With more than 200 speaking engagements a year, this author is one of the most visible & respected African-American women in America. She has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including "Woman of the Year" from Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, & Ms., & her dignity, pride, & perseverance have made her a role model for millions of women of all ages & races. Watch Me Fly is her "instructive autobiography," with valuable counsel & practical strategy for women facing the challenges of today's world. her wisdom is drawn from her own journey, which, after her husband was killed, involved raising three children on her own, earning a college degree, & attaining positions of power in corporate America, city government, & the NAACP, initially as its first full-time chairwoman & now as a member of the board. Illuminated by stories of love, loss, determination, & justice, Watch Me Fly includes such topics as learning from one's past, single parenting, secrets of successful relationships, financial survival, activism, & aging.