Destiny - - Executive intelligence -

“Once there’s ac­knowl­edge­ment of the harsh re­al­i­ties of emo­tional tax on black women, in­di­vid­u­als can enhance their as­sertive­ness skills to help them cope in the work­place,” says Green.

Fa­mil­iar­ing one­self with com­pany poli­cies, HR prac­tices and pro­cesses is im­por­tant, as is look­ing for chan­nels through which one can speak up. It’s also es­sen­tial to focus on in­di­vid­ual relationships in the work­place, as these can cre­ate safety, and to seek out col­leagues who recog­nise and ap­pre­ci­ate one’s skills.

“There needs to a be work-life bal­ance, so you need to be am­bi­tious and work ef­fec­tively, while grow­ing per­son­ally with mean­ing­ful ex­pe­ri­ences,” says Green.

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