Book Of The Week

Book of the Week – International Women of Color who BossUP

Ilhiana Rojas Saldana features the inspirational stories of 16 Asian, Latina and African American women from around the world.

It’s time for summer reading! We’re showcasing books written by speakers at our sister company, Innovation Women. Read the best books to help you launch your startup or refine your business skills. Our feature for this week is “International Women of Color who BossUP” by Ilhiana Rojas Saldana, an executive and career transformation strategy coach.

Learn more about the book from the author:

What is “International Women of Color who BossUP” about?

“International Women of Color who BossUP” is on a global mission to inspire women of the world. They can become everything they want to be, despite any circumstances they find themselves in. The book profiles 16 women who broke the mold to achieve, overcome difficulties, inspire change and thrive through relentless endeavor. They come from across the globe, with diverse walks of life and varied disciplines including STEM, healthcare, finance, coaching and non-profit. “International Women of Color Who BossUp” is a welcome companion to any boss or boss in the making.

Topics include:

  • Taking charge of your destiny
  • Embracing the power of asking for what you want
  • Feeling good about yourself

Why should I read the book? Who is it for?

The book is meant to inspire women of color around the world from different disciplines, industries and walks of life. Learn powerful tactics and strategies to pivot your business, advance your side hustle, coaching business or even your corporate path.

Best takeaway

“Come on. BossUp. You got this!”

A photo of Ilhiana Rojas Saldana, author of "International Women of Color Who BossUP"

Meet the author

Ilhiana Rojas Saldana is an executive and career transformation strategy coach, DEI catalyst, Hispanic advocate, bestselling author and international motivational speaker. She has over twenty years of global executive experience in top Fortune 500 companies in Mexico and US headquarters. While there, she coached professionals and businesses into success. Rojas Saldana has coached leaders of all levels and delivers impactful coaching programs to over 800 professionals across more than twenty organizations.

She has been the driving force in the launch of four women’s leadership development programs in Europe, LAM and the U.S. In addition to coaching, Rojas Saldana serves as chief development officer for ALPFA Boston Chapter, vice president of the RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, board member of the National Wellness Institute and board member of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals. She also serves as an advisor for the Network for Executive Women, Center for Women & Enterprise and Social Enterprise Greenhouse to support their DEI initiatives. Rojas Saldana graduated with honors as a Chemical Engineer in Mexico City. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two daughters.


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