Leadership Fundamentals for Black Women
In so many different ways, Black women have a harder and worse experience than almost everyone else in the workplace. They’re often the only Black woman in the room and experience a greater variety of microaggressions than women of other races and ethnicities. This playlist helps unpack some of the most common biases Black women face at work, along with research-backed, actionable steps you can take to combat them. Start a Lean In Circle and bring together a group of women to work through the topics in this playlist together and practice what you learn. Each video is accompanied by a guide specific to the experiences of Black women for you to unpack with your Circle — your very own team of career coaches.
Assertiveness is an essential leadership trait. But bias makes this challenging for women to navigate, as a majority of women receive negative feedback when they are assertive. In this video, we provide advice on how you can strategically assert yourself to show strong leadership skills without being penalized for it. By focusing on shared goals and demonstrating empathy, you can lead in a way that inspires and brings out the best in everyone.
Each playlist is 7-to-9 months of curated content for women with shared experiences, career stages, or skill-building goals. We provide a kickoff guide to set the stage for your first Circle meeting, custom discussion guides for each video, and a Looking Back and Next Steps Guide after you complete the playlist (which is coming soon).
Download the accompanying Discussion Guide to explore this topic with your Lean In Circle.