Less Words More Action: Are Employers Failing the Black Community?

Like most (and we’d hope all!), we have watched the horrific scenes coming out of the US with despair. How, in a world that has enough societal divides, can we still be in a situation where people are judged by the colour of their skin?

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Lisa Pantelli, head of content & community

Lisa is simply’s head of content and community. She is an award-winning employee engagement and internal communications specialist.

Watching and hearing the news reports and seeing my own communities – from all backgrounds –  respond to this issue just makes me stop and think about how we can try and best understand how we can each play a part in taking a stand.

Since I have taken up the reins as head of content at simply-communicate, expanding the access to different and new opinions and thinkers whilst staying true to our position as digital communications leaders has been a key priority for me – and the rest of the team. We’re by no means there yet, and we’re learning all the time,  but if we can play a small role supporting our ENTIRE community to succeed by challenging thinking and encouraging people to actively look for answers, I will feel like we have achieved something.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been in touch with Ndubuisi Uchea, Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships at Word on the Curb, an organisation which helps to place brands at the heart of youth culture through insight. We’re planning on undertaking a piece of joint research in the coming months (more of that to come) but I was curious as to his view…

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