“A society without black leaders and black researchers does not bear thinking about.”
Dr. Natalie Cozier is, among many other things, a black female doctor, scientist, researcher and consultant who has been subjected to abuse and harassment in the workplace, and in society in general, because of the color of her skin.
Despite this, she stays resilient, and this resilience has led her to have a very successful career in the technology transfer industry. She is now determined to make the industry that changed her life a more welcoming place for people from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, and in today’s episode she explains the work that is needed to make this possible.
Join us today for a very powerful and insightful discussion on a very important topic.
In This Episode:
- [00:46] Why today’s episode is extra special.
- [01:18] Today’s guest, Dr. Natalie Cozier, shares some of the numerous characteristics that make her, her.
- [03:00] Negative experiences that Natalie has had in the workplace, and in society as a whole, as a result of the color of her skin.
- [04:34] Natalie shares why she is here today to share her story.
- [05:07] The problem of not having role models that look like you.
- [06:26] How Natalie has kept going despite the immense challenges that she has faced.
- [07:24] Some treasured experiences from Natalie’s career.
- [10:54] Why the UK research sector lacks diversity.
- [14:06] Natalie shares some statistics which highlights the lack of diversity, equity and inclusion in the research sector in the UK.
- [17:22] The benefits of working in a diverse organization.
- [18:07] How the technology transfer field should be progressing in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- [22:10] What Natalie wishes she could tell her younger self.
- [22:57] Three ways to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology transfer sector.