How To Talk To Your Boss About Race: Discussion with the Author – Recording

February 3, 2022

It’s crystal-clear that racism is inherent to every institution in this country. But knowing that racism exists isn’t nearly enough—how do you push leadership towards real anti-racist action?

Diversity and inclusion strategist Y-Vonne Hutchinson helps tech giants, political leaders, and Fortune 500 companies speak more productively about racism and bias and turn talk into action. In her book How to Talk To Your Boss About Race, Hutchinson equips employees with a framework to think about race at work, prepares them to have frank and effective conversations with more powerful leaders, helps them center marginalized perspectives, and explains how to leverage power dynamics to get results while navigating backlash and gaslighting.

On Thursday, February 3rd 12-1pm PT, we had a conversation with author Y-Vonne Hutchinson about her book and how you can create antiracist change at work. We had an intimate conversation between Hutchinson and Catherine Bracy, CEO and Co-Founder of TechEquity.

We recommend picking up the book from your favorite local bookstore; you can find its availability in your area on IndieBound.

This book comes out on 2/1, so by no means do we expect you to have read the book to join! If you’re looking for a brief primer on the topic before the event, we recommend this article that features Hutchinson’s take on what policy is needed to close the racial wealth gap in tech.


  • Webinar kicked off at 12:00 PM
  • Panel discussion began at 12:05 PM
  • Q&A from attendees from 12:40-1:00 PM

About Y-Vonne Hutchinson

Y-Vonne Hutchinson is the CEO and founder of The ReadySet, a diversity and inclusion training firm. Prior to launching The ReadySet, she worked as an international labor and human rights lawyer for nearly a decade. She has worked with foreign national governments, the US Department of State, and the UN. She lives in Oakland, CA.

This webinar is hosted on Zoom; register for free to get access to the webinar link. We can’t wait to see you there!