Passion Before Profit


This project highlights 6 individuals who have taken unconventional approaches to making a name for themselves in their industries.

Rose McAleese

Rose McAleese Writer BET Universal Pictures Screen Writer

Rose McAleese



In high school, Rose McAleese threw herself into performing spoken-word as a way to combat her rare form of Dyslexia. She continued to perform her poetry around the country in competitions until she decided to take a break to write her first book Strong. Female. Character.

Having not been able to afford a college education, Rose decided to teach herself by reading as much as she possibly could and taking on jobs as a PA. The Screenwriter/Journalist has since been awarded the Universal Emerging Writers Fellowship at Universal Pictures, worked as a staff writer on BET’s The Quad, and was invited as a guest speaker to both Google Talks and TEDxWomen.

Learn more about Rose’s journey in Episode 5 of The #HRDWRKER Series: MAVERICKS below!

Rose McAleese Writer Journalist Screenwriter BET Universal Pictures TED Talk

Instagram: @rose_ettastone

The #HRDWRKER Series: MAVERICKS // EP. 5 // Rose McAleese