Charlene Wheeless is teaching women about reclaiming a life of authenticity with her new book, You Are Enough! Throughout her career, Charlene rose steadily through the ranks. In almost every job, she was the first Black woman to (fill in the blank)—including in her current role, as chairman of the Page Society.
When Wheeless became chief communications officer of a global infrastructure company several years ago, she thought she had reached the mountaintop. Then, breast cancer—a long, vicious battle turned her world upside down. Returning to work, she found herself enraged by all the years she’d spent “turning myself inside out” to conform to corporate life. She wondered, “What did I give up for this level of success?” And she started over, as she says in her new memoir You Are Enough! “Reclaiming your career and your life with purpose, passion, and unapologetic authenticity.”
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Here are some highlights from this Podcast:
(2:41) – Working her way to the top
(7:60) – A Breast Cancer diagnosis
(10:34) – Finding the motivation
(12:08) – Life after treatment
(14:58) – Finding her voice
(17:19) – Letting go of the stress
(18:44) – Living a life of purpose