How To Promote Racial Equity In The Workplace
To celebrate Black History Month this October, Susan Dwyer will be in conversation with Amanda Adé , Creative Director and Boni Odomene Co- Founder of Black and Irish, an organisation that is here to highlight and celebrate the identity of black and mixed race Irish people.
In this discussion, Amanda and Boni will be talking to Susan about what it’s like to grow up as a black and Irish person, experiences of racism, the importance of inclusion and understanding unconscious bias to promote racial equity in the workplace.
Meet Our Guests
Amanda Adé is a Digital Content Creator and Podcast Host based in Kildare, Ireland. She is also the Creative Director of Black and Irish – set up to highlight the struggles, successes and stories of the Black and mixed-race Irish community, After completing her studies in Analytical Chemistry, Amanda’s passion for creating change led her transition into the world of Activism and Social justice issues.
Boni Odoemene is a 26 year old Civil Servant from Dublin. He is a co-founder of “Black and Irish”, an organisation created to highlight the struggles and successes within Ireland’s black and mixed race community, and a Tik Toker with over 167K followers”.
Boni studied Law at DIT, was elected the first Black President at DIT Students’ Union in 2016 and then re-elected in 2017. Following this, he interned on Capitol Hill for a US House Representative as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Program in 2018, before attending the University of Birmingham to complete his master’s in international Relations with Diplomacy. Boni is now based in London working as Policy Adviser officer for the UK’s Department for Transport.”