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Working While Black:

A Woman's Guide To "Stop Being the Best Kept Secret (R)"

Black women are the highest educated group of employees in the workforce, but continue to earn $0.67 for every dollar a White man earns. And only two Black women hold the coveted position of CEO on the Fortune 500 list. If they are doing all of the right things based on what they are told is required to earn career success, why are they being left behind?

In Working While Black: A Woman's Guide To Stop Being the Best Kept Secret, Dr. Tana M. Session explains that many of the unfortunate disadvantages faced by Black women are actually the reasons why Black women are also the largest and fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs. They are opting out of a system that was not built for them to succeed. Her candid stories of Black women in this book from multiple backgrounds and industries give a behind-the-curtain view of what typically happens to Black women along their corporate career track, But it doesn't end with this empowering stories of success against the backdrop of adversities. Dr. Session also provides strategies for what it takes to Stop Being the Best Kept Secret® under the prescriptive captions of: Own Your Power, Own Your Truth, Own Your Healing, Own Your Worth and Own Your Destiny.

Readers will gain innovative tools to help avoid corporate landmines while gaining sponsors and allies along the way. Dr. Tana M. Session personally experienced these landmines. She felt like she was the only one and often felt very alone. Through sharing these experiences with close friends and family, and becoming a performance coach for Black women, she learned that their stories were also her story. Through her work, she has gained the advocacy of other influential and successful women who trusted her to tell their stories for others to learn from as they grow in their careers and businesses.

Book Cover Credit to Kimb Mason

This book is a conversation with Dr. Tana M. Session. Her voice is clear and her perspective blends personal experience, research and current events which tell a story that cannot be denied. It is compelling. Dr. Session’s authentic and transparent story will undoubtedly help shape a larger vision for what is possible and inform the questions we should all be asking ourselves and one another. This book will contribute significantly to the dialogue that will move us forward toward a future of equity and justice for all.

– Dr. Shelton Goode, Top 10 Forbes D&I Trailblazer

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More than a series of biographical business sketches alone, this collection is especially strong in offering different remedies and insights into these problems, strategies for furthering a career against all odds, and tips into how to get around that system's often-unspoken rules of engagement. 


Ironically, many of the obstacles that black women face in the corporate world are the very reason why they start their own successful businesses, so there is an upside story about building success in the face of adversity (Read more).

– Donovan's Literary Services

I want every Black woman to have this book on her desk where all of her non-Black leaders and co-workers can see it and start a REAL conversation.

– Dr. Cozette M. White, Money Matters Contributor FOX40

I'm so excited to see this book FINALLY released. The world needs to read this book!

– Cher Jones, Corporate Social Media Trainer


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