May 25, 2020
Thanks for tuning in to episode 37 of the show! I had the pleasure of chatting with Amaka Uchegbu.
Amaka was born in Enugu, Nigeria and grew up in Sheffield, England. After earning her bachelor’s degree at Yale, she landed her first full-time role at McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst. While at McKinsey, Amaka co-wrote a compelling report on the “Future of Work in Black America.”
Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap and disproportionately displacing occupations where African Americans are overrepresented. The report reveals possible interventions that may help African American workers prepare for the future.
During the episode, Amaka shares:
“What excites me about Africa’s future is where we may exist in terms of popular culture more globally. I love that there’s Afrobeats. I love that I can see my culture popping and being cool and existing in the world and not being presented in a lens of perpetual poverty or terror.” Amaka Uchegbu
Connect with Amaka: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amakauchegbu/
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