Dorothea Grimes-Frederick is an engineer, education specialist, and Inspirational Speaker. During her 20-year career in Fortune 500 companies, she has led major initiatives from R&D to Operations. She is recognized as a highly successful and respected problem solver and multifaceted leader with broad business experience.
She received an undergraduate degree in Physics, Masters and Doctoral in Science Education and the psychology of learning. She is a graduate of Executive Education programs from Northwestern University and Duke University.
After joining a world-renowned telecommunications research laboratory, Dr. Grimes-Frederick became the first African-American woman of color ever promoted to a senior technical position in that organization's 100-year history.
Dr. Grimes-Frederick brings unrivaled experience in change management. She has been an invited panelist and speaker on issues related to women of color in the workplace. Her interview and frank dialogue with a group of African-American women executives was published in Working Woman magazine. She was a Regional White House Fellow finalist and has received numerous achievement awards and recognition for excellence throughout her career. She is a member of the senior leadership team at a successful communications company that is a global leader in communication systems, applications and services.
Dr. Grimes-Frederick is committed to leadership development and mentoring. As such, she is President and founder of NuLeaders, Inc., an organization whose focus is cultivating, inspiring, and uplifting leaders wherever they might be'.
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Chicken on a Leash: Lessons in Strength of Mind
by Dorothea Grimes-Frederick
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About the Book
Experience the "life lessons" learned by an African-American woman ' from growing up in a poor, rural Southern town, through adulthood as a mother, professional, wife, and 'dreamer.' Thirty short stories told from diary/journal entries cover topics such as voodoo, roomies, tough girls, the 'other' addicts, racism, and myths about women. Humorous, touching, enlightening, and inspiring!
The author started keeping a diary at the age of ten or eleven years old. Many of this book's adventures are taken from her diary and journal with some 'artistic license.' The author weaves a tale of adventure including tussles with Eve over her biblical rib, into thirty personality-shaping stories. Each short story gives the reader a glimpse into the hurdles one woman of color must leap over on the road to adulthood. Some hurdles she clears, others barely, and a few she misses completely.
The author adeptly calls each adventure 'A Lesson in Strength of Mind.' She organizes each entry into the following sections:
To Begin with: About Life's 'Battles'
The Early Years: Southern Roots Run Deep!
The Tough Years: Lost Innocence
The Middle Years: Going North
All Grown Up: Mostly
Reflections: From a Fishbowl
Every story is brought to life in the raw: here a woman with a metal plate in
her head; there, boys in their 'hoods,'; everywhere; preying-sex-praying;
everybody 'Calling Earl.' And everyday, African-Americans of color winning
another battle' Along the way, other people of color who find their path to
life, love, and family lined with insane or bizarre events join the author in
her adventures. Chicken on a Leash will leave the reader saying Amen!
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