HQ has signed a "fresh and original" business manifesto for black women by marketing consultant Sophie Williams.
Rachel Kenny, editorial director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights for Millennial Black from Hattie Grünewald at the Blair Partnership.
In the book, publishing in April 2021, the 32-year-old former chief operating officer of marketing agency Social Life Media aims to give BAME womxn, a term which includes transgender women, the tools they need to progress within their careers.
The blurb explains: "A comprehensive guide to building the career you want, Millennial Black includes tips on negotiating a good starting salary, how to choose progressive recruiters, finding mentors and how to tackle bias. With interviews from high-profile BAME professionals including the chief execcutive oficer and founder of Girls Talk London, Vanessa Sanyauke, the UK’s ‘first black female creative director’ Jo Arscott and Black British Business Awards-winner Selma Nicholls, Millennial Black will tap into the readership that loved Slay in Your Lane, What a Time to be Alone and Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race."
Kenny said: "I was bowled over by Sophie’s exceptional, agenda-setting proposal full of new catchphrases that are just waiting to become the 2021 viral vernacular."
Williams added: "I could not be more excited to set Millennial Black free into the world! From the very first time I met Rachel I knew she shared my vision, and commitment to making the world of work better and fairer for black womxn. All too often the emphasis for making change for the better is put solely on the shoulders of black womxn. Millennial Black shows how both black womxn and the businesses that hire them can make positive steps and the potential benefits to both."