"ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF MY NEW BOOK, UGLY DUCKLING.
This has been a long time in the making
and I can't wait to share it with you."
– Shavonne Reed
ONE YOU CAN'T PUT DOWN
Research indicates that Black women are more ambitious and. more likely to say they want to advance in their companies than their white women counterparts, but are less likely to find mentors who will aid their climb up the corporate ladder.
Lack of mentoring is a consequence of intentional exclusion when leaders make it a point not to include Black women in teams, as mentees, or on important projects. But either way, these patterns thwart Black women’s mobility in organizations and their ability to realize ambitions and secure leadership roles. Black women are left to struggle harder to access and advance in these professions, with occupational underrepresentation and wage disparities to show for it.
Specific, unique challenges for women of color are too easily ignored with broad platitudes that seek to advance women’s representation without questioning which women are most likely to benefit.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Looking for an active, upbeat read, this is definitely the book for you!"
- Lauren Reed
"I am so proud of my mom for telling this story. I know it will inspire others to never give up on their hopes and dreams."
- London Reed