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. Follow us Instagram: @BWWPodcastUK Twitter: @BWWPodcastUK

Episodes

EP 40 - Soft Life

This episode is a heartfelt one, join Chantelle and Natalie as they discuss redefining success, prioritising rest, and the art of simplicity. The BWW ladies explore the cultural shifts in work culture, the value of labour, and how we can integrate a 'soft life' philosophy into our daily hustle. Whether you're looking to challenge the grind of capitalism, seeking ways to resist burnout, or just need a moment of tranquility, this episode is your sanctuary. So, take a break from the hustle, find a cozy spot, and tune in to our latest episode. It's time to affirm your right to prioritise self-care and efficiency without the pressure to perform.
07/05/2456m 18s

Let's Talk About It - Sick of it! An end to Britain's sick note culture

The UK's Prime Minister has 'vowed to end Britain's sick note culture'. BWW hosts, Natalie and Chantelle sit down to unpack the problematic nature of this intended reform. From potentially leaving employees feeling dis-empowered to call out toxic, stressful work environments and prioritise their health to failing to hold the government and employers to account in tackling the root causes. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
23/04/2436m 4s

Let's talk about it - Aunty Di, we stand with you

Last Week, comments by Frank Hester, a long term Millionaire Tory Donor surfaced in which he called for Diane Abbot MP to be shot and stated that seeing her on television, made him want to hate all Black Women. We, along with many others, were infuriated by his comments but also deeply hurt that Frank Hester’s views are all too common and that this episode is not a new experience or a “one off” occurrence for us as Black Women. In this episode, Chan and Nats sit down to talk about how these comments about Diane Abbott MP, the first black woman to be elected as a member of parliament in 1986, have impacted us and how we move forward when we are dealing with Frank Hesters in our working environment. We stand by Diane Abbott MP and all other Black Women that face racism in the workplace and in their daily lives and provide support for each other when figuring out how to continuing working and showing up as our authentic selves in light of such regular occurrences. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
19/03/2438m 10s

Let's Talk About It - Pay black women

Tune in to our latest episode where we confront the often hushed realities of the gender and race pay gap. We delve deep into the struggles faced by Black women in the workforce, inspired by the bold truths shared by Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union. This isn't just a Hollywood issue—it's a global workplace challenge. From dissecting emotional and financial battles to championing transparent salary dialogues, we're bringing these critical conversations into the light. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
26/01/2443m 14s

EP39 - Mood for 2024... I'm Leaving Here With Something

'I'm Leaving Here With Something' is our whole mood for 2024. In our first episode of the year, the BWW ladies guide you through a strategic blueprint for personal and professional triumph, ensuring you're not just existing but excelling in your daily pursuits. This year, we build upon the foundation of last year's 'Working on Me,' focusing on claiming our worth, pinpointing our purpose, and nurturing a positive trajectory that aligns with our aspirations. Prepare to fortify your life strategy with wisdom that transcends the commonplace, garnering value from every life chapter and work project you undertake. What are you leaving with this year? Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
16/01/2447m 25s

EP38 - Issa wrap for 2023

One more time before the year is out... Join the Black Women Working team as we take a moment to digest the highlights of our year. Thank you to each and every listener who has joined us, shared our work and stayed with us for the journey. It has been an absolute pleasure. Let us know how 2023 worked out for you. See you on the other side. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
30/12/2334m 6s

Lets Talk About It - Don't DIE for DEI

When it comes to diversity and inclusion roles, are we really seeing progress? Or is this just another corporate pageant? This episode of Black Women Working Podcast brings these hard-hitting questions to the fore, spurred by the startling news that four major companies have ousted their black, female chief diversity officers. We examine the effectiveness of these roles in fostering sincere change, and address the concerning high attrition rate amongst diversity professionals. Engaging with the turbulent journey of black professionals in workplaces, we discuss the pressing need for accountability over racist behavior, and the urgent call for a redefinition of professionalism and standards to comprehensively embrace diversity and inclusion. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
28/12/2343m 2s

EP37 - Speaking up

We promise, by the end of this Black Women Working podcast, you'll be inspired to stand your ground and express yourself, both in personal life and at work. A thought-provoking discussion awaits you as we explore the silent struggles and the power of 'speaking up.' Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
26/12/2342m 28s

EP 36 - Managing fertility at work

This episode is packed with insightful discussions, highlighting the distinct challenges black women face such as higher rates of fertility-related problems and limited access to IVF treatments. We delve into the balancing act of juggling work and fertility appointments and the significance of a strong support system. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
21/12/2331m 55s

EP35 - Founder's Edition: Coach Rebecca Muriuki

Ever found yourself the single black woman in a team, navigating the unwritten rules of the corporate world? In this Founder's Edition segment, we welcome Rebecca Muriaki, a seasoned career coach. Rebecca shares her passion and insights on empowering women of colour to achieve senior leadership positions, making this a conversation you don't want to miss. We explore the mindset of leadership, the importance of readiness, and how we can best prepare ourselves for the opportunities that come our way. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
19/12/2349m 27s

Let's Talk About It - Don't represent to resent - Nella Rose

Listen in as we navigate the murky waters of reality TV through the lens of black women, with a spotlight on influencer Nella Rose's journey on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here'. Join us, your hosts, Chantelle and Natalie, as we dissect the negatives of the platform, from trolling to discrimination, unraveling the complexities black women face in this often uncharitable arena. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Chantelle- @mscocolondon
15/12/2335m 19s

EP34 - Manifestation... seeing is more than believing

What if we told you that manifestation – the act of aligning aspirational thoughts with actions and emotions – can revolutionize your self-perception and drive you towards your aspirations? In this episode, we journey into the world of manifestation, sharing our personal experiences and unveiling its spiritual aspect, while underlining the critical elements of having a clear vision and the role of faith in shaping our goals. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
12/12/2339m 49s

EP33 - Find Your Passion Sis

Are you a rat on the wheel who needs a break? Need something that makes your existence fulfilling outside of your employment? You are not in solo company. The BWW team talk about how finding and developing pursuits outside of our work have enriched and expanded us, and how sometimes that has fed into our professional work. We know it’s not easy - the older we get, the more “Adulting” puts it’s hard hand on our shoulder, and the “pressure is getting worser”. But also can we discuss how finding your passion doesn't mean you need to turn it into a business? Sometimes just do things for enjoyment and personal nourishment, nothing else. Don’t let the hustle/boss babe culture that prevails on social media pressure you to make draining decisions. Heather Smalls sang, “What have you done today to make you feel proud?” - maybe that’s where it starts. Asking yourself that every day. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
28/11/2339m 41s

EP32 - Founder’s Edition: Sherine Walrond of Ivy Wild

Welcome back to another Founder's Edition from the Black Women Working Podcast. In this episode we interview Sherine Waldrond, founder of Ivy Wild non-toxic natural haircare. Yet another story of a career pivot, Sherine is a structural revit technician but personal experience led her to developing non-toxic, nourishing haircare products and events that educate black women about their hair. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
14/11/2350m 38s

EP31 - Building Your Tribe

Do you have a work bestie? What does it mean to have a tribe at work as we move into leadership roles? Is it lonely at the top? What is the purpose of building a tribe at work? Black Women Working hosts discuss how relationships at work have served them throughout their careers. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
31/10/2341m 4s

EP30 - It Takes A Village with Diana Nabagereka

In this episode we sit down with Diana Nabagereka, General Manager of Brixton Village about what it was like to take over the responsibility for such a pivotal and beloved cultural and commercial landmark in South London. We also delve into her career trajectory and previous role as General Operations Manager at Camden Market, how she has handled the challenges of her new role since taking over during the pandemic, and what it takes to slay your role in commercial retail management. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
17/10/2346m 43s

EP29 - The Future Is Tech

Who knows their Slack from their Teams? Dropbox from your Google Drive? Asana from your Jira? There’s no denying the powerful role of technology in today’s world. Especially the emergence of AI programs like ChatGPT. The BWW team test each other’s knowledge base of tech in our roles and industries, discuss if and how having advanced knowledge of tech can give you a competitive employment edge, and we take a moment to reflect on the emergence of AI, the potential threat of it to jobs, and how to stay ahead of the tech curve. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
03/10/2334m 59s

EP28 - Sisterhood Heals with Dr Joy Harden Bradford

The BWW ladies were joined by lovely Dr Joy, the author of amazing book, Sisterhood Heals - the Transformative Power of Healing in Community was published by Merky Books in summer 2023 Dr Joy is the host and creator of Therapy for Black Girls which has had over 26 million downloads. In addition to her amazing podcast, Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. . Dr Joy has been featured on O, The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Bustle, MTV, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and Essence and now Black Women Working! Join us as we talk about how sisterhood can play a pivotal role in our healing as Black Women. We talk about life, friendship, work and how we can each do the work so that we can show up in the world in a better way for ourselves and for those around us. Sisterhood Heals is available at all bookstores and we cannot recommend this book enough for those of you who want to go on a journey of self love, authentic communication and self preservation. As one of the first podcasters producing audio content specifically for black women, we see Dr Joy as one of our many inspirations and having her on the BWW podcast was a true full circle moment for us! As always please, like, comment, subscribe and tell a friend to tell a friend! Love BWW x Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
19/09/2339m 4s

Let's Talk About It - Coco Gauff - "You're not doing your job"

The Black Women Working Team are celebrating 19 year old tennis star and 2023 US Open winner Coco Gauff. This tournament has not been met without it's challenges and tennis fans witnessed Coco battle her opponent, Laura Siegemund in her first round match and be courageous when speaking up to the umpire in the moment of unfair play. Black Women Working hosts, Natalie and Chantelle take a moment to discuss what it takes for black women to speak up for themselves in the workplace. A great moment for us all to assess how we advocate for ourselves and each other Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
12/09/2337m 1s

EP27 - Industry Insider: Film

Get behind the scenes with black women working in film. Black Women Working host Chantelle, sits down with Delia, Teniola, Aude and Ibukun to discuss what it really takes to get work on the reel. From diversity and representation to hair and make-up, we get the full lowdown on what it takes to be a writer, producer and director in the film industry. Thank you to our wonderful guests @teniolazaraking @bledgie_ @audekonan @rewritescripts Keep the conversation going and get in touch Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
15/08/2358m 45s

EP26 - Divine Femininity

What is Divine Femininity? Are people just parroting what they’ve heard, or do they actually know? Natalie leads the charge in this episode as a vocally skeptical Tols and an open-minded Chantelle, dig deeper into an old concept that has taken the interwebs by storm of late. We go back to the founding basics, how that could translate in the workplace, and we give our free and unfiltered thoughts on what part divine femininity has had or will have to play in our lives or careers. This is a good one! Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
20/07/2328m 52s

EP25 - Know Thyself

What does it mean to know yourself? Join us as we talk about how taking time to truly understand who you are can help you show up better at work, set boundaries and focus doing work that is aligned with you as as a whole authentic person. We also share on our own personal growth journeys and discuss how we make time to check in with ourselves when life gets busy. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
04/07/2344m 34s

EP24 - Founder’s Edition: Keturah Cummings of Forward Slash

In this episode we speak to a multi-faceted, music & production veteran, and cultural marketing guru, Keturah Cummings(@k2rah_). Keturah comes from a background in music across BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, and is herself a DJ and Radio Broadcaster. The BWW team delve deeper into Keturah’s passions, core values, her path to success, and the work that her marketing agency Forward Slash does. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
27/06/2345m 22s

EP23 - Letting Go

Continuing with the theme ‘working on me in 2023’, BWW Team discuss what it means to ‘let go’. Exploring the concept through the perspective of growth, the team share the importance of recognising when it's time to move on. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
20/06/2335m 9s

EP22 - Founder’s Edition: Simi Awokoya, Careers Coach

In this episode we speak to Careers Coach, Simi Awokoya Simi teaches career rebranding strategies designed specifically for women who want more money and more fulfilment from their jobs. Over the past 5 years, she has helped her clients move to more senior roles, become leaders in their industries and increase their salaries by £2.9 million! Simi shares her coaching expertise on how to pivot in your career and for fellow coaches, she gives her approach to securing high-ticket sales. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
13/06/2337m 18s

EP21 - What I Wanted To Say Was - Rachel

Host Rachel offers words of encouragement for our new mums returning to work after maternity leave. Rachel candidly shares her transition back to work while reorientating what really works for her as she juggles motherhood. 'What I Wanted to Say Was' is a short episode in which we invite our listeners to share an experience, message or story of their choice relating to their professional and career experience without interruption as a way to uplift and empower our listeners. If you would like to contribute to this segment, please email us for more details. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
06/06/2313m 36s

Let's Talk About It - Working With The Enemy

Let's talk about the somewhat uncomfortable position black women can find themselves in whereby they are consciously or unconsciously silent to racism at work because we are more concerned about the impact on our career. BWW hosts Natalie and Chantelle talk about this after news that Ice Spice has collaborated with Taylor Swift. Ultimately we always believe in protecting your peace and your coin but we had to unpick the intricate ways racism and power play out in the workplace. Keep the conversation going and let us know your thoughts Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
01/06/2334m 14s

EP20 - What I Wanted To Say Was - Natalie

Hello listeners! We are back introducing a new segment - 'What I Wanted To Say Was'. 'What I Wanted to Say Was' is a short episode in which we invite our listeners to share an experience, message or story of their choice relating to their professional and career experience without interruption as a way to uplift and empower our listeners. BWW co-host, Natalie, kicks off sharing her reflections on times where she hasn't been able to find the fronts to confront microaggressions at work and in hindsight what she would do with her evolved knowledge and confidence now. If you would like to contribute to this segment, please email us for more details. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon
30/05/2312m 22s

EP19 - Generational Wealth

The topic of Generational Wealth has stirred up quite a buzz over the past few years, especially in the wake of the dire financial impact of the pandemic. The BWW team takes a deeper dive into practical ways we as Black women can secure the future for generations after us, what the sacrifices to do that might look like, and what safeguarding the fruits of our labour against imprudent decisions might look like too. With so much dialogue floating around about this, this episode is a direct challenge to us all to start having those critical conversations, empowering ourselves with more information, and making some vital commitments in a timely fashion. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
23/05/2351m 42s

EP18 - Sis, Listen! - Ifunanya

In this episode of Sis, Listen!, Tols speaks with guest Ifu on her professional route into Technology and Transformation Consultancy. A mouthful right?! Well Ifu breaks down what that looks like, her ambitious and driven plans to get to the highest levels possible, shares some personal professional triumphs, and describes a journey which is a great reminder of "tough times don't last, tough people do". If you've been stuck in a rut with seemingly no prospects, no opportunities, and nowhere to go, you don't want to miss this episode. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
16/05/2330m 34s

Let's Talk About It - Bus Drivers or nah?

Join us as we talk about the realities of dating as professional successful black women. There has been a significant rise in the discussions around black women, feminine energy and when black woken should use their voices and when they should be quiet (if there is ever such a time). We explore what these concepts mean for black women on a practical level and of course, whether we would date a bus driver.
10/05/2350m 1s

EP17 - Burning Out

In episode 17, we discuss the elements of burnout and our experience of it since we last discussed it in Season 3. We talk about the importance of trying to avoid burnout at all cost and how to do this 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
09/05/2351m 1s

EP16 - Founder's Edition: Dammy Saint Claire of Saint Claire's Hair

The BWW team are joined by Dammy Saint Claire, trichologist and founder of Saint Claire's Hair to discuss how holding purpose at the core of Saint Claire's Hair, multiplied Dammy's profit. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
02/05/2349m 1s

EP15 - Extracurricular Entaglements

In this episode, we talk about being intentional and strategic in the activities you choose to entangle yourself in outside your job responsibilities, at work. Some of the things you might need to consider and that we discuss are: Do you need to be involved in anything? What might the benefits be to your career or developing work relationships? Do they have to be serious pursuits? We chop all of that up, speak to any we've been involved in, and the best ways to measure the utility of your contribution. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
25/04/2342m 14s

EP14 - Founder's Edition: Kadian Pow of BB Naturals

Listen to our new Founder's Edition episode with Kadian Pow, the founder of BB Naturals, a black owned skin and hair care company. We talk to Kadian about her journey, her why for BB Naturals and how she manages to balance running a successful business while being a university professor and successful author.
18/04/2348m 58s

EP13 - Keep Working Girl!

It’s April! End of the first quarter for the calendar year and the BWW Team are taking a moment to pause and reflect on how ‘working on me in 2023’ is working out for us. Sharing our own experience of the year so far, in this episode we discuss how our personal and work goals and intentions are aligning and what we need to do to stay on track. We’d love to hear your reflections of the year so far and the steps you are taking to keep the momentum going. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
11/04/2348m 59s

Let's Talk About It - Angel Reese - "for the girls that look like me"

In this episode, Natalie and Chantelle discuss the over-scrutiny of black women at work and the undermining of our achievements. Our conversation is fuelled by the current media commentary on American basketball player, Angel Reese. Sadly, the headlines have not focussed on her achievement of being named outstanding player on the tournament or the fact that this is the first time her team, the LSU Tigers won the tournament for the first time. Angel Reese has been topic of conversation, criticised for her conduct on the court, notably with a lack of comparison to her peers. As always, with Black women we stand and we want to remind everyone listening, like Angel, just keep being you. Let us know your thoughts and keep the conversation going Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
06/04/2326m 9s

EP11 - Dream Career Or Nah

In this episode, we discuss our ideas around having a dream career. Is it even possible to have a dream career and if so how do you plan this and ensure you can progress towards it. Let us know if we missed anything and keep the conversation going; Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
28/03/2343m 58s

EP10 - Industry Insider: Educators

With 7.6% of teachers in the UK being BAME and only 2.5% of those teachers being Black, despite the student population being around 25%, what is it like for Black Women working in the education sector? Tune in and find out what being a black educator means for us and our children. Like | Subscribe | Share and keep the conversation going... Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
21/03/231h 3m

EP12 - Sis, Listen! - Jhnell

In this first episode of our new "Sis, Listen!" segment, Tols speaks with Jhnell on her professional journey within the compliance industry. In a story with complicated ups and downs, you'll hear about how being blindsided in the early part of her career turned into triumph. Also how many years later, perseverance, monetary sacrifice and focussing on personal goals, has brought her to a place of satisfaction, and kept her excited about the possibilities within her profession. If you've ever thought "What the hell is Compliance?" or "That might be a bit of me", the play button is calling you. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
21/03/2343m 31s

Let's Talk About It - Hey Auntie, We Love You

It's not everyday pretend to be ok. Chan and Nats sat down to talk about Angela Bassett's human reaction to not winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and black women being allowed to express their true emotions in the face of disappointment. The girls discuss how we keep going even when it seems like the gatekeepers are not going to budge and why black women deserve more than simply being invited to the party. Enjoy! Please Like, Share and Subscribe.
15/03/2331m 48s

EP9 - Take Care with Chlöe Pierre

We sat down with Chlöe Pierre to celebrate the release of her new book, Take Care, The Black Women's Guide to Wellness. Listen in as we talk about all things black women and all things self care. Take Care brings black women and our stories to the forefront of the wellness conversation. Enjoy
14/03/2347m 21s

EP8 - IWD 2023 - If this wasn’t a man’s world

Happy International Women's Day! This year the BWW team take a moment to reimagine a working world that actually meets the needs of women! From changes to the structure of the working day to introducing a 'women's tax' to account for free domestic labour, we had a lot of fun putting the world to rights in this episode. Stay in touch on the socials and let us know what you think women need 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
08/03/2344m 26s

EP7 - Self Care

A big part of working on yourself is caring for self. In fact, it is near impossible to “work” on yourself effectively without incorporating self care into that work. Join us as we deep dive into what self care actually means to them and how they are taking time to care for ourselves. Moving away from the mainstream forms of self care, we discuss the practical ways we can each make self care a part of our daily lives whether that is buying our favourite cleaning products or making sure they stay disciplined on a day to day basis to avoid stress and chaos. Enjoy! Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
28/02/2340m 9s

EP6 - Founder's Edition: Caren Balfour of Jamaica Valley

Join us for our second Founder's Edition episode, an episode where we sit down with a Black Woman founder and chop it up about what it is really like to start and sustain a business as a black woman. If you are looking to start a new business or are a business owner that needs some encouragement this episode is for you. In this episode, we sat down with Caren Balfour, the co-founder of Jamaica Valley. Jamaica Valley is an authentic home grown Jamaican food company producing seasonings, sauces and other food products seen in every Caribbean home. We talk with Caren about her and her family are building a legacy that will last for generations, running a sustainable business that supports those back home and how important it is to produce quality products for your community. Enjoy! Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com
21/02/2340m 22s

EP5 - No Dickstractions! Valentine's Special

It's a Valentine's Day special from the BWW team! Host Chan, poses the question if having a partner is a distraction (or dickstraction) from your work or whether the need for the emotional support of a partner outweighs the pull away from your desk? Join us for a light-hearted chat on how we navigate work and love, making time to keep the spark, dating on a school night and having our needs met! Like | Subscribe | Share and keep the conversation going... Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
14/02/2347m 42s

EP4 - Industry Insider: Real Estate

EP 4: Industry Insider - Real Estate What is it like for Black Women working in the real estate industry? Join us for our first Industry Insider discussion where we elevate the voices of black women in in the real estate industry with Black Women in Real Estate. Please like and share! Ps. If you are a graduate and want to know more about a career in real estate. The Land Collective (@thelandcollective) has so many resources and events for you! Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Black Women in Real Estate Email: thebwre@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @b.w.r.e Website: bwre.org/blog
07/02/2344m 12s

EP3 - Focus on You

How do you focus on YOU? Join us as we speak about how to keep focused on yourself, to preserve your peace and meet your goals. In this episode, we discuss how to ascertain what is truly important to us, how to ignore the competition and lean out from comparison and look to progress in our own journeys. Enjoy! Please like, share and let us know what you are focusing on in 2023! Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
31/01/2343m 22s

EP2 - Founder's Edition: Thérèse M’Boungoubaya of KOBA skincare

Join us for our first Founder’s Edition episode, an episode where we sit down with a Black Woman founder and chop it up about what it is really like to start and sustain a business as a black woman. If you are looking to start a new business or are a business owner that needs some encouragement this episode is for you. In our very first episode, we were privileged to speak to Thérèse M’Boungoubaya, the founder of KOBA Skincare. KOBA Skincare is a revolutionary skin care brand focusing on providing the best foot care products in the beauty industry in a clean and sustainable way. We talk about product selection, fundraising and sustainable business in this first episode. Enjoy!
24/01/2342m 55s

EP1 - Working On Me in 2023

Happy New Year! We are back with our theme for this year - Working on Me in 2023! In the last two years, many of us have been in survival mode at work, life, love and everything else. Working on Me is about taking the time to realign our work with our life priorities and deciding what we really want for our lives. Whether that is working to tidy up our finances so that we can go freelance, making a complete lifestyle change or putting boundaries in place to protect your peace - it’s up to you. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
09/01/2335m 24s

S7 EP8 - An enmeshment?! The professional me

We've all heard the term entanglement but what of an ‘enmeshment’? This is where the boundaries between work and personal life are blurred. When you become enmeshed in your job that it begins to define you, you also may begin to let it determine your own value. In the final episode of this season the BWW team get into why it's important to separate yourself from your work identity in preserving your worth and self-esteem. As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts, keep the conversation going and connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk@mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
13/12/2241m 39s

S7 EP7 - You're Too Much

According to Forbes, men will apply to a job knowing they only meet 60% of the job description. So the question is, are we as black women placing too much emphasis on being 100% 'ready' for a new role, only to be told 'you're overqualified'... you're too much! The BWW Team approach the topic of how we might be overcompensating perhaps as a response to imposter syndrome and consider the perspective from the other side of the table as a recruiter. Either way, you're definitely not too much, you are enough, know your worth! Happy Listening Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
29/11/2255m 39s

S7 EP6 - Red Flags

The BWW team discuss the things that give them the 'ick' at the application stage. There are some interesting variations based on industry and the level we are at in our careers. Nonetheless, as always this a great episode to explore what boundaries are to be put in place before you take your seat at the table. Twitter thread by Leah Goodridge: https://twitter.com/leahfrombklyn/status/1564599842604736512?s=21&t=TYTv-FqhVLvHIQ6z54WeUg Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
16/11/2247m 1s

S7 EP5 - It's Toxic!

It's not just the way it is. It's toxic and we are calling it out. BWW podcast hosts Natalie and Chantelle share their views on what makes a toxic work environment and more importantly consider how we take agency in adjusting our perception, mindset and response to toxic behaviours at work. Thank you for listening and keep the conversation going Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
04/11/2253m 22s

S7 EP4 - Going to bloody work - Menstrual Leave

One of the pillars of our work at The Black Women Podcast is to nurture and protect our physical wellbeing with regards to work and today we are discussing the current conservation about the UK implementing a government workplace policy on menstrual leave. This policy has already been adopted by several countries around the world and instructs employers to increase leave specifically for women when on their period. With #endowarrior Nicole Marriott, we explore what such a policy would mean for women living with conditions that have an adverse effect on their menstrual cycle, why governments and employers are reluctant to include this policy in the workplace and what we think such a policy should include.
18/10/2254m 58s

S7 EP3 - Emotional Damage

This episode is a great discussion on what it takes to be emotionally resilient at work. Your BWW hosts share their experiences of how they have built resilience at work and distinguishing between how we react, respond or reflect. We explore where the responsibility lies in nurturing emotional resilience and question what employers should be doing to create a culture of trust. We would love to hear about your emotional resilience growth stories. Let’s keep the conversation going. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
04/10/221h

S7 EP2 - Money, Mummy, Money - Money and Maternity with Tobi Asare

Back in season 4, we discussed ‘when’ is the right time in your career to choose children and we return to the topic of motherhood, this time talking about all things money. Joined by Tobi Asare, founder of My Bump Pay, the BWW Team uncover the hidden costs of motherhood. More importantly, the ladies share the tips and tricks that they have learnt along the way. Let us know if we missed anything and keep the conversation going; Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
20/09/2254m 14s

SHE'S IN CTRL with Anne-Marie Imafidon

The BWW Podcast Team are joined by British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy, founder of the Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon to discuss her latest book on women in tech - 'She's in CTRL'. Hosts, Natalie and Chantelle unpick Anne-Marie's skilful selection of of anecdotes that enlighten us on the journey that women have been through in their contributions to the ever changing technological age. Yet, another episode with so much to learn, but an affirmation for women to continue to stand in their power. Keep the conversation going by connecting with us; Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
20/09/2246m 41s

S7 EP1 - There's rice at home - Cost of Living

Yes, we are back! Welcome to Season 7 of the Black Women Working Podcast. We are back hitting hard with the hard hitting topic ‘how to cope in a cost of living crisis’. We are all more than aware that the financial circumstances in most household is being stretched by rising inflation. Money can be a contentious topic at the times, but as Black Women Working we can and must look at how we protect ourselves and most importantly our wellbeing. We spend this episode looking at some of the ways that we can make our money work. Connect and share your money making tips Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
06/09/2256m 1s

Welcome to Season 7

Less than a week until we are back and here's what you can look forward to this season... The cost of living crisis Money and maternity leave Emotional resilience at work Menstrual leave Toxic work environments Being 'overqualified' Your work identity We are really looking forward to sharing our insights and hearing from you, so remember to keep the conversation going using our social media. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
02/09/221m 11s

BWW - In Every Mirror She's Black

Something a little different from the Black Women Working Team; We are reflecting on the workplace themes drawn from 'In Every Mirror She's Black'. In this episode we reflect on how much agency we maintain over our career journey, what it means to be content, sisterhood at work and the various guises of workplace toxicity. We are delighted to share that this episode is sponsored by Head of Zeus Publishing, celebrating the release of 'In Every Mirror She's Black' written by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom. You can purchase your copy from The Black Feminist Bookshop - https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/lola-akinmade-akerstrom and we look forward to sharing our reflections on the book. As always thank you for sharing our space. Remember to like, comment, share, and keep the conversation going via our socials. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
11/07/2249m 30s

Let's Talk About It - Break My Soul

Ok Let's Talk About It! Let's talk about the Queen Bey bringing workplace issues to our musical ears. The BWW Team take a moment to delve into what 'break my soul' really means to us as black women working when so many, sometimes contradictory factors are at play. We explore the reasons why work is breaking our soul and what it means to 'build a new foundation' that brings purpose and peace to our lives whilst working. We have to say it's another great conversation. Get involved, find us on the socials and let us know what you think. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
24/06/2236m 45s

S6 EP8 - The writing on the wall ft. Funmi Olutoye

It’s the last episode of the season! We started the season with a creative and we are ending on the same note! Joined by Funmi Olutoye and in this episode we are discussing Funmi’s journey into journalism, having taken what is considered to be the traditional route into this career. Funmi shares the key features of her journey and what it meant to be supported by friends and family starting out in a career that can take a while to see the financial return. We also discuss with Funmi how to manoeuvre with the gatekeepers of the profession and what some of our earlier themes of sisterhood and sponsorship looks like in the world of journalism. Yet another honest and insightful conversation. We are delighted to share that this episode is sponsored by Head of Zeus Publishing, celebrating the release of 'In Every Mirror She's Black' written by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom. You can purchase your copy from The Black Feminist Bookshop - https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/lola-akinmade-akerstrom and we look forward to sharing our reflections on the book. As always thank you for sharing our space. Remember to like, comment, share, and keep the conversation going via our socials. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
14/06/2257m 35s

S6 EP7 - Say My Name

Welcome back to the Black Women Working Podcast and in this episode we are discussing the power of having a sponsor in the workshop. A sponsor being someone who will say your name, advocate for you and speak up for you. For the Black Women Working Team we discuss the importance of having sponsors especially as we progress to more senior positions in the workplace. We challenge how hard work weighs in comparison to workplace relationships. Definitely, another thought-provoking conversation considering how we lean on others to support our journey. We are delighted to share that this episode is sponsored by Head of Zeus Publishing, celebrating the release of 'In Every Mirror She's Black' written by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom. You can purchase your copy from The Black Feminist Bookshop - https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/lola-akinmade-akerstrom and we look forward to sharing our reflections on the book. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
31/05/2249m 16s

S6 EP6 - They're moving mad... Restructuring

In this episode the BWW Team are joined by a very special guest, mother to Natalie, Mrs Carter shares her experiences of restructuring working in the public sector. Whilst restructuring can be a very emotional and pressured time, we consider some of the silver-linings that are possible when faced with having to re-apply for your job. Thank you for tuning in, like, share or comment your views on the topic using our social media Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
17/05/2252m 32s

S6 EP5 - Bring Me In

Do you expect for friends to 'bring you in' on opportunities that might be for you? Are you the person who is always recommending a friend who's good for the job? Whilst we know and see nepotism in the workplace, as black women working is there an air of caution when 'bringing in' friends or family in at work because any possible backlash and repercussion it can have on others to come? As always, the BWW Podcast Team have a variety of views on the matter, tune in and keep the conversation going via our social media channels. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
03/05/221h

S6 EP4 - What's In A Name

In 2022 we cannot believe that this is still a topic but in this episode the Black Women Working Team discuss microaggressions around our names at work. From mispronunciation to full name changes, we share our experiences, including what it means to show up as a black woman with an 'English' name. Though it might seem like 'a minor', our names are on of the first gifts we are given and if we can pronounce Tchaikovski and Siobhan then we can pronounce Tolu! We'd love to hear from you on this topic Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
19/04/2258m 5s

Let's Talk About It - 'Ketanji, you mean the world to us'

Let's Talk About It... The Black Women Working Team are celebrating the appointment of Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. After a grueling series of what has been referred to as 'race-based questioning' experienced by Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, we discuss the scrutiny that black women face at work and the impact that this has on our willingness and strength to progress in our careers. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
14/04/2231m 56s

S6 EP3 - Insecure

The Black Women Working team are here discussing the facets of job security and insecurity. We explore the difference between how to manage jobs that are temporary or contractual yet feeling secure and comfortable with change. We also delve into some of the objective factors such as our rights in the workplace when we are not employed as a permanent member of the organisation. And of course how Covid-19 has changed what the entire workforce considers as job security. Thank you for tuning in and as always get in touch and keep the conversation going. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
05/04/2236m 44s

S6 EP2 - Change is gonna come

Welcome back to Season 6 of the Black Women Working Podcast. As professionals, we initially choose a career based on success in our earlier years at school and invest time and money in navigating our success. But life is short and life in long and for many of us, there comes a point when we seek 'something else' in tuning into our skills and passions thus considering a career change. In this episode, the team discuss how we manage the various challenges of making a career change, from the emotional to the financial. Thank you for tuning in and remember to keep the conversation going on our social media using our hashtag #BWWPodcastUK. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
22/03/2233m 24s

S6 EP1 - Peng Black Girls with Estee Blu

We are back! Season 6 in the house! The Black Women Working Team kick off with putting a beat in our step and discuss Black Women in the Music Industry with special guest Estee Blu. As always we invite you to learn about how we as black women navigate our desires in industries that can feel as though they have the odd stacked against us. In our first episode of the season, Estee Blu shares the ins and outs of how to transition from your day job to living your passion, the financial decisions behind the work and of course how to be without burning out. Another insightful episode from an industry that we've not touch on before. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
08/03/2252m 52s

Let's Talk About It - Who's Pressing for Compressed Working?

And another one... Let's talk about the 'four day working week'. The Black Women Working team unpack the pros and cons of different sectors taking on the much talked about compressed working week. Natalie and Chantelle discuss whether this is the answer to wellbeing at work or if there is still work to be done? Keep the conversation going and let us know your thoughts via our social media platforms @BWWPodcastUK
24/02/2228m 55s

Let's Talk About It - On Thandiwe Newton's Apology

Welcome back to another segment of 'Let's Talk About It', where the Black Women Working Team breakdown their views on current affairs. The BWW Team discuss the apology made by Thandiwe Newton to darker-skinned women in a recent interview. Natalie and Chantelle unpick the impact of colourism across industry and dichotomy between individual and structural responsibility on matters of race to understand why the apology has been received with much criticism. Join the conversation via our 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
17/02/2235m 20s

Let's Talk About It - Be a pretty little thing - Molly Mae

It's a New Year and we are here to set the tone for the year! This year, our theme is 'working on me' and all of our intentions this year support Black Women in uncovering the best version of themselves for themselves. Soooooo, in this episode we get down to why taking to challenge the 'we all have the same 24hrs statement' is not the best action to take. This episode is a great step into the year, tune in, like, comment and share with a friend. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
11/01/2238m 53s

S5 EP8 - The Unconscious Massa

One more time for the people at the back and the front it seems… THIS IS NOT A PLANTATION! It’s the last episode of the season and we just wanted to share a reminder as we begin to think about our plans for the next year ahead. In this episode, we are musing over the microaggressive behaviours of managers when it’s time to part ways. From questioning your ability to progress, yet adding impossible tasks to your to-do lists, to complete before you leave, because you’re the only one who can do the job. Listen sis, hear us queens, always remember who are, what you bring and protect your peace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
14/12/2154m 45s

S5 EP7 - The Private Professional

Let’s explore the rise, legitimacy, motivations and pressures of the side hustle. Having a side hustle is almost part of the fabric of being a black woman working. Whether it be baking bread for church, drop shipping or a whole second profession, it is not a foreign concept for us to have a passion that has perhaps become a job. The BWW Team discuss the needs and necessities of having a side hustle, not just for financial gain but also for our wellbeing and how easy it is to strike a balance without being burnt out or being in breach of your work contract. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
30/11/2150m 7s

S5 EP6 - She's A Runner, She's a Track Star ft Anyika Onuora

Literally, she’s a runner, she’s a track star… Anyika Onuora, former Team GB athlete and Olympic medallist, joins the BWW podcast team to discuss her experiences of what it means to be a black woman working in the sports industry. As always, in our candid reflections, we look back on the importance of having role models and cheerleaders at a young age in navigating, motivating and pushing us into competitive spaces like sport and the arts. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
16/11/211h 3m

S5 EP5 - Straighten Your Crown

Imagine actually only working with and for black women. Seems unreal at first thought but this is the beautiful experience for black women working in the hairdressing industry. We reflect back on one of our earlier episodes on the topic of ‘hair’ in the workplace and the evolution of attitudes towards ‘appropriate’ hairstyles for work. Andree Marie owner of Maison Style Hair based in Brixton, London shares all of the positive experiences and relationships she has had during her time in the industry. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
02/11/2151m 12s

S5 EP4 - Mind Your Business

The Black Women Working Team work to promote mental and emotional wellbeing for all black women in the workplace. In this episode, we're joined by trainee Therapist Adele, we discuss how black women show up in the demographic of those seeking therapist and get to understand some of our personal and practical blocks when considering therapy. This episode offers a unique insight to what it is like working as a black women in a field that can be considered as eurocentric in it’s approach but also Adele shares her own personal experiences of therapy and how that influences her practice. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
11/10/2149m 22s

Let's Talk About It - Girl Like Me - International Day of the Girl

It's International Day of the Girl and the BWW Team share a reflective Let's Talk About It going back on the things that they have learnt and the things they wish they knew. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
11/10/2150m 2s

S5 EP3 - Lean on me?!

Have you ever been lost in the sauce at work and you are not the chef? In fact you are the sauce. Enticed into signing up to a role, only to find that it definitely is not what you expected! So often we take on extra responsibilities at work for development and progression but are we actually the beneficiaries or are we being exploited? In this episode the BWW Team share experiences of how they have navigated this experience in the past and how they would approach such a situation now. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
05/10/2156m 36s

S5 EP2 - Entrepreneurish... Taking the leap featuring Charlene Brown

For many of us, 2020 bought out the space, desire, and perhaps even necessity to take hold and diversify our income streams. But what about those of us who took the 'leap' just before the pandemic hit? The BWW Team have a candid conversation with Charlene Brown, Director of Howlett Brown on being your own boss. Charlene shares her experience of telling her boss that she's leaving to building and upholding the culture of her organisation. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
21/09/2153m 10s

S5 EP1 - You gotta be flexible

Yes, we are back! Welcome to Season 5 of the Black Women Working Podcast. We are very fortunate to have been able to continue creating content for you over the last year. Despite the limitations, we were able to make a few adjustments and do what we do. We’ve now come to a point where individuals and organisations are making decisions about to what extent we ‘go back to normal’. For most of us, we probably want a blend of the old and the new. In our first episode back, we explore our own personal experiences and options as we get ready to frame a new way of working. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
07/09/2149m 42s

BWW Interview With... Shereen Daniels

Now this is a conversation not to be missed. The #BWWPodcastUK Team sat with Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of HR Rewired for a candid conversation on what it means to do the work leading to racial equity across all fields. Shereen shares her journey as an self-employed, mother of two, being the authentic version of herself that she had supressed for so long, and why ultimately her organisation HR Rewired is necessary. If you are tired, tired of racism, tired of activism, then Shereen is the energy that you need. She's got that vibe! Thank you for your support Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
19/08/2152m 5s

Let's Talk About It - How to talk up da tings!

MP Dawn Butler was dismissed from parliament following her reference to the Prime Minister being a 'liar'. The #BWWPodcastUK Team sit down to share their adoration for seeing and hearing a fellow #blackwomanworking stand in her power and yes this is a sweet listen because 'the ting feels sweet'. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
29/07/2126m 46s

Let's Talk About It - Her biggest flex is rest

This week Olympic Champion, Simone Biles, withdrew her place at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics saying she needed to prioritise her mental health, a move that has brought praise from high-profile figures in sport, entertainment and politics. The #BWWPodcastUK Team praise and rate it and we talk about why you should too. Sit down, listen and most importantly, rest. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk
29/07/2120m 30s

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 EP8 - 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 EP5 - 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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