Brilliance Beyond Borders: Remarkable Women Leaders Share the Power of Immigrace

  • 3h 29m
  • Chinwe Esimai
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2022

What if the traditional narrative about immigrant women--that those who come to the United States will succeed as long as they work hard, stay focused, and have supportive families--is a lie?

Of the 73 million women in the US workforce, 11.5 million are foreign-born. The truth is--even in the midst of headlines and political debates about immigration reform and in the wake of MeToo and other female-centric movements--millions of immigrants, especially women, aren’t living their fullest potential.

Based on her personal experience and the stories of trailblazing women from around the world and in diverse industries, author Chinwe Esimai shares five indispensable traits that make an ocean of difference between immigrants who live as mere shadows of their truest potential and those who find purpose and fulfillment--what Chinwe refers to as their immigrace:

  • Saying yes to your immigrace, an immigrant woman’s expression of her highest purpose and potential
  • Daring to play in the big leagues
  • Transforming failure
  • Embracing change and blending differences
  • Finding joy and healing

These five traits are the foundation of the Brilliance Blueprint, a step-by-step guide to help readers achieve to their own extraordinary results and build their own remarkable legacies.

About the Author

Chinwe Esimai is a multiple award-winning lawyer, trailblazing corporate executive, writer, and speaker who helps women leaders discover and embrace their genius and live lives of impact and fulfillment. She is managing director and chief anti-bribery officer at Citigroup, Inc, the first person to hold this title in the bank’s history.

Chinwe spent five years at Goldman Sachs in various regulatory risk-management roles and also served as a law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Chinwe has received numerous awards: American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking; Leading Ladies Africa’s 100 Most Inspiring Women; Tropics Magazine's Most Powerful Africans Shaping the Future of Africa; Nigerian Lawyers Association Trailblazer of the Year; Face2Face Africa Corporate Leadership Award; and Diversity Magazine's Elite 100. She is an executive council member of the Ellevate Network and serves as a Cherie Blair Foundation mentor.

Chinwe is the host of the Brilliance Beyond Borders podcast, and her leadership insights have also been featured in leading publications including Forbes, Thrive Global, Black Enterprise, Medium, and Knowledge@Wharton. She has delivered keynotes to prestigious audiences and has spoken three times at the United Nations. She obtained a bachelor of arts in political science, summa cum laude, from the City College of New York and a juris doctor from Harvard Law School. She lives in Sparta, New Jersey, with her husband and three children.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • How This Book is Structured
  • Create Your World
  • Creativity and Wholeness
  • The Dream Factory
  • True Healing Through Karuna and Storytelling
  • Own Your Brilliance
  • Childlike Joy
  • Blazing Trails on Runways All Over the World
  • A Powerful Voice for Progress
  • Wanting It More than Anyone Else
  • Ready or Not, Here You Go
  • Failure is Golden
  • Rejection is Your Call to Action
  • Seek the Impossible
  • What Do You Really Want?
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Blend Differences and Create Strength
  • Rise Above
  • Chinwe’s Definition of Success
  • Conclusion—To Your Brilliant Journey!
  • Notes