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.
“Being invited to the table is not the same as being welcomed at the table, being valued, like you belong is what women of color continue to aspire to in the workplace. A Blessing compels women of color across all generations to action and draws upon the extensive research and personal experiences of Bonita and Jackie. You will benefit greatly from reading it and putting its wisdom into practice."
“Bonita and Jackie leave us with an important call to action: becoming and empowering true allies committed to greeting, welcoming and embracing women of color into centers of power.”
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.