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November Breakfast Meeting
November 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
The Grass is Green: Navigating the Challenges of the Gender & Racial Landscape in Corporate America
with Rita P. Mitchell & Brittany Mitchell
The topic, The Grass is Green: Navigating the challenges of the gender and racial landscape in corporate America is coming from the 4th chapter of my new book, Own Your Phenomenal Self. Britt is CMO of my company, Rita P. Mitchell, LLC, wrote the forward to the book and also helped in the creative and editing process of the finished product. In addition, a good portion of the book came from the day-to-day advice that I was giving her and others that I continue to mentor in the navigation to career success in today’s corporate landscape. She is an accomplished speaker in her own right and we present together whenever it is doable, luckily she will be in town the week of this event for client meetings. For your reference, we presented last month to the Junior League of Columbia, SC for the kick-off of their new Diversity & Inclusion strategy…400 + members attended and I am happy to provide you with a reference to the quality/content of our speaking jointly. Britt, who is 33, will speak from the perspective of our target market…young women 25-45, who are ambitious, highly motivated, and who want to do good in the world… and I will speak from the perspective of a woman who has navigated and achieved success over a 40 year career in the male dominated financial services industry. Britt lives and works in NYC so it is not always doable that I can coordinate with her schedule but she will be in town that week. Us speaking together it is always a treat and more powerful to the audience. Let me know if you would like to discuss by phone.
About Rita P. Mitchell & Brittany Mitchell
Rita P. Mitchell is an overcomer. In a career spanning four decades, she has navigated countless roadblocks and conquered numerous obstacles to accomplish her personal and professional goals in the very competitive financial services industry. Rita became president of her own insurance and securities brokerage firm, Mitchell Financial, Inc., spoke on the TEDx stage, has been a frequent contributor to Black Enterprise magazine, and became the first-ever recipient of First Horizon’s 2018 Inclusion & Diversity Leader’s Award. Before retiring in early 2018, Rita served as Executive Vice President and Manager of Private Client Services for Middle Tennessee, First Tennessee Bank. Most recently, she has written Own Your Phenomenal Self, a guide to empowering young career women to achieve their desired success and an Amazon bestseller. In addition, Rita is a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. Currently, she serves on the boards of the YWCA USA, Cheekwood, Leadership Nashville Alumni Association, the Founders’ Advisory Board of Studio Bank, and is also Chair of the Board of the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee.
Brittany Mitchell’s “double jam” is marketing. She is currently working in her dream city (New York City) as an Account Director for a major marketing and technology company. Prior to this role, she thrived as a Marketing Manager for a Fortune 50 company. Brittany has an International MBA and 10 plus years of marketing experience working with a wide range of brands and industries, from niche consumer goods and luxury products to insurance and financial services to commercial real estate to non-profit and more. Brittany has also lived and worked in France and is fluent in French.