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Explore the truth to success and uncover the hardships and prejudices that many members of the Black community have to face, with this inspirational and practical business book.

Twice As Hard

Navigating Black Stereotypes and Creating Space for Success

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Some say that success knows no color — but history has shown that for many, if you're Black, you better be prepared to work twice as hard to achieve and progress professionally.

Written by entrepreneurial husband and wife Raphael and Opeyemi Sofoluke, Twice As Hard is an exploration of Black identity in the working world and a blueprint for success. Readers will learn how to be productive, find purpose and ultimately succeed in business despite the racial stereotypes and other obstacles limiting opportunity for Black professional progress.

Twice as Hard features 40+ interviews with Black business leaders, entrepreneurs, and creatives, including Mathew Knowles (Record Producer, Talent Manager, and Businessman), Angelica Nwandu (Founder, The Shade Room), and Dr. Wayne Frederick (President, Howard University, Scholar, and Surgeon). Raphael, Opeyemi, and their network of contributors have experienced first-hand what it is like to be Black in the working world, and the adversities and prejudices that many can be faced with. However, they also know how to take those struggles and turn it into success.

Whether you are a member of the Black community starting out or working in the corporate world, or an ally looking for practical and honest advice, this book will empower, inspire, and educate.

Estimated Ship Date for Winners: June 1st, 2021

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Raphael and Opeyemi Sofoluke

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.

Book Details

Publisher DK
Genre Nonfiction
Publication Date Jun 15 2021
ISBN 9780744039931

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