To celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth this February, we’re sharing archive interviews …

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To celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth this February, we’re sharing archive interviews with Black and African American leaders across industries.

Before she became one of the most beloved writers in the U.S., Maya Angelou worked as a cook, streetcar conductor, waitress, singer, dancer, editor, teacher, actress, and civil rights organizer. In a 2013 Life’s Work interview, she told Harvard Business Review that her success as a storyteller stems from “seeing us as more alike than we are unalike” — that is, from finding universal themes.

Tap the link in our bio to read the full interview with Maya Angelou.

Photo credit: Lissa Gotwals.

10 thoughts on “To celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth this February, we’re sharing archive interviews …”

  1. Profound woman and my favorite author of all time. What a great article. It added to the narrative, was engaging, and relatable. I was pleasantly surprised reading it.

  2. It is no wonder she is such a memorable and iconic storyteller. Her breadth of experience is astounding; giving her an intimate view of what it is to be human at any level and in any circumstance. Nowadays it seems we often need to label ourselves as one thing – starting at school and continuing into the workplace. We often get typecast into a ‘functional expert role’. Not enough emphasis is placed on the value one can bring when having a truly diverse life journey.


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