Let Them See You (Hardcover)

The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work

By Porter Braswell

Lorena Jones Books, 9780399581403, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/14/2019)

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Description

The guide to getting hired, being promoted, and thriving professionally for the 40 million people of color in the workplace—from the CEO and cofounder of Jopwell, the leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.
 
Let Them See You is a collection of Braswell’s straight-talking advice and mentorship for diverse careerists, from college students to mid-level professionals. It’s also an invitation for diversity champions to listen in on the guidance and perspective Braswell provides, particularly for young diverse workers—the population that will make up the majority of the US workforce by 2030. In Let Them See You, Braswell briefly chronicles how the majority-culture workplace evolved and why it’s a business imperative to have a more diverse workforce, and then explains how you can:

·      overcome not-so-invisible obstacles
·      create perceived value
·      get recognition
·      be true to yourself at work
·      build a personal brand
·      harness fear of failure
·      embrace uncomfortable conversations, and
·      drive diversity and inclusion, whether you’re entry-level or in management
 
In essence, Braswell delivers all the context, tactics, and language you need to let them see you.


About the Author

PORTER BRASWELL is a Yale graduate and former Goldman Sachs associate who cofounded Jopwell.com, the leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals. Braswell frequently speaks about diversity in the workplace to Jopwell’s corporate clients. He has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Tech Crunch, Vanity Fair, and Adweek, and has received numerous awards and recognition, such as LinkedIn’s Next Wave: Top Professionals 35 and Under, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Vanity Fair’s Future Innovators Index, and Adweek’s Young Influencers. In 2018, he was named to the Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40 list. He lives in New York City.


Praise For Let Them See You: The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work

“Porter Braswell gives a unique, insightful perspective on why diversity and inclusion is not just a moment but a movement. Understanding, discussing, and furthering this movement is imperative for all of us—regardless of our backgrounds—and doing so will continue to change the world for the better. So, yes, bring your whole self to every aspect of your life, including work, and let them see you.”
—R. Matt Davis, former president of North America and senior vice president of corporate affairs, Dow Chemical Company

Let Them See You is a must-read book for emerging and seasoned professionals who seek to bring their whole selves to work within a complex cultural landscape. Braswell’s hands-on guide brings the movement mantra ‘nothing about us, without us’ to life with practical advice, solution-driven wisdom, and a call to action to create a workforce that uplifts the strength and power of the multitudes instead of a select few.”
—Jamia Wilson, executive director and publisher, Feminist Press

“Malcolm Forbes once said that diversity is ‘the art of thinking independently together.’ This approach will become the norm in business as America continues to evolve into a country that does not have a single racial or ethnic majority. Let Them See You properly acknowledges that diversity is an invaluable asset.”
—Jay Williams, ESPN analyst and former NBA player