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Giving and Taking Credit

In this clip, two Black women share their experiences in the workplace facing coworkers who attempted to to take credit for their ideas. One of the women describes an incident where she was in a meeting with a man who was trying to take her ideas by acting like he came up with them despite her saying the ideas first. Her dialogue partner shares a story of a similar situation in which a supervisor plagiarized one of her ideas.

It’s people taking credit for things and just trying to take.. almost like trying to sap your energy, sap your power.