Past Opportunities

Leading as a Woman of Colour

A Workshop on the Tools for Resilience Needed by Women of Colour in Leadership.

This is a workshop for Women of Colour to consider and reflect on the tools of resilience needed in leadership.

Drawing from her experience in business and activism Kalkidan will guide the audience through common patterns of discrimination, micro aggression, and racism experienced by BIPOC Women in Business. What to look out for, who relevant parties are and how to navigate them. She will instruct listeners on tools that can help them realise their goals despite adverse environments they may be placed in. This will focus on raising finances and managing others. Crucially illustrating that leadership for WOC is often learning to navigate the biases of those in your network who may be gatekeeping your success. 

You will be asked to structure your experiences into the framework of your goals in order to build meaningful strategies for your life.

This hour long session has been programmed as part of a series of activities to support women who might wish to apply to the Women Leaders South West programme. This new project aims to enable women to tackle the barriers they face in becoming leaders in the arts.

About this Event:

Date & Time: Tuesday 3rd November 6 – 7.00pm 

Location: Zoom

What you will need:

– A wifi connection and access to the internet 

– The Zoom app downloaded on your laptop/phone/device. You will be sent a Zoom link & password on the day of the workshop


BSL interpreters Rabira Dachi and Pettra St. Hilaire will provide BSL interpretation.

Kalkidan’s presentation will be fully captioned. 

Please let us know if you have any other access needs to help you participate in this event. 

About Kalkidan:

Kalkidan Legesse is a social entrepreneur and black woman. As an ethical fashion activist, she is working to make the industry truly sustainable and truly inclusive. Find out more about Kalkidan at or on Instagram at @wowsancho.