Who controls your narrative? Is it you? Or is it an external force? Narrative is more powerful than stats and creating your narrative is an essential part of creating your future. I sat with the brilliant Shawn Dove who published ‘I Too Am America’ and is here to talk about the importance about the brilliance of black contributors to the American story and why it is important to us all to create and share our story.
Shawn Dove’s leadership mission mantra is “there is no cavalry coming to save the day in our communities. We are the iconic leaders that we have been waiting for; curators of the change we are seeking to see.” He is the founder of the Corporation for Black Male Achievement, a consulting and publishing firm that produces community-building engagements and leadership development engagements that elevate stories of loving, learning and leading by and for Black men and boys.
He is the co-author of “I Too Am America: On Loving and Leading Black Men & Boys.”
He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the key to the City of Louisville, Black Enterprise’s inaugural 2017 “BE Modern Man of the Year,” Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, the Charles H. Revson Fellowship at Columbia University and a 2014 Prime Movers Fellowship for social impact leaders. Dove earned a BA in English from Wesleyan University and is a graduate of Columbia University Business School’s Institute for Not-for-Profit Management. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wonderful wife and four amazing children.
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