Twice As Hard
Explore the truth to success and uncover the hardships and prejudices that many members of the Black community have to face, with this inspirational business book.

Success knows no color, unless you are Black, in which case you better be prepared to work twice as hard to achieve and progress professionally.

While the world has become more inclusive, and businesses are working hard to fight for equality, there are still societal stereotypes that can hinder the progression of Black professionals.

Twice As Hard is an exploration of Black identity in the working world and a blueprint for success from entrepreneurial husband and wife Raphael and Opeyemi Sofoluke. Readers will learn what obstacles limit opportunity for Black professional progress, how to understand and overcome racial stereotypes, be productive, find purpose and ultimately succeed in business. Opeyemi and Raphael will explore their own personal brand of ethics, challenges and learnings before inviting other contributors to share their experiences and the practical measures taken to realise their goals too.

This book features tips on entrepreneurship, as well as insights and experiences from famous and successful people, particularly those based in the UK and US. It is a book that highlights the positive progress made in recent years, and equips individuals and businesses with the tools they need to enable further promotion of Black workers.

Raphael and Opeyemi, have experienced first-hand what it is to be Black in the working world, and the adversities and prejudices that many can be faced with. However, they also know how to take those struggles and turn it into success. Their book shines a light on the hurdles and difficulties that Black people have to overcome in both their careers and their personal lives, and reveals some powerful and practical steps for success.

Whether you are a member of the Black community starting out or working in the corporate world, or an ally looking for practical and honest advice, this book will empower, inspire, and educate. Twice As Hard aims to get everyone thinking and talking about their actions, and will continue the fight for a more and truly inclusive, understanding society.

Publication Date: 
June 15, 2021