Francine Parham is the Founder and CEO of FrancineParham & Co. She focuses on female leadership and the advancement of professional women in the workplace. Having spent two decades in the corporate sector advancing to the position of a global vice-president in two Fortune 500 companies, she understands the importance of having the right skills (explicit and implicit) as well as the actions needed within an organization to achieve career success as a woman and woman of color herself.
She is the co-author of the book, The Ultimate Career Pocket Guide. Also she is a contributing author to the The Memory Project, a book of collective coursework she participated in at the Columbia University Journalism School. Francine has written for various online platforms (e.g. Forbes, Huffington Post, Medium) and has been cited or recognized as a career expert in various published books.
She holds two master's degrees. She graduated from Columbia University with her Master's of Science degree in Journalism as an Stabile Investigative Fellow. Her second degree is from the University of Illinois where she obtained her Master's of Arts degree in Labor and Industrial Relations. Visit FrancineParham.com for more information about her and her work.
Davis-Bawden, J., “Could Your Company Benefit from Offering Apprenticeships?” (Parham, F.) American Express, 2019
American Express [February 5, 2019]
Sharpen Your Skills Over Lunch: A Micro-Coaching Career Experience
YouTube [August 30, 2018]
Parham, F., et. als. “15 Biggest Challenges Women Leaders Face and How to Overcome Them,” Forbes Coaches Council, 2017
Forbes [February 26, 2018]
Parham, F. “How to Avoid With Being Stuck with the Wrong Mentor,” Huffington Post, 2016
Huffington Post [December 6, 2017 (updated)]
Walk Your Way to Success Program, FrancineParham and Co.
YouTube [November 5, 2017]
Parham, F. “To Foster a Culture of Professional Development, Start With Your Senior Leaders,” Forbes, 2017
Forbes [July 8, 2017]
Lin Tony, Patrick, Martin, Parham, Francine, Pauletto, Eletrra, Otten, Terri, Saint-Vil, Sweenie, Carter, Francesca, Cough, Kaitlin, Courchay, Diego, Dadouch, Sarah, Fabian, Fernanda, Feibleman, Benjamin, Gao Yuxiao, Michelle, Hansen, Elisa, Hudson, Erin. “The Memory Project: A Zetz Collection,” Zetz Book Publishing, 2017
The Memory Project: A Zetz Collection [May 4, 2017]
Keynote Commencement Speaker: University of Illinois
School of Employment and Labor Relations [May 18, 2016]
Parham, F. and DeGiacomo, D. “The Ultimate Career Pocket Guide,” Create Space, 2016
Create Space [April 18, 2016]
Piscione- Perry, P. “The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Best, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular Failure” (Parham, F., 91-2), Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014
Palgrave McMillian