The amount of gratitude I hold in my heart to be able to say that I am a part of the culture and legacy of WDKX, which started off as an idea – a dream of founder Andrew A. Langston 43 years ago is unexplainable with just words. It’s something that I feel everyday I walk through the doors of 683 E. Main St.
The author challenges the socially accepted standards of professionalism set by Eurocentric views as she begins to interview for corporate jobs.
While we see a growing number of naturalistas taking roles of leadership in the corporate world, there unfortunately is still an invisible systematic mountain that is placed before women of color to climb.
I am impatiently awaiting the day when I see women wearing hijabs, locs, etc to work or on TV without people making them feel like some kind of spectacle.
Let’s focus on a woman’s knowledge, work ethic, and skill as preliminaries for professionalism instead of the way she looks.
Has your place of work ever made you feel as if your natural self was unacceptable or unprofessional? What did you do to challenge those standards?
Gentlemen, feel free to chime in as well. Many of you face the same natural struggle in the workforce. We want to hear your stories.
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