Step up and call out my reflections

I first became aware of Sam* when my manager at the time told me we had merged with an organisation and we were going to inherit a new communications lead. My manager had a meeting with Sam first, and when she came back from the conversation, she said: “It went ok, but I think she […]

Five practical tips to help you work with a challenging line manager

Hands up if you have had to deal with a line manager who has been a bit challenging? Sadly, it’s not a unique situation. There’s a reason why Hollywood decided to invest millions developing a story line about Horrible Bosses, not only once but TWICE. Regardless of what level you are in your organization, you […]

If I can’t see A Leader Like Me, how do I know I belong?

In January of this year, Advita Patel and I starting sharing our stories about growing up brown in two different parts of the world. She, a first generation Brit and me, born in India, but raised in Toronto, Canada since I was three. What amazed me was the similarities of our stories despite an approximately […]

A Leader Like Me – Supporting the Diversity Movement

When Advita Patel and I created A Leader Like Me, we believed we were filling a gap with a program we wished we’d had when we worked in organizations. I have to admit that the program has taken on a life of its own and has the potential to become bigger than we ever imagined. […]