"In 2005, it was reported that African Americans made up 8.1% (or 449) of individuals that served in the 5,572 Fortune 500 company board seats. Over 12+ years later, there are still a handful of African Americans in Chief Executive Operator (CEO) positions in these Fortune 500 companies. As a fellow African-American woman in my mid-40s who has experienced prejudice and unfair professional pressures for 25+ years in various organizations that lack diversity and innovation, this is a subject matter that touches me personally. It inspired me to research it further for my dissertation topic when I was enrolled in a doctoral degree; I even participated on a women’s panel discussing the topic and my intentions to complete a manuscript. This book shares my own experiences, and those of others who have been affected, and I am inspired to share it with an even bigger audience beyond academia that I know can personally relate." - Shanika Carter
Paperback: 118 pages
Publishing date: November 1, 2019
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Shanika P. Carter is an author, freelance writer and editor, and adjunct communications instructor. After 15 years of freelancing, Shanika recently established a writing and editing business, The Write Flow & Vibe, LLC (www.writeflowandvibe.com) . Her business attracts a variety of clientele, including fellow authors and businesses. She also provides career consulting, holding a consistent track record of successfully assisting clients in creating and revising their resumes to attract potential employers.