“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
In celebration of this year’s Black History Month (“BHM”), Senior Associates Pooja Dasgupta and Wonu Sanda reflect on the BHM 2022 theme of “Time for Change: Action Not Words”.
In this podcast, Pooja and Wonu are joined by Jesse Bakare, a previous participant in CM Murray’s Virtual Internship Programme and future trainee solicitor at Slaughter & May, who shares his authentic experiences as an aspiring, black solicitor embarking on a legal career, and reflects on the importance of mentorship and role models who, in his case, have encouraged him and have helped to shape his decisions thus far in pursuing his route into law.
Pooja, Wonu and Jesse also discuss the measures employers should be taking to facilitate a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, with a view to recruiting, promoting and retaining black talent and addressing underrepresentation in the legal sector and beyond; and the importance of active allyship against racism.
We have set out below links to the organisations and resources mentioned on the podcast:
- Following the hashtag #actionnotwords on LinkedIn
Please also see our 10-Minute Talk on positive action here, in case of interest.
For more information on the topics covered in this recording, please contact our Senior Associates Pooja Dasgupta or Wonu Sanda, who both specialise in employment and partnership issues for multinational employers, senior executives, partnerships and partners.