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TONGE MACK

ENTERPRISES, LLC

Author  |  Entrepreneur  |  Educator
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Carol Tonge Mack is the Founder & CEO of Tonge Mack Enterprises LLC, an organization dedicated to providing women and girls with the empowerment tools necessary to elevate and amplify their voices to the next dimension.  As an educator, black feminist, and student advocate, she has been working for the past twenty years in higher education and began her professional career as an academic advisor at the University of New Hampshire. Carol believes in the power of “real” sisterhood and helping women recognize they are good enough, regardless if they are holding a broom or the gavel. Currently, she is an assistant dean at the University of Cincinnati, serving and empowering students from enrollment to graduation.

Carol received her bachelor’s degree in history from Middlebury College in Vermont, her master of arts in teaching, as well as a master of education in counseling from the University of New Hampshire. A native of the Caribbean island of Antigua, Carol grew up in the South Bronx, New York City; her extended family resides in Harlem, New York. She has two amazing children and is also married to an organic chemistry professor.​​

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CAROL TONGE MACK

CEO, Founder, Consultant

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

01

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
& ACADEMIC ADVISING STRATEGIST

  • Higher Education

  • High School

02

STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SPECIALIST

  • Higher Education

  • High School

  • Organizations

03

COLLEGE PERSISTENCE & GRADUATION GURU

  • Higher Education

04

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

  • Higher Education

  • Organizations

  • General Public

05

PARENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERT

  • Higher Education

  • High School

  • General Public

06

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Higher Education

  • High School

  • Organizations

  • General Public

07

REQUEST THE AUTHOR

  • Higher Education

  • Organizations

  • General Public

 

5 CORE VALUES

01

THE GOLDEN RULE

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SOCIAL JUSTICE

02

POWER OF  SISTERHOOD

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RESISTENCE & REVOLUTION

03

SELF AFFIRMATION
 

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR WOMEN™ EMPOWERMENT GUIDE

This unique women’s empowerment guide 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:

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

MEDIA

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

University of New Hampshire

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CLIENT COMMENTS

"The Parent Institute provides excellent resources to help your child prepare for and succeed in college.  As a parent of a college graduate, I wish I had the information provided by the Parent Institute when my child was in high school.  It would have made the process a lot easier and my student would have know what to expect.  The knowledge and resources provided are invaluable."

"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."

 

WORKSHOPS

COMING TO AN ORGANIZATION NEAR YOU!

01/13/2022

SAVE THE DATE

 

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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