When it comes to inclusion work, there is often a lack of attention paid to intersectionality. For example, a person of color will experience institutional racism. A woman will experience institutional sexism. And a woman of color will experience both. Their experiences of racism and sexism are intertwined, and cannot just be examined alone. And solutions to these institutional issues cannot just focus on one or the other. We need to look at how everything is interconnected.
Brittany Packnett’s talk is a fantastic example of viewing something with an intersectional perspective. She’s not just talking about women in leadership, or women of color in leadership, or young women in leadership. She’s talking about all of it. And it all matters.