Renowned speaker and activist Lydia Amoah reflects on the powerful experience of Black at Cannes, a celebration of Black excellence and true inclusion. Through intimate conversations and profound reflections in the unique setting of the White House, professionals and experts from the African diaspora gathered to explore representation, cross-cultural opportunities, and openness.
The best excerpt from the provided article discusses the creation of the Black Talent Charter, which aims to increase the representation of Black professionals in financial and professional services and create a more equitable workforce reflective of the UK working population. The author notes that race equity is a moral imperative and argues that the current rate of progress is unacceptable. They highlight the findings of reports that demonstrate the systemic obstacles faced by Black professionals in developing successful careers in these fields, including limited access to lucrative work and entrenched stereotypes. The author believes that the Black Talent Charter goes beyond the establishment of targets for individual businesses by offering support for Black professionals and providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices.