The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani

The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani

By Sihle Bolani
The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani is about meaningful, long overdue conversations that will help us change the world of work as we know it. We’ll cover everything from discrimination, inequality, that (in)famous corporate ladder and mental health to parent guilt, boundaries and life’s beautiful surprises.
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In conversation with Nadia Theodore: Centering Intersectionality in organisational diversity
In this episode, I chat to Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada to Southeast USA, about intersectional diversity in the workplace, professional activism, leading in a crisis and what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught her. Connect with Nadia: Twitter: Nadia_Theodore / IG: @nadia.theodore. Connect with me: Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / IG: @sihlebolani / www.sihlebolani.com 
43:07
July 7, 2020
Being young, Black & grappling with the responsibility of taking care of our loved ones
In this episode, I chat to Jacquelyn Joyce, a writer, co-producer of a web series called “Crescendo” and fellow at one of the most prestigious writing fellowships in the United States, Disruptors.   Jacquelyn shares about her journey from being a young, carefree Black woman chasing her dreams in New York City to getting a phone call that brought her life to a screeching halt...    Please note that Jacqueline stutters, so lead with kindness and compassion.   Connect with Jacquelyn on Twitter, IG and YouTube: @jacquelynjoyce; www.jacjoyce.com; www.ctheseries.com.    Connect with me on Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / IG: @sihlebolani / www.sihlebolani.com. 
40:41
June 30, 2020
In conversation with Adrienne Lawrence: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and how to equip yourself
In this episode, I chat to Adrienne Lawrence, an attorney and author of ‘Staying in the Game: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment”. We delve into some of the advice, tips and tools she shares in her book, such as how to identify organisations that are sexual harassment hot beds, how to identify the different types of harassholes and their enablers, how to strategically equip yourself to deal with sexual harassment and lots more. Connect with Adrienne: IG: @adriennelawrence / Twitter: @AdrienneLaw. Connect with me: IG: @sihlebolani / Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / www.sihlebolani.com. 
38:41
June 23, 2020
In conversation with Minda Harts: How Black women & women of colour can secure their seat at the table
In this episode, I chat to Minda Harts, founder of The Memo LLC, Assistant Professor at NYU Wagner and author of the best-selling, 'The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table".  Our conversation covers barriers Black and brown women face in the workplace, how we can begin to change workplace cultures that are harmful to Black and brown women and what we really think about corporations' responses to #BlackLivesMatter as well as the impact of institutional and structural racism and violence on Black people. Connect with Minda: IG and Twitter: @mindaharts / www.mindaharts.com. Connect with me: IG: @sihlebolani / Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / www.sihlebolani.com 
31:03
June 16, 2020
Dear Anonymous: #WorkingWhileBlack in Germany
In this episode, I chat to a young lady whose SA-based employer seconded her on a Programme at the organisation’s head office in Germany. She shares about her experiences, her challenges, what she was faced with being in a different country with a language barrier and the support she received from her employers back home. Connect with me: IG: @sihlebolani. Twitter: @SihleBolani_ and www.sihlebolani.com
53:52
June 9, 2020
Black Women in Business: Venture Capital, adapting during a pandemic and embracing rejection
In this episode, I chat to Britny Winters about her journey from Stanford to Wall Street and navigating VC funds to invest in her business, Upgrade Boutique. Check out Britny’s business on www.upgradeboutique.com and IG: @upgradeboutique. Connect with me on www.sihlebolani.com and IG: @sihlebolani
29:17
June 2, 2020
Transformation, Lockdown & Black Privilege - featuring Coconut Kelz
In this episode, I chat to Coconut Kelz about transformation, workplace inequality, Black privilege and the unfair treatment of white people during the COVID-19 lockdown. Connect with Kelz on Twitter: @CoconutKelz; IG: @Coconut_Kelz. Connect with Lesego on Twitter: @LesegoTlhabi IG: @lesego_tlhabi. Connect with me on Twitter: @SihleBolani_; IG: @sihlebolani; www.sihlebolani.com
36:10
May 26, 2020
The truth about Organisational Transformation and Corporates’ commitment to inequality
In this episode, I chat to Bakang Khunou, a Social Entrepreneur Observer & Commentator, about the multitude of barriers to transformation in the workplace and what organisations *should* be doing in the interests of justice.
34:06
May 19, 2020
Recruitment and Talent Management in Corporate
In this episode, I chat to Buhle Mbele, a Recruitment and Talent Management specialist, about everything you need to know about how organisations recruit, what they consider, what talent management entails, how to better position yourself for opportunities and so much more! Connect with Buhle on Twitter: @Buhle_M and connect with me on: Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / IG: @sihlebolani and www.sihlebolani.com.
58:26
May 12, 2020
Dear Anonymous: #WorkingWhileBlack in Advertising
The “Dear Anonymous” feature is a collection of conversations with Black professionals who anonymously share their experiences in the workplace. It is a platform to ensure that Black voices are heard, stories shared and communities formed as we continue to fight for equity and equality in the workplace.
49:50
May 5, 2020
Leadership, Organisational Culture & Authentic Leadership
In this episode, I chat to Celeste Stewart, a Learning Strategist and founder of Bold Curiosity, a Graduate Development, Leadership and Learning Consultancy. We speak about culture, leadership, authenticity, setting boundaries and the existing conflict between wellbeing & productivity. Connect with Celeste on social media @boldlyceleste and @boldcuriosity.  Connect with me on Twitter (@SihleBolani_), IG (@sihlebolani) and www.sihlebolani.com
58:42
April 28, 2020
The relationships Black women have with each other: Separating fact from societal untruths.
In this episode, I chat to Phumeza Langa, who is a Communications Consultant, Freelance Writer and Host of Twitter chat #SistahoodHour. We discuss the complexities of the relationships Black women have with themselves and each other and how it manifests itself in the workplace. Connect with me at sihlebolani.com and Phumeza on Twitter/IG: @phumeza_langa
56:46
April 20, 2020
Being a Black woman in business: The good, the bad and the ugly
In this episode, I chat to tech entrepreneur, Mags Shivanda, about the challenges she has faced as a Black woman trying to build a business, assert herself and her expertise and navigate other nuances that are structured to hinder the progress of Black business
1:00:13
April 14, 2020
Black Women in Energy: Navigating spaces reserved for men (ft. Lungile Mashele)
In this episode, I chat to Lungile Mashele, a dynamic and impactful Energy Specialist. We discuss how she found her way into the Energy industry, her experiences of being in environments predominantly filled by men and the complexities of being an educated, highly skilled Black woman in spaces that find discomfort in your capabilities.
43:13
April 6, 2020
Personal branding: Can it be an asset for career growth and capital for career change?
On this episode, I chat to Onke Dumeko, Group Publishing Director at The Bar Group and Editor-in-Chief of DESTINY. ForeverOnke, as she is popularly known, is one of the most innovative and prominent marketing minds. Connect with me on www.sihlebolani.com / Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / IG: @sihlebolani. Connect with Onke @foreveronke on Twitter and IG.
1:00:13
March 30, 2020
Mental health, mental illness and how it manifests itself in the workplace and in our social circles
In this episode, I chat to Pabi Kgadima, Founder of the Pabi Kgadima Mental Health Foundation. We chat about different types of mental illness, stigmas, surviving 4 suicide attempts and how a lack of support in the workplace exacerbates mental illness concerns & triggers in employees. Connect with me: www.sihlebolani.com / Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / IG: @sihlebolani. Connect with Pabi: Twitter & IG: @pabikgadima / @pkgadimafoundation
49:12
March 23, 2020
Self-limiting beliefs and their impact on our careers and personal lives.
In this episode, I chat to Zandile Gambushe, Founder of Langalethu Career & Personal Development Coaching (Twitter & IG: @Langalethu_Coaching) about the impact of self-limiting beliefs, what lies at the root of these beliefs and tools we can use to develop and sustain a new, healthier, more empowering narrative about ourselves and our worth. Connect with me online: www.sihlebolani.com / Twitter: @SihleBolani_ / IG: @sihlebolani
39:50
March 16, 2020