16 November, 2023

Celebrating Our Sisters: Black female leaders in social housing

During this years Black History Month, on Thursday 19 October, the Racial Equality Group held an online event – Celebrating Our Sisters: Black female leaders in social housing-.

Part of Centre for Excellence in Community Investment, the Racial Equality Group was formed in 2020, amid the resurgence of Black Lives Matter in the UK. The social housing sector wanted to come together to share their feelings and conversations and to better understand how they could respond and take positive action. The group also promotes and celebrates Black history and culture throughout the year.

Member of the Racial Equality Group, Yvonne Philip, Resident Involvement & Wellbeing Officer at Phoenix Community Housing chaired a panel of 3 incredible women: 

The panel shared inspiring stories about their experiences working in housing, as well as examples of the challenges and barriers they have overcome, reflections on what it means to be a Black female leader, and top tips for anyone looking to follow in their footsteps.

The group holds evens throughout the year, you can find recordings of previous events here.

“We recognise that internal process and culture are closely connected to external networks and service delivery, we feel that internal action towards race equality can make a difference to the lives of residents we serve.”

Yvonne Philip

Resident Involvement & Wellbeing Officer at Phoenix Community Housing

Watch the full event here!

Celebrating Our Sisters: Black female leaders in social housing

The Racial Equality Group celebrated Black History Month 2023 with an event “Celebrating Our Sisters: Black female leaders in social housing” which hosted a panel of incredible Black women who shared their experiences, accomplishments and thoughts with delegates. 

Want to join the Racial Equality Group?

If you’re interested in joining the Racial Equality Group or have a question about it,

get in touch with our Head of Communities and Projects, Rebecca Rieley

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