Soundwaves of Belonging

Intimate and irreverent conversations with fellow bridge builders

What does it mean to belong? Join Annahid as she hosts conversations with thought leaders in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion about belonging—to the world around us, to the communities we live in and to one another—in a deeply divided world.

Enjoying Soundwaves of Belonging? Dive deeper into the themes of this podcast with Bones of Belonging, Annahid Dashtgard’s upcoming story collection.

Pre-order now available.

Soundwaves of Belonging
Soundwaves of Belonging
On Racism: Cheerleading Women of Colour at Work with Deepa Purushothanam, Author
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On Racism: Cheerleading Women of Colour at Work 

Deepa Purushothanam is the author of The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color can Redifine Power in Corporate America and the first woman of colour to make partner in the Deloitte’s history. Her 2022 book describes the paradox of women of colour at work: often the highest qualified yet most underestimated and underutilised of any workplace demographic.

In this episode, Deepa and I talk openly about race and power in the workplace. We swap stories about growing up in immigrant brown families in small white towns and the subtle and overt forms of rejection we both faced. We also enter taboo territory in talking white women, and why this group is often named as the biggest barrier to women of colour succeeding at work.  

For more on the theme of power, read the story “Boss Lady” in my upcoming book Bones of Belonging (now available for pre-order).

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