Washington, D.C.— Giving voice to a growing movement of ambitious Black women in leadership, debut author, LáVita Gardner, encourages Black women to speak life into their dreams-then do it. “When I started this journey, I thought it was in response to the need to address the perceived audacity of Black women’s ambition,” said Gardner. “However, in my 15-year political career, I have learned that movements start from within and when you are affirmed and encouraged you can move mountains.”
Gardner’s mission with the release of “Affirmations for Ambitious Black Women” is to remind Black women to stand in the light of your ambition and thrive. Readers have described Affirmations for Ambitions Black Women as a motivational mastery of generational wisdom and affirmations. Heartened by the election of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, the first black woman elected to the second highest office of the United States, Gardner encourages readers to be unapologetic in their ambition, break old barriers, and shatter glass ceilings in their industry.
Gardner is an award-winning communications strategist and advocate for vulnerable communities. During the 2020 presidential election cycle, she was selected by the Biden for President Campaign as a Maryland At-Large Delegate for the 2020 Democratic National Convention and led communications, as a volunteer, for Maryland Women for Biden-Harris.
Gardner started her career in the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), who is ranked as one of the most influential members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one of the 100 most important American women in Washington D.C. In her time with the Congresswoman’s office, Gardner made a strong mark that has followed her throughout her professional career. Gardner now leads The Experience Architect, previously MyGreenApple, a strategic communications firm in the Greater Washington, DC region.
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