Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Kelly Chapman, executive recruitment professional (Image: File)

Though there still remains disparities in employment when it comes to women, especially women in STEM careers, there are star exceptions to every so-called rule. Kelly Chapman is one of them. The former director of diversity recruiting at Microsoft now serves as an executive search consultant and managing director at CDR.

In a challenging market, where long-term unemployment and joblessness among minorities is still prevalent, reinvention can mean taking a step back and rethinking one’s career goals, skill set and approach to monetizing their purpose.

Watch below as Chapman, who has also pursued her passion for singing in full force today, talks about reinvention, becoming content with self and the importance of giving back at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit with host Tai Beauchamp.


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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.