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An inspirational book about what it means to be Black in the working world, with practical steps on how to overcome prejudice to find success
This book is an exercise in building your network. We've spoken to over 40 successful business people to help you gain from their advice and create space for your own personal growth.
Twice As Hard is an exploration of Black identity in the working world and a blueprint for success. You will learn what obstacles limit opportunity for Black professional progress, how to understand and overcome racial stereotypes, be productive, find purpose, and ultimately thrive in business.
Authors Opeyemi and Raphael Sofoluke explore their own personal brand of ethics, the challenges they have faced in their careers, and the learnings they took from them, before inviting other successful business people in a broad range of industries to share their experiences and the practical measures they take to realise their goals, too. Featuring tips on entrepreneurship, as well as insights on the corporate world, this book aims to empower and inspire Black professionals, get everyone thinking and talking about their actions, and continue the fight for a truly inclusive, understanding society.
About the Author
Raphael and Opeyemi Sofoluke are entrepreneurs, and husband and wife. Raphael is the founder of the UK Black Business Show, an annual exhibition that promotes businesses founded by members of the black community; and the Black Tech Achievement Awards. Opeyemi is the EMEA Lead for Global Technology, Diversity and Inclusion at one of the world's biggest banks, and founder of The Growth Box, a Christian subscription box company.
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