PAVING A PATH TO SELF-ADVOCACY
In Access Denied, Brenda Harrington addresses what it takes to pave a path to success in storied detail. She explains that beyond degrees, experience and competence, it is necessary to interpret an organization’s culture, the behaviors that are tolerated, and who the power players are, through a lens of diversity and inclusion.
This resource places precise language around the unique challenges facing BIPOC individuals. She also acknowledges the physical and mental toll of pervasive and systemic racism.
Throughout this book, the experiences of real people are presented to convey three key messages:
- No, you are not crazy. What has happened and is happening to you is real.
- You are not alone. What has happened to you has happened and is happening to others.
- We cannot change the hearts and minds of those with biases that do not favor us, but we can make choices to better protect and advocate for ourselves and each other.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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- “Rarely does an author strike such a profound balance between reality and optimism.”
- “A timely resource to help employees, managers, and organizations create needed strategies for talent development.”
- “An easy read … that gathers us, wraps its arms around us, and says to us, ‘You. Are. Worthy.’”
- “Required read for all people of color at any age.”
- “This book will help us work smarter, build mental fortitude, and find the words to speak up for ourselves when necessary.”
- “A must-read for white leaders as it raises awareness of prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.”
- “A gut-punch reminder about ever-present challenges faced by people of color.”