By Emma N’DoyeRead more I had never had a client like the one I had in mind.
I had just moved to Africa to work in the jewelry business, and I wanted to be a part of the African Dream.
The job description sounded so simple, yet so daunting.
You had to do your research and find an internship, and then you had to make a commitment to live in the country for six months.
It was not easy.
I found that the job was just another job in a long line of jobs that were only available to white American men, and most of them did not offer a lot of flexibility in terms of how you were paid.
I remember saying to myself, I can’t do this.
I want to do this, but the world is so much more complicated than that.
I was lucky that my parents were both educated and worked in the business, which made me a very good fit for the position.
It wasn’t until I moved to the United States that I found myself in a much more comfortable position, with a firm grasp on my new career path.
I am grateful for the support and guidance I received from my new colleagues, and even more grateful for my parents, who are my friends and mentors, who supported me and gave me the confidence to go out and find my passion.
When I first arrived in the U.S., I felt like I was the only African-American man in my group.
I knew there were other women, but I felt the majority of them were in my class.
There was no diversity in my community, and the fact that I was a black man who came from a well-to-do family and was a professional in the industry gave me a sense of superiority.
I did not realize that many of the white women who were in the same situation I was, had experienced racism in the workplace.
I could not have predicted that I would one day work for a company that was so supportive of African-Americans.
When I first came to the U: United States, I knew that I had a very hard time fitting in.
I felt excluded and I was scared of what other people thought of me, but that didn’t change how I felt about the job.
The more I learned about African- American business and entrepreneurship, the more confident I felt.
It wasn’t long before I realized that my experience in the job market would be a lifelong challenge.
As an African-Amharic-American, I had never worked with a white woman.
I never worked in a white-owned business.
I couldn’t imagine working for a black company, so I turned to an African woman.
She took a lot from me and showed me the ropes, and she has helped me build my business.
My experience in Africa has not only taught me the value of working with other cultures, but it has also given me a lot to learn about my own culture and society.
I’m proud to be an African American entrepreneur and proud to have a business partner.
I hope that my experiences with the job I found in Africa have given me more confidence in my own capabilities and ability to succeed in the African marketplace.
In my last few months of college, I learned how important it is to build the business culture of the Black community in order to have an opportunity to work with and be valued by the Black business community.
It is my hope that the lessons I learned in my last year of college will serve as a starting point for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in the United States.
This story was originally published on February 16, 2019, and is reprinted with permission.