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[Career Building 101] Determination vs Discrimination with MAC, Assistant Director at EY

Updated: Jun 26, 2021

In honor of Black History month in the U.K., we are excited to release Part 2 of our 2-part series with Mari-Anne Chikerema Chiromo, an amazing diversity and inclusion champion for #minorities! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

๐ŸŽฆIn PT.2, we focus on MAC's views on for #influencing people as a woman and minority in the #workplace, #tips for international #graduates and young #professionals trying to build a career in the UK, advice for those planning to start their own #entrepreneurial venture, and the secret to time #management ๐Ÿ“บ

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธBONUS #STORYTIME: Hear about MAC's experience meeting Mike Tyson, sparring with Julius Francis, and even participating in the 2014 Commonwealth Games!!!โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

โ˜€๏ธ About Mari-Anne Chiromo (MAC): MAC is an Assistant Director at EY London and has been with the firm for 8yrs. Trained in law, she started her career in global international law firms in London, but quickly transitioned to Knowledge Management and Business Development.

โญ๏ธAs a very proud Zimbabwean, a mother (of a mixed heritage child), an African immigrant and a black woman, diversity and inclusion are very important to MAC; Co-chair of EYโ€™s UK & Africa Community, she is on a 12 month secondment leading on delivery of a #global initiative to get more women and girls into #technology, and to enable them to remain and thrive in #tech careers.

๐ŸตValuing #Africa and its progression, MAC is also the #founder of Positive Afritude, which is dedicated to supporting African #entrepreneurs, creating #knowledgesharing and #solution development, and celebrating the untold #stories of the #innovations and #achievements of Africans at home and beyond.

Here is a skip time for you :)

[0:14] MACโ€™ introduction

[0:48] Q1. How do you influence people in the workplace? (especially as a BAME woman)

[4:37] Q2. What advice would you give international professionals who wish to build a career in the UK?

[7:54] Q3. What's the most important piece of advice you would

give to young professionals?

[9:39] Q4. What's your advice for people who are planning to start their own entrepreneurial venture (in emerging markets)?

[13:25] Q5. Whatย is your secret to time management?

[16:18] Bonus Storytime

[20:35] Final thoughts

Thank you, MAC for sharing these insights! If you have any questions for MAC feel free to leave a comment!


Check out the PART I of the MAC interview where MAC focuses on ways of navigating the #jobmarket and how to make yourself #standout in the job pool during covid 19.

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