Within the Walls: A Journey Through Sexism and Racism in Corporate America


Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq., is president of Daisy Jenkins & Associates and a retired human resources executive with over thirty-three years of experience in Fortune 500 companies. She has written several articles published by The Root, Ebony.com, and The Huffington Post. She is an education advocate, she is passionate about the plight of young African American males, and she mentors diverse professionals across the country. Jenkins and her husband, Fred, have been married for forty-eight years and have two sons and six grandsons.

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Things are looking up for Hillary Montgomery. After three months of unemployment, she’s landed a position with a top IT consulting firm, thanks to the secret maneuvering of her best friend, Lucia Hernandez. Hillary is confident that she has the qualifications to excel in her new position. But she will need more than competence and professionalism to navigate Sanger International’s corporate culture. From the moment she first interviewed with Sanger, certain people at high levels of the organization took one look at her dark skin and natural hair and came to a swift conclusion: not one of us.

Darryl Kelsey is especially opposed to Hillary’s presence at Sanger. An arrogant vice president with a strong sense of who does and does not belong, he’s determined to make her life as difficult as possible. But Darryl has enemies of his own…

Exploring the unwritten rules that stack the decks against minorities in the workplace, Within the Walls provides a captivating glimpse into the inner sanctum of corporate America.


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