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.
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