24-28 October 2022

Black Introvert Week UK

Black Introvert Week UK falls on the final week of Black History Month and seeks to give voice to one of the country’s most misunderstood communities.



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Why is this needed?

Research suggests that extroverts achieve a higher earning potential than their introvert colleagues, are more likely to gain promotion and achieve higher performance evaluations. This has obvious implications in the debate on race disparity, equality of opportunity and how best to tackle the ethnicity pay gap.

That is the driving force behind Black Introvert Week (BIW), which launched during Black History Month 2021. 

Unlocking the talents of all personalities will not only lead to a happier workplace but will improve employee retention, boost the bottom line and create an agenda of inclusivity that is more than skin deep.

What to expect

Running in the last week in October every year, the campaign focuses on educating organisations to think in greater depth about the personality diversity and intersectionality of Black employees through panel discussions, thought leadership and social campaigns.

Use the panel below to get you and your colleagues ready for the big event.

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Download your free Black Introvert Week UK guide, packed with tips and advice for employers and introvert professionals.


Hear the story behind Black Introvert Week UK, in the words of its founder, Richard Etienne.


Download Black Introvert

Week UK logos and artwork for use on your online channels.


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