Playing A New Game: A Black Woman's Guide to Being Well and Thriving in the Workplace offers women a new way forward, in which ambition and wellness can not only coexist, but bolster each other. With insights from her 20 years of professional counseling experience and extensive research, mental health expert Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn expands the dialogue on Black women's experiences of race and gender stereotypes at work, exploring them as a wellness issue.
Through her evidence-based best practices that promote self-care and self-empowerment as necessary tools for professional success, Black and brown women can flip the script by prioritizing their wellness even as they advance professionally.
"I've never read a book that speaks so accurately and candidly about the experience of Black women in the workplace. Playing a New Game is essential reading for all Black women currently struggling to navigate race and gender stereotypes at work. It gives you practical, evidence-based strategies on how to use self-care and self-empowerment as tools to help you heal and continue to advance in your career. I also highly recommend this book to all business leaders who currently employ, or seek to employ, Black women. It brings together clinical insights, research and lived experiences of Black women to help you understand the adverse impact race and gender bias has on our wellness. As we begin to define the future of work, I believe Playing a New Game will have a critical role in helping us create healthier and more inclusive workplaces."
Dr. Wilborn's Playing a New Game provides much needed insight and solutions on Black women's career advancement experiences through the lens of wellness. Her considerable professional experience, enables her to illuminate what black women need to do to eliminate the superwoman syndrome, the feeling that suffering in the workplace is somehow noble and to win the career game, while playing on their own terms. Bravo!!!"
"Dr. Tammy Wilborn's Playing a New Game is not just a book. It's a manual, a strategy. This therapeutic and empowering must-have for Black women is the permission we need to bring our full selves into workspaces."