Indivisible: How to Forge Our Differences into a Stronger Future (Hardcover)

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Indivisible: How to Forge Our Differences into a Stronger Future (Hardcover)

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Denise Hamilton helps readers unpack their preconceived notions and reimagine a world that’s better than just “inclusive.”


“Hamilton delivers guidance that has value beyond corporate offices; it is guidance for the business of living. Startling contrasts in lived experiences and shared anecdotes illuminate the importance of being indivisible (interdependent) versus inclusive ("you may join us") … This complex, challenging content is readily accessible and engaging due to Hamilton’s expertise and commitment. Indivisible carries a message of vital importance to the business community and beyond.”— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW


Denise Hamilton has always believed in the power and promise of a word she learned as a schoolgirl: “indivisible.” In her groundbreaking debut, she challenges readers to move beyond current notions of diversity and inclusion to build communities, workplaces, and relationships that live up to that word. She urges us to reexamine long-held beliefs and habits and to dismantle hierarchies that shape our current society. If we want to repair the fraying stitches that bind us together, if we want to build a truly close-knit collective, we cannot settle for our present approach. It’s time to recalibrate and identify a goal higher than inclusivity—the goal of indivisibility.


As a nationally recognized DEI leader, Hamilton shares accessible, personal stories and offers self-examination questions, intentional action steps, and journal prompts. While the book has a focus on business and leadership, the lessons within can transform our professional and personal lives.



Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized workplace culture and DEI expert. She is the founder and CEO of WatchHerWork, a digital learning platform for professional women, and All Hands Group, a workplace culture consultancy. An in-demand speaker and facilitator, she has consulted for and presented to dozens of Fortune 500 companies, including GE, Apple, IBM, Shell, BP, and Meta, among others. Her thought leadership has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Morning Joe, FOX, Bloomberg, s+b, Newsweek and she is a regular contributor to MIT Sloan Management Review. Denise lives in Houston, TX with her husband and has one daughter. INDIVISIBLE is her first book.

Product Details ISBN: 9781682688380
ISBN-10: 1682688380
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English
Inclusion strategist Hamilton delivers guidance that has value beyond corporate offices; it is guidance for the business of living. Startling contrasts in lived experiences and shared anecdotes illuminate the importance of being indivisible (interdependent) versus inclusive ("you may join us"). An example of the exploration and self-examination Hamilton encourages is the evolving use of language, specifically the increase in the use of gender-neutral terminology such as property owner instead of landlord or workforce rather than manpower. Each of the 17 chapters concludes with an “Ask Yourself” section for guided reflection. Much of this work focuses on going beyond informing, and prompts deep contemplation to “remove the shame of not knowing.” This complex, challenging content is readily accessible and engaging due to Hamilton’s expertise and commitment. Citing the need to be a courageous agent of change with certainty that change can happen as well as creativity and consistency, Hamilton delivers the truism that “this book is the beginning of the work, not the end.” Indivisible carries a message of vital importance to the business community and beyond. Highly recommended for all library collections, including those serving high-school students. A perspective-broadening resource for social and business studies.

— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

In a world dominated by division, this book is a force for unity. Denise Hamilton never fails to make me stop and think—she’s a master of injecting complexity into oversimplified issues and shifting the diversity and inclusion conversation from outrage to insight. Indivisible is an extremely powerful, surprisingly practical read.

— Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and HIDDEN POTENTIAL, and host of the TED podcast Re:Thinking

This is a book you cannot miss. Denise Hamilton invites us into the next evolution of American society and arms us with the tools to be successful as we move into a more prosperous future. She replaces half measures with a bolder, broader vision. You feel her love and optimism in every word. She couples what to do with how to do it. This book is a must read.
— CNN’s Van Jones, author of Beyond the Messy Truth

Denise Hamilton’s Indivisible is a masterclass in creating powerful organizations where everyone has a sense of belonging. For anyone looking to build a stronger, more dynamic team that fosters innovation and growth, this is a must read.

— Eric Ries, best-selling author of The Lean Startup, chairman and cofounder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange

Indivisible is ultimately an optimistic book, based on the premise that we can all be leaders in making a more equitable world. Denise Hamilton’s stories, facts, and compelling observations remind us that, in order to move forward, we have to first decide not to stay where we are.

— Frances Frei, Harvard Business School professor and author of Move Fast and Fix Things

Indivisible, Denise Hamilton’s triumphant debut work, is an immediately actionable resource for creating the teams, companies, and country we all want.

— Alexandra Carter, best-selling author of Ask for More

 Indivisible by Denise Hamilton is an insightful and timely exploration of the transformative power of unity in a world filled with division. With compelling narratives and practical strategies, Hamilton's book is a compelling call to action, demonstrating how embracing our differences can be the key to forging a more inclusive and resilient future for all.

— Kathryn Finney, investor and author of Wall Street Journal bestseller Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business if You’re Not a Rich White Guy