What You Can Learn From The Trusted Black Girl In Your Office [Interview with Roianne Nedd]

Roianne Nedd is an author and amplifier of women’s voices.

Find out about her considerable experience in a rare interview.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • How Women of Colour become invisible in the workplace
  • The role of employee resource groups in amplifying voices
  • Two Types of Bias: Unconscious & Actual

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

Women of Colour are Invisible Within the Workplace

“I notice women of colour are almost invisible, when it comes to promotion conversations they become invisible, when it comes to development they become invisible”

Employee Resource Groups Need to Prepare their Members 

“A BAME network that only gives you access to people that look who look like you does not adequately prepare you to manage and navigate those conversations”

Ongoing Assessment of Your Leadership Potential is Required for your Development

 “The most deep research project I did was into myself, so I spent a year looking at my own leadership capabilities, skills, interests and then testing myself on how I could improve my leadership style and how I could harness my different traits and preferences to be a better leader.”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper:

Roianne Nedd Linkedin

Roianne Nedd Twitter 

Cracked Cocoon Book

Check out these related episodes of the show.

How To Challenge Perceptions and Maximise the Potential of Black Women in the UK Workplace [Book Review]

Why Having a Babyface Helps Black Leaders in the Workplace [Research Breakdown]

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