How to be a black woman and succeed: two friends who have written the manual

Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke have turned a dream into a hot publishing property – a self-help guide for black womenIn March 2015, Elizabeth Uviebinené had a brainwave that a less determined 22-year-old might have dismissed as a water-cooler pipe dream. It was ignited by a single chapter in a book by Sheryl Sandberg . “I’d always devoured self-help books growing up – books like Lean In,” says Uviebinené. “These were written by white women and were great but they didn’t have the added complexities of how to be a black woman and get ahead. It was like we didn’t exist in these books. Sandberg had one chapter in her follow-up book [Option B] about a black woman’s experience and it sparked something in me. A need for a sisterhood. I wanted to bottle it.”The bottling, she thought, would come in the form of a book – a bible no less – to offer black teenagers and women the kind of advice she would have liked to have received growing up, to help navigate her way to a bigger, freer life. Related: 'Be yourself and never apologise for it' – career advice from successful women We didn’t think, ‘This will work because black girls have traction right now' Related: Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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