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The Little Black Book of Success - Reading and Discussion
Join us for a reading and discussion of an invaluable resource for black women in all stages of their careers for years to come.

Monday, October 18, 2010
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ogilvy Theatre

636 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
You must bring photo ID to enter building.

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Description: Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood and Rhonda Joy McLean, co-authors of “The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women,” published by Random House/One World Press in March 2010. Fiends and professional colleagues, they have worked for a total of nearly 90 years as successful corporate executives. Their first book serves as a “mentor in your pocket” for men and women of all races, ages and backgrounds, and expounds on their belief that leaders are not only born, but can be--and often are--made.

“The Little Black Book of Success” has clearly resonated with many readers and fans all over the country, since shortly after its publication it has hovered at the #1 or #2 spot on’s Best Seller list for leadership and management. Brown, Haygood and Mclean wrote their book to address the research Brown conducted several years ago which revealed that although more than 7,000 books on leadership existed at the time, not one of them was dedicated to exploring the experience of women of color in executive leadership roles and the challenges and opportunities they face along their leadership journeys.

These three friends set out to address that gap in the archives of leadership development resources.

Their collective experiences are incorporated in the book and address a wide array of issues in practical and helpful ways, such as how to network efficiently and effectively, to how to manage your manager and your career in any work environment, be it corporate, non-profit, entrepreneurial, community service and/or religious organization. The book also addresses head on the complex issues of how to avoid self-sabotage and the occasional un-helpfulness of others.

Please join the Black Ivy Alumni League for an evening of candid discourse with these three engaging speakers. Their book will be available for sale and the authors will be available to sign the book both before and after their presentation.
Hosted by: Tanya Odom (Harvard *98)
Registration: Sorry -- registration has been closed for this event!
Questions?: Please email Tanya Odom (Harvard *98) at with any questions!
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