Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood, and Rhonda Joy McLean are the authors of The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women — which was a national bestseller and NAACP Literary Award nominee — and the companion The Little Black Book of Success Workbook. Elaine Meryl Brown is the former vice president, special markets and Cinemax Group, at HBO. Prior to joining HBO, she was a creative director at Showtime Networks. An Emmy Award–winning writer and the author of the novels Lemon City and Playing by the Rules, she is currently writing her third novel and is based in New Jersey. Marsha Haygood is the President and Founder of StepWise Associates, LLC. She is a Leadership and Personal Development Consultant and was formerly the Executive Vice President of human resources and administration at New Line Cinema and Orion Pictures. She lives in New York and Florida. Rhonda Joy McLean is the President and CEO of RJMLEADS LLC, a leadership consulting and career advancement company. She is the former deputy general counsel of Time Inc. and the former assistant regional director of the Northeast Region of the Federal Trade Commission. She has worked as a corporate litigator in a major New York law firm and taught administrative law at the City University of New York. She lives in New York City.