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OUR CHALLENGE

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

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OUR MISSION

To support, connect and sponsor women of colour, championing them to lead fulfilling lives and careers.

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OUR VISION

To live in a world where everyone has access to equal and equitable opportunities, regardless of gender and skin colour.

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OUR VALUES

We’re inclusive, welcoming anyone who identifies as a woman of colour, 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.

MEET OUR TEAM

WOCGN is run by a team of volunteers, all with busy lives and careers, brought together by a passionate belief in the work we’re doing. And we’re so lucky to have the team we’ve got. We make each other laugh, share stories – both good and bad – and inspire each other on a daily basis.

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Mylene Sylvestre
Founder

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I co-founded the network for women of colour that I wish had existed when I started my own career: supportive, inclusive, impactful and fun.

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Haseena Farid
Founder

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Our network is a positive force, bringing together talented women of colour. We want to understand the issues – and reveal where inequities lie.

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Hannah Worthington
Head of Copy

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Women of colour are not fairly represented in the workplace and beyond. It’s a real privilege to be able to help level the playing field.

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As WOC, we don’t normally come together to discuss our careers – and there’s something amazingly empowering about championing this.

Carmen Stacey
Creative Director

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I realised from a young age that life is not for the faint-hearted – especially for women. For me, WOCGN fulfils a real need.

Aisha Sanusi
Web Developer

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I want to help women of colour realise and maximise their potential by providing the tools that weren’t available to me when I started my career.

Adeola Sole
Head of CRM