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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
    • 4.0 • 91 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

Follow us
Instagram: @BWWPodcastUK
Twitter: @BWWPodcastUK

    BWW Interview... Opeyemi Sofoluke

    BWW Interview... Opeyemi Sofoluke

    Bringing you something new from The #BWWPODCASTUK Team... Hot off the press, we have read the newly released #twiceashard written by @opeyemisofoluke and her husband Raphael. Featuring contributions from a number of high flyers both near and far including the amazing @charlenewhite and the notorious Matthew Knowles, this book if packed with stories, anecdotes and practical tools for navigating success in the workplace as a black person.
    Published by @DKBooks, available from many major outlets this is a book written to #empower, #educate and #inform.

    Thank you @opeyemisofoluke for joining us and sharing such honest insights into your own career experience which ultimately motivated the creation of #twiceashard

    • 57 min
    S4 EP8 - Compromise or Sacrifice?

    S4 EP8 - Compromise or Sacrifice?

    Biology has it that we have no choice but to slow down and perhaps even stop if we take on the incomparable role of being a mum. But most of us are or will be working mums, so what does that mean? The BWWPodcast mama, Chantelle, shares her insights and experience of what it means to compromise or sacrifice in the world of being a working mother.

    Connect

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

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

    • 43 min
    LTAI - One Year Since The Black Square

    LTAI - One Year Since The Black Square

    This week the BWWPodcast Team sat down to discuss what it means to be one year on since 'the black square'.

    We explore the big question of what the black square meant and means for organisations where the performative nature of the black square stopped at the 'black face' of it, i.e. what we see in the marketing. Is having more black faces in one space, that is a single space, without actually creating a space, that does not facilitate diversity across the organisation and the needs of black people in the workplace enough?
    We discuss we way in which we as black people, especially black female influencers, have been on the frontline, of adding diversity to the 'black squares'. In what ways have we helped to make progress or did we put ourselves on the frontline of exploitation?

    As with so many of our recent Let's Talk About It segments, we conclude on the message of being comfortable with being uncomfortable. Let's not be disillusioned and stay active in the way you know how.

    As always, thank you for staying with us.

    Join us on our social media @bwwpodcastuk

    • 38 min
    S4 EP7 - The Dirty D!

    S4 EP7 - The Dirty D!

    Being a Black Woman Working is not enough! That’s right, we are saying the bag is not secure if it isn’t in the bank.
    Whether it’s the deposit for a new home or for investing capital into a new venture, there has to come a point when we flip the script and make the money work for you.

    We welcome @tolufrimpong, who helpfully shared her personal journey of how she and her husband adjusted both their mindset and lifestyle to have healthier financial management and planning and a fruitful bank balance after overcoming £36,000 worth of debt... no one wants the dirty d[ebt], so tune in and find how you can improve your financial wellbeing


    Connect

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

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

    • 47 min
    S4 EP6 - Mmm That's Spicy

    S4 EP6 - Mmm That's Spicy

    A light-hearted episode on the politics of food in the staff kitchen. Too many of us have been there and the BWW Team share stories on how they have navigated those moments that appear as innocent banter, curious questions, perhaps even microaggressions… maybe.
    Lots of much needed giggles in the camp this week along with some sneaky tips about the practicalities around being savvy with our lunchtime spending and ensuring that food at work is aligned to our fitness and nutritional goals.

    Connect

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

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

    • 32 min
    S4 EP5 - From career to property ladder

    S4 EP5 - From career to property ladder

    We secure the bag, live our best lives and then realise 'it's time' to fulfill other dreams and invest. So moving onto the property ladder... where to start? What to know? Who can help? Well look no further, Antoinette of @brickzwithtipz has graced us with her knowledge, dropping the major gems we should and need to consider as we turn to invest and grow our legacy.

    Thank you for staying with us, remember to share with a friend and stay connected with us.

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

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

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Jeni Diamondz ,

The conversations we need!

Really refreshing to hearing black women – often with differing POVs – talking on topics to do with the workplace and working lives as black women. Really important and encouraging.

Eva-933 ,

Sound advice, very relatable

I love listening to this podcast, a lot of the topics raised are so relatable and I realise I’m not the only one! Really pertinent advice and interesting perspectives offered by the hosts 👏🏾

Ly33y ,

Thank you

Thank you. I’m absolutely obsessed with your podcast. Thank you for not making me feel like it’s all in my head

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