The inspirational career guide for young and ambitious Black British professionals.
Featuring interviews and letters from some of the UK’s leading Black voices in their respective fields – including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Beverley Knight MBE, Trevor Nelson MBE, Gina Yashere, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, Ronke Lawal, Alexandra Burke, Kayode Ewumi, Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, JB Gill, Tangy Morgan, Dr Patricia Daley (the first Black female to be appointed a lecturer at the University of Oxford), Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters – Black and Great is essential reading for a 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.