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Episode 29: Centering Women – It’s More Than Lip Service

Listen to Anne Price and Jhumpa Bhattacharya discuss the work of lifting up women and centering Blackness as they reflect on recent trends and ponder new frontiers in racial and gender justice.

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Follow Anne and Jhumpa on Twitter at @AnnePriceICCED and @jhumpa_b and stay connected to learn more about Insight’s forthcoming work on Centering Blackness.

“We still have a long way to go in terms of understanding what it truly means to support women and to support women of color.”

What would it look like to truly commit to advancing racial and gender equity? Insight’s Anne Price and Jhumpa Bhattacharya joined the podcast to explore this theme while reflecting on recent trends in the field and the future of racial and gender justice work.

Considering what it would look like to authentically center women, Anne and Jhumpa discussed ways to mine the untapped value of women’s roles and expertise in the economy, including investing them with not only the power to truly lead, but the freedom to fail, through ideation and innovation in the field.

Highlighting recent and forthcoming work, Anne and Jhumpa also explored the idea of Centering Blackness as a critical lens to break new ground in exposing and countering the deep-seated racial inequities shaping our country’s economy and society.

By Centering Blackness, we can not only challenge ourselves to reconsider the structures of our society and economy but recognize the ways that anti-Blackness affects us all:

“I think that [centering and deconstructing anti-Blackness] helps us deal with race and racism in a way that actually doesn’t divide us but actually unifies us – actually helps us build multi-ethnic and racial solidarity,” says Anne, “because we can see how we’re connected through something that was constructed, through something that is threaded through systems and rules and policies and practice and culture.”