In this episode of The PurposeGirl Podcast, I’m fortunate to be joined by Sophie Williams, author and Marketing and Operations specialist with a focus on organic social media, who loves thinking about intersectional identities (especially race and gender) and how they shape our experiences of the world. She’s also an active and vocal anti-racism advocate.
In this episode, Sophie Williams and I discuss the following:
- The challenges in using terminology such as BAME, BIPOC, and black
- The importance of taking some sort of action, even if imperfect, and not letting the fear of taking imperfect action paralyze you
- The meaning of allyship (as it pertains to race)
- How to be an ally (and how not to be)
- White privilege
- How white privilege shows up in job opportunities and advancement
- Sophie’s experience as a black woman COO
- The wage gap, both by gender and by race
- Her upcoming book, Millennial Black
You can learn more about Sophie Williams and her work on her website (http://sophiewilliamsofficial.com/) and at her Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/officialmillennialblack/).
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About Sophie Williams
Sophie Williams is the author is the upcoming book Millennial Black – a guide for black womxn in their careers, and for businesses that need to learn how to attract, and retain, diverse talent. Before writing Sophie worked in advertising at some of the biggest agencies in London as a Creative Producer, Head of Production, and then Chief Operating Officer. Sophie is an active and vocal anti-racism activist.
Kim Currie says
This was such a great episode. I want to first thank you for your bravery on talking about these social issues and wanting to do your part to help understand the barriers we as Black people have faced for such a long time. Sophie Williams was great. She touched on some many important topics which I believe will help those who want to learn and take a stand on equality for all. Sophie also mentioned some great points when it comes to the bias we face when it come to employment and pay. I really enjoyed listening. Thank you!
Carin Rockind says
Thank you so much for your thoughts, Kim — I truly appreciate it. And I’m so glad you enjoyed the conversation with Sophie Williams — it was a pleasure and an honor to bring her to you!