To be a woman in the workforce is a road paved with many obstacles. And, to be a woman of color is another world of unique obstacles that even with the progress that society has achieved in 2020, still has a long way to go. For many years, much of the literature on career building and leadership has been written for men. Most of it, at best, glosses over the roadblocks and milestones that women encounter in the course of their careers.
Management for You: Leadership Can Be Color-Blind by author and businesswoman, Ellen E. Grant, explains the challenges that women, especially women of color, face in the workplace. This book tackles issues such as wage gap, the scarcity of opportunities for advancement and networking, stereotypes such as the "angry black women," and the overall lack of opportunities for women to demonstrate what they are capable of.
Grant is a successful black woman who has earned several degrees, including a doctorate. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the health, behavioral health, and academic fields. Ellen Grant has overcome her own challenges through hard work, blessings, and an active mentor who saw what she is capable of bringing to the table. Through her book, Management For You, she mentors other women to be their own advocate and promote their skills, experiences, and their ability to navigate different situations. She offers insider information on how women can nurture their careers, use their network to their advantage, and become leaders in their field.
"Management For You strategically and comprehensively provides a new perspective on leadership. The book is brilliant as it is empowering."
— S. Works
Ellen E. Grant was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She earned a bachelor of arts, master of social work and doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the health, behavioral health, and the academic fields. She is also the author of Managing in Black and White.