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The Black Women Working podcast centres black women’s stories at work, and provides a safe space for black women to speak openly about their experiences, and to provide support, advice and aspiration to other black women.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 129 Ratings

The Black Women Working podcast centres black women’s stories at work, and provides a safe space for black women to speak openly about their experiences, and to provide support, advice and aspiration to other black women.

Continue the conversation using #BWWPodcastUK.
Send dilemmas to blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com.
Sign up to our newsletter: http://www.tinyletter.com/BlackWomenWorking

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Twitter: @BWWPodcastUK

    Let's Talk About It - Break My Soul

    Let's Talk About It - Break My Soul

    Ok Let's Talk About It! Let's talk about the Queen Bey bringing workplace issues to our musical ears.
    The BWW Team take a moment to delve into what 'break my soul' really means to us as black women working when so many, sometimes contradictory factors are at play.
    We explore the reasons why work is breaking our soul and what it means to 'build a new foundation' that brings purpose and peace to our lives whilst working.

    We have to say it's another great conversation. Get involved, find us on the socials and let us know what you think.

    Connect

    Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com
    Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk
    Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

    Natalie- @mscarter_13
    Tols- @tolsabeni
    Chantelle- @mscocolondon
    Rachel- @rachnjk

    • 36 min
    S6 EP8 - The writing on the wall ft. Funmi Olutoye

    S6 EP8 - The writing on the wall ft. Funmi Olutoye

    It’s the last episode of the season! We started the season with a creative and we are ending on the same note! Joined by Funmi Olutoye and in this episode we are discussing Funmi’s journey into journalism, having taken what is considered to be the traditional route into this career.
    Funmi shares the key features of her journey and what it meant to be supported by friends and family starting out in a career that can take a while to see the financial return.
    We also discuss with Funmi how to manoeuvre with the gatekeepers of the profession and what some of our earlier themes of sisterhood and sponsorship looks like in the world of journalism. Yet another honest and insightful conversation.

    We are delighted to share that this episode is sponsored by Head of Zeus Publishing, celebrating the release of 'In Every Mirror She's Black' written by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom. You can purchase your copy from The Black Feminist Bookshop -
    https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/lola-akinmade-akerstrom and we look forward to sharing our reflections on the book.


    As always thank you for sharing our space. Remember to like, comment, share, and keep the conversation going via our socials.



    Connect

    Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com
    Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk
    Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

    Natalie- @mscarter_13
    Tols- @tolsabeni
    Chantelle- @mscocolondon
    Rachel- @rachnjk

    • 57 min
    S6 EP7 - Say My Name

    S6 EP7 - Say My Name

    Welcome back to the Black Women Working Podcast and in this episode we are discussing the power of having a sponsor in the workshop. A sponsor being someone who will say your name, advocate for you and speak up for you.

    For the Black Women Working Team we discuss the importance of having sponsors especially as we progress to more senior positions in the workplace. We challenge how hard work weighs in comparison to workplace relationships.
    Definitely, another thought-provoking conversation considering how we lean on others to support our journey.

    We are delighted to share that this episode is sponsored by Head of Zeus Publishing, celebrating the release of 'In Every Mirror She's Black' written by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom. You can purchase your copy from The Black Feminist Bookshop -
    https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/lola-akinmade-akerstrom and we look forward to sharing our reflections on the book.

    Connect

    Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com
    Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk
    Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

    Natalie- @mscarter_13
    Tols- @tolsabeni
    Chantelle- @mscocolondon
    Rachel- @rachnjk

    • 49 min
    S6 EP6 - They're moving mad... Restructuring

    S6 EP6 - They're moving mad... Restructuring

    In this episode the BWW Team are joined by a very special guest, mother to Natalie, Mrs Carter shares her experiences of restructuring working in the public sector.
    Whilst restructuring can be a very emotional and pressured time, we consider some of the silver-linings that are possible when faced with having to re-apply for your job.

    Thank you for tuning in, like, share or comment your views on the topic using our social media

    Connect

    Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com
    Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk
    Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

    Natalie- @mscarter_13
    Tols- @tolsabeni
    Chantelle- @mscocolondon
    Rachel- @rachnjk

    • 52 min
    S6 EP5 - Bring Me In

    S6 EP5 - Bring Me In

    Do you expect for friends to 'bring you in' on opportunities that might be for you?
    Are you the person who is always recommending a friend who's good for the job?

    Whilst we know and see nepotism in the workplace, as black women working is there an air of caution when 'bringing in' friends or family in at work because any possible backlash and repercussion it can have on others to come?

    As always, the BWW Podcast Team have a variety of views on the matter, tune in and keep the conversation going via our social media channels.

    Connect

    Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com
    Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk
    Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

    Natalie- @mscarter_13
    Tols- @tolsabeni
    Chantelle- @mscocolondon
    Rachel- @rachnjk

    • 1 hr
    S6 EP4 - What's In A Name

    S6 EP4 - What's In A Name

    In 2022 we cannot believe that this is still a topic but in this episode the Black Women Working Team discuss microaggressions around our names at work.
    From mispronunciation to full name changes, we share our experiences, including what it means to show up as a black woman with an 'English' name.
    Though it might seem like 'a minor', our names are on of the first gifts we are given and if we can pronounce Tchaikovski and Siobhan then we can pronounce Tolu!

    We'd love to hear from you on this topic

    Connect

    Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com
    Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk
    Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

    Natalie- @mscarter_13
    Tols- @tolsabeni
    Chantelle- @mscocolondon
    Rachel- @rachnjk

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

AAG18 ,

Great Podcast , amazing!

I love this podcast! I have been binge listening to all the episode and I am so glad you have all put this podcast together to help other black women navigate the workspace. Can’t recommend it enough and will keep sharing with anyone willing to listen. Some of my friends have go into it as well.

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