Thriving in Intersectionality

A collection of stories from immigrants about belonging and building a career in corporate America.

This book gives you insight into different cultures, authenticity barriers, and the unique value and strengths that immigrants bring to the corporate workplace.

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This book was written for...

Immigrants at all Stages of Their Career

International
Students

People Passionate About Inclusion

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Thriving in Intersectionality

An insight and resource on how to prosper and advance in the American workplace as an immigrant.

This nonfiction book speaks to minority corporate employees, leaders, and DEI experts who want to examine belonging and inclusion at work.

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Praise for Thriving in Intersectionality

"Perfectly lays out how the community is not a monolith and how our lived experiences should be pivotal to how policies around an immigrant's work/personal life should be developed. Thank you for giving this a voice.”

— Hooriya Hussain, First Generation Immigrant, Intersectional
LGBTQ+ rights activist on the Path to American Citizenship

“Brilliantly written. This book humanizes the stories of those so easily categorized as 'other' in a way that invites us into the story rather than pushing us away in anger. An important book for this changing time in our world."

— Ruth E. Van Reken, co-founder, Families in Global Transition

“From the perspective of personal well-being, there are immigrant challenges that could increase our stress levels, impostor syndrome, and burnout. This book will allow us to understand the challenges and opportunities to positively impact DEI efforts for immigrants.”

— Miriam Zylberglait, MD (Dr. Z), Immigrant, wellness advocate, physician

About the Author, Lola Adeyemo

My name is Damilola “Lola” M. Adeyemo, and I am an American, an Immigrant from Nigeria, and the author of Thriving in Intersectionality. I wrote this book because of my personal experiences and the desire to inform and empower immigrant women in the workplace as well as international students who intend to get in, settle in and ultimately advance in the corporate workplace.

My hope is that, in reading this book, you will discover stories that you can relate to and that can also inform and inspire you to own your identity and help you thrive in the workplace. From my stories on my identity as a black immigrant woman, combined with all the multiple intersections of every single woman interviewed, I hope you get to know the individual women, the people behind the stereotypes, and the challenges and strengths of being an immigrant at work.

I am excited to finally bring these stories and these women to life for you and in the representation of every immigrant woman in corporate America who is struggling and yearning for true inclusion and belonging in the workplace. The goal is for this book to contribute to your knowledge and awareness of cross-cultural barriers in the corporate world. Ultimately, I want you to see this book as a tool to empower you as an international worker, expatriate, immigrant, or international student. I hope it helps you find a community, leverage the community, and own your authentic self so you can get to a place of belonging for yourself as well as continue to champion inclusion in your workplaces.

About the Author, Lola Adeyemo

My name is Damilola “Lola” M. Adeyemo, and I am an American, an Immigrant from Nigeria, and the author of Thriving in Intersectionality. I wrote this book because of my personal experiences and the desire to inform and empower immigrant women in the workplace as well as international students who intend to get in, settle in and ultimately advance in the corporate workplace.

My hope is that, in reading this book, you will discover stories that you can relate to and that can also inform and inspire you to own your identity and help you thrive in the workplace. From my stories on my identity as a black immigrant woman, combined with all the multiple intersections of every single woman interviewed, I hope you get to know the individual women, the people behind the stereotypes, and the challenges and strengths of being an immigrant at work.

I am excited to finally bring these stories and these women to life for you and in the representation of every immigrant woman in corporate America who is struggling and yearning for true inclusion and belonging in the workplace. The goal is for this book to contribute to your knowledge and awareness of cross-cultural barriers in the corporate world. Ultimately, I want you to see this book as a tool to empower you as an international worker, expatriate, immigrant, or international student. I hope it helps you find a community, leverage the community, and own your authentic self so you can get to a place of belonging for yourself as well as continue to champion inclusion in your workplaces.

In this book you'll hear stories about...

Communication challenges

Cultural impact on work and leadership styles

Legal handicaps for immigrants at work

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Discover Our Newest Book

Thriving in Intersectionality

An insight and resource on how to prosper and advance in the American workplace as an immigrant.

This nonfiction book speaks to minority corporate employees, leaders, and DEI experts who want to examine belonging and inclusion at work.

Use the form below to get notified when Thriving in Intersectionality launches.