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An Introduction to Intersectionality in the workplace

Intersectionality in the workplace is widely seen as an emerging phenomenon as discussions around diversity and inclusion are evolving in the 21st century, however it is important to note that it is not a new concept by any means.

Merriam-Webster which describes intersectionality as: “the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalised individuals or groups.”

Other examples of intersectionality include common simultaneous social identities such as: ethnic groups, disability, appearance, height, sexuality…

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