In a world filled with talent and thriving industries, Black women aspire to rise above the clamour; building profitable businesses, and creating legacies that resonate for generations. The art of personal branding is one of the keys to unlocking this transformative journey. This dynamic approach enables entrepreneurs to stand out, exhibit their authentic selves, and make an indelible impression on their target audience. In this blog post, we will explore the lasting impact of personal branding and how it will empower you to find your unique voice and inspire others on their path to success.
Black and Good Co-working is part of our monthly co-working sessions, which are held at and in partnership with Ustwo in Shoreditch. At Black and Good, we believe community is vital, and these co-working sessions were created to bring fellow entrepreneurs together to work, connect, relax, focus and build their network.
Changing our work environment can do wonders for our minds, inspiration, and overall focus. Therefore these sessions serve as a dedicated space for you to work, connect and support your business to blossom gently. An afternoon of refreshments, intentional working, connection, and mindful interaction will leave you feeling refreshed and prepped for the week. This is the place devoted to crafting your success. We want to ensure everyone has a genuinely comfy space to work and chill, so please sign up if you want to join us.
The Brunch and Learn session was part of the Black and Good business skills programme for both the Starting up, Starting out, and Build, Hustle, Grow programme. The session takes place on weekends where we begin with a wellness/meditation session and then transition onto a 'speed dating' segment in which all participants have 5 minutes of 1-2-1s to connect. We then share brunch virtually together with the Deliveroo vouchers gifted to everyone on the programme and lastly, comes the learning, where we explore our brand story and what type of business we are building and why.
In a recent session, the two wellness segments of the programme were led by two alumni of the Black and Good business programme; Tamara, founder of FaithWellFit, and Priscilla, founder of Vivify Therapy. The main focus of this segment was wellness for Black women founders. During the session, we discussed mindfulness, permission to slow down, how our inner critic can hold us back in business, and where it stems from. Both sessions included a grounding meditation with Priscilla sharing with us a powerful quote by Audre Lorde:
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
Black and Good is an online community for Black people interested in entrepreneurship and leadership. Our mission is to ensure that you have access to the tools, knowledge, skills, and resources you need to build or further develop your leadership abilities or business that leads to a better life for yourself and the people around you.
Meet Aquayemi-Claude Garnett Akinsanya, a 24-year-old creator, living in London. After Aquayemi-Claude's own negative experiences, he started the "The Claudes SEN Law” Campaign, a petition to reduce inequality in education.
“The Claudes SEN Law” campaign aims to deliver and execute an "Inclusive equal world for Neurodiverse, people with hidden, visible disabilities. It aims to create awareness of how society judges an individual based on their appearance and abilities. Aquayemi wants to change that narrative by uprooting the current system for an inclusive, diverse world with equal opportunities in addressing low efficiency of representation in government and society.
There are not enough positive stories for Black business owners out there, so we are doing all we can to find and highlight those stories.