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.
Executive Vice President In London
What is your gender?
Where do you live? (Country and City)
What is your job title?
Executive Vice President
What industry do you work in?
What would be the first 2 or 3 sentences in a biography about you?
Pioneer in disrupting the energy markets around Europe, trying to give the world more time for the next generation, with clean energy.
Describe the area where you live.
What are your standout experiences, living while Black in your neighbourhood?
People asking our opinion on what BLM means, and education kids and adults alike.
What situations in your daily life remind you of your skin colour?
Before CV19- people crossing the road, holding there bag close to them.
Describe 2 or 3 key events that helped you reach this stage in your career.
Parents choosing ‘European name’ has in my opinion got me in more doors. Personality and perseverance in the engineering world.
In what ways does being Black affect your job?
I get to set the standard and open up the door for future POC. Lead by example and be more inclusive company.
What are your frequent irritations around work and your career?
The assumption that I don’t know my expertise area. That I speak very well. That I’m aggressive.
What are your key tips to someone Black attempting a similar career?
Understand the process manage up and down the company, get a subsection that makes you irreplaceable. Be proud of who you are. Nip microaggression straight away. Find a mentor.
What are your future goals and ambitions?
Build a Charity to get more POC into the boardrooms, and the experience needed to get to the next level.
What is your personal definition of success?
Being happy at what you do.