LinkedIn Live: In Conversation with Lexi Butler: Layoffs – How Black Women Have Been Disproportionately Affected
Join us for a conversation with Lexi Butler, founder of Sista Circle Black Women in Tech, to speak about how black women have been disproportionately affected by recent layoffs and how we can support/cope with the flux in job security right now.
In 2023, mass layoffs impacted women across the board. According to Layoffs.fyi, close to 100,000 workers have been laid off so far, with more to come. During economic uncertainty, racial minorities and women are the most vulnerable in the U.S. labor market. It’s already been hard to face under representation in the workforce, and a swath of global layoffs is making it harder for people of colour – and threatening their advancement and taxing on a person’s well being and confidence.
Join us to learn more about Lexi’s work, hear strategies on overcoming current barriers black women face in tech, and learn how to navigate the workplace amidst layoffs and job search.
About Lexi Butler
Alexandria Butler (aka Lexi B) is a self-proclaimed Freedom Fighter and leader in building executive leadership and workplace equity in the tech industry. After several years working at some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley, Butler founded Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech, initially as a way to meet another Black woman in tech to be mentored, as they make up less than 3% of the tech workforce.
Today this community has over 15,000 members in a global online community sharing their insights, challenges, tips, and opportunities. In November 2022, Lexi B launched her most recent venture – a live show on LinkedIn Audio- celebrating and discussing the transferable skills that every person needs to learn in order to build the professional life they want. This show invites a different speaker once a week to share their journey and their lesson. Make sure to subscribe to Lexi’s monthly newsletter for career tips and more at www.lexib.com.
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