“Being on the road and meeting so many women especially women of color, they told me that there are just many of them aren’t even asking, right? They are waiting for their boss or their manager to come in – like tap them on the shoulder and say, “It’s your time for raise,” and I realize in my experience, it never happened when I waited, right? It is very rare.” – Minda Harts
Continuing our Black Wealth Matters series with Minda Harts, founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color, and author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. An Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, she is also a sought-after speaker on the topic of workplace diversity and inclusion. She lives in New York City.
In The Memo, Minda provides a roadmap for women to not only navigate but change the system that they are working within. And she makes it clear that yes, the discrimination you are feeling, those microaggressions, they are real — and we need to acknowledge them so we can change our reality.