Shereen Daniels, Founder and MD, HR Rewired
Shereen is the Founder and Managing Director of HR rewired and Chair of the African Diaspora Economic Inclusion Foundation.
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The issue of racism has been an issue since the beginning of time. We have seen racism against people from different backgrounds. No matter how much time passes the issue of racism is still a major issue for many people. Racism against black people is still prevalent today. Black people are often targets of discrimination and violence in many countries. Why aren’t black people able to escape this form of racism? And what is the impact it has on society? Shereen Daniels, Founder, and MD, HR Rewired talks to us about the issue in depth.
[00:33] About Shereen Daniels, Founder and MD, HR Rewired
Shereen is the Founder and Managing Director of HR rewired and Chair of the African Diaspora Economic Inclusion Foundation. An advocate for anti-racism in business, and with two decades of international HR leadership experience, Shereen’s firm champions racial equity in the workplace.
[01:01] About HR Rewired
HR rewired is a niche consultancy that partners with companies who are ready to tackle and challenge the ongoing race for equality.
HR rewired is an advisory firm specializing in anti-racism and racial equity. With a mission to unlock over one million global conversations about race by 2025 (we’re currently at 54,000), we have partnered with organizations such as Vodafone, Totaljobs Group, and Duke of Edinburgh Awards to advance anti-racism and racial equity in the workplace.
[02:43] What are some racial equity or inequity challenges?
People need to understand that many of us live within a racialized society. And what that means is whiteness, and therefore white people are placed at the very top. Then depending on your ethnicity and the color of your skin, you go right down to black people being at the bottom and specifically black women being on the bottom.
[04:33] Proprietary methodology to support organizations on the matter of Racism
We have the Four-Factor Race Model.
R- Recognising the Problem: organizations take the time to understand what racism is and what it isn’t because we all have a perception.
A- Analyse the Impact: You are looking at different data points for your employees, your customers, community members, and service users, and you are trying to get to the root cause analysis to understand why some of those problems occur.
C- Commit to Action: What do your teams need, what do your leaders need to be able to deliver to this, and you’re always making sure that you’re measuring your impact according to the people most impacted by racism.
E- Empower for Changes: How do you unlock your organization’s ability to have everybody. Be a part of the solution, so it’s not just a leadership thing. This is about how you give everybody the tools, the confidence, and the support to be able to change their behaviors, be supported to build positive habits and also be active allies, and to also know when to intervene.
[16:10] Where does the accountability lie to make a change?
My purpose is around black liberation. The accountability lies with us. All of us with melanin in our skin we’ve been too accepting of racism, we’ve been too accepting of the impacts of colonialism and imperialism, and we have forgotten that we can empower ourselves.
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Shereen is Founder + Managing Director of HR rewired and Chair of the African Diaspora Economic Inclusion Foundation. An advocate for anti-racism in business, and with two decades of international HR leadership experience, Shereen’s firm champions racial equity in the workplace.
Devised from her extensive experience, Shereen’s bespoke diagnostic approach combined with her personable candour supports internationally recognised corporates and household brands as they work towards dismantling systemic racism across their organisational structures.