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Brazil at work: Black and held back

"I felt my career was limited by my skin tone. I would hear that I didn't match the profile. Or that I wouldn't be someone they would promote," recalls Luana Genot.

Ms Genot does not have the fondest of memories of trying to break into the communications industry in Brazil.

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But instead of just getting angry, she decided to do something about it: she is now the executive director of the Identities of Brazil Institute, an NGO which helps companies change their culture around black staff.

However, Ms Genot’s professional start in life was very different. She started modelling when she was still a teenager living in Rio, and her career in fashion took her all across the…

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