My Little Black Book: A Blacktionary

My Little Black Book: A Blacktionary

The pocket guide to the language of race


Through their work with organisations and companies across the world, Maggie Semple and Jane Oremosu found that there was a need to help people as they discussed difference, race and inclusion. My Little Black Book: A Blacktionary aims to do just that.

This A-Z pocket guide is for people who are entering the workplace and finding their identity, for leaders and managers who feel overwhelmed by ever-evolving definitions and phrases, for anyone who is afraid of saying the wrong thing and being judged. From explaining what microagressions are and their impact, to helping you understand what cultural appreciation is and how it's different to cultural appropriation, this book will break down barriers to engaging in conversations on race.

Drawing together the best definitions as well as useful advice and tips, My Little Black Book: A Blacktionary is an essential tool to broaden your knowledge and live and work better with others.

About the authors

Maggie Semple

Maggie is described as gently formidable - a voice of reason. She is a thought-leader on cultural change and a strategic advisor to global organisations. Formerly an academic, Maggie set up her first consultancy firm in 2001 and in 2010 established Semple, a bespoke women's clothing brand.

Maggie serves on the Boards of Phoenix Group plc, Jamaica National Bank UK Ltd, and is a member of University of Cambridge HR Committee. She is cited in International Who's Who, was awarded an OBE in 2001 and is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple Inn.
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Jane Oremosu

Jane is an experienced business consultant, executive coach and deliberate change agent. She worked in leadership roles in the corporate sector for over 27 years before setting up her first consultancy business in 2017. In 2020 Jane and Maggie co-founded I-Cubed Group, a professional services company specialising in supporting organisations with their diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives.

She is a great supporter of empowering women and a regular speaker at Women in Business events. Jane has been described as being unafraid to do difficult things.
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