Author: Mary J. Wardell
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
With the emergence of the #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BlackLivesMatter movements, as well as the election of the most diverse and female Congress in history, America is experiencing a referendum on what power and leadership looks like.
Women of color are the answer to that referendum and uniquely positioned to assume powerful roles in the country. But first, is to be honest about the misogyny and racism that women of color experience at work and in their lives.
In Twice as Good, Dr. Mary J. Wardell, an expert on diversity in the workplace and women of color in leadership, writes a stirring call-to-action for women of color who are ready to step into their power.
Twice as Good shows women of color:
Why their work community needs them to be the courageous leader,
The truth about why others fail to recognize the leadership capacity of women of color,
Ways to bring their passion and perspective into work to advance their leadership,
Stories from women of color who successfully aligned their personal power and cultural identity into their leadership, and
Practices for taking the necessary steps to becoming a leader.
Dr. Mary J. Wardell is a University Leader, Professor, Keynote Speaker, Commissioner, and Diversity/Inclusion Expert based in San Francisco where she resides.
A twenty-five-year veteran of California higher education, Dr. Wardell is the Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach at the University of San Francisco and the President of the San Francisco Public Library Commission.
A sought-after speaker and thought leader in building a culture of love and inclusivity for all employees and students, she is the Founder and Principal of the DEI Leadership Group, a diversity solutions and crisis management firm in San Francisco.
She has a doctorate from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, a master's in Cross Cultural Counseling and Social Justice Education from San Diego State University, and bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific.
Concerned about the lack of diversity in children’s books, Charnaie Gordon and her two kids are bridging the literacy gap with their new project that brings diverse books to children in each of the 50 states.
Gordon founded the Here Wee Read platform, which highlights diversity in children’s books, featuring multiple races, cultures and religions. The curated books also teach children about important subjects such as immigration and politics.
Through “50 States 50 Books”, Gordon and her two children are sending these significant books to non-profit organizations, libraries, schools, and more, to every state in the country.
Since launching this project, Gordon shares that several people have felt inspired to help, and have bought titles from Here Wee Read’s Amazon Wish List, that includes multiple sections such as “Juneteenth Books”; “Asian Picture & Chapter Books”; and “Latino/Bilingual Picture Books”. READ MORE........