The treatment of people of colour has been brought into sharp focus by the murder of George Floyd and the resulting international protests against racism. The situation has laid bare the discrimination, economic and social injustices that people of colour face every day. Harsh realities, affecting every aspect of life.
Adversely impacted by both sexism and racism, the situation for women of colour is particularly challenging – both within the workplace and in wider society.
We want to see systemic, long-lasting change to the lives of women of colour – in the working world and beyond. And we believe our network will be a driving force for this change
To support, connect and sponsor women of colour, championing them to lead fulfilling lives and careers.
We're inclusive and welcome all women from the global majority (cis and trans women) as well as non binary and queer individuals, and we’re respectful – embracing the strength that difference brings. We’re open; we listen deeply and empathetically, and we celebrate individual stories, building connections so these stories can thrive. We’re creative and collaborative, fostering partnerships and cooperation.
"It was so easy speaking to my mentor about my experiences, ambitions and insecurities, especially as a woman of colour, because I always felt there was an unspoken understanding between us."
Mentee, Queen Mary University
To live in a world where everyone has access to equal and equitable opportunities, regardless of gender and skin colour.