July 14, 2024

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Book Club: Unapologetically Ambitious

2 min read

by Shellye Archambeau

Full of empowering wisdom from one of Silicon Valley’s first female African American CEOs, this inspiring leadership book offers a blueprint for how to achieve your personal and professional goals.

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. Here, she shares the practical strategies, tools, and approaches readers can employ right now, including concrete steps to most effectively:

  • Dismantle impostor syndrome
  • Capitalize on the power of planning
  • Take risks
  • Developing financial literacy
  • Build your network
  • Establish your reputation
  • Take charge of your career
  • Integrate work, marriage, parenthood, and self-care

Each chapter lays out key takeaways and actions to increase the odds of achieving your personal and professional goals. With relatable personal stories that ground her advice in the real world and a foreword by leading venture capitalist and New York Times bestselling author Ben Horowitz, Unapologetically Ambitious invites readers to move beyond the solely supportive roles others expect them to fill, to learn how to carefully tread the thin line between assertive and aggressive, and to give themselves permission to strive for the top. Make no apologies for the height of your ambitions. Shellye Archambeau will show you how.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shellye Shellye is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Shellye has over 30 years of experience in technology leading organizations focused on business to business as well as business to consumer. She is a frequent featured expert on CNBC and CNN.

Since 2020 Shellye Archambeau has been passionately creating spaces to help others to achieve their goals and ambitions in life. Her book Unapologetically Ambitious was the first step towards that. She has been working closely with HBCU as well as communities and individuals to inspire young professionals from diverse backgrounds. 

Her community has been growing ever since. Numerous requests from her community for mentoring and advice led her to create online spaces to share her resources, advice, and insight. 

About – Shellye Archambeau

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