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3-for-1: Imposing Imposture, Manhood and Feminism

DE&I Resource Library
April 20, 2021

For people to thrive diversity, equity and inclusion is critical. Yet finding time and resources to make a meaningful difference to organisational culture can be challenging. That’s why we’ve curated a set of online insights to fuel your inclusive practice. Each article in this series covers a key theme or issue in DE&I. Whether you have 5, 20 or 60 minutes to spare – we present these recommended resources to engage with and share.

If you have 5 minutes, try this:
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Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome

Now here's an idea...STOP TELLING WOMEN THEY HAVE IMPOSTER SYNDROME. This article is full of startling insight. In particular: 'The same systems that reward confidence in male leaders, even if they’re incompetent, punish white women for lacking confidence, women of colour for showing too much of it, and all women for demonstrating it in a way that’s deemed unacceptable.' With thanks to our Head of Coaching Julia Philpott for steering us towards this crucial issue.

Read article online

If you have 20 minutes, try this:

Violence against women - it's a men's issue

In this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that violence against women is intrinsically a men's issue. It shows how we can play our part in calling out unacceptable behaviour.

Watch TED Talk

If you have 60 minutes, try this:
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We Should All Be Feminists

Are you a feminist? Isn’t it high time that we should all be feminists? Chimanda Ngozi Adichie gives a resoundingly clear answer to this last question in her book, which shares her personal story. You can also watch her TEDxEuston talk on the same themes here.

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Watch TED Talk

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