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Being the ‘only one’ is no cakewalk

Shawntera Hardy

“If you do not know your worth, you will be shortchanged every time. Decide how you want to arrive.”
These are the words of Shawntera Hardy, deputy chief of staff for the Office of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, when asked about being in a position of leadership when you are sometimes the “only” in a position of high power — the only person of color, that is.
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