Celebrating Diversity in Psychology
Celebrating Diversity in Psychology
Business/organisational/occupational psychology is an area of psychology focussing on getting the best out of people at work. It uses scientific theory and practice and applies it to career development, selection, assessment, stress and wellbeing at work and organisational change.
Our members are Black Psychologists who have studied occupational psychology. Our members span many industries including public/private and third sector organisations and have a wealth of experience and expertise in areas including, assessment, organisational change and transformation, selection, psychometric design and delivery, coaching, training delivery and design and diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.
We started our meet-ups in 2017 to bring together business/occupational/organisational psychologists from black backgrounds. We have been going for over three years now and love to share, experiences, collaborate and talk.
We aim to increase the awareness and visibility of Black Business Psychologists based in the UK. We want Black Business Psychology students and professionals to feel accepted and included into the profession by fostering a space where they feel comfortable and safe. We aim to spread awareness of the broad nature of business psychology and offer careers advice and guidance to those wishing to pursue this area of psychology. We also aim to foster collaborations with allies and other people who want to explore how psychology can be used to increase organisational performance and efficiency.
The members of the Black Business Psychology Network are mostly experienced and highly skilled psychologists. If you need any psychologists for selection and assessment, coaching, diversity and inclusion insight, action plans, training or organisational change please contact us. We are open to collaborations, to take part in projects or lead initiatives. Additionally, our members have expertise in other areas including tutoring, CV writing, photography and wellness.
We've had lots of events in 2020 and here are some of them. You can catch some of these episodes using the links below.
Psychology, Diversity, Inclusion and Racism event where we discussed how organisations can be inclusive and diverse.
Our third event in the alternative careers with psychology series, focussing on people who had studied psychology but are also entrepreneurs.
Our second event in the alternative careers with psychology series, focussing on people who had studied psychology but now are teachers, actors and business engagement professionals.
Our first event in the alternative careers with psychology series, focussing on people who had studied psychology but now are coaches, program managers and business change professionals.
Grace is the founder of the Black Business Psychology Network. The organisation aims to create a safe space for black business psychologists and amplify the work and voices of black people in business psychology.
Grace is also a Career Coach, D&I Trainer, Copywriter and Talent Manager. She has worked in both public and private sectors and specialises in selection, assessment, training, learning and development and coaching. Grace also works as a CV writer and career coach and her website is www.greatmindsforbusiness.com.
Sarah is an organisational psychologist who specialises in coaching and leadership development. She is an advanced Hogan practitioner and has worked extensively with teams and individuals within global organisations. In her capacity as a coach, Sarah helps people to find the confidence and inner strength to overcome their barriers and succeed on their terms. You can learn more about Sarah on her website www.coachingforsquarepegs.com.
Kaemorine is a Business psychologist, executive coach and mompreneur. She has over nine years of experience assessing and developing mid senior-level leaders. As a coach, she helps clients to show up more authentically at work. Kaemorine has an interest in coaching black professionals; helping them to navigate workplace racism. You can find out more about Kaemorine on her LinkedIn page. Kaemorine also has her own beauty business.
Michael currently works in Project Delivery in the Civil Service. His passion for Psychology derives from seeking to understand the underlying factors of individual and group behaviours. This passion led Michael to further his knowledge of work-related issues impacted by psychology such as leadership, diversity and inclusion and organisational change. You can find Michael's LinkedIn profile here.
Winnie is a Business Psychologist specialising in psychometric assessment design, delivery and training. She has experience consulting with companies both nationally and internationally to provide talent management and leadership evaluation solutions.
As an educator, Winnie combines her knowledge of psychological theories to her tutoring business - creating and delivering engaging curriculums for both children and adults.
If you are interested in hearing more about Winnie's psychometric design and education experience, please contact Winnie via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find her on her LinkedIn profile here.
Sylvana sees herself as a business provocateur who guides organisations towards behaving and being better. She is a successful organisational consultant, author and researcher; with a Doctorate in Business Administration and an MSc in Organisational Psychology. She is renowned for having uncomfortable conversations with leaders that lead to successful learning outcomes and behavioural change.
You can find out more about Dr Sylvana Storey on her LinkedIn Profile.
Kerlisha works with clients on leadership development strategy, planning, and innovation, to help them to develop better business practice. Her services improve the quality of the working environment by reviewing workplace productivity management and employee working styles. Kerlisha delivers excellence and value for money to organisations using qualitative and quantitative analysis to acquire practical outcome-based policies.
Sabrina is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Organisational Psychologist who facilitates solution-focused wellbeing sessions to improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals.
Sabrina also uses mental health and neurodiverse workplace strategy coaching to empower individuals to utilise their strengths to work at their best. You can find out more about Sabrina on her LinkedIn profile.
Derin is a business psychologist specialising in learning and development, and inclusion, diversity and belonging. She has successfully developed and launched unconscious bias training in several organisations and you can find out more about Derin's work here.
Arthur is an accomplished senior leader, with over two decades of experience strategically leading and directing teams to deliver the highest levels of performance. He uses tools and knowledge developed his academic background, an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology and an MA Human Resource Management.
He is passionate about the ability of psychology to metamorphose lives so they can achieve their best. You can find out more about Arthur here on his LinkedIn profile.
Mimie is a HR professional, with over 16 years of experience and combines her knowledge of generalist HR with Occupational Psychology. She works as an accomplished coach and freelance HR consultant providing remote/online/virtual HR services to small service based businesses. You can find out more about Mimie from her LinkedIn profile.
Norma is aims to create organisational change and make an impact on the issue of racism, diversity and inclusion at work. Norma takes a solution-based approach to consulting organisations. Her Master's Thesis research, titled “Don’t touch my hair!” Exploring the racial microaggressions experienced by Black women working in British politics’, was exhibited at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Conference in 2020. Norma is also an author and content creator, who creates ‘fun-ducational’ videos under the pseudonym Molla the Scholar. You can find out more about Norma on her LinkedIn profile.
This PDF is a list of resources about racism from a UK perspective. The list includes resources from several mediums, audio, books, films and TV, feel free to download, share and reflect.
We would like to raise money to help us to continue to support psychologists from diverse backgrounds, We would aim to offer free coaching, mentoring, and bursuries to students to help them develop and progress within business psychology.
We have experience in psychometric design, executive coaching, training design and facilitation, diversity, inclusion, wellbeing, mental health and organisational change.