An interview with the co-founders of BlackTies — a new app and global online community platform where Black professionals, entrepreneurs and students can have safe conversations about their careers, professional journey and life.
We've all seen comments at the bottom of LinkedIn posts in our timeline from people saying, "This is not Facebook; keep politics out of this space." Unfortunately, those comments are sometimes directed at posts aimed at sparking up some important conversations about social justice issues in general and also impacting our workplaces, which after all are part of society. Yes, frank and honest conversations about diversity, inclusion and equity can be difficult. It means looking at the world from the perspective of marginalized people, and questioning received assumptions.
Professionals of colour often find it challenging to open up about barriers and biases they face in the workplace on public professional platforms such as LinkedIn. They fear being gaslighted, judged for playing the infamous "race card," or being accused of expecting to get a pass from doing the hard work to get promoted.
In this episode, we speak with three African-Canadian co-founders of the new app and online platform called BlackTies.
BlackTies is a global community platform where Black professionals, entrepreneurs and students can have safe conversations about their careers, professional journey and life. It's a global community fostering engagement, professional networking and vital bridges to companies and career opportunities,
My guests are Delmar Miller, Abdul-Aziz Garuba Jr, and Meryl Afrika. All three are well-accomplished professionals in the Canadian financial services industry.