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Alberta is Calling and Professional Racialized Women are Answering - Some, to a Rude Awakening

Lungile Tinarwo, a lawyer who moved to Edmonton with dreams of establishing her own law firm, shares her struggles as a racialized woman in the city’s workforce. Despite promises of abundance in work and opportunities, Tinarwo feels marginalized and alone in her practice. Racial inequality in the workforce is evident, with pay discrepancies affecting Black women in particular. While Edmonton’s Black population is increasing, the lack of diversity compared to cities like Toronto remains a challenge. Experts highlight the need for addressing racial discrimination in the workplace and suggest looking to other cities’ anti-racism plans for guidance. Despite the difficulties, there is hope for improvement as younger justices and initiatives to support women in the workforce are emerging.

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