Alicia Richardson is the founder of BlackCreateConnect , a platform that began as a WhatsApp group in 2020 to support black professionals. The group quickly grew as opportunities and connections were created within it. Alicia recognised the demand from companies to connect with black professionals and decided to create a platform that would facilitate these organic connections. Black Create Connect now offers events, a job board, and a podcast for companies to advertise and partner with.
Alicia acts as a mediator between the black community and companies, listening to feedback and advocating for the needs and wants of black professionals and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through her platform. She aims to provide meaningful opportunities and support for black professionals in their career journeys.
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00:00: Intro 00:05:54 BlackCreateConnect 00:07:52 Speaking and Connecting 00:12:48 Clubhouse networking 00:18:04 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 00:20:37 Diversity challenges for Corporate Companies 00:24:25 Opportunities for Black leaders often overlooked 00:29:45 University struggles, journey and advice 00:33:44 Creating diverse roles 00:36:23 Confidence-building 00:38:58 Networking in London 00:44:23] BlackCreateConnect 00:45:36 Global Connections 00:49:05 Outro
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