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Climb: Taking Every Step with Conviction, Courage, and Calculated Risk to Achieve a Thriving Career and a Successful Life
by Michelle Gadsden-Williams

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    List Price: $15.95 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Page Count: 288
    ISBN13: 9781617756245
    Imprint: Open Lens
    Publisher: Akashic Books
    Parent Company: Akashic Books

    Book Description:
    “Michelle Gadsden-Williams has accomplished something rare for a black woman in America: maintained a successful corporate career at the highest level. Climb is the story of her journey to the top, and her generous effort to send the elevator back down for the rest of us.” Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball
    “This might be 2018, but things still aren’t coming up rosy for black women in corporate America. Michelle Gadsden-Williams has played at the highest levels in the corporate world, and in Climb, she offers valuable insight that is crucial to the development of the next generation of black female business leaders.” Roland S. Martin, host/managing editor, NewsOne Now and senior analyst, Tom Joyner Morning Show
    “Michelle Gadsden-Williams combines firsthand accounts, historical data, scientific research, and down-to-earth how-to advice to help women in the workplace. This is an informative book for all, but especially women of color who feel they cannot break through the concrete ceiling to achieve success. Climb is a bold, inspiring manifesto for professional career women on what it takes to climb to corporate heights in America.”Soledad O’Brien, journalist

    Renowned as a diversity and inclusion strategist, Gadsden-Williams held C-Suite positions at major organizations for many years…and then took the off-ramp to probe a different career path, launching Ceiling Breakers LLC, with the primary goal to help women and professionals of color reach their full potential.As a woman of color and corporate executive who has worked and traveled the world for several Fortune 500 companies—all while managing a chronic illness—she provides insight into overcoming the barriers facing professionals in today’s workplace.In Climb, Gadsden-Williams combines her inspirational life story with pragmatic solutions to address problems facing women in corporate America, offering a professional playbook for tackling today’s most pressing workplace issues.



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