We invite Black professionals in various industries around the world to anonymously share their experiences living and working while Black. Even in the same industry, with the same position, even at the same company, every experience is unique. Be motivated and inspired by real people at various stages of their lives and career.
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What is your gender?
Where do you live? (Country and City)
What is your job title?
What industry do you work in?
What would be the first 2 or 3 sentences in a biography about you?
A Social Performance professional.
Describe the area where you live.
Quiet and provincial.
What are your standout experiences, living while Black in your neighbourhood?
None stand out, to be honest. Race has not factored in materially as the area is quiet but the city is multicultural.
What situations in your daily life remind you of your skin colour?
Microaggressions at work.
Describe 2 or 3 key events that helped you reach this stage in your career.
Nothing in particular stands out.
In what ways does being Black affect your job?
Micro-aggressions. More being African than black.
What are your frequent irritations around work and your career?
What are your key tips to someone Black attempting a similar career?
Let your work speak for you.
What are your future goals and ambitions?
CEO at my fortune 500.
What is your personal definition of success?
Joy and peace of mind.