18 episodes

The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani is about meaningful, long overdue conversations that will help us change the world of work as we know it. We’ll cover everything from discrimination, inequality, that (in)famous corporate ladder and mental health to parent guilt, boundaries and life’s beautiful surprises.

The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani Sihle Bolani

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    • 4.9, 7 Ratings

The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani is about meaningful, long overdue conversations that will help us change the world of work as we know it. We’ll cover everything from discrimination, inequality, that (in)famous corporate ladder and mental health to parent guilt, boundaries and life’s beautiful surprises.

    In conversation with Nadia Theodore: Centering Intersectionality in organisational diversity

    In conversation with Nadia Theodore: Centering Intersectionality in organisational diversity

    In this episode, I chat to Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada to Southeast USA, about intersectional diversity in the workplace, professional activism, leading in a crisis and what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught her.



    Connect with Nadia: Twitter: Nadia_Theodore / IG: @nadia.theodore.

    Connect with me: Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / IG: @sihlebolani / www.sihlebolani.com 

    • 43 min
    Being young, Black & grappling with the responsibility of taking care of our loved ones

    Being young, Black & grappling with the responsibility of taking care of our loved ones

    In this episode, I chat to Jacquelyn Joyce, a writer, co-producer of a web series called “Crescendo” and fellow at one of the most prestigious writing fellowships in the United States, Disruptors.  

    Jacquelyn shares about her journey from being a young, carefree Black woman chasing her dreams in New York City to getting a phone call that brought her life to a screeching halt...   

    Please note that Jacqueline stutters, so lead with kindness and compassion.  

    Connect with Jacquelyn on Twitter, IG and YouTube: @jacquelynjoyce; www.jacjoyce.com; www.ctheseries.com.   

    Connect with me on Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / IG: @sihlebolani / www.sihlebolani.com. 

    • 40 min
    In conversation with Adrienne Lawrence: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and how to equip yourself

    In conversation with Adrienne Lawrence: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and how to equip yourself

    In this episode, I chat to Adrienne Lawrence, an attorney and author of ‘Staying in the Game: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment”. We delve into some of the advice, tips and tools she shares in her book, such as how to identify organisations that are sexual harassment hot beds, how to identify the different types of harassholes and their enablers, how to strategically equip yourself to deal with sexual harassment and lots more.

    Connect with Adrienne: IG: @adriennelawrence / Twitter: @AdrienneLaw.

    Connect with me: IG: @sihlebolani / Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / www.sihlebolani.com. 

    • 38 min
    In conversation with Minda Harts: How Black women & women of colour can secure their seat at the table

    In conversation with Minda Harts: How Black women & women of colour can secure their seat at the table

    In this episode, I chat to Minda Harts, founder of The Memo LLC, Assistant Professor at NYU Wagner and author of the best-selling, 'The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table". 
    Our conversation covers barriers Black and brown women face in the workplace, how we can begin to change workplace cultures that are harmful to Black and brown women and what we really think about corporations' responses to #BlackLivesMatter as well as the impact of institutional and structural racism and violence on Black people.
    Connect with Minda: IG and Twitter: @mindaharts / www.mindaharts.com.
    Connect with me: IG: @sihlebolani / Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / www.sihlebolani.com 

    • 31 min
    Dear Anonymous: #WorkingWhileBlack in Germany

    Dear Anonymous: #WorkingWhileBlack in Germany

    In this episode, I chat to a young lady whose SA-based employer seconded her on a Programme at the organisation’s head office in Germany. She shares about her experiences, her challenges, what she was faced with being in a different country with a language barrier and the support she received from her employers back home. Connect with me: IG: @sihlebolani. Twitter: @SihleBolani_ and www.sihlebolani.com

    • 53 min
    Black Women in Business: Venture Capital, adapting during a pandemic and embracing rejection

    Black Women in Business: Venture Capital, adapting during a pandemic and embracing rejection

    In this episode, I chat to Britny Winters about her journey from Stanford to Wall Street and navigating VC funds to invest in her business, Upgrade Boutique. Check out Britny’s business on www.upgradeboutique.com and IG: @upgradeboutique. Connect with me on www.sihlebolani.com and IG: @sihlebolani

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Thought provoking Dear Anonymous Podcast“WorkingWhileBlackinGermany”

This podcast evoked uncomfortable feelings inside me that forced me to have an introspection that brought me to the conclusion that I’ve been conditioned to endure “struggles” as a way to prove myself. At first listen I thought Anonymous was just expecting too much from her employers,and that she should be “grateful” and make it work. When really she was asking for just basics. It made me realize as a black woman in Corporate, I maybe enduring more than I should and overworking to prove my “gratefulness”. It will be a journey to unlearning but thank you for forming the basis. Anonymous is brave and smart. Thank you Sihle the amazing platform.

Karabo Modise ,

Amazing mental illness podcast

I really enjoyed the podcast with Pabi, I learned so much about the “languaging” around mental illnesses.

Keep up the good work Sihle.

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