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Black Talent in Today's Workforce: Is There Enough? Or Are We Intentionally Not Looking for It? | Angela Shaw

October 28, 2020
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Angela Shaw is a teacher of good HR, and a volunteer HR leader. She views her servant leadership as the path to her legacy in HR. Angela believes herself to be a poster child for the underrepresented and puts her self in the publish eye to serve those people not otherwise seen. She is currently the Vice President of Human Resources at Campus Advantage D&I Advocate, a TEDx + Public Speaker and a Volunteer Leader. She is an advocate, a disrupter, and a black woman.

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When it comes to black talent in today's workforce, do you believe there's not enough of it? Or maybe, we just aren't intentionally looking for it?

Today, we're bringing back Angela Shaw to dive deeper into what every day feels like for a black person, especially in the workplace, and how people need to intentionally welcome diversity into their business instead of depending on systems that are currently in place. And how we do that? Ironically, it's not through large movements and aggressive battle cries - it's as simple as sitting down, having genuine conversations, and actively pushing for diversity in the workplace.

8:17 - Black talent in today's workforce: if there not enough? or are we not looking for it?

11:22 - A diverse workforce is a better workforce

20:30 - Diverse people often have to assimilate to the white standard of professionalism.

27:00 - White people don't consciously think about equality because they don't live in fear of prejudice.

28:06 - Change starts with cleaning your own house. Revolutionary change is expensive - start with small steps.

33:00 - Diversity - does it have any benefits to your life as a whole?

40:16 - The line between supporting black culture and appropriation.

51:06 - Lack of understanding is what creates fear.

1:04:00 - Small changes are more digestible. Dramatic changes create barriers and make people defensive.

1:12:45 - Being picked out because you're the only one is definitely better than being ignored because you're the only one.

1:19:50 - Angela's passionate plea to entrepreneurs
"Get to know people who are different than you, give value to their stories and let it change the way you do things"
 

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Angela Shaw:
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Engineering / Post-Production: Jim McCarthy
Art / Design: Immanuel Ahiable

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