The Memo

What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table


By Minda Harts

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From microaggressions to the wage gap, The Memo empowers women of color with actionable advice on challenges and offers a clear path to success.

Most business books provide a one-size-fits-all approach to career advice that overlooks the unique barriers that women of color face. In The Memo, Minda Harts offers a much-needed career guide tailored specifically for women of color.

Drawing on knowledge gained from her past career as a fundraising consultant to top colleges across the country, Harts now brings her powerhouse entrepreneurial experience as CEO of The Memo to the page. With wit and candor, she acknowledges “ugly truths” that keep women of color from having a seat at the table in corporate America. Providing straight talk on how to navigate networking, office politics, and money, while showing how to make real change to the system, The Memo offers support and long-overdue advice on how women of color can succeed in their careers.
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  • "For black women navigating corporate careers, this book is a must-read."
  • "Packed with strategic and tactical wisdom for women of color in the workplace."
  • "In this eye-opening and timely book, Minda Harts puts words to our discomfort and our at-work slights, and gives us solutions and action steps to help secure our professional development and well-being."
    Natashia Deón, NAACP Image Award Nominee and author of Grace
  • "This much-needed career advice guide fills the gap created by other books that lump together women of all races and overlook the unique barriers to access and success that exist for women of color, with chapters on networking, office politics, money and negotiation."
    B.L.A.C. Magazine
  • "An essential and honest guide to taking our rightful place in the C-Suite with tangible solutions about how to break barriers and pave a new path for ourselves -- and the next generation."
    Jamia Wilson, director and publisher of the Feminist Press
  • "For any woman, at any company -- even her own. To secure a seat at the table, securing this book comes first."
    Danyel Smith, culture journalist and former editor of Billboard and Vibe

On Sale
Sep 15, 2020
Page Count
256 pages
Seal Press

Minda Harts

About the Author

Minda Harts is the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform for women of color, and an Assistant Professor at NYU Wagner. She has been featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and FastCompany, and speaks at companies like Microsoft, Levi’s, and Google. She hosts the podcast Secure The Seat, and lives in New York City.

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