Power and potential

A personal reflection

Action research inquiry question: “What conditions enable senior, white women to show up as anti-racist in their organisations?”
Tweet by Carolyn Parker in August 2021: “I am looking for white women, who are senior in their organisations, to participate in a collaborative inquiry into the conditions that enable us to show up as anti-racist in our organisation. If you’re interested, DM me and we can arrange a chat”

Anti-racism: the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organisational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.

- National Action Committee on the Status of Women’s International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity conference

Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard saying, “To say you have no choice is a failure of imagination.”

What action have you personally taken to make your organisation more diverse and inclusive? What self work have you done/do you still have to do, to enable you to use your power and privilege to address inequity of experience and outcome?

The Midnight Sky’s Commander Tom Adewole saying, “Why is it so quiet?”
Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard saying, “Fear is an incompetent teacher.”
Caption: “What are you personally doing to bring on the next generation of civil and public servants that look and sound different to what we’ve always had?”



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Nour Sidawi

Mastering the art of disruption in procurement, leadership, and change @MoJGoVUK. Reimagining the future of multifarious possibilities with @OneTeamGov 🌍