The theme for Black History Month is Saluting our Sisters to highlight the crucial role that Black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities. We are proud of our very own inspiring Black female Alumni, some of whom have shared their own journeys and advice to help empower our current students to reach their full potential.
A BSc Bioscience (2016) alumnus and now the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at MSD, a premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Jennifer is also the Founder and CEO of Wenite which helps students and early professionals understand the scope of careers & paths available within STEM through real people.
Remember, embrace your uniqueness, leverage your skills, and never stop learning. Celebrate your sisters, support one another, and together, we can continue to make history. Salute the remarkable journey of Black women in all fields this Black History Month, and let it inspire you to reach greater heights. Your potential is limitless.
BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science alumnus and is currently in her final year studying MSc Adult Nursing. Her goal is to combine both of her degrees and eventually become a specialist nurse in cardiac rehabilitation as this perfectly interconnects both her interest for clinical and physical health.
Keep pushing forward! Remember, even though the path may be challenging, the rewards are worth it. Don’t lose hope, don’t give up and stay determined.
Buki is a Doctor of Education and now a Lecturer in Healthcare at Global Banking School. She shares her learnings from her experience:
It is okay to follow my path and not fit into other people’s expectations.
My sense of worth does not depend on people’s approval of me.
I am good enough to be my authentic self and do not need to fit in or belong to any groups.
I have enjoyed and benefitted from the empathetic support of educators in Western higher education, and it is my turn to pay this forward.