A group of unicorns
is called “a blessing.” And so we are.

A Blessing presents a fresh, bold analysis of African American female leadership. An unapologetic look at our often-overlooked role in America’s social, political, psychological and economic history, it is armed with data that should be empowering for today’s “unicorns.” The book offers a “playbook” to help Black unicorns “team up” and find innovative ways to support one another as they climb, what research shows, are lonely, stressful, jagged yet ultimately rewarding ladders of opportunity.

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Bonita C. Stewart and Jacqueline Adams bring us an amazing story centered around grit, work and family. They share the economic benefits and personal stresses of diversity, the influence of white male mentors and their own experiences on the way to becoming “unicorns,” African-American Harvard Business School alumnae who have reached the top at Google and CBS News.


A Blessing also includes the results of their original, proprietary research, Women of Color in Business: Cross Generational Survey© which examines the views of 4005 female “desk” or “knowledge workers” across four races (Black, LatinX, Asian and White) and four generations (GenZ, Millennials, GenX and Boomers). In addition, they interview other successful Harvard Business School alumnae who are creating or leaving legacies.

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Bonita C. Stewart
Joined Google in 2006 and her career spans three decades leading multi-billion dollar operations, accelerating digital technology adoption...
Jacqueline Adams
Launched a second career as a communications strategist after more than two decades as an Emmy Award winning CBS News...
"It is indeed a Blessing to have Bonita and Jackie share their stories that serve as beacons to women of color."
Ann M. Fudge
Former Chairman & CEO, Young & Rubicam Brands