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Showing Up Black And Latino In The Corporate Space

The corporate space can be an intimidating one where people feel the need to hide part of themselves. As a person with a diverse background, there can be even more pressure to fit a certain image and show up to work in a certain manner.

As we move into 2022, it’s important for Black and Latino people who work in the corporate space to feel like they can be their authentic self in the work space. Not only during months that celebrate their background like Black History Month, but during other months and moments of the year where the workplace can feel tense.

Authentically showing up in the workplace can look different for everyone as different work spaces embrace varies boundaries, but it can look like the following:

  • Enforcing boundaries that prioritize your own mental and emotional health

  • Engaging in difficult conversations with your with white peers

  • Limit censoring yourself and ideas

  • Speaking up

Two sets of reading list created to help you navigate are as follows:

What does it look like for you to show authentically to work? We’d love to hear from you!


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