I’d like to be completely transparent with you and share the highs and lows of corporate life, becoming an entrepreneur, and building a brand and community. Join the fun, fam!
the young Black professional
I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Olivia Autry and I started this blog to vent about corporate life as a young Black professional, show different ways to dress professionally, talk about my life and interests, finances and entrepreneurship, and most importantly build a community of other young Black professionals interested in sharing what they’ve learned. Outside of work and this blog, I’m an avid reader, MMA practitioner, and a self-proclaimed homebody.
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. Let’s create a community of strong, supportive, young Black professionals and lift each other up as climb!
lets be friends