Black Women Working

Black Women Working

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

EP 0: Introducing...the team
Trailer 12 min 24 sec

All Episodes

Literally, she’s a runner, she’s a track star… Anyika Onuora, former Team GB athlete and Olympic medallist, joins the BWW podcast team to discuss her experiences of what it means to be a black woman working in the sports industry. As always, in our candid reflections, we look back on the importance of having role models and cheerleaders at a young age in navigating, motivating and pushing us into competitive spaces like sport and the arts. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Nov 16

1 hr 3 min

Imagine actually only working with and for black women. Seems unreal at first thought but this is the beautiful experience for black women working in the hairdressing industry. We reflect back on one of our earlier episodes on the topic of ‘hair’ in the workplace and the evolution of attitudes towards ‘appropriate’ hairstyles for work. Andree Marie owner of Maison Style Hair based in Brixton, London shares all of the positive experiences and relationships she has had during her time in the industry. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Nov 2

51 min 12 sec

The Black Women Working Team work to promote mental and emotional wellbeing for all black women in the workplace. In this episode, we're joined by trainee Therapist Adele, we discuss how black women show up in the demographic of those seeking therapist and get to understand some of our personal and practical blocks when considering therapy. This episode offers a unique insight to what it is like working as a black women in a field that can be considered as eurocentric in it’s approach but also Adele shares her own personal experiences of therapy and how that influences her practice. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Oct 11

49 min 22 sec

It's International Day of the Girl and the BWW Team share a reflective Let's Talk About It going back on the things that they have learnt and the things they wish they knew. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Oct 11

50 min 2 sec

Have you ever been lost in the sauce at work and you are not the chef? In fact you are the sauce. Enticed into signing up to a role, only to find that it definitely is not what you expected! So often we take on extra responsibilities at work for development and progression but are we actually the beneficiaries or are we being exploited? In this episode the BWW Team share experiences of how they have navigated this experience in the past and how they would approach such a situation now. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Oct 5

56 min 36 sec

For many of us, 2020 bought out the space, desire, and perhaps even necessity to take hold and diversify our income streams. But what about those of us who took the 'leap' just before the pandemic hit? The BWW Team have a candid conversation with Charlene Brown, Director of Howlett Brown on being your own boss. Charlene shares her experience of telling her boss that she's leaving to building and upholding the culture of her organisation. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Sep 21

53 min 10 sec

Yes, we are back! Welcome to Season 5 of the Black Women Working Podcast. We are very fortunate to have been able to continue creating content for you over the last year. Despite the limitations, we were able to make a few adjustments and do what we do. We’ve now come to a point where individuals and organisations are making decisions about to what extent we ‘go back to normal’. For most of us, we probably want a blend of the old and the new. In our first episode back, we explore our own personal experiences and options as we get ready to frame a new way of working. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Sep 7

49 min 42 sec

Now this is a conversation not to be missed. The #BWWPodcastUK Team sat with Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of HR Rewired for a candid conversation on what it means to do the work leading to racial equity across all fields. Shereen shares her journey as an self-employed, mother of two, being the authentic version of herself that she had supressed for so long, and why ultimately her organisation HR Rewired is necessary. If you are tired, tired of racism, tired of activism, then Shereen is the energy that you need. She's got that vibe! Thank you for your support Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Aug 19

52 min 5 sec

MP Dawn Butler was dismissed from parliament following her reference to the Prime Minister being a 'liar'. The #BWWPodcastUK Team sit down to share their adoration for seeing and hearing a fellow #blackwomanworking stand in her power and yes this is a sweet listen because 'the ting feels sweet'. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Jul 29

26 min 46 sec

This week Olympic Champion, Simone Biles, withdrew her place at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics saying she needed to prioritise her mental health, a move that has brought praise from high-profile figures in sport, entertainment and politics. The #BWWPodcastUK Team praise and rate it and we talk about why you should too. Sit down, listen and most importantly, rest. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Jul 29

20 min 30 sec

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

Jun 17

57 min 58 sec

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

Jun 8

43 min 29 sec

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

Jun 4

38 min 37 sec

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

May 18

47 min 17 sec

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

May 11

32 min 5 sec

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

Apr 27

53 min 51 sec

Everyone brings diversity in some shape or form to the workplace. Diversity allows for creativity and growth. This is a really easy 'concept' to grasp if you consider gender, age, race but what about neurodiversity? In this episode, we listen to Tyla - @autistictyla, founder of Black and neurodiverse - @blackandnd, who shares her experiences of navigating the workplace and ensuring that her needs are met regardless of her differences. A great episode, especially if you are a leader at work. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Apr 13

49 min 26 sec

Let's take a moment and talk about it. In this segment, the BWW Team get together for a safe space to share how we feel about the outcomes and recommendations from the report released by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities on 31st March 2021.

Apr 1

50 min 20 sec

Many of us have made transitions over the past few months but for some of us, we’re still waiting for that phone call following an interview saying ”we are pleased to say you got the job”. If you are struggling to get past the interview stage then this is the episode for you. @serwa.smith joined us to let us know exactly what we need to be saying and doing to get it right and secure the bag. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Mar 30

46 min 52 sec

In this episode we speak with Cherryl Cooper, not only more than twenty years in her profession but also with her company. Cherryl offers a breath of fresh air as she speaks on what it means to develop meaningful connections and enhance the ethos of your place of work. As a Black Woman Working, who has ‘been in the game’ and continues to rise, we put some respec’ on it and take a back seat, to listen and learn to Cherryl’s melodic words of wisdom. There’s hope ladies. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Mar 16

54 min 25 sec

Ok let's talk about International Women's Day. Let's really talk about inequality and illusions of progress. Let's talk about the intersectionality between gender and race and how that positions conversations about our equality in the workplace, whilst ignoring wider systemic inequality amongst 'other' parts of our blackness. Whilst we're here can we (re)define what it means to be equal? Let's talk about it, you're going to love this one. Oh and Happy International Women's Day, we ain't mad at it, just needed to discuss a few things. Thank you for your continued support. Remember to keep the conversation going - connect with us on social media @bwwpodcastuk Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Mar 8

45 min 31 sec

Welcome to Season 4 of the Black Women Working Podcast. Whilst 2020 took its unpredictable twists and turns, this year we can use that experience to steer and direct our journeys this year. What better way to kick start the season with an ‘assessment’ of the current labour market. We sat down with careers advisor Stephanie Ozuo - @flotuk and allowed her to share her take on how we should be approaching the labour market, perhaps in ways we had not considered. Is it about finding the job you love or going with what the market has to offer? Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Mar 1

54 min 27 sec

In this segment of Let's Talk About It, we had to share our thoughts and reflections on Candice Brathwaite being overlooked to present a documentary on the maternal treatment of Black Women in the NHS; a topic that Candice has documented and campaigned for her entire career. We question sisterhood at work, activism at work, pigmentocracy and meritocracy. This is a complex issue with industry information that we are not privy to, but what we know is that Candice was only seen for the purpose of exploitation and if she hadn't shared her truth we would not have seen the entire truth of this story. With Candice we stand. Thank you for your continued support the Black Women Working Podcast. We look forward to Season 4. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Feb 20

40 min 7 sec

It's an end of year special from the Black Women Working team. Join us as we round up 2020 and reflect on the unexpected highs and pleasant surprises that we have encountered this year. Thank you for your unwavering support, we are so excited for what 2021 may bring. Here's to Season 4, back early next year. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Dec 2020

50 min 35 sec

In this 'Let's Talk About It' segment, The Black Women Working Team discuss The Grammy's inviting Tiffany Haddish to host this year's show without pay. Our discussion navigates knowing your self-worth and value, negotiating pay and a reminder that you are the sauce ladies.

Dec 2020

37 min 39 sec

Secure the bag and protect your peace! In times of such uncertainty, we add to our stress or exacerbate our own poor health because we are obligated to go to work because of our personal financial responsibilities. It's time to talk about insurance. Amida of @_sheinsures joins us to educate us on the different insurance options available, what we can insure against and of course why it is essential for us to consider. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Dec 2020

55 min 8 sec

Leaving a job can be extremely difficult as you'll be leaving what you have been used to for a period of time. How do we find the courage and confidence to leave a job? How do you know when enough is enough? What are the signs that it’s time to leave? Listen in on our experiences on when we decided to take the step and leave, featuring our special guest, host & podcaster Debra Chosen. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Dec 2020

56 min 51 sec

There are various forms of support to access at the workplace and this episode we unpick the difference between coaching and mentoring with guest Coach Yaa Antwi-Nsiah, founder of Next Level Coaching. Coaching and mentoring can be very useful in guiding career progression and unlocking our own mental barriers, so do we wait for our workplace to offer or do we seek out a coach or mentor for ourselves? Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Nov 2020

53 min 4 sec

The Black Women Working Podcast team hit you up with our current affairs 'Let's Talk About It' segment discussing Kamala Harris becoming the first Black Female as Vice President Elect. We have the highest respect for this accolade, but we ask ourselves again what does representation really mean? When we have a seat at the table, what happens next? Another thought-provoking topic with so many layers. Thank you for your continued support, enjoy. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Nov 2020

43 min 51 sec

It’s the conversation that you have been waiting for… This episode we have a chat with a "Queen of Babylon". Not Sally though - we are joined by Valisa founder of Black and HR. Check out how Black and HR handle our questions on the role and purpose of HR for Black women in the workplace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Nov 2020

58 min 27 sec

Wellness can be a term or phrase banded about very easily, but we truly need to consider how we embed wellness into our routines both at work and at home congruently. It’s more than a self-care activity on a Saturday. It’s about lifestyle, habit and boundaries. Tune in and find out about the strategies that we are using to keep wellness as a priority for our wellbeing. Our special guest this episode is Ash Alves, a wellness advocate. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Oct 2020

45 min 41 sec

Who is still buying into the staircase, or vertical career trajectory? Many of us have learnt that as with most things in life, our career journeys are not always straightforward. The BWW team, along with special guest, career changer - Kathryn Tingle, are exploring the ways in which we can yield our skills, transfer them and pivot. If you are considering a career change, this episode is for you. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Oct 2020

54 min 24 sec

Most of us are familiar with the term "burnout', but in this episode, the BWW team interrogate the structures that impact the way Black women view and experience it professionally. We discuss the challenges of ideologies such as #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackExcellence, cultural pressure to work "twice as hard", and social media pressure in this age of "be your own boss". How can we adjust our approach to work, to ensure work-life balance, good health, and satisfaction in slaying in our own lanes? What does that look like in this new corona-impacted world? We explore this and more. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Sep 2020

49 min 44 sec

With so much going on in the world it can be difficult to speak openly about things that are happening at work especially matters around race. In this episode we discuss what it means to be an activist at work and the different forms activism can take. Thanking you for your continual support, we hope you enjoy. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk, #bwwpodcastuk Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @tolsabeni Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk

Sep 2020

39 min 12 sec

For this 'Let's Talk About It' we have teamed up with a fellow Black Woman Working, Cheryl-Lyn Bentley of the Break Concrete Podcast. Break Concrete Podcast centres on the experience of Black Women Working in the States and we are discussing the B-Words: British Culture, Black Lives Matter and Burnout for us and in comparison to our stateside sisters. We chat about how the current events ranging from remote work, coronavirus lockdown, and racial unrest lead to burnout, and how some of these issues are showing up and impacting Black women in the U.S. and the U.K. We also take a look at the difference in work culture between the U.K. and U.S. and Black women professionals can find a happy work life balance. Find links to the show notes at https://breakconcrete.com/bc015 Find out more about Break Concrete Podcast using the social media handle @breakconcrete Connect Website: www.blackwomenworking.com Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Jul 2020

55 min 51 sec

Oh! Yes we are back again, we just can't stop talking. In this spin-off episode we are continuing the conversations bought by black women in show business over the last few weeks, discussing both racism and sexism in the workplace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Social Media: @BWWPodcastUK Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

Jul 2020

31 min 3 sec

It's been a while but we are back with a 'let's talk about it' segment and the BWW team are discussing reparations after two large companies announced that they will be allocating a specific budget targeted at BAME initiatives, following the spotlight being on the Slavery Compensation Act amidst the #BlackLivesMatter campaign. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Social Media: @BWWPodcastUK Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

Jun 2020

28 min 51 sec

First and foremost, thank you for all of your ongoing support and welcome to those who are new to the BWW Podcast. It's the final episode of the season and we definitely couldn't predict the nature of this conversation. Taking an assessment of current times, we discuss where we are at in our own working lives during quarantine. Importantly for us, we consider the ways in which COVID-19 and the surge of the Black Lives Matter Movement can offer an open for real change moving forward. As always shout out to our production family at the Selby Centre, can't wait to see you all again. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Social Media: @BWWPodcastUK Website: www.blackwomenworking.com

Jun 2020

54 min

In this episode, the BWW Team are discussing being your own cheerleader. It's so easy to play humble, but is that putting us at a disadvantage and holding us back? How good are we at advocating for ourselves? Should we have to? What are the ways we do so? So many questions - tune in and give us a shout to shout out how great you are. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer, Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

May 2020

38 min 25 sec

The B in BAME... are we to be considered our own entity or can we be harmoniously categorised as one? This episode unpicks some of the reasons why BAME initiatives are problematic in the workplace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer, Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

May 2020

58 min 39 sec

So, how did you get your job? On this episode we share our insights and tips on finding work 'after' graduation. Listen in on some gems as to how we decided the table we wanted to sit at, how we got our seat at the table, and when and why we play musical chairs as we navigate our way through our chosen industries. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer, Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Apr 2020

54 min 51 sec

For all of our discussions on the experience of black women working, we've not hit on the fact that black women are underrepresented in all fields. We shed light on the barriers that are placed on and maintained by ourselves, and consider the question of whose responsibility it it to ensure that black women are equally represented in the workplace. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer, Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Apr 2020

45 min 55 sec

Episode 3 of the Black Women Working Podcast explores the somewhat controversial topic of 'earning more than your man'. It is an interesting topic as we marry career against the backdrop of stereotypical gender roles. For the most part, the men of 2020 are grown and see the big picture of our relationship goals - but we offer advice on how we might approach the conversation about our earnings with a partner and what might be some red flags. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Mar 2020

53 min 6 sec

Having a long-term illness and living our lives can be a tricky balance to grasp emotionally, practically and financially. As a black woman working, there seems to be a mixed dichotomy between being sick and being perceived as lazy, and in turn we fail to listen to ourselves and tend to ourselves and maintain the 'strong black woman' narrative. This is such an insightful episode hearing from our guest who has sickle-cell. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineer Sami Rebel for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Mar 2020

53 min 39 sec

Welcome back to the Black Women Working Podcast. It's Season 2, Episode 1, and this episode we are discussing how we engage with and manage 'drama' and gossip at work, whether we are the centre of it or dragged into it. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Mar 2020

54 min 8 sec

Welcome back to Season 2 of the Black Women Working Podcast. We are very excited to be back, especially with new topics and new content. This is the first of a new segment called 'Let's Talk About It' where we will be discussing current affairs relating to black women in the workplace. This episode we explore the tense exchange between actress Gabrielle Union and actor Terry Crews and pose the question 'should we look to black men as allies in the workplace?' and more generally if and how do we support others when they raise workplace grievances. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Feb 2020

48 min 9 sec

Here's our final conversation for 2019! A few reflections on our year at work, looking forward to our 2020 visions for the year or even decade ahead, and our goals for #BWWPodcastUK. Also thanking you guys for your support and the successful launch of so many important conversations. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Dec 2019

54 min 28 sec

In this episode, we speak about our personal experiences and spells of unemployment, the circumstances surrounding them, managing the mental impact of this, and repurposing this free time for future employment advantage. We also discuss strategies for managing the disappointments that can occur in the job-seeking process, and top tips for delivering the most impactful applications. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Dec 2019

47 min 40 sec

Thank you to all our listeners who actively engage and have contacted us with personal concerns in the workplace. So here we are with our first 'Safe Space' episode offering our thoughts on your experiences on being a Black Woman Working. Ours are personal opinions and not direct or expert advice. If any of our listeners work in HR or legal or managerial positions, we welcome your insights and guidance too. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Dec 2019

47 min 34 sec

This episode talks about 'Career Progression' exploring how we map out and navigate our steps forward, up and even sideways at work. We look at the importance of having workplace allies and how best to advocate and promote ourselves. Connect Email: blackwomenworkinguk@gmail.com Twitter and Instagram: @bwwpodcastuk Natalie- @mscarter_13 Tols- @iamtols Chantelle- @mscocolondon Rachel- @rachnjk Thank you to the team at Haringey Shed, Selby Centre, Andre Rodney and episode engineers, Sami Rebel, Wiz and Prince for their ongoing support in the recording and production of the Black Women Working Podcast. Artwork: Camilla Ru @thecamru

Dec 2019

47 min 6 sec