Read a testimonial from ELC Institute Fellow Marcia Dukes, who participated in The ELC's Leadership Development Week (LDW) in 2019.
Black women and men have high aspirations to be successful at work and outworking and outperforming others is the norm for many. But what happens to the minds, bodies, and spirits of Black employees when unrealistic expectations are too much to bear—if, despite their hard work, they remain set apart and undervalued?
More research suggests self-affirming is the beginning of success in the face of systematic discrimination. Self-affirmation has a powerfully positive effect on self - especially after a threat to self-esteem.
In an exclusive conversation with The ELC Institute, ELC Member Crystal E. Ashby provides insights on her career journey and tips for business success.
African Americans’ influence on mainstream culture is clear. Fifty-four percent of African Americans are 34 years old or younger, meaning the majority of blacks have grown up in the digital age, and these powerful consumers have naturally incorporated their tech-affinity into their entire shopping journey.
Using a wealth of quantitative and qualitative data, featuring findings from a national survey, Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration delivers a multifaceted analysis, including solutions, for creating workplace cultures where black employees can do their best work and succeed.
Life is like a game; there are rules to follow, goals to attain, and obstacles and challenges to overcome. Successful players take time to develop their mindset, skillset, and toolset. Winning in life – and in business – is exactly the same.