Where You Are Is Not Who You Are: A Memoir


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Amistad Press
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Ursula M. Burns was the chair and CEO of VEON from mid 2019 to early 2020, a senior advisor to Teneo LTD, NestlΓ©, Exxon Mobil, and The Ford Foundation among others. She is a member of the board of directors of Uber. She served as CEO of Xerox from 2009 to 2016, and as chairwoman from 2010 to 2017. In 2014, Forbes rated her the 22nd most powerful woman in the world. She was a leader of the STEM program of the White House from 2009 to 2016, and Vice Chair and then Chair of the President's Export Council for the Obama Administration. She lives in London and New York.


Run, don't walk, to buy this book about the amazing life and career of Ursula Burns, who rose to lead and help save the Fortune 500 company, Xerox. If you're looking for life and business lessons about how to navigate both as a black woman, this book is for you. If you're wondering why girls should study STEM subjects and become engineers in our changing economy, you'll understand why. And if you're ready to be inspired during this difficult time in America, Ursula's story of being a poor immigrant's daughter delivers." --Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Often, when we think of big business we think money, power, and product. But, when Ursula Burns speaks of the corporate world she celebrates and brings to light the people--the human component--that makes all things possible. This book is a wonderful tribute to the American worker." --Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
"Ursula Burns' journey toward becoming the first Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company is fascinating and surprising. And, her views of the corporate landscape as it relates to our personal lives is priceless. Wish I'd had this enlightening memoir at the start of my business career. It's perfect for any person who dreams big and wants more for the world in terms of greater human compassion." --Katrina Adams, author of Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding as the Only One