The Energy Within Us (inbunden)
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Two Sisters Writing and Publishing LLC
Elizabeth Ann Atkins, Atkins (red.)/Catherine M. Greenspan, Greenspan (red.)
5 Illustrations; 5 Illustrations
229 x 152 x 16 mm
459 g
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8:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Cloth w/Jacket on Creme w/Gloss Lam
The Energy Within Us (inbunden)

The Energy Within Us

An Illuminating Perspective from Five Trailblazers

Inbunden Engelska, 2019-05-01
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You?ve heard of the glass ceiling.

It?s the barrier holding women back from breaking through to the highest echelons of corporate America. A few women are promoted to those power seats, but the realm of leadership in America?s top companies remains mostly male?and mostly white.

If striving for success in that reality weren?t daunting enough, some women face an additional barrier: the black ceiling.

That?s the barricade blocking African Americans from ascending into the top levels of corporate leadership.

Black women who aspire to become senior executives or CEOs face the double obstacle of the glass and the black ceilings, especially in certain industries where the statistics for female and black representation are discouraging.

Think about how difficult and disheartening it might seem as a black woman aspiring to excel and transcend to a corporate leadership position through the glass ceiling and the black ceiling in the historically white male energy industry.

We are five African American female executives who have achieved all of the above.

And by sharing our stories in this book, our objective is to offer our lives and our careers as inspirational blueprints for other women and people of color who aspire to leadership positions in the corporate arena.

We have blazed new trails in the energy industry by shattering ceilings. However, much work remains. The low representation of women and people of color at the helm of corporate leadership requires a strong commitment to persevering past the many obstacles that can delay and derail a career.

That is why we convened on the pages of this book to show that, Yes, it can be done! We show it through: our own personal belief systems; networking with other women and people of color in our industry; receiving guidance from mentors; committing long hours to our jobs; relocating when opportunity knocked; pursuing our education and training to propel us on an upward trajectory in our field; and celebrating the successes as they come.

Very importantly, we have demonstrated a commitment throughout our careers?and now into retirement for some of us?to reaching back to mentor others so they can follow the paths that we have blazed into uncharted territory for women and people of color in corporate America.

We hope that by reading The Energy Within Us: An Illuminating Perspective from Five Trailblazers, you will be inspired and informed about how to succeed in business and in life.
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"if there were a hall of fame for the energy industry, these five remarkable women would be unanimous first-ballot inductees. they are true pioneers who—through their passion for helping others and their terrific achievements in the business, energy, and environmental fields—have set the bar high for all leaders, regardless of gender or ethnicity. their inspiring stories serve as a roadmap to help other women find success in whatever career or endeavor they choose."

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president, edison electric institute

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Joyce Hayes Giles is an energy industry executive with over 35 years of experience transforming organizations' customer and philanthropic performance. Most recently she was Assistant to the Chairman and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. In addition, she served as the company's Chief Ethics Officer and Ombudsman for employee related issues.

Carolyn Green is Managing Partner of EnerGreen Capital Management, which she founded in 2009 to invest in late-venture and early-growth-stage companies involved in the energy and environmental industries. Prior to founding EnerGreen, she was a Vice President with Sunoco, Inc., the Philadelphia-based oil refiner/marketer.

Telisa Toliver is currently GM, Chevron Pipeline and Power, has led many commercial functions throughout the energy value chain, and has been a strong advocate for the inclusion of African Americans and women in the energy industry.

Rose McKinney-James, Managing Principal of McKinney-James & Associates, is a seasoned small business leader, clean energy advocate, and independent corporate director with a long history in public service, non-profit volunteerism, and private sector corporate social responsibility.

Hilda Pinnix-Ragland is the CFO of AHK Global Resources and is also an independent corporate director. Most recently, she served as a senior executive of corporate public affairs at Duke Energy with national and international responsibilities. Her experience expands into financial, operations, and utility regulations. She founded the HPR STEM Academy, now in its fifth year, which serves girls going from elementary to middle school. Elizabeth is a best-selling author, actress, TV host, and an award-winning journalist who uses a multimedia platform to inspire people to unlock their infinite potential and live with passion, prosperity, health, and happiness. Her 2019 spiritual memoir, God's Answer is Know: Lessons from a Spiritual Life, provides the launchpad for her global intuitive teachings.

Elizabeth's desire to empower others springs from a trailblazing matrix of colorblind love and courage from her mother, an African American and Italian judge, and her father, a former Roman Catholic priest who was English, French Canadian, and Cherokee. They taught her to challenge the status quo by writing innovative ideas to edu-tain people.
With a master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan, Elizabeth has written over 20 books, including novels White Chocolate, Dark Secret and Twilight (with Billy Dee Williams).

Elizabeth has ghostwritten books for executives, prominent government and civic leaders, physicians, a surgeon, an intuitive medium, a family that triumphed on NBC's The Biggest Loser, an insurance agent, and a quadriplegic man who lived...


what people are saying about the energy within us




carla a. harris


chapter 1 the energy within: a career marathon

joyce hayes giles

chapter 2 a circuitous journey

carolyn green

chapter living my values through the energy value chain

telisa toliver

chapter 4 serendipity, proximity, and grace: the journey to success is for the bold

rose mckinney-james

chapter 5 my road map: powered by electricity

hilda pinnix-ragland

epilogue: a call to action

appendix: aabe