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March 12, 2022

Brilliance Beyond Borders by Chinwe Esimai ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

What if the traditional narrative about immigrant women--that those who come to the United States will succeed as long as they work hard, stay focused, and have supportive families--is a lie?
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cover of Brilliance Beyond Borders by Chinwe Esimai
March 2022; Harper Horizon; 978-0785241683
audio, ebook, print (272 pages); nonfiction

Of the 73 million women in the US workforce, 11.5 million are foreign-born. The truth is--even in the midst of headlines and political debates about immigration reform and in the wake of MeToo and other female-centric movements--millions of immigrants, especially women, aren’t living their fullest potential.

Based on her personal experience and the stories of trailblazing women from around the world and in diverse industries, author Chinwe Esimai shares five indispensable traits that make an ocean of difference between immigrants who live as mere shadows of their truest potential and those who find purpose and fulfillment--what Chinwe refers to as their immigrace:

Saying yes to your immigrace, an immigrant woman’s expression of her highest purpose and potential
Daring to play in the big leagues
Transforming failure
Embracing change and blending differences
Finding joy and healing

These five traits are the foundation of the Brilliance Blueprint, a step-by-step guide to help readers achieve to their own extraordinary results and build their own remarkable legacies.

Brilliance Beyond Borders is a book for every female immigrant who is working hard to be successful in their careers.  These women get a double dose of prejudice -- for being a woman and for being an immigrant.  This wonderful new book gave examples of immigrant women from all areas of employment and the hurdles that faced them as they tried to succeed.  The seventeen women who are featured in this book accomplished their goals and are real inspirations.  

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook.


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  1. I thought this book was well done as well. It's always good to read inspiring stories of women who are impressive and thoughtful.

  2. thanks for sharing. we can never see too many inspiring stories
    sherry @ fundinmental