SPARK Communities

Discover how we're strengthening professional networks for racialised individuals in Europe

Boosting the social capital of those excluded

Social capital, meaning the ability to benefit from positive human connections, can have a major impact on one's ability to move along the career ladder.

If you want to get ahead in the world who you know matters . Unfortunately, that also means that without a healthy dose of social capital, your potential growth can be stunted simply because you don't have access to the right people. And ultimately, this prevents upward social mobility for individuals full of potential. This is especially the case if you've been systemically and structurally isolated.

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Introducing SPARK Communities

SPARK Communities aim to counteract the social capital gap racialised individuals have accumulated by creating inspiring pan-European networking spaces for racialised individuals working in sectors where they are under-represented thereby building curative networks that help lift everyone's social capital.

The first SPARK community: SPARK DE&I

Whilst we hope to branch out to many sectors, our first SPARK community is addressing racialised individuals who are active DE&I professionals working in Europe. We hope to connect individuals who are natural multipliers shaping organisations' efforts to build more inclusive workplaces. If you have an idea of a sector that needs a SPARK, then don't hesitate to reach out and propose one for us to consider!

A community led by and for racialised individuals

SPARK DE&I is spearheaded by Community Chair Tamara Makoni, an expert DE&I consultant herself, SPARK DE&I moderates a growing community of passionate Europe-based DE&I professionals with lived experiences.

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Join our great pioneering journey

ENAR Foundation is building with racialised individuals pan-European professional communities that offer:

  • Virtual meeting spaces for professionals to meet their peers

  • Networking and professional development opportunities

  • A space that recognises your expertise and innate skills

  • Business opportunities for underrepresented individuals in their sector

Some of the cool features you can expect
  • A fully stocked resources centre to keep your skills sharpened; 

  • A job board to expand your professional opportunities; 

  • Monthly virtual socials to share your lived experience; 

  • In-Person Retreats to inspire and take you to the next level; 

  • Expert-led talks to broaden your awareness of what's hot; 

  • A digital community to connect you to your peers across Europe.