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Colourful leaders

Step into the Light

Aartie is known for building diverse yet strong teams and is well aware that women and people of colour are...

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The Journey Never Ends

Born to Surinamese parents, Julien had quite the culturally diverse upbringing in the city of Amsterdam. His friends came from...

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The Price of Success

Born and raised on Curaçao, Ference moved to the Netherlands at the age of 18 to pursue a degree in...

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Owning Your Narrative

A very open and honest conversation with Curaçao born, Netherlands raised - global citizen Sue Stephens, who currently resides in...

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The Line is Never Straight

Born in Hong Kong, Robert moved to England when he was only 4 years old. He had a challenging childhood...

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Forging your own Path

Known for being empathic, versatile and a problem solver, Dessi wears several hats at IHS Markit across the Legal function...

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Leading with Compassion

Gyzlene moved to the Netherlands from Morocco at the age of nine to live with her mother who had immigrated...

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Everything you need is already inside you

It is our pleasure to introduce Willem Pennings, a highly energetic and positive go-getter who believes in the power of...

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Media

The Muddy Middle S2E3: Justin Carty

In this episode, we welcome Justin Carty, Executive Director at CBRE. Starting his career in residential real estate in the...

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The Muddy Middle S2E2: Shelina Janmohamed

We often hear from participants in our leadership programmes about a common challenge they face - feeling like they're in...

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The Muddy Middle S2E1: Ference Lamp

We often hear from participants in our leadership programmes about a common challenge they face - feeling like they're in...

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Black History Month 2023: Celebrating sisterhood among Black Women

In an interview, Pamela Wright and Remi Iyun delve into their transformative journey with Roots Inspire's Leadership Programme, emphasising the...

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Black History Month 2023: The Power of Sisterhood Among Black Women

In an interview, Akima Paul Lambert and Charissa Veldman shared their wisdom for ambitious black women navigating the corporate landscape....

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Black History Month 2023: The role of Allyship in supporting Black Female Leadership

An insightful conversation with our Co-founders, Sergio Panday and Melvin Spalburg, who share their perspectives on Black women's empowerment and...

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Forging your own path – my unconventional career path

In this episode, we talk with our special guest and mentor, Darius Askaripour, on his unconventional career path. Darius is...

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Being Intentional about your Personal and Professional Development

In this episode, we’re joined by Triston Francis, People & Organisational Strategy expert, ex BCG consultant and co-creator of the...

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The art of mentoring – how to leverage it in your career

In this episode of the Roots Inspire podcast, we hear from Claudine Adeyemi, the Founder & CEO of Career Ear....

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Diverse leadership styles –the impact of cultural heritage

The culture we were raised in has a tremendous impact on our values and who we become as a person....

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Articles

Community & Connection: How Sisterhood Supports Personal & Professional Development

As an organisation that aims to build ethnically diverse leadership pipelines within businesses, we want to continue to celebrate and...

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Roots Inspire Raises Funding!

We are proud to announce the completion of our funding round to expand our services across the UK and continental...

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Why are we so confused about racism?

I don't particularly like talking about racism. It hardly ever leads to a desired outcome. A strong word like racism...

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Communicating with Purpose – the Power of Conviction

Conviction has always been incredibly important to me throughout my career. It takes you to another level. Whether it’s being...

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There can be Only One – the Power of Authenticity

Authenticity can be defined as your actions, behaviors being in line with your value system, instead of being influenced by...

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Building Credibility and Trust at the workplace

When I think about credibility, I think about trust as the two go hand-in-hand and it’s something that I’ve always...

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That’s Okay, and Here’s Why – the Power of Perseverance

The startup you were interviewing with was just bought out by a larger corporation and the job listing has been...

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Communicating with Purpose – the Power of Conviction

Conviction has always been incredibly important to me throughout my career. It takes you to another level. Whether it’s being...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall— the Power of Reflection

Let me tell you a story…many years ago, I was one of the final candidates for a job I really...

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Building Credibility and Trust at the workplace

When I think about credibility, I think about trust as the two go hand-in-hand and it’s something that I’ve always...

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Knowledge bites

Expectation vs Reality: Why it’s not enough to “Look the Part”

It’s 2023, and almost all businesses want to look like they are doing the right thing regarding Diversity, Equity &...

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Failing up: why some climb the ladder despite mediocrity

Most of us know the frustrating feeling of watching someone ‘fail upward’: landing successively sweeter gigs even after professional...

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Why diverse teams perform better

In numerous studies, diverse teams are associated with business success. The evidence shows that these are not mere correlations, but...

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Performance and Empowering yourself

Contrary to common belief, how well you do your job has very little to do with how successful you are...

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Why diversity programmes fail

The powerful article by Harvard Business Review on Why Diversity Programs Fail has a few surprising findings. It shows how...

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Diversity in the work place is lacking at the top: Here’s why

In management positions across large companies, diversity in the workplace can be very difficult to achieve. BCG in partnership with...

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Soft skills for business success

Formal qualifications and technical skills are only part of the requirements for modern employees, as ‘soft skills’ and personal attributes...

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Mentorship: Creating a work place culture

A research piece published by the global advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles entitled “Creating A Culture of Mentorship” presented its data on...

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Mentorship: Creating a work place culture

A research piece published by the global advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles entitled “Creating A Culture of Mentorship” presented its data on...

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Why your D&I strategy needs to be more diverse

Although diversity has clearly moved up the UK business agenda in recent years, nearly half of the respondents in a...

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