Monday, February 8, 2021

February Event

Virtual Book Club | Unapologetically Ambitious | Shellye Archambeau 

Join us for our second book club virtual event on February 24th at 12:00 PM.

What: Book Club  - Unapologetically Ambitious by Shellye Archambeau

When: Wednesday, February 24th at 12:00 PM

Where: Please RSVP to the Evite or  We will send an event link prior to the start of the event.

We will be discussing the book Unapologetically Ambitious by Shellye Archambeau. Shellye is one of Silicon Valley’s first female African American CEO’s, and her book is full of inspiring advice.

From the book blurb:

“Shellye Archambeau recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young black woman, wife, and mother, managing her personal and professional responsibilities while climbing the ranks at IBM and subsequently in her roles as CEO. Through the busts and booms of Silicon Valley in the early 2000s, this bold and inspiring book details the risks she took and the strategies she engaged to steer her family, her career, and her company MetricStream toward success.

Through her journey, Shellye discovered that ambition alone is not enough to achieve success. Here, she shares the practical strategies, tools, and approaches readers can employ right now, including concrete steps to most effectively:

  • Dismantle impostor syndrome
  • Capitalize on the power of planning
  • Take risks
  • Developing financial literacy
  • Build your network
  • Establish your reputation
  • Take charge of your career
  •  Integrate work, marriage, parenthood, and self-care

Each chapter lays out key takeaways and actions to increase the odds of achieving your personal and professional goals. With relatable personal stories that ground her advice in the real world and a foreword by leading venture capitalist and New York Times bestselling author Ben Horowitz, Unapologetically Ambitious invites readers to move beyond the solely supportive roles others expect them to fill, to learn how to carefully tread the thin line between assertive and aggressive, and to give themselves permission to strive for the top. Make no apologies for the height of your ambitions. Shellye Archambeau will show you how.”

The book can be found in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats wherever books are sold (check your local library too!).

We look forward to virtually “seeing” you and discussing this book.

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