Since May 2020, discussions on racial equity have gained momentum globally. Three Responsible Leaders from our regional network in Africa share some (un)learnings they have gleaned on their journey towards racial equity.
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The BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network is a diverse, collaborative, and joyful community that drives positive change. A Responsible Leader is a leader who, beyond his or her professional and personal duties, works towards social change—across communities, cultures, and countries. Responsible Leaders see challenges as an incentive to assume responsibility in a larger context, using their knowledge and skills, their networks, and their influence.
Meet Maya Mehta, an intrapreneur who is using her legal training to support the growth of sustainable finance at an investment bank.
Angel St Jean and Khalilah Harris are helping transform education and job prospects for black and minority ethnic Americans.
TSIBA is a social enterprise located in South Africa. Its vision is to challenge the status quo of business education with a values-based approach to teaching and learning.
Andreas Heinecke challenges prejudice by giving sighted people a chance to experience total darkness with a blind guide.
The Gender Alliance is an initiative that pushes for a feminist agenda to foster gender equity in line with Sustainable Development Goal #5. Julia Profeta Johansson is one of its members.
In correspondence with members of the Gender Alliance, Responsible Leader Shahira Amin is telling her story to inspire many young, ambitious women, showing them that their opportunities too are limitless.
Two Responsible Leaders from Brazil have started an initiative to help those who are most affected by the coronavirus in Rio de Janeiro.