Founder, Whitney Joseph, founded The City Prescription after spending time in a number of City's largest financial services and law firms and realising the important need for those living with Sickle Cell – and other long term health conditions – to be supported in their transition from education into the work place. Currently working as a Banking & Finance Associate at a London law firm, Whitney's own career has recognises the challenges that come with living and working with Sickle Cell, but believes that with the right support, those challenges can be overcome.
Whitney was diagnosed with Sickle Cell at six weeks old and has long been an advocate for the condition. She has worked with a number of organisations and charities over the years to promote awareness of living with long-term disabilities and health conditions, social mobility and diversity and inclusion, particularly within law. As someone with Sickle Cell herself, Whitney appreciates the challenges that come with the condition and how they can make entry into the workplace that much more difficult, especially when entering demanding and competitive industries.
Whitney shares with the Law Society Gazette her experience working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic:
Watch here Whitney's conversation with Anne Welsh as she shares her career and health journey:
Nominated as a We Are The City Rising Star, read more about Whitney's work in law here:
Listen to Whitney's City Podcast as she discusses the issues and challenges of diversity within law in recognition of
International Women's Day:
Read more about Whitney's experience and expectations after graduating from the University of Essex:
As Social Mobility Ambassador for The Law Society, Whitney shares her experience as someone entering the legal profession from a non-traditional background and her thoughts around the importance of social mobility:
Whitney had the pleasure of sharing her story with MyPlus Students' Club to help highlight the importance of being open about a disability and to discuss how it helped her to realise new possibilities within her career. Read her article here:
Click here to hear founder, Whitney Joseph, share her journey with Sickle Cell Disease and how she has learnt to manage both the physical and psychological symptoms. From learning to deal with individual crises to understanding that this is a lifelong condition:
Click here to read more about Whitney's work with the Sickle Cell Society to support young people aged 10-24 living with Sickle Cell in London:
Read more about how Whitney managed to pursue a career in law with the support of the Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme: