Ready Now participant Ranjita Sen discusses how the programme gave her the confidence to combat the barriers she’s faced as a senior leader from a black, Asian and minority ethic (BAME) background.
Ram Jassi recently completed the Ready Now programme, which is specifically designed for senior black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders who work in the NHS or in NHS funded services. He shares his experiences of the programme here.
I think I know what you may be thinking….when I saw the advertisement for the Ready Now programme last year, I did not think of applying for it initially. Excuses that came in my head were: ‘I am too busy to make the application’; ‘I do not want to be doing a leadership course just for BME people’, ‘I have done previous courses, I know a lot about leadership.’
I am a black woman in a leadership role and those characteristics itself put me in an underrepresented category of senior staff within the NHS (Klein 2014; The Snowy White Peaks of The NHS). I could embrace this and seize the opportunity to be part of this exciting program or I could bemoan the fact that I and others like me were being specially targeted. Continue reading “Ready Now: A Personal Journey Leading to Discovery”