Last fall on LinkedIn, Beth Ellen came across Lazenya Weekes-Richemond’s article “Dear White Women in International Development” and she immediately knew she wanted to learn more from her.  Beth Ellen reached out to her and asked if she would be interested in a webinar for the Hive’s friends and colleagues and she said YES.  All funds from this event go directly to Lazenya for her expertise and to help her spread her message.

Join The Hive Collective  on February 24, 2022 for an intimate fireside chat with Lazenya Weekes-Richemond as she discusses her “Dear White Women International Development” article from last August and offers practical solutions on how to do development differently and improve black and brown representation in white spaces.

February 24 at 1 PM Eastern. 

Register for this impactful event here.

You can read the article here.

Lazenya Weekes-Richemond is a global health specialist with over 13 years’ experience in the international development sector. She has managed high profile global health projects to improve the health and well-being of some of the most marginalized populations across Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East, South and South East Asia. As a black woman working on behalf of black and brown people in a predominantly white sector, Lazenya’s work now focuses on disrupting the status quo, calling out the white supremacist, neo-colonial practices within international development and offering solutions to organisations to redress power imbalances and inequities. She seizes every opportunity to bring attention to health disparities among black and brown populations.

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