Founder, Whitney Joseph, currently works as a trainee solicitor at a top London law firm. Whitney 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.
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.
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 after graduating from the University of Essex:
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: