"Keep your options open and be prepared for rare opportunities that may reveal themselves, some in the oddest of ways."
Michelle Gadsden-Williams is the Managing Director and Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at BlackRock. She is an award-winning global diversity expert, author, activist, producer and philanthropist with more than 25 years of experience as an advocate for equality within corporate America and a thought leader around diversity and inclusion. Michelle is a seasoned diversity practitioner with experience working in the consumer goods, pharmaceutical, professional services and financial services industries.
As a woman of color and corporate executive who has worked and traveled the world for several Fortune 500 companies–all while managing a chronic illness–she provides insight into overcoming the barriers facing professionals in today’s workplace.
In Climb, Gadsden-Williams combines her inspirational life story with pragmatic solutions to address problems facing women in corporate America, offering a professional playbook for tackling today’s most pressing workplace issues.