LeadHERship Development Programme
The OJiJi Purple LeadHERship Development Programme and the Black Girls Convention are both designed specifically to address challenges and equippe black women with additional tools for success.
Details to be released Spring 2018
Many leadership development programmes targeted towards women unfortunately don’t always take into consideration intersectionality as part of the training. As a result, many of the conventional tools and advice given to women can in fact create more problems for black women in the work place.
For example, women are often encouraged to be assertive, speak up in meetings – as a black women however being assertive can be viewed upon as being aggressive, and being aggressive ultimately puts you in the ‘angry black woman’ category who in turn is also unapproachable. So now what?
Maybe of interest:
Kimberly Crenshaw, TED Talk
Susan Colantuon, TED Talk