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Due to the evolving risks associated with COVID-19, the 5th Annual #BostonGLOWcon will be a virtual event.

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Saturday, March 21 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hair and Professionalism: How Hair Plays Into Work

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Given a recent report that showed that black women are 80 percent more likely to change her natural hair to accommodate social norms rooted in white culture, and are 50 percent more likely to be sent home or know of a black woman sent home from the workplace because of her hair, this is a true game-changer. Currently only two states recognize and protect against hair discrimination, which is directly related to race. My presentation will focus on the recently passed laws, how hair plays into professionalism and affect diversity, retention, and inclusion. It will also highlight how other can help create a more diverse workplace and how to advocate for for others.

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Laticia Walker-Simpson, Esq

Shelter Staff Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services
Laticia is a graduate of New England Law Boston. She has been practicing for 5 years in various public interest law positions. She had worked for HomeStart and an eviction defense attorney and currently as an EA Shelter Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services. She is a lover... Read More →

Saturday March 21, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT