Farah Harris

The Impact of Race-based Trauma in the Workplace

A Talk by Farah Harris (Psychotherapist & Workplace Wellness Champion, WorkingWell Daily)

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About this Talk

A conversation about how Race-based Trauma impacts the mental health of Black individuals in the workplace.

Session Takeaways

  1. Understand how racial trauma/bias impacts one's health
  2. How mental health at work is an important equity factor
  3. Learn the benefits of self-care tools to improve well-being (specific to Black participants).

Facts Related To This Presentation

  • A study by the 2018 Boston Consulting Group of 16,000 employees from 14 companies revealed that most leadership are straight white men—despite over 90% of them having D&I efforts
  • Stress elevates the hormone cortisol which can therefore transmit maladaptive biological coping responses from racial trauma such as: hypertension, decreased immune system, & depression
  • 38% of black professionals feel that it is never acceptable to speak out about their experiences of bias
  • Black employees who feel muzzled are nearly 3x as likely as those was those who don’t to have one foot out the door, and they’re 13 times as likely to be disengaged.

About The Speakers

Farah Harris

Farah Harris

Psychotherapist & Workplace Wellness Champion, WorkingWell Daily