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Just Five Things- Aging at Work


Our modern workforce is multigenerational. In our attempts to prioritize belonging at work, we must consider all the factors that impact employees, including aging. With Black folks making up roughly 13 % of the U.S. workforce, lending specificity to the aging conversation is essential. Raymond A. Jetson is the catalyst behind Aging While Black. He has created a platform that recognizes, “Black people face a unique set of circumstances that are shaped by the social, economic, and political inequalities they have faced throughout their lives.”


Women’s History Month allows us to see the significance of women and femme-identifying people in our society. The Black Mambas are the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit. This group of 36 young African women patrols the Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, in South Africa. Their work is vital because rhinoceros are a critically endangered species, with less than 30,000 living in the wild today.


At the start of the 20th century, there were over 500,000, but rhino poaching and habitat loss have significantly impacted their survival. The Mambas collective commitment to wildlife and rhino conservation is essential because rhinos serve a unique purpose in our global ecosystem. Speaking of global ecosystems, we should never forget that nature is one of the most vital teachers. Learn more about the significance of the wood wide web, an underground fungi network that inspires life and connectivity!


Our team at J Reed Consulting believes in the power of guided meditations and laughter! What a gift that we don’t have to choose between the two regularly! Hopefully, Meditate With Kevin Hart and the Laugh Out Loud Network will inspire you as you head into the weekend!


*Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending this virtual Fireside Chat: Divesting from White Feminism, on Saturday, March 25th, at 1 PM (EST). Check out the event page to learn more!


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