Advice from the Top: What Minority Women Say about Their Career Success

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ABC-CLIO, May 19, 2009 - Business & Economics - 174 pages
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To gain the invaluable insights in Advice from the Top: What Minority Women Say about Their Career Success, Valencia Campbell reviewed research on career success, then interviewed 14 extraordinary minority women, each of whom shared stories about the path(s) to the top of her field. But this book goes beyond the usual superficial profiles of women achievers. Rather, it shares their views on what constitutes success, the factors they consider important to their success, and the obstacles they encountered and overcame.| |The book also provides concrete action steps designed to help readers vault the hurdles encountered by the women profiled, and to do so with aplomb. And it offers insider advice on how to overcome bias to reach goals. Perhaps most important, Advice from the Top will inspire minority women who want to advance their careers, leaving a lasting legacy for all those who care about improving the status of women in our society.
 

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Contents

WOMENS DEFINITIONS OF CAREER SUCCESS
1
VIEWS ON CAREER SUCCESS
9
SUCCESSFUL WOMEN TELL THEIR STORIES
23
FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR CAREER SUCCESS
49
OBSTACLES TO MINORITY WOMENS CAREER SUCCESS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM
61
LOOKING AHEAD SOME CAREER FIELDS THAT NEED MORE MINORITY WOMEN
79
METHODOLOGY
93
ABBREVIATED BIOGRAPHIES OF SUCCESSFUL WOMEN
95
INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
107
MINORITY REPRESENTATION IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE SES
109
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE HIGHESTPAID OCCUPATIONS FROM THE OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK 20082009
111
BIBLIOGRAPHY
167
INDEX
171
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Valencia Campbell is a consultant on educational topics and women's issues. With a PhD in Sociology from Howard University, she has completed projects for the Baltimore Public School System, National Science Foundation, the National Congress of Black Women, and the National Council of Negro Women. She has also taught at Bowie State University and Howard University.

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