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Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D
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Ella LJ Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., author of the new book, Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad), is the founder and president of ASCENT-Leading Multicultural Women to the Top, as well as an associate professor of business administration, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University. She is considered by industry and the academy to be one of the leading experts in the management of race, gender and class in the workplace. Her clients include: PepsiCo, American Express, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Booze Allen Hamilton, U.S. Department of Labor are among others. She has written several articles for Essence magazine and wrote the monthly "Working It" column. Frequently quoted by journalists, Dr. Bell has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, Black Enterprise, Newsweek, Working Mother, and Fast Company. Dr. Bell lives with her Jack Russell Terrier, Belle in Hanover, New Hampshire and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Bell writes with Linda Villarosa, an author and journalism professor at the City College of New York.

Blog Entries by Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D

When Mean Girls Go To Work

Posted April 20, 2010 | 11:11:22 (EST)

In February, for the first time in recorded history, women surpassed men in the nation's labor market. Though the numbers have been creeping up for a while, women now comprise the majority of the nation's workforce.

But before I could even raise a glass of champagne, I...

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Health Care Passed, Now What About "Wealth" Care?

Posted March 31, 2010 | 13:13:00 (EST)

My last piece here discussed Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox. She is part of an elite and growing sisterhood of successful, very high profile African-American women. Think TV mogul Oprah Winfrey. America's top doctor, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin. Valerie Jarrett, the president's right hand. And, of course, First Lady...

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Ursula Burns: Managing With Heart and Some Soul

Posted March 16, 2010 | 09:55:43 (EST)

Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox, says that throughout the years as she rose up the ranks of her company, she's received mountains of leadership advice -- some of it really bad.

"One of the things that I was told early on is that you should never let them see...

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The 21st Century Workplace -- Are Women The New Men?

Posted February 15, 2010 | 15:09:00 (EST)

It has been widely reported that for the first time in history, women are less than a percentage point away from making up the majority of the national workforce. The economic downturn has hit men harder. They held nearly 80 percent of jobs that have been lost during what is...

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