Dr. Raye Mitchell, Social Entrepreneur & Expert on Training Women and Girls as Global Leaders, Releases New Book: “The Evolution of Brilliance” Book Signings Announced

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Among the diverse assemblage of phenomenal women quoted in the book are Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Congresswomen Barbara Jordan. Mitchell provides some exceptional quotes and profiles from many celebrities and legends she has had the pleasure of meeting personally, including fellow Harvard Law School alumnae First Lady Michelle Obama, actor and civil rights activist Mrs. Ruby Dee, Carol H. Williams, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the world's largest woman independently owned advertising agency, media maven Oprah Winfrey, and Mitchell's long time friend, colleague and corporate icon Ann M. Fudge.

Dr. Raye Mitchell is a highly acclaimed and recognized women entrepreneur, Jefferson Award recipient, CEO and founder of The G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program (an initiative of the Making a New Reality Foundation), and a 2011 Women's Initiative Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. The San Francisco Bay Area's much-admired attorney-turned-social entrepreneur is excited to announce the publication of her new book "The Evolution of Brilliance: Voices Celebrating the Global Importance of Women." The exceptional literary offering—due to be released November 22, 2011—is an anthology of quotes from phenomenal women whose words of wit, insight, and wisdom have touched many lives. In advance of her 2012 national book tour, Mitchell announces her end-of-year, San Francisco Bay Area book signing appearances.

“The Evolution of Brilliance” shares an exhilarating compilation of insightful quotes capturing and recapturing the words of wisdom of inspirational women—both well-known and dedicated women who work behind the scenes of life. They are business leaders, spiritual leaders, and community leaders who have given of themselves to the global community and who have excited the world with their contributions.

"This project is a journey about passion, purpose, and power," said Mitchell. "It is about being a winner, and expanding one's insight and awareness by being inspired by the words of brilliant women leaders." She continued, "My goal and purpose for this project is to invest in and support The Making a New Reality Foundation’s G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program in order to nourish the next generation of global leaders—girls of color, ages 12-18."

"The Evolution of Brilliance: Voices Celebrating the Global Importance of Women"
(ISBN: 0-97-86658-2-1, 186 pp, soft cover: $16.00, hardback gift set: $23.00) is available
for pre-order on Amazon.com. A special hardbound gift set edition is available at TheEvolutionofBrilliance.com.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 | 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Brilliant $mart Women Holiday Soiree
Linen Life Gallery, 770 East 14th St., San Leandro, CA

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 | 11 PM - 1:30 PM
Business & Professional Women’s Society
Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2011 | 9 AM – noon
Winter Praise Explosion/Transformations Youth Program
San Mateo Marriott Hotel, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA

Carol H. Williams, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the multi-award winning Carol H. Williams Advertising Agency, said about Mitchell, “Dr. Raye is a winner! A winner is defined by one's ability to continue the fight until the race is finished. Raye Mitchell doesn’t yield. She has grace, dignity and class. She is strong in character, an absolute joy in the world, and a splendid person."

Validating Dr. Mitchell's belief in the importance of preparing girls in leadership skills to be global leaders of tomorrow, Nielsen's Women of Tomorrow U.S. Multicultural survey, published November 14, 2011, concludes that women are the world’s most powerful single demographic. In developed countries, 80 percent of women surveyed said that the role of women is changing, with 90 percent of those saying it is changing for the better. In emerging countries, women are even more optimistic about the future. Women in the U.S. are no different, with vast majorities across ethnicities believing their roles are changing and improving:

  •     94% of Hispanic women believe their roles are changing for the better
  •     90% of African American women
  •     90% of Caucasian women
  •     86% of Asian American women

Released just in time for the holidays, “The Evolution of Brilliance” is the perfect gift for your team members, clients, and the special women and girls in your life. Proceeds from book sales support the G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program of the Making a New Reality Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Founded in 2010 by practicing attorney-turned-social entrepreneur Dr. Raye Mitchell, G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program is a global leadership-training initiative of The Making a New Reality Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. “G.U.R.L.S.” stands for Growth, Unity, Respect, Leadership, Success. To learn more about G.U.R.L.S. Rock, please visit GurlsRock.org and http://www.fb.com/GurlsRockPower on Facebook.

“Dr. Raye” is a recipient of a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Barbara Lee and a Certificate of Recognition from California Legislature Assembly for "Demonstrating Leadership in the Support of the Development of Girls." Dr. Raye Mitchell is a Harvard Law School graduate; graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business and Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow; recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service; and recently named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women’s Initiative. http://www.rayemitchell.com.

Dr. Mitchell is available for speaking engagements, book signings & press interviews. Contact: LaNiece Jones | LAJones(at)LAJonesMedia(dot)com | 510.816.0453 or
Toni Beckham | Toni(at)PRetCetera(dot)com | 209.832.8020/408.499.3664c


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