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LEADERS

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EMPOWERING

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TONGE MACK

AUTHOR       |    ENTREPRENEUR     |     EDUCATOR                

ENTERPRISES, LLC

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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PARENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERT

  • College parents, does your student need academic guidance,  better faculty engagement, and graduation advice? LOOK NO FURTHER!

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I am a national and international speaker. I welcome the opportunity as a keynote speaker for graduations, conferences, workshops, and other life-changing moments. LET'S MAKE THEM MEMORABLE!

Previous Speaking Engagements:

  •  Meridian Bioscience

  •  Jack and Jill of America, Inc (Cincy Chapter)

  • National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research

  • Changing the Story: Accessibility, Flexibility, and Accountability in Education

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REQUEST THE AUTHOR

Thank you for taking the time to read my memoir (Being Bernadette: From Polite Silence to Finding the Black Girl Magic Within). I am available to have authentic conversations about my book upon request. ​

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STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
& ACADEMIC ADVISING STRATEGIST

  • Do you have the structure in place to help students succeed aftter enrollment? 

  • Are your students THRIVING OR SURVIVING?

  • Have they selected the appropriate courses each term? I AM HERE TO HELP!

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STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SPECIALIST

Is your team built on a solid foundation of TRUST? I specialize in taking teams to the NEXT DIMENSION. Managers and Supervisors, how may I assist you? 

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COLLEGE PERSISTENCE & GRADUATION GURU

Is your retention rate in alignment with your graduation rate?  I will help you increase your graduation rate while enhancing the students' experience!

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WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

  • Empower and advocate for women regardless if they are holding a broom or a gavel. 

  • Regional, State, and National leadership roles including American Council on Education (ACE) ​

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

5 CORE VALUES

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THE GOLDEN RULE 

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POWER OF  SISTERHOOD

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SELF AFFIRMATION

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SOCIAL JUSTICE 

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RESISTENCE & REVOLUTION

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR WOMEN™ SESSIONS 

This unique women’s empowerment session is designed to support women as they develop their non-negotiable and uncompromising core principles. There are so many rules which were not created by or for women; nevertheless, we comply without asking questions. It is time we break the cycle and create our own guidelines and core values. Are you ready to be emancipated from the imposed principles of others?

The decision is yours! 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS:

Ten Commandments for Women™ Empowerment Series: Five-week workshops

Ferris State University

Strive Together

Introduction to Black Women Studies: Surviving Superwoman

Queens Village

American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network Ohio Conference

University of Cincinnati, African American Cultural & Resource Center

 

University of Cincinnati, Black Feminists Symposium

MEMOIR

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In her memoir, Carol Tonge Mack takes us on a journey from a small town in Antigua, to the streets of the South Bronx, to private college life in New England, to a career in academia in her wonderful memoir, ‘Being Bernadette: From Polite Silence to Finding the Black Girl Magic Within’. From the opening of Carol’s memoir to the final pages, you see a life that has endured the challenges of not only being an immigrant to the shores of the U.S., but specifically as an immigrant who is also black and female. 

The title of the memoir is telling in that we see a girl taught to be respectful of tradition and of others, and how this upbringing morphs into a way of enduring the sudden confrontation of being ‘American’. Once in the U.S., this upbringing becomes a mode of survival until Mrs. Tonge Mack learns the realities of what it takes to actually make it as a black female immigrant in a world that sometimes views her with skepticism and sometimes, even downright hatred. In all, Carol’s memoir is told with love, humor, wisdom and most of all a sense of endurance—the kind of endurance endowed by the magic of being a black woman.

BOOK SIGNINGS

Middlebury College, Vermont

University of Cincinnati Library

University of Cincinnati, African American Cultural & Resource Center

Book Clubs (Ohio, New York, California) 

University of Cincinnati Academic Advising Association Conference

Best of Books Bookshop, Antigua (Caribbean)

ACADEMIA

College Courses: Her memoir has been used in Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies, and may be used in other college courses, such as Africana Studies, Caribbean Studies, and courses related to the cultural experiences of immigrants in the United States.

High Schools: The memoir comes with an Ohio Learning Standards aligned curriculum guide. The curriculum is perfect for juniors/seniors English/African American Literature courses

 
 

UPCOMING FALL BOOK TOUR

 

DATES & TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON:

 Durham, New Hampshire
 Boston, Massachusetts
 New York City
 Washington, DC

WORKSHOPS

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR WOMEN™ EMPOWERMENT  SESSIONS:

 AUGUST 3RD
 AUGUST 10TH
 AUGUST 17TH
 AUGUST 24TH
 AUGUST 31ST

 
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TESTIMONIALS

 

I learned, “That I need to honor myself and establish guideposts that define my life. And more importantly than that, is the fact that a sense of sisterhood can be established when providing a trusting environment in which to communicate and share”.

"Your Cultural Competency Workshop has provided those who attended with new knowledge and skills to utilize when interacting with people from diverse backgrounds.  We are definitely off to a great start and will continue the learning process of understanding diversity and inclusion.  We were able to utilize some of the activities you shared at the workshop and had some great feedback from the audience. "

"It truly was a pleasure working with you on this session-from its "phone inception" to our email collaboration to the final boots-on-the-ground delivery! Thank you for helping us change our campus culture."

SHOP

WE ALL HAVE BEEN SILENT FOR TOO LONG.

Whether there’s injustice at home, work, place of workshop, athletic arena and other sacred places, we can no longer be silent. We MUST End Polite Silence in order to heal and move forward.

The hashtag  #ENDPOLITESILENCE  represents the end of Institutional racism, domestic violence, micro-aggressive behaviors, implicit bias, and much more. Wear this shirt and spread the word!

TIME'S UP ON POLITE SILENCE!

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4/11/2022
EMPOWERMENT GROUP HELPS WOMEN FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS

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MEDIA 

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1/21/2021
IN DEPTH ON INCLUSION:
ENDING POLITE SILENCE

University of New Hampshire

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