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Sophia Nelson: Workplace Retention & Advancement Strategies for Women of Color

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Our guest, Sophia Nelson, is an award-winning author, radio and TV personality and journalist. Nelson conducted a nationwide online study of 540 professional Black women like herself, plus two focus groups. More than half of the participants reported annual household incomes approaching or surpassing $100,000. The good news? As a whole these Black women were proud of their accomplishments. The challenge? More than two thirds indicated career advancement was still a hurdle for Black women compared with White women, with 29 percent seeing racism as the biggest barrier.

Nelson, also a motivational speaker, sees it, women need to tap into "the woman code" and redefine themselves. She is the author of "Black Women Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama" and "The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life." Both are national best-sellers.

In this show, hear Nelson discuss senior leadership and management positions in corporate America today and how women, particularly women of color, can advance and and lead the way for future women leaders. 

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