Black in Corporate America

Too often employers focus on generating increased diversity at work rather than focusing on understanding the experience of employees who are underrepresented. I want to share a story with you.   This story is true. Let me know if you can relate.   Recently, a working lunch...

Being Black in America can come with its hurdles. If you are a member of an underrepresented population, you have encountered said hurdles while working in corporate America. They’ve required you to “cover,” hide your authenticity, and tolerate microaggressions (and sometimes overt racism) to remain...

According to the Chicago Tribune, college graduates in the Black community are falling behind. It’s difficult for African American young adults to find a job after their college graduation. Many Black graduates are taking jobs that they are not only overqualified for, but also that...

When was the last time you took a step back and truly took inventory of your feelings in relation to your career? Have you taken your job satisfaction into serious consideration? What about in comparison to your peers? Did you know it’s common for African...

[caption id="attachment_1532" align="alignleft" width="767"] Jennifer Tardy, Career Success Coach[/caption] Today, I quit my job. I let go of my handsome six-figure income, my corporate badge, corporate card, office key, cell phone, laptop, and parking pass. I’m giving it all back to Corporate America. I’m exchanging it...

It’s that time of year. You are sharing feedback about your coworkers while your supervisor is completing feedback on you and preparing your salary increase. It’s performance review season, and it is an ideal time to ask for a raise. Your performance review session provides you...

Regardless of where you work, there must be a match between your strengths and the type of strengths your company values. In other words, you thrive when your company values your talent or gift—and so too does the company. What’s your strength? Is it that you...

It’s that time of year when many of us recognize that feeling deep in the pit of our stomachs. It is Performance Review Season! You may think you are a star performer, but where the rubber meets the road is whether your boss believes that...