Over the recent year, I've read several articles about why Black and Latina women are leaving Corporate America as if the reason is some great mystery? According to the 2017 annual report released by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org the state of women in corporate America people of color are significantly more likely to leave their organizations than white people. The report revealed that when companies take a one-size-fits-all approach to advancing women, women of color end
I recently announced my retirement from a cushy corporate position after 20 years of service to one company. Quite honestly, the decision to leave was quite the battle in my head and heart for almost a year. 2018 was a year of triumph, my first book was published, I toured the country sharing my story, and I touched lives in a way that I never thought possible. God had shown me and began preparing me for a transition. My gifts could no longer be contained by the constraints
When I reflect on my life today, I am grateful for the dark experiences from my past. I wear each negative and gut-wrenching experience as a badge of survival and strength. Sharing those experiences, overcoming my fear and exposing my vulnerability provides me the knowledge, courage and vigor to live my best life. It provides me a freedom that liberated me from unsubstantiated feelings of unworthiness. I now know that there are no limits to what I am capable of accomplishing.
I’ve witnessed people literally talk themselves out of pursuing their dreams and fulfilling their passion right in front of my eyes. First, they tell me their aspirations, then, in the next breath, they share dozens of reasons why they need to play it safe. It mystifies me to see what fear of the unknown can do to squash a dream. For the past few months I have been touring the country promoting my book “Protected by Purpose.” During my journey, many individuals from different