PITTSBURG, Calif. - Julianna Hynes didn’t go from being an administrative assistant to CEO easily, nor was it a straight shot. She had to overcome sexism and racism in the workforce to advance in her career – just like other black women. Yet she was armed with something powerful that pushed her to overcome barriers and achieve her dreams: the wisdom of her foremothers.
Throughout history, black women have consistently exemplified a strong work ethic, overcoming obstacles with strength, dignity, and determination. In the process, these foremothers passed down their strategies to their daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, nieces, goddaughters, and mentees. And it is in honor of this tradition that Dr. Hynes passes down what she has learned in the pages of her new book, Leading on Purpose.
Combining insights from her career journey, voices and stories of accomplishments from other leaders and research Dr. Hynes conducted over the years, the book is both inspiring and actionable. Leading on Purpose is intended for black women in their early- and mid-careers who:
• are interested in being more effective in their current role while developing the skills that will
help them to advance to the next level
• aspire to take on more responsibility, but don’t know where or how to start
• desire to make a more significant impact in the position they’re in and lead from where they are
“Becoming successful in whatever field one chooses is not the result of ‘luck’ or ‘being in the right place at
the right time,’” says Hynes. “It’s the direct result of focused and deliberate hard work while leaving room for the unexpected and enjoying the process every step of the way. I hope this book both inspires and encourages readers to achieve their professional dreams.”
Whether readers are in a support role, first-time supervisor or manager, or looking to advance beyond middle management, the book will help them gain the mindset of a leader starting today. It is also a valuable tool for mentors, managers, and allies of professional black women who want to learn more about their unique perspectives and how to support them better.
Leading on Purpose can be purchased online through the author’s website at JuliannaHynes.com or on Amazon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
Dr. Julianna Hynes is a recognized and highly respected leadership development and career advancement strategist and coach, speaker, and author with a reputation for challenging her clients to shift their thinking from auto-pilot to a more purposeful and deliberate mindset. Dr. Hynes earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, where she studied successful black women leaders. Through her studies, she found that having the right attitude, being technically competent, demonstrating keen interpersonal skills, thinking strategically, and having a strong and supportive relationship network are keys to success for any professional.
To learn more, visit JuliannaHynes.com.