Sister Power: How Phenomenal Black Women Are Rising to the Top

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Wiley, Sep 3, 1996 - Social Science - 214 pages
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"Extensive . . . inspired . . . forty-five of the most recognizable and powerful black women in the country." --USA Today

"This book, about the tenacity of black women, reminds me of 'testimony service' in the true gospel tradition. By showing us the lives of sisters in dramatic leadership roles, Patricia Reid-Merritt gives us all courage. These women broke not only the glass ceiling, but also the brick walls of the old-boy network." --Dr. Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant psychologist and advice columnist for Essence magazine.

One by one, phenomenal African American women are breaking through the glass ceiling of race and gender bias. Setting political agendas, heading major institutions, and shaping corporate strategies, they are the newest architects of America's future. Sister Power is packed with groundbreaking insight into their amazing life journeys.

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A provocative investigation into the lives of African-American women who have achieved leadership roles in American society despite the barriers of sexism and racism. Reid-Merritt (Social Work and ... Read full review

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Reid-Merritt (social work, Stockton State Coll.) features the stories of 45 exceptional black women who have risen to the top of their professions. She shows how these women attained their positions and how they are using the power they have. (LJ 8/96) Read full review


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PATRICIA REID-MERRITT, D.S.W. (Hamilton Township, New Jersey), a well-known African American community and social activist, often speaks before national conferences. She is Professor of Social Work and African American Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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