Can you use your career path to help your people? Sure Can. Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore, announced criminal charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. She is an outstanding example of why Lean In, Keisha is essential for the evolution of modern society! And just think, she is only one 35 year old women. Imagine if just 20% of the college educated women of color in our nation aspired to hold a higher position or office.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -Mark Twain
"The black woman must advance to a higher ranking in Corporate America (and America in general) in order to help herself, her family, and her people. By elevating ourselves to higher management positions in different industries: employment, supplier diversification, and racial prejudices will all improve. Though professional development, self- confidence, and race/gender relations, I believe that we can progress! We are black feminist, obtaining the skill set, resources and leadership positions required in order to create a socioeconomic state in which our people may prosper." read more
Baltimore City’s newly elected State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, is the youngest chief prosecutor of any major city in America.
This First generation college student graduated from Tuskegee University magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Then after graduating from Boston College Law School, Mosby joined the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. She held several further positions before serving as Baltimore's chief prosecutor.
Today, only 5.9% of African American women hold professional managerial positions. However, over 50% of us pursue a college degree. We are holding back when we should be leaning in. As we study, graduate and move into the job market, always remember that you CAN make a difference.
We all serve in different capacities! You don't necessary have to go into the streets to combat racism. You can actually just go about your business and it will come to you. When it's your time to speak up and make a difference, make sure your VOICE carries with power.
What would you do if you were not afraid? And what positive impact could your career make for your people?
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View Marilyn Mosby's full press conference here:https://youtu.be/w5EIjwn1g6k