March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the resounding impact and achievements of women across all industries and decades. Here at Accel5, we feature a wide range of women leaders, innovators, experts, and entrepreneurs who not only offer unique perspectives and actionable advice, but who also work to drive change and create a world free of bias, discrimination, and gender inequality.
Check out Accel5 to learn more about our esteemed contributors and join us in celebrating their varied achievements. Here are a few select book summaries and videos highlighting the work being done by some amazing women:
While women of color are the fastest growing demographic group in the United States, they’re also the most underrepresented group in today’s workforce. In Prep Push Pivot, Octavia Goredema shares strategies to help high-potential performers advance in their careers and recognize their worth. She explores the preparation, push, and pivot involved to help underrepresented women identify their career values, align their career goals, plan for career changes, and pay it forward.
Shannon Huffman Polson
As one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army, Shannon Huffman Polson is an expert on leadership. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re making a transition in your career, Polson offers four recommendations to help women take control of their stories and transform themselves into leaders.
Andi Simon, PhD
We’re on the cusp of a new industrial age where focus, creativity, and collaboration are taking the place of muscle and might. With this change, new leadership styles are required that force us to reexamine old stereotypes that have historically held women back. In Rethink, Andi Simon, PhD, delves into various social and cultural myths about businesswomen through a fresh anthropological lens. She shares tools and strategies on ways to activate your own story and achieve the life you were meant to live.
It’s all about knowing your value. In this video, Joanna Barsh, best-selling author and Director Emerita at McKinsey & Company, reveals the special qualities women bring to work, in addition to the qualities commonly associated with men.
If you missed our “Leading with Strength” webinar with Joanna Bash, you can catch the replay here!
Arlan Hamilton with Rachel L. Nelson
Many women, people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community find themselves trying to justify why they deserve a seat in spaces that should be open and inclusive for everyone. It’s About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton and Rachel L. Nelson is packed with leadership lessons to help people overcome such situations, but what takes this book to the next level is the personal and professional stories Hamilton tells. It’s through these stories that women, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community can find the empowerment and motivation to stand up in rooms where they feel they don’t belong and be brave enough to speak up.