Ella L.J. Bell Smith, Associate Professor of Business Administration, is a noted scholar, author, and thought leader on the career experiences of multicultural women. She is the author of Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad, 2010) and founder of ASCENT—Leading Multicultural Women to the Top. This national not-for-profit organization is committed to women’s professional development and corporate career advancement. ASCENT’s scope is genuinely multicultural, encompassing white women and immigrants from other world cultures as well as African-Americans, Latinas, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, and Muslim women.