How Exceptional Black Women Lead by Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever
How Exceptional Black Women Lead
How Exceptional Black Women Lead brings together compelling research, hard data, and generously shared personal advice to unlock the secrets to exceptional success for today’s Black woman. Shared in these pages are perspectives gathered from 70 exceptional Black women leaders, each who've blazed a trail in corporations, non-profit organizations, as public servants, activists, elected officials, entertainers or entrepreneurs. From the C-Suite to the Streets, and even to the Halls of Congress, How Exceptional Black Women Lead relays the strategies and techniques that result in breaking away from the pack, making your mark, and overcoming the layered challenges every Black woman faces on her way to the top. How Exceptional Black Women Lead features: Vanessa De Luca (Editor-in-Chief, Essence Magazine); Rep. Gwen Moore (U. S. House of Representatives); Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (Mayor, City of Baltimore); Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook (U. S. Ambassador-at-Large); Shellye Archambeau (CEO of MetricStream); Charisse Lillie (President of the Comcast Foundation); Denise Evans (Vice President, IBM); Erika Irish Brown (Global Head of Diversity, Bloomberg); Dr. Julianne Malveaux (Economist, Activist, President Emerita of Bennett College for Women); Dr. Jane Smith (Vice President for College Relations, Spelman College); Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron (President & CEO of YWCA USA); Teresa Younger, (President, Ms. Foundation for Women); Roslyn Brock (Chair, NAACP); Melanie Campbell (President, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener, Black Women's Roundtable); Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson (International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Sr. Vice President, Goodwill Industries); Dr. Paulette Walker, (National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.); Dee Marshall, (Entrepreneur, Television Personality); Bishop Coretta Vaughn, Star of Oxygen Network's Preachers of Detroit; Sharene "Shay" Wood, (President & CEO 5001 Flavors, Harlem Haberdashery, and Designer to the Stars); and many, many more.
About the author
Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is a Career Reinvention Strategist, Diversity Consultant, and Women s Empowerment Expert. She s the Founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm that helps established and aspiring entrepreneurs and executives experience accelerated success while building a holistic life they love. She s also the President of Incite Unlimited, a Washington, DC-based boutique consulting firm specializing in diversity consulting, communications strategy and the development and implementation of impactful research.