Book by Hang Black

HANG BLACK

 

As a Vietnamese immigrant, dedicated mother, and seasoned technology executive, Hang's motivation is simple-pave the path with nearly three decades of experience developing resources and resilience.

Hang began her career as a process engineer at AMD where she earned multiple patents in semiconductor manufacturing. She then moved over to Cisco as a Technical Marketing Engineer, adding product management, marketing and sales to her skill set. Hang left Cisco to start her own company as a sales and marketing consultant where she was nicknamed "Black Ops" for her cutting edge solutions to field marketing, marketing ops, sales ops & sales enablement. She also led worldwide sales enablement programs at cybersecurity company Gigamon and unified communications provider 8x8.

A global speaker on sales, leadership, and a passionate advocate for women in the workplace, Hang's first book about how immigrant women without access can pave their own path to success was released in January 2021.

SHIFTING THE CONVERSATION TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION THROUGHOUT THE WORKPLACE

 

There's a lot of momentum about diversity and inclusion, but the conversation is incomplete without a discussion about access. Inclusion does not ensure equality. As leaders, we can recruit, retain, and nurture the diverse talent who bring the cognitive diversity required for innovation in a modern business world. Develop a CLEAR framework to level the playing field.

  • C Clarity. Be clear about the destination, the journey, and the terrain
  • L Learn from experience, and un-learn through experiments.
  • E Embrace the unique edge of each employee.
  • A Access. Curate your brand & establish your network.
  • R Responsibility. It's time to replace victim-blaming and privilege shaming with empathy, data, and bi-directional active allyship.

Be clear on whether an invitation to the room is to serve, to sit, or to speak. Perhaps now is even the time to stand. After a career of navigating in the dark, Hang's book was written in hopes that "women who have been unseen, and minorities who have been unheard, feel empowered to reach their potential."

Virtual - November 23, 2021
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