Femily and Ethical Allyship And She Spoke

    • Entrepreneurship

Lately, we’ve been paying a lot more attention to bias around us - gender bias, wealth bias, and of course, racial bias.  As white women, we’ve never really had to face the burden of racial bias. It’s on us to check our privilege, continue having these important conversations, and educate ourselves on how to dispel bias by being the best allies we can.  And do ALL of that in a way that goes beyond posting a black square on social media.  Today’s guest, Femily, has made it her mission to help businesses get allyship right.  A feminist thought leader, management consultant, and organizational change expert, Femily is familiar with teaching male-led and majority male organizations about gender equality, inclusiveness, and gender allyship.  And with her work studying whiteness and white privilege, it felt natural for her to also advise white-led businesses on how to do things right in the current racial climate.  In today’s episode, Femily talks about why silence is violence and the danger of thinking you’ve done your part by just posting a black square on social media.  She also breaks down how white businesses should make allyship a long-term process ingrained in the core fibre of their operations instead of simply trying to slap ‘anti-racist lipstick on a racist pig.’  The conversation we had with Femily, while empowering and inspiring, was not an easy one to have.  But these conversations rarely ever are.  While serious discourse around white allyship should’ve happened a long time ago, it’s better late than ever. The onus is on us to continue it.  And this episode is the perfect place to start.    Here’s a peek at what else you can expect: Femily’s education and how it’s helped her What changes she’s noticing in protests and activism now How female and male white-led companies greatly differ in their response to #blacklivesmatter The immediate business reaction female (especially WOC) entrepreneurs have to the pandemic How to balance social media and real world activism Femily’s anxieties despite all the positive changes in allyship right now RESOURCES Femily  - Website Femily - Instagram Future Thought Leaders - Webinar This Week’s Joy: Like many of us, Femily has been loving the new season of Queer Eye and the commitment of our Fab Five to helping people and making the world the best it can be.    This Week’s Hustle: Femily’s Hustle is a nugget of wisdom courtesy of her ‘Future Thought Leaders’ webinar: Get people clapping.  Oftentimes, the most nerve wracking part of public speaking is those first two minutes where it’s maddeningly silent and everyone in the audience is just staring at you. So if you can get them to clap and put a smile on their faces in any way, public speaking becomes a lot easier! This podcast is brought to you by Namastream This podcast is brought to you by the Namastream software platform. Namastream is an easy to use platform that helps you build and sell your own courses, memberships and live-streamed programs. Go from idea to open for business in just minutes. Unlike other startups, Namastream was created by women for women. If you're looking for a simple, streamlined way to build and grow an online business. You can learn more at Namastream.com Know Your Numbers In our business, we're big fans of financial literacy and accountability. Knowing your numbers is an essential aspect of building a successful business and inherent responsibility for any entrepreneur.  What you focus on grows, so pay attention to your money. We use Bench for our bookkeeping. It's simple, elegant and saves us so many hours that would otherwise be spent neck-deep in receipts on the other side of a spreadsheet. Each month our transactions are automatically imported into Bench and we get on-demand financial reports. We even enjoy opening up our profit and loss sta

Lately, we’ve been paying a lot more attention to bias around us - gender bias, wealth bias, and of course, racial bias.  As white women, we’ve never really had to face the burden of racial bias. It’s on us to check our privilege, continue having these important conversations, and educate ourselves on how to dispel bias by being the best allies we can.  And do ALL of that in a way that goes beyond posting a black square on social media.  Today’s guest, Femily, has made it her mission to help businesses get allyship right.  A feminist thought leader, management consultant, and organizational change expert, Femily is familiar with teaching male-led and majority male organizations about gender equality, inclusiveness, and gender allyship.  And with her work studying whiteness and white privilege, it felt natural for her to also advise white-led businesses on how to do things right in the current racial climate.  In today’s episode, Femily talks about why silence is violence and the danger of thinking you’ve done your part by just posting a black square on social media.  She also breaks down how white businesses should make allyship a long-term process ingrained in the core fibre of their operations instead of simply trying to slap ‘anti-racist lipstick on a racist pig.’  The conversation we had with Femily, while empowering and inspiring, was not an easy one to have.  But these conversations rarely ever are.  While serious discourse around white allyship should’ve happened a long time ago, it’s better late than ever. The onus is on us to continue it.  And this episode is the perfect place to start.    Here’s a peek at what else you can expect: Femily’s education and how it’s helped her What changes she’s noticing in protests and activism now How female and male white-led companies greatly differ in their response to #blacklivesmatter The immediate business reaction female (especially WOC) entrepreneurs have to the pandemic How to balance social media and real world activism Femily’s anxieties despite all the positive changes in allyship right now RESOURCES Femily  - Website Femily - Instagram Future Thought Leaders - Webinar This Week’s Joy: Like many of us, Femily has been loving the new season of Queer Eye and the commitment of our Fab Five to helping people and making the world the best it can be.    This Week’s Hustle: Femily’s Hustle is a nugget of wisdom courtesy of her ‘Future Thought Leaders’ webinar: Get people clapping.  Oftentimes, the most nerve wracking part of public speaking is those first two minutes where it’s maddeningly silent and everyone in the audience is just staring at you. So if you can get them to clap and put a smile on their faces in any way, public speaking becomes a lot easier! This podcast is brought to you by Namastream This podcast is brought to you by the Namastream software platform. Namastream is an easy to use platform that helps you build and sell your own courses, memberships and live-streamed programs. Go from idea to open for business in just minutes. Unlike other startups, Namastream was created by women for women. If you're looking for a simple, streamlined way to build and grow an online business. You can learn more at Namastream.com Know Your Numbers In our business, we're big fans of financial literacy and accountability. Knowing your numbers is an essential aspect of building a successful business and inherent responsibility for any entrepreneur.  What you focus on grows, so pay attention to your money. We use Bench for our bookkeeping. It's simple, elegant and saves us so many hours that would otherwise be spent neck-deep in receipts on the other side of a spreadsheet. Each month our transactions are automatically imported into Bench and we get on-demand financial reports. We even enjoy opening up our profit and loss sta