Sept. 27, 2021

Episode 135: Minda Harts -- Career Success for Women of Color

A few years ago, Minda Harts was told that there was no market for a career book for women of color. Undeterred, she went on to write her best-selling book “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table.” Since then, she’s been featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Fast Company, The NY Times, and Time Magazine, and was named the #1 Top Voice for Equity in the Workplace by Linkedin in 2020...


Minda Harts is the CEO of The Memo LLC and the award-winning and best-selling author of “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table.” In 2020, Minda was named the #1 Top Voice for Equity in the Workplace by Linkedin. She’s been featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Fast Company, The NY Times, and Time Magazine, to name a few. Minda also speaks on topics like managing diverse teams, courageous leadership, and advancing women of color in the workplace.

During this episode, you will hear Minda talk about:

  • How her own experience with job-related trauma and racism inspired her to write a career book for women of color -- despite being told that there was no market for a book on this topic
  • Some of the less-examined causes of “imposter syndrome” at work
  • How to build your network in a hybrid workplace or fully remote workplace
  • Why Minda uses the term “success partner” instead of ally -- and how managers and coworkers can be success partners for women of color at work
  • What inspired the topics for her next two books: “Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace” and “You Are More Than Magic: The Black and Brown Girls' Guide to Finding Your Voice”

If you want to connect with Minda, you can find her on her official website, mindaharts.com, and follow her on LinkedIn.

Watch the video of this interview on YouTube!

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