Embrace the Power of You
In the competitive world of Silicon Valley, corporate lawyer Tricia Montalvo Timm knew that talent and drive weren’t enough to succeed. She had to belong. Timm took a cue from her days as a child actor, when she had to change her name to get auditions. As an adult, she downplayed her Latino heritage and her life as a mother to fit in. And it worked: at the height of her success, she sold software company Looker to Google for $2.6 billion. But when a LinkedIn post about her roots went viral, she knew she couldn’t continue to hide. As a high-powered Latina lawyer, she had a responsibility to be visible so she could be the role model she never saw coming up the ranks. She realized that belonging begins with self-acceptance.
If you’ve ever hidden your real self to belong, Embrace the Power of You will resonate. Timm’s journey toward self-acceptance provides a wealth of insight into the reasons why people feel alienated and invisible in the workplace. Timm knows firsthand the fear and shame that comes from hiding your identity, and shows how to overcome those feelings one small step at a time. By offering practical tips and strategies based on research and personal experience, Timm proves an expert guide for those who want to bring their authentic selves to work and don’t know where to begin.
If you’re seeking a way to embrace your identity at work or need management strategies to aid those who want to do so, this book will set you on the path to success. A singular book from one of the only Latinas to have attained the triple achievements of reaching the C-Suite, joining the boardroom and cracking the venture capital ceiling, Embrace the Power of You is a warm and courageous guide to finding success through choosing your authentic self.