These Young Queens is a three-part interview series exploring the lives of three young and successful Black women in the UK. These Queens are everyday ladies who are living their best lives and are definitely destined for big things. Remember where you heard their names first!
Meet Sam Wright, the self-confessed girl-next-door who lives life to the max. Oh, did we mention that she’s a successful Chartered Accountant in the City, too?
Tell us about your career journey so far?
I attended a comprehensive private school, went to college and university, studying all aspects of Maths, including International Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Computing. I currently work as a chartered accountant for a large bank in the City.
What was your first job?
My first accountancy job was a work experience placement at Citibank in Strand (London). I absolutely loved it and learned so much from the people in my department.
What has been your biggest career achievement to date?
It would have to be implementing accurate accounting and payroll systems across various public limited companies and targeting key areas for improvement, which included setting up training clinics and workshops for UK employers.
What do you do for some “me time”?
Travel, read, indulge in a spot of shopping and hang out with fiancé, friends and family.
What are you reading and watching at the moment?
I’m reading Alex Ferguson’s and Roy Keane’s autobiographies and watching Absolutely Fabulous and Columbo!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
“It’s not the mistake, it’s how it’s rectified”
“Play fool to catch wise”
“Free drinks drunk people very quickly”
What does your future look like?
I don’t know what my future holds, but right now I’m having the time of my life and fulfilling all of my lifelong dreams!
If you’d like to connect with Sam, email firstname.lastname@example.org