August 2022 Newsletter Newsletter

Runnymede Trust Report on Racism against Women at Work: Broken Ladders

This report, written in collaboration with the Fawcett Society, found that three-quarters of women of colour experience racism at work. It is the norm that they are forced to endure harmful, pervasive and entrenched racism at every stage of their career journey. As a result, many ‘change themselves’ to fit in: they change their language, their hairstyle, and even their name. Almost two-fifths of the women said that their wellbeing had been impacted by their lack of progression and slightly more said that not being promoted affected their motivation. More than a quarter reported that a manager had blocked their career progression and more than two-fifths reported that they had been passed over for promotion despite good feedback. To read more, go to