Diversity & Inclusion initiatives - netwomen.co

Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

Lifted is a fresh new community of ethnic minority women in business, and in careers, supporting each other to rise and achieve their goals. 

There will be regular events on the Netwomen.co platform, where you can :  

  • Learn from the struggles of women making all the moves 
  • Feel supported in your business growth or career building 
  • Get inspiration and advice from women who ‘got there’  
  • Get support in dealing with workplace microaggressions and stereotyping 
  • Share opportunities 
  • Share knowledge  
  • Gain encouragement and tools to promote diversity in your place of work 
  • Network with like minded sisters 

The struggles faced by minorities have been a hot topic of discussion, and black Instagram squares, over the past year 

Now is the time for action.  

Minority women have the double whammy to deal with of not only facing discrimination based on race and ethnicity, but their gender, too. Change is well overdue.  

While there are some great inspirational stories of women from ethnic minorities who have made it to the top of their game, it can be exhausting trying to navigate the path to success alone. 

Enter LIFTED. When women come together and support each other’s efforts, cheerleading success within their ranks, and looking for ways to build each other up, they are a force to be reckoned with! You are invited to join other hard-working women as you navigate the challenges, make your impact on the world, and grow your business, your career or your ‘side gig’ into the next success story.  

You’ll be in a group of wonderful women who accept each other and celebrate diversity. You’ll feel like you DO fit in, your ideas ARE valid, and that you CAN achieve your dreams. Support each other to smash those glass ceilings and be Lifted up to the place you are meant to be. 

Lifted is run by Paula Shutt, an Edinburgh Marketing Consultant, Charity Director and mum of two. Paula knows what it’s like to be the only person of colour in the Boardroom, and is on a mission to change things for the better for minority women in the workplace.  

Monthly events are £10, or free to Netwomen members book on the app. 

2 week DEI program

Program Cohort start 3rd February 2022

Program Cycle 

  • Week 1: Wednesday, 2nd Feb & Thursday, 3rd Feb 
  • Week 2: Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th Feb 1:1 coaching 1 hour appointments

 Our 2022 cohort starts on 3rd Feb Netwomen.co will launch its’ cycle of an exciting DEI program that responds to this and other questions.

The Anti-Racist Global Citizen™ Learning and Action Program, is a 2-week live study program that explores intersectional facets of inclusion and equality in a non-judgmental safe space.

The Anti-Racist Global Citizen™ Learning and Action Program provides support for building increased awareness, critical thinking, and application of inclusive practice.

Using a combination of small-group co-facilitated discussion, knowledge sharing, and reflection-based experiential learning, participants will delve into a range of issues deepening their understanding of overt and nuanced forms of bias, racism, and discrimination.

This foundational program strengthens the quality of team engagement increases productivity while building organizational capacity to structure responsive, sustainable frameworks for informed decision-making and effective inclusive practice. Further, It complements any existing DEI activity.

The maximum participant size is 15 per program cycle. The program begins 2nd Feb 2022. Register ASAP and get your place.

With Bayo Callender & co facilitator/CEO netwomen Pinky Ghadiali

Bayo Callender is an international human rights attorney, mediator, trainer, and coach with former UN experience at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.

She brings more than 20 years of experience in organizational change development, strategic planning, HR management, and human rights advocacy through the lens of inclusion and diversity. She is a participatory gender and diversity audit facilitator and a rostered expert in human rights investigation.

Pinky Ghadiali is a women’s transformational life and business coach working with ambitious career driven women and entrepreneurs across the UK and globe. She is passionate about helping her clients become empowered to achieve personal and professional goals with purpose, drive and vision. Whether it’s asking for a promotion or chasing leads and closing business deals, believing in yourself is the first step towards creating a life you love. She will help you create your killer mindset that dismisses your inner critic and overcome imposter syndrome to put you on the right track for professional and personal success. She is a master practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) trained with the co-founder Richard Bandler and qualified with Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) in coaching and mentoring.

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