Female Politics in the Workforce
Female Politics in the Workforce: A Discussion on Diversity Awareness
We need to acknowledge and address the ways in which white women benefit from systems of white supremacy - particularly in workplace, where it is most difficult to do.
Let’s come together to surface ways white women may, knowingly or unknowingly, hinder women of color at work, and to commit to supporting all women in their careers - while understanding the ways in which white supremacy and our own biases may play a role in our professional lives.
What this is: A facilitated conversation for WINners of all backgrounds to discuss how to support our women of color colleagues in the workplace and an introspective look into the impact of our actions on marginalized populations.
What this is not: An opportunity for white women to ask women of color to do emotional or mental labor consisting of demanding they share their pain or give easy solutions to problems caused by white supremacy.
Women of color are invited, but not required, to share their experiences. Their experiences can enrich the discussion.
Note from organizer: As a WOC, I've made the following assumptions. White women's actions are intentional- they know what they are doing and act deliberately, regardless of impact or consequence OR their actions are a result of good intentions- they move without truly knowing the impact of their actions. Either way, I believe it is important that we take a moment to learn from each other and push each other to realize our actions, intentions, and impact on ourselves and others. This is an opportunity to be seen, to be heard, to listen, and to work together to improve the microcosm that is DC. Let's name it how we see it and work to find solutions to improve the overall work environment in DC.
- Working with White Women is the Bane of My Existence
- White Fragility and the Rules of Engagement
- Why I Stopped Talking About Racial Reconciliation And Started Talking About White Supremacy - focus on White Comfort, paragraph 2
- (optional) explore Brittany Packett’s #BlackWomenAtWork hashtag and Leslie Mac’s #WhiteFemaleAggression
WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1725 Desales St NW, Suite 404 (Farragut North/West)