Don’t stand alongside – stand in front – By Natasha Stone

Observing the news unfold over the last week, I can’t even begin to imagine how the BAME community are feeling at the moment. I’ve been watching events unfold with abject horror, disgust and such a deep sadness of feeling so useless that it pales into insignificance with the enormity of it all. Black lives matter. …

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Do we need IWD? – By Natasha Stone

So what is IWD? This year, the theme is #EachForEqual. With the website describing the aim of the day is:- An equal world is an enabled world.Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate …

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Privilege – By Natasha Stone

It’s a word that’s heavily loaded in many ways. The idea of privilege is that it’s something you’ve never had to work for, but you get treated better by others because of it. It’s often connected with social status, ‘the upper echelons’ of power, money, wealth, and more often than not, those with privilege are …

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The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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50 Years – Has it all been worth it? – By Kathryn Ladley

September is an important month for me.  It is the month in which I was born, the month in which I married and this year September is the month in which I begin my 50th year in Construction. In some ways it is easy and glib to say I don’t know where the years have …

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