Women of Color Who Boss Up
"I'm beyond thrilled to announce the launch of my new book focused on the stories of international WOC achievers.
Why does this book matter?
One of the best ways to overcome bias is to celebrate stories and examples that counter biased narratives! Recognizing BIPOC achievers, leaders, and changemakers; highlighting their accomplishments; and sharing stories of their journeys has the wonderful consequence of countering the narratives that hold us back. It expands the definitions, and parameters of leadership and success, and the expectation of what role models look like.
Isn't it just identity politics?
In 1989, Professor Kimberle Crenshaw, law professor at Columbia and UCLA, coined the term "Intersectionality" to describe the way people’s social identities can overlap. She explains that it is a lens to recognize the way in which various forms of inequality often operate together and exacerbate each other.
For example, race inequality could be seen as separate from inequality based on gender, age, ability, class, sexuality, or immigrant status. In fact, an individual can be subject to all of these at once because they are often all of these identities at once. The net negative effect of this identity overlap can be worse than the impact of having just one of these identities or even the sum of them.
So let's change the world, one story at a time.
Let us together build a more equitable and inclusive world.
Let us inspire a future generation that will be free from the shackles of bias and inequity.
What is your story?
Who do you want to celebrate?
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