Recently I had an opportunity to be on panel at work to discuss , share the challenges of colored women and how to overcome. Would like to share some of my thoughts here too.
We all know it happens but how we take it is upto us. We live in 21st century and this technology world and here everything is available to everyone. Lot of opportunities are there and we just need to follow our interest. There are times I want to question people and put some sense into them and there are times I don’t care.
I do make sure that I don’t do that to others and I acknowledge ppl when they do something extra , special or do a good job. You know constructive criticism is helpful for us to grow. For example, when ppl come to work at my home , if they are good I pay them extra. We all love good deals but when someone is sweating to fix , clean my home I pay them what their job is worth and not try to find deal there. People who work for me all the time, do get bonus end of the year. I would get mad if i don’t get bonus so I feel they should receive too. Just be fair in general and everyone around us will be happy.
Unconscious bias is a big thing now a days . And my thought is that companies have lot of diversity events and everyone should be encouraged to participate. That way we meet diverse group of people and we learn to see everyone, everything the way it is. Our minds are so conditioned that we keep doing, thinking things the way we learned ages back that doesn’t work in today’s environment.
For any job , at home or at corporate when we find right person for the right job, everyone wins and makes our life easy and fun. I do encourage everyone to have diverse friends and participate in diverse events. It’s fun and you learn new things while having fun.
After all, there’s only one mind.
PS: By the way, 2 Moringa finally after so many attempts sprouted . That’s the picture.