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BOOK & FILM CLUB

You asked, and I created it! I am delighted to introduce

the BWP Connect Book & Film Club. Here’s how it works:

ONE

Every three months, I will select a book or film to satisfy a BWP Connect Growth 2022 goal.

TWO

Whenever possible, members will get a discount on book or film orders.

THREE

We’ll read or watch along together, with page or clip goals, discussion questions, and food for thought provided by the discussion leader from the BWP Connect community.

FOUR

Then, throughout the reading or watch party, we’ll have live chats on Zoom about the book or film! And not to worry — even if some members can’t make the live discussion, we’ll post in the community to wrap it all up.

Our next selection is:

Upper Hand: The Future of Work for the Rest of Us by Sherrell Dorsey

Author

Sherrell Dorsey is an American data journalist and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of The Plug—the news and insights platform covering Black innovators in tech, venture capital, future of work policy, and more. Sherrell has grown the venture-backed media startup to thousands of subscribers, several hundred paid members and raised over $500,000 in equity-free capital. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Inc, Black Enterprise, Columbia Journalism Review, The Information, Washington Post, and other notable publications. She was named one of the most creative media companies in business by AdWeek in 2021. Sherrell holds a Master’s in Data Journalism from Columbia University and served as the 2020-2021 entrepreneur-in-residence fellow of Northwestern University's Medill journalism and Garage entrepreneurship program.

Discussion Leader

Kwame Som-Pimpong provides strategic guidance to government agencies as part of Deloitte’s Customer Strategy & Applied Design practice. He is also a board director at Glass Houses Acquisition Corporation, a Nasdaq-traded special purpose acquisition corporation. He is the co-founder of business media company CultureBanx, which highlights unique stories and leaders exhibiting the impact Black people have on the market across industries. Prior to founding CultureBanx, Mr. Som-Pimpong worked at Management Leadership for Tomorrow from November 2016 to February 2018, managing a partnership between the Econet Group and African Leadership Network to build a pipeline of American business leaders with experience working in African markets. Mr. Som-Pimpong began his career as a lobbyist in 2012 representing cities at the Georgia state legislature before joining the Government Accountability Office in 2013 to work on performance audits in federal agencies that touch the financial, justice, and health care systems. Mr. Som-Pimpong holds a B.A. in Political Science from Davidson College and M.P.A. from the University of Georgia.

Week 1: March 3, 2022 12pm EST

  • Introduction

  • Chapter 1 Soul of a City

  • Chapter 2 Rainier Beach to Redmond: Internship Required

Week 2: March 10, 2022 12pm EST

  • Chapter 3 Playing the Game Around Us

  • Chapter 4 Don’t Let the Robots Scare You

  • Chapter 5 Money Talks

Week 3: March 17, 2022 12pm EDT

  • Chapter 6 Brand or Bust?

  • Chapter 7 Owning the Moment

  • Chapter 8 Learning the Language of Innovation

Week 4: March 24, 2022 12pm EDT

  • Chapter 9 Narrowing the Digital Divide

  • Chapter 10 The Jobs Driving the Future of Work

 

Week 5: March 31, 2022 12pm EDT

  • Special Discussion with Sherrell Dorsey Live Book Club Event

 

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WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (June 2021)
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The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy (October - November 2021)
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Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab (January - February 2022)
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