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.
Being the only woman in a workplace dominated by men can be isolating. But it also makes you a trailblazer, paving the way for more women like you. In this video, we discuss how seeking support from allies, pushing back against microaggressions, and connecting with other women can help create a positive and inclusive environment, leading to a happier and more fulfilling work experience.
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.