In this episode, I talk to leadership coach and author Jennifer Garvey Berger's about racism, white fragility, understanding and confronting white privilege.
About Jennifer Garvey Berger:
Jennifer Garvey Berger has a masters and a doctorate from Harvard University, she is an author of 3 books and CEO of Cultivating Leadership where she and her partner’s design and teach leadership programs, coach senior teams, and supports new ways of thinking about strategy and people with senior leaders in the private, non-profit, and government sectors around the world.
Jennifer loves to write, to walk her dog through the streets of London, to scuba dive, to travel with her husband and their nearly-adult children, and figure out how to make whole organizations work better.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-garvey-berger-7b4a264/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/jgberger
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jennifergarveyberger/
Get to know Jennifer - https://www.cultivatingleadership.com/our-team/jennifer-garvey-berger
Link to Jennifer’s article - Confronting my White Privilege: Flashback in black and white
Link to Jennifer’s Business - https://www.cultivatingleadership.com/
Jennifer's Blog - https://www.cultivatingleadership.com/research-resources/blog
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In Episode 01 of Everyday Day Leadership, Jennifer and I discuss (times are approximate):
04:30 Struggle of talking about white privilege without coming across as condescending06:40 Silence is its own kind of violence08:20 What does white privilege mean?09:30 Changing her organisations approach to make it more diverse 16:00 Having crucial conversations around race19:30 Understanding the lived experience of black people22:30 What does anti-racism and allyship look like?29:30 Leaders should be willing to make mistakes.36:30 Leaders need to be willing to lose power to create a better world38:30 Why leaders we need to change who they are46:00 The next generation talking to their parents on racismTweet a Quote
“There is no progress without losing something that you had. Those people who have been clinging on, there is a better world ahead. Development theory has taught us when you put down what you had a better world emerges” – Jennifer Garvey-Berger Tweet this quote