Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.
For many people, the term “intersectionality” can be difficult to define. Plus, not only can the term itself be confusing, but how do we go about applying the goals of intersectionality in the real world, including at our jobs? While it’s up to senior management to communicate a workplace’s vision for diversity and inclusion—as well as to make sure that everyone is complying with laws regarding discrimination—we can all benefit from becoming more aware.
Bentley University’s Intersectionality in the Workplace: Broadening the Lens of Inclusion reports on a number of identity categories, including ability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and more. Through YW Boston’s focus on the intersection of race and gender, here are our five main takeaways from Intersectionality in the Workplace: Broadening the Lens of Inclusion.