“The Energy Within Us” Book Reading
August 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT
Join us for “The Energy Within Us” Book Reading, in partnership with the American Association of Blacks in Energy.
You’ve heard of the glass ceiling. It’s the barrier holding women back from breaking through to the highest echelons of corporate America. There are few women who are promoted to those power seats, but the realm of leadership in America’s top companies remains mostly male–and mostly white. If striving for success in that reality weren’t daunting enough, some women face an additional barrier: the black ceiling.
This is the barricade blocking African Americans from ascending into the top levels of corporate leadership. The hurdle is especially high in certain industries where the statistics for female and black representation are discouraging.
Think about how difficult and disheartening it might seem as a black woman aspiring to excel and transcend to a corporate leadership position, when the glass ceiling and the black ceiling loom ahead in a historically white male energy industry.
We are five African American female executives who have achieved all of the above. “The Energy Within Us” book reading will have the authors: Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, CFO of AHK Global Resources; Rose McKinney-James, Managing Principal of McKinney-James & Associates; Telisa Toliver, GM of Chevron Pipeline and Power; Carolyn Green, Managing Partner of EnerGreen Capital Management; and Joyce Hayes Giles, an energy industry executive with over 35 years of experience transforming organizations’ customer and philanthropic performance.