Top Selling Memoir
DETAILING A BLACK MAN SUCCESSFULLY BREAKING BARRIERS ON WALL STREET
An autobiography and behind the scenes look at Wall Street, and how Derek Penn got there and persevered. While at times humorous, instructive, and enlightening, the book also has heartbreaking stories as he discusses racism in the financial industry, and recounts experiencing truly ugly acts of overt racism despite his hard-earned rise in the industry. The author takes the reader on a journey from his upbringing in Youngstown, Ohio to the canyons of Wall Street in New York City, with all sorts of interesting facts, impressions, and observations. Mr. Penn gives the reader a window into how race in America pervades both the workplace and the social space daily, but he also leaves the reader with hope for future progress.
Derek Penn Day with Students at Westminster College