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More than Ready

More than Ready

Be Strong and Be You . . . and Other Lessons for Women of Color on the Rise

Advice and inspiration for women of color seeking new heights of influence, from the “incredible” top Latinx advisor to President Obama (Jennifer Palmieri, author of Dear Madam President).

Women of color are becoming more visible and more powerful than ever, achieving higher levels of success and blazing new paths for future generations. These women are pioneers, finding their own way in otherwise white-dominated arenas.

As the first Latinx to direct national domestic policy issues, Cecilia Muñoz knows the difficulties of getting ahead without exemplars to follow. In More than Ready, she offers readers lessons from the challenges she faced and the victories she achieved in the White House, with wise advice like
  • Keep your elbows sharp: Hold your ground when others seek to devalue your contribution.
  • Defend kindness: Elevate empathy in the workplace and beyond.
  • Leverage failure: Turn losses into gains by embracing the benefits of the experience.
Full of invaluable insights about working through fear, overcoming injustices, and facing down detractors, More than Ready provides the tactical tools women of color need to reach unprecedented levels of power and success — without compromising who they are.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Business & Economics / Motivational

On Sale: April 7th 2020

Price: $28 / $35 (CAD)

Page Count: 224

ISBN-13: 9781580059480

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Reader Reviews


"Americans are slowly, sometimes reluctantly, coming to understand that power and success comes in many shapes and sizes. Following the adventures of Cecilia Muñoz, a self-described 'diminutive Latina,' as she scales the heights of domestic policy-making and finds herself at President Obama's elbow, will inspire an entire generation of America's next leaders."—Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America and author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family
"Cecilia's experience provides valuable lessons, especially to young people looking to make their way, wondering whether their voices matter."—Hilda Solis, former US Secretary of Labor
"Cecilia is a wise guy who happens to be a woman, a 'domestic' worker whose 'house' work included the White House's public policy, an 'only' and a 'first' too many times in her life as a Latina. She shares with us what her triumphs and mistakes have taught her, stories that clear the way for women following in her brilliant path."
Sandra Cisneros,
poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and author of the bestselling classic House on Mango Street
"It was by watching incredible women like Cecilia Muñoz I learned the important life lesson that if you don't look like everyone else in the room, your perspective matters more, not less. When Cecilia spoke in meetings with President Obama, she did so with a powerful combination of integrity, wisdom, experience, and empathy. She was often the only Latina in the room and often had the most insightful observations to make -- the one thing that hadn't been said already that the president needed to hear. I have learned much from her and am glad others will now have the chance to do so, too."
Jennifer Palmieri, author of the bestselling Dear Madam President: A Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World and former communications director for President Obama and Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign
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