In the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, it’s clear much more awareness, education and, crucially, action is needed to address the systemic racism in the US and UK.
Enter Sophie Williams, whose posts on her @officialmillennialblack Instagram channel offering guidance how to be an anti-racist ally went viral, clocking up 50,000 followers in under a week, as well as a share from Justin Bieber.
Millennial Black provides a much-needed roadmap for young black womxn striving to progress in the workplace in 2021 and beyond, together with actionable steps to succeed in what can often be hostile environments.
Sophie also offers implementable guidance for employers and business owners who are tackling the essential task of building and retaining inclusive and diverse offices, as well as looking to be effective allies and leaders in the future of inclusive working.
Millennial Black will look specifically at the problems facing black womxn, tapping into the readership that loved Slay In Your Lane, What A Time To Be Alone and Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race.
From tips on setting boundaries, and avoiding the race pay gap, through advice on building your own “lady gang”, establishing your value and being able to negotiate, to tackling the serious issues of workplace sexual harassment and racist abuse, this is a comprehensive guide to building the career you want, and thriving, in a workplace that may not actively support you as a person of colour, welcome you, or recognise your contribution.
We CAN and we WILL rise. Together.