A Seat At the Table

Securing Our Seat

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by: Minda Harts, Founder, The Memo

If you have followed some of the commentary on social media around Black History Month, you may have seen many folks calling for a do-over (with all the atrocities taking place from Gucci to Virginia and beyond). And even though a lot of jaw-dropping moments have taken place, it doesn’t take away from all the amazing accomplishments of women of color so far this year--like Kamala Harris running for President or Rosalind Brewer joining the board of Amazon. And maybe you have hit a goal or received a raise this month, those accomplishments are just as notable!

One accomplishment that I want to share with our community is that my upcoming book The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Hachette Book Group is available for pre-order. The Memo is the much-needed career advice guide for women of color specifically, ending the one-size-fits-all approach of business books that lump together women across races and overlook the unique barriers to success for women of color. I have written a lot about issues that women of color face in the workplace and I am excited to expand the conversation beyond just our Monday Memos.

Many of our ancestors were not permitted to learn to read and write, and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to write a book that sheds much-needed light on how women of color and black women experience the workplace. My book debuts on August 20th and I hope you would consider purchasing one for yourself, your friends, and your team. This book provides a roadmap to help women of color and their allies make a real change to the system.

Let’s continue to make history all year long!

The (S)Heroes

The (S)Heroes

In business, entertainment, politics, and virtually everywhere: 2016 made women of color everywhere proud.

So many ladies shone brighter than Rihanna could have ever predicted.

Those women that came before us are smiling down in delight knowing that we have not put their efforts to waste; so many women this year have proudly and humbly take the baton, continuing to crush glass ceilings and sprinkle their magic all over the globe.

This week, we salute five “sheroes” who inspired us in 2016. We’re sharing a few short facts on each here, and we’ll be honoring a different woman on this list every day on social media.