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Hybrid working: wellbeing and inclusion
Hybrid working: wellbeing and inclusion

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6.3 Intersectionality

Diversity includes all identities. It is about the representation of difference. Whether you identify by your ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics you may have noted in the last activity, you have many identities and you are part of many communities. Why does this matter in the workplace? Because each identity provides a person with a relative level of privilege over, or disadvantage to, any other person – this means every person has a specific level of disadvantage in society based on their converging identities.

‘Intersectionality’ is a term coined by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe this. Watch the video at the link below to learn what it means and what impact it can have on health and wellbeing.

Intersectionality and health explained [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (open link in a new/tab window so you can return easily).