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.
Software Development Manager In Birmingham
What is your gender?
Where do you live? (Country and City)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
What is your job title?
Software Development Manager
What industry do you work in?
What would be the first 2 or 3 sentences in a biography about you?
A committed, hard-working man who sees the detail in everything. Always willing to help others achieve their own aspirations.
Describe the area where you live.
What are your standout experiences, living while Black in your neighbourhood?
What situations in your daily life remind you of your skin colour?
Driving a new Range Rover, people’s surprised reactions.
Describe 2 or 3 key events that helped you reach this stage in your career.
Getting a good degree. Being a good programmer. Being able to talk to anybody.
In what ways does being Black affect your job?
Only affects people who are surprised to see me do what I do.
What are your frequent irritations around work and your career?
What are your key tips to someone Black attempting a similar career?
Be VERY good at what you do. Be humble. Be confident in yourself. Know how to talk to people.
What are your future goals and ambitions?
Have my children realize their career aspirations.
What is your personal definition of success?
Achieving what you planned and worked hard for. Having no regrets that you don’t everything possible to achieve that goal.