Black and Great: The Careers Manifesto (Hardcover)

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Black and Great: The Careers Manifesto (Hardcover)



"An inspiring read from start to finish. It is not often you get to read a compilation of experiences and insight from such a diverse variety of Black British talent, who have all excelled in their chosen field. The wisdom shared in the book will be invaluable for budding scientists, politicians, sportspeople, bankers and entertainers alike." - Selina Flavius, author and founder of Black Girl Finance

Featuring interviews and letters from some of the UK's leading Black voices in their respective fields - including Beverley Knight MBE, Trevor Nelson MBE, Gina Yashere, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, Ronke Lawal, Kayode Ewumi, Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, JB Gill, Tangy Morgan, Alexandra Burke, Professor Patricia Daley (the first Black woman to be appointed a lecturer at the University of Oxford) and Ashley Walters - Black and Great is essential reading for Black professionals ready to make their mark in the working world and beyond!

Black and Great not only highlights the specific challenges Black people face in the working world, but provides readers with honest and practical advice to thrive and carve out the career of their dreams, whilst embracing their Blackness.
The book will share the career journeys of over 20 successful Black British professionals and entrepreneurs from TV & film, sport, media, law, medicine and finance through open letters and interviews, providing advice, support and encouragement to Black students and professionals starting out in their working lives. From personal branding to salary negotiation and overcoming Imposter Syndrome, this candid and inspirational book reveals their highs and lows, how they bounced back from failure, plus the best and worst advice they have received over the years.

Rene Germain is a Digital Product Manager, writer, speaker and champion of the Black community. She has worked at leading investment banks, professional services firms and media companies. In 2017, she created the Instagram platform, 'Blk and Great', celebrating Black achievements and highlighting issues within the community. She co-created the #Blackintheoffice hashtag which led to two features in Metro and being invited to write an article for the Huffington Post. She has also written for and on improving the Black employee experience and Black female activism online respectively.
Product Details ISBN: 9781529377637
ISBN-10: 1529377633
Publisher: Coronet
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English