Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Stress Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:152
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098311391

White Shade

The Real-World Primer for the Black Professional Woman

by Dr. Michelle L. Shelton

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
No one should have to cope with the psychological distress of work every day, and yet every day, Black women handle the stress of being a racial and gender minority within professional and educational institutions. This is why Black professional women who work in predominantly white work environments are more likely to express greater levels of psychological distress. In this text, the author uses creative writing to delve into the internal turmoil of Black women in professional environments, and to help readers to understand how it manifests, each chapter offers episodic accounts of the inevitable experience of so many Black women within professional contexts. To combat the intentional attempts to inflict psychological distress upon her in these situations, and to prepare her with the art of "psychological jujitsu", the author presents "A Word of Advice" at the end of each chapter.
White Shade: A Real-World Primer for the Black Professional Woman is a text for the experienced and aspiring Black professional woman. It serves as a guide to mental and emotional stability within the professional arena, while also empowering her to continue to exhibit the excellence she has worked her entire life to achieve. This primer strives to bring an awareness to the real experiences of so many Black women and the societal obstacles she faces in her professional encounters. The characters within this text depict the narratives of professional Black women, and in their own way, each character sheds light on the internal turmoil Black women refuse to accept and the "psychological jujitsu" Black women must master in the professional arena. Each chapter depicts a vignette of a Black woman's experience within a system striving to marginalize her, and it depicts how she handles the attempt to disarm and disempower her genuine capacity. To end each chapter, and to inspire experienced and aspiring Black professional women, "A Word on Advice".
About the author
Dr. Michelle L. Shelton is a Life & Career Coach, whose experiences as an Educational Leader has inspired her to coach others on their path toward personal and professional success. Dr. Shelton is also the Founder & Director of the 501(c)3 nonprofit The Word on Theo Move. Its mission is to empower individuals to strengthen communities, and it is this mission that has inspired this text.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.

This site uses cookies. Continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings means that you consent to those cookies to enhance site navigation and the overall user experience. Learn more about our privacy policy or learn more about how to turn off cookies.