Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Books every entrepreneur women should read.
Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms by Shellye Archambeau
Full of empowering wisdom from one of Silicon Valley's first African American CEOs, this inspiring leadership book offers a blueprint for how to achieve your personal and professional goals, drawn from the author's own compelling story of how she weathered life's difficulties to build massive success.
Shellye Archambeau recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young black woman, wife, and mother, managing her personal and professional responsibilities while climbing the ranks at IBM and subsequently in her roles as CEO. Through the busts and booms of Silicon Valley in the early 2000s, this bold and inspiring book details the risks she took and the strategies she engaged to steer her family, her career, and her company MetricStream toward success. Through her journey, Shellye discovered that ambition alone is not enough to achieve success.
Shellye has over 25 years of experience in technology leading organizations focused on business to business as well as business to consumer. She is a recognized expert in marketing and co-authored, Marketing That Works: How Entrepreneurial Marketing Can Add Sustainable Profits to Any Sized Company.
Who is this #remarkable women ?
Shellye Archambeau is one of Silicon Valley's first female African American CEOs. Formerly an executive at IBM and CMO at two public companies, Archambeau was recruited to be the CEO of a then-struggling Silicon Valley startup, which is now MetricStream, a recognized global leader in governance, risk, and compliance software solutions. She currently serves as a Fortune 500 board member and holds board seats at Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. Her debut book, Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms - unapologeticallyshellye.com, will be released on October 6, 2020 with Grand Central Publishing.
Awards and recognition.
In addition to being recognized as one of the Top 25 Click and Mortar Executives by Internet World, Archambeau has received numerous other awards and recognition throughout her career. In 2014 she was named one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by the Business Insider, ranking at #11.The year prior she was #2 on the list of the 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology. She was also recognized as one of the 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology. In September 2015, Archambeau was recognized as the 97th most influential business leader in America, in the annual Newsmax "100 Most Influential Business Leaders in America" ranking
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