Candice Stewart is a writer with interests in entrepreneurship and education. She is also a blogger with a focus on life experiences and the teachable moments that they bring. Candice is passionate about the support of mental health and the special needs community as well as issues in accessibility, and inclusivity faced by people from those spaces.
At Lumorus, she engages in research for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) across various fields and the importance of incorporating those concepts in business operations.
She holds an MA in Communications for Social and Behaviour Change and a BSc. in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Yes, new mothers need to pump milk and breastfeed regardless of if their job places them behind a desk or in the boardroom. So, in the same way that employers will move the person with a broken leg to the ground floor with all their tools to function at work, a newborn mother will need bespoke work conditions that facilitate her journey into motherhood with allowances for her to still do her job at her best.
Women in the workplace tend not to reveal a number of health issues for fears of being a complainer trying to escape their duties. Some women try to hide this health issue because the occurrence of endometriosis is often downplayed as “bad period cramps”. It’s easily understood why any woman would choose not to divulge this information.
In discussions about diversity and inclusivity, we often hear less about how the special needs community is impacted. It may appear as though the community is forgotten and, that is unfortunate because, the community is Read more…
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