This evening I had the honour to meet a group of professional black women from across London with a shared interest to mentor black girls and young women to aspire to meet their full potential in education and/or employment.
The speakers for the evening were encouraging and the stories they shared about their experience of privilege and support through their education and employment was refreshing.
It is easy to assume that everyone who is black living in the UK has experience racial discrimination. This is not always the case. What is interesting however, is that these individuals are fully aware of the plight that others encounter because of racial oppression and are able to empathise.
The event was organised by the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) a networking organisation supporting 1,200 voluntary groups and community businesses working on a national policy development, undertaking action research, and directly supporting young people from black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.
Their current project – Routes2sucess will be running for three years. They are recruiting professional black women in London to be role models to inspire females aged 15-25.
This is ‘our’ opportunity to support ‘our’ young people to be successful. I urge you to apply today using the link below.