced that they will be allocating a specific budget targeted at BAME initiatives, following the spotlight being on the Slavery Compensation Act amidst the #BlackLivesMatter campaign. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Social Media: @BWWPodcastUK Website: www.blackwomenworking.com
25/06/2028m 51s

S2 EP 8 - Where do we go from here?

First and foremost, thank you for all of your ongoing support and welcome to those who are new to the BWW Podcast. It's the final episode of the season and we definitely couldn't predict the nature of this conversation. Taking an assessment of current times, we discuss where we are at in our own working lives during quarantine. Importantly for us, we consider the ways in which COVID-19 and the surge of the Black Lives Matter Movement can offer an open for real change moving forward. As always shout out to our production family at the Selby Centre, can't wait to see you all again. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Social Media: @BWWPodcastUK Website: www.blackwomenworking.com
10/06/2054m 0s

S2 EP 7 - Cheerleader

In this episode, the BWW Team are discussing being your own cheerleader. It's so easy to play humble, but is that putting us at a disadvantage and holding us back? How good are we at advocating for ourselves? Should we have to? What are the ways we do so? So many questions - tune in and give us a shout to shout out how great you are. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer, Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
26/05/2038m 25s

S2 EP 6 - The B In BAME

The B in BAME... are we to be considered our own entity or can we be harmoniously categorised as one? This episode unpicks some of the reasons why BAME initiatives are problematic in the workplace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer, Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
12/05/2058m 39s

S2 EP 5 - Work After Graduation

So, how did you get your job? On this episode we share our insights and tips on finding work 'after' graduation. Listen in on some gems as to how we decided the table we wanted to sit at, how we got our seat at the table, and when and why we play musical chairs as we navigate our way through our chosen industries. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer, Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
28/04/2054m 51s

S2 EP 4 - Underrepresentation of black women at work

For all of our discussions on the experience of black women working, we've not hit on the fact that black women are underrepresented in all fields. We shed light on the barriers that are placed on and maintained by ourselves, and consider the question of whose responsibility it it to ensure that black women are equally represented in the workplace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer, Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
14/04/2045m 55s

S2 EP 3 - Earning More Than Your Man

Episode 3 of the Black Women Working Podcast explores the somewhat controversial topic of 'earning more than your man'. It is an interesting topic as we marry career against the backdrop of stereotypical gender roles. For the most part, the men of 2020 are grown and see the big picture of our relationship goals - but we offer advice on how we might approach the conversation about our earnings with a partner and what might be some red flags. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
31/03/2053m 6s

S2 EP 2 - Long Term Sickness

Having a long-term illness and living our lives can be a tricky balance to grasp emotionally, practically and financially. As a black woman working, there seems to be a mixed dichotomy between being sick and being perceived as lazy, and in turn we fail to listen to ourselves and tend to ourselves and maintain the 'strong black woman' narrative. This is such an insightful episode hearing from our guest who has sickle-cell. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
17/03/2053m 39s

S2 EP 1 - Drama At Work

Welcome back to the Black Women Working Podcast. It's Season 2, Episode 1, and this episode we are discussing how we engage with and manage 'drama' and gossip at work, whether we are the centre of it or dragged into it. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
03/03/2054m 8s

Let's Talk About It - Gabrielle Union and Terry Crews

Welcome back to Season 2 of the Black Women Working Podcast. We are very excited to be back, especially with new topics and new content. This is the first of a new segment called 'Let's Talk About It' where we will be discussing current affairs relating to black women in the workplace. This episode we explore the tense exchange between actress Gabrielle Union and actor Terry Crews and pose the question 'should we look to black men as allies in the workplace?' and more generally if and how do we support others when they raise workplace grievances. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
11/02/2048m 9s

Xmas Special- BWW Goals

Here's our final conversation for 2019! A few reflections on our year at work, looking forward to our 2020 visions for the year or even decade ahead, and our goals for #BWWPodcastUK. Also thanking you guys for your support and the successful launch of so many important conversations. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
31/12/1954m 28s

EP 8 - Unemployment

In this episode, we speak about our personal experiences and spells of unemployment, the circumstances surrounding them, managing the mental impact of this, and repurposing this free time for future employment advantage. We also discuss strategies for managing the disappointments that can occur in the job-seeking process, and top tips for delivering the most impactful applications. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
24/12/1947m 40s

Safe Space December 2019

Thank you to all our listeners who actively engage and have contacted us with personal concerns in the workplace. So here we are with our first 'Safe Space' episode offering our thoughts on your experiences on being a Black Woman Working. Ours are personal opinions and not direct or expert advice. If any of our listeners work in HR or legal or managerial positions, we welcome your insights and guidance too. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
17/12/1947m 34s

EP 7 - Career Progression

This episode talks about 'Career Progression' exploring how we map out and navigate our steps forward, up and even sideways at work. We look at the importance of having workplace allies and how best to advocate and promote ourselves. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
10/12/1947m 6s

EP 6 - Stress & Anxiety At Work

This episode we are discussing stress and anxiety in the workplace. Too many of us are more concerned with the organisational impact of taking time off rather than the further detrimental consequences on our health. We explore our personal experiences and share some really useful strategies for managing employers and finances whilst taking time off work. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
26/11/1950m 50s

EP 5 - Sisterhood At Work

In this episode, the Black Women Working Podcast are sharing our experiences on support, sisterhood and making friends in the workplace. Spending so many hours at work, being the minority that we are twice over, the BWW team definitely believe that we look to fellow BWW to form a support network for the tears and the cheers. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
12/11/1935m 33s

EP 4 - Being Authentically You

For Episode 4, the Black Women Working podcast discuss ‘being authentically you’. It is an exploration of how our confidence in the workplace can shine or be overshadowed, considering some distinctions between being the confident professional, and authentically you the confident person. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
29/10/1936m 58s

EP 3 - White Women Tears

Episode 3 The Black Women Working Podcast are drawing on the comparison between Black Women Tears and White Women Tears in the workplace. White Women Tears is a term of reference to describe the common use of crying and other expressions of distress by white women as a means of weaponizing their privilege and inherent whiteness, exerting full power over white womanhood as a class historically designated as delicate, racially superior and in need of protection Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
15/10/1940m 22s

EP 2 - Hair

In Episode 2, the Black Women Working Podcast are discussing our hair. How do we as black women internalise what is considered as ‘professional hair’ is a worldwide debate that has even sparked anti-discrimination legislation across the globe. This discussion meanders through how we present our authentic selves at work to the ‘we and me issues’ in our Eurocentric hair choices even without considering our workplaces. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
01/10/1937m 24s

EP 1 - Microaggressions

For Episode 1 Black Women Working are discussing microaggressions in the workplace. Described as the ‘stupid questions’ and comments we are privy and victim to at work. Microaggressions are real, they are systemic and institutional, and we are all familiar with them. They can be used in innocence but often they are used to trigger and draw us out. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
17/09/1948m 19s

EP 0: Introducing...the team

Allow me to introduce myself... Welcome to the Black Women Working Podcast @BWWPodcastUK Find out about why we're here, who we are and what to expect from our bi-weekly podcast We are grateful for each every one of our listeners. Like, follow, subscribe and share. If you’re listening via the Apple Podcast app leave a rating and let us know what you think. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru
10/09/1912m 24s
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