Subjects: African American Studies, Socio-Economics
Subjects: African American Studies, Black Women and Girls, Education, Socio-Economics
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing The Broken Narrative Of Black Women In America by Tamara Winfrey HarrisDespite what the world would say about black women we are no more or less alright than the rest of the Unites States of America. This is a look at the facts and myths surrounding black women in America and how to change the narrative for the better.
Subjects: Leadership, Professional Development, Women's Studies
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. WashingtonDespite the medical atrocities committed against blacks, minorities in general and poor whites people of color need to be represented in current clinical trials. Otherwise they may continue to suffer the ill effects of healthcare disparities.
Subjects: African American Studies, Medical Research, Non-fiction, Socio-Economics
Subjects: African American Studies, Medical Research
Subjects: African American Studies, Education, Socio-Economics
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Think and Grow Rich for Women: Using Your Power to Create Success and Significance by Sharon Lechter reminds us of the principles to achieving wealth and success laid out in Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition by Napoleon Hill. The principles apply to both men and women but as the award-winning author points out men and women view success differently. Women are making significant contributions to business success in the United States. Additionally, women are on track to control/influence two-thirds of the world’s wealth. While walking us through the 13 steps, Sharon Lechter highlights the stories of successful women who exemplify them.
Do you know what your money thermostat is set to? Much like the heat in our homes our minds are set to a certain temperature when it comes to our wealth. T. Harv Eker breaks down what it means to have a millionaire mind and set your money thermostat to wealthy. There’s a reason wealthy people return to wealth after bankruptcy and poor people return to poor after receiving wealth. Learn where your thermostat is set and tools for managing your money that will put you on the road to massive wealth.
“Perception is the co-pilot to reality” is the key mantra to Carla Harris’ book outlining the key to getting ahead. Perception can often be what separates people from achieving their full potential in the professional arena. The book’s smart approach to the 10 proven steps to thriving in the work place is a quick and valuable read. The only thing better than this book based on Carla Harris’ career is seeing her in person delivering her powerful perspective on gaining sponsorship in order to garner professional success.
Malcolm Gladwell delivers another easy-to-read book packed full of information and value perspective on what it takes to be perspective. This investigation uncovers what it takes to excel at your given profession or anything in life in general. It takes 10,000 hours to become expert at something. Whether you are starting a business or looking to move to the next level of your career you will find practical information that you can implement as part of your strategy.
Black women are at a critical tipping point in America right now. Despite being the most religious demographic in America Black women suffer the least amount of wealth and the worst health while also being the fastest growing set of entrepreneurs and most educated. Candace Gorham explores the “exodus” of Black women leaving the church. The book includes several stories from Black women who made the leap of faith, so to speak, to become atheists or at the very least non-believers in God but still spiritual in some fashion or form. This is an important discussion in the Black community and worth the read.
Keith Wyche walks us through strategies for achieving professional success as a minority. Being good at your job or a high performer isn’t enough when you are a minority. In fact you have two be twice as good to be considered equivalent in many cases. The book includes practical advice for accelerating your career through the right visibility, avoiding career derailers, and displaying the characteristics of leaders in your organization. Giving and receiving valuable and actionable feedback is crucial and often times what can derail a person of color is not having the feedback they need to make changes and excel.