Dr. Alvin’s Conversation With Rita P. Mitchell

“Rita Mitchell illuminates the reality of ‘owning it’ in her intensely personal, honest, and insightful book, Own Your Phenomenal Self. By sharing lessons she has lived and learned, she invites us all to look inward at what holds us back and offers us important takeaways and heartfelt advice. If you feel ‘stuck’ in your career or are struggling to find that ‘next level’ of success, this book will help you confront your internal obstacles, sharpen your focus, and achieve your potential. Thank you Rita!” — Sara J. Finley, principal, Threshold Corporate Consulting, and former general counsel, CVS Caremark Corporation

“Rita Mitchell’s authentic voice of wisdom comes from the experiences of a successful life and career.
Spend ninety minutes with this book and you will be ready to own your power.”— Linda Peek Schacht, former vice president, The Coca-Cola Company, and founding director, Lipscomb University Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership

It is not easy to be a young woman in corporate America today. Turn on any news channel or read any newspaper, and the roadblocks for women in business become apparent. From corporate politics to desperate power plays to the lopsided gender and racial landscape, the playing field is simply not level. Author and executive, Rita P. Mitchell knows this because she has been there; and not only has she navigated these difficult corporate waters, but she has conquered them and has
succeeded by any standard.

Read the full article here.

About The Author


Rita P. Mitchell is an overcomer.  In a career spanning nearly four decades, she has navigated countless roadblocks and conquered numerous obstacles to accomplish her personal and professional goals in the very competitive financial services industry.  Rita became president of her own insurance and securities brokerage firm, Mitchell Financial, Inc., spoke on the TEDx stage, has been a frequent contributor to Black Enterprise magazine, and became the first-ever recipient of First Horizon’s 2018 Inclusion & Diversity Leader’s Award.  Before retiring in early 2018, Rita served as Executive Vice President and Manager of Private Client Services for Middle Tennessee, First Tennessee Bank.  Most recently, she has written Own Your Phenomenal Self, a guide to empowering young career women to achieve their desired success and an Amazon bestseller. In addition, Rita is a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, and Speaker.  Currently, she serves on the boards of the YWCA USA, Cheekwood, Leadership Nashville Alumni Association, and Board Chair of the YWCA of Nashville & Middle TN.

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