Hi there! Looking to learn a bit about me?
My name is Olivia Autry, and I’m a Senior Corporate Tax Accountant in the tech industry. I started the blog to share my journey from college to full-time employee in the corporate world as a Black millennial woman. Now that I’ve been in the corporate world for some time, I’m sharing those experiences as well. I always knew I wanted to work in the business world and eventually become an entrepreneur. At times, my transition has been all but smooth, yet I hope we can share some knowledge with each other and avoid most of the pitfalls.
I attended a predominantly white institution (PWI) for both my undergrad and graduate degrees and had about 3 jobs at any given time. Luckily for me, my mom worked for the university in the career development center, so I was able to graduate without any student loan debt. While I was getting my MBA, I worked in the career center (not reporting to or working with my mom) where I gathered a plethora of information on professionalism and getting a job. All of the knowledge and experience I received from the career center led to me become a proponent for leveraging free resources.
Hopefully, this blog will help give you ideas on how to dress professionally at your workplace, understand what is and is not professional, cope with or help initiate change in non-diverse workplaces, and delight, inspire and support you in all of your business endeavors. There will also be some content on life outside of the office! I’d love to build a community of like-minded Black professionals and have a place we can feel at home. Your input is greatly appreciated and welcomed as I am just starting out.
Outside of work and this blog, I’m an avid reader, MMA practitioner, and a self-proclaimed homebody.
Let’s create a community of strong, supportive, young black professionals and lift each other up as climb.
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