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In today’s episode, Danielle King from LA Urban League of Young Professionals (LAULYP) joins is to discuss growth, moving past challenges and listening to your intuition to live your best life. Danielle was a member of the Phoenix chapter while she lived in Arizona, but didn’t find opportunities to move up within the organization. After moving to Los Angeles, she finally saw the chance to grow, applying for the Community Service Chair and ultimately running for, and winning, President of the Los Angeles Chapter.

 

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The LA Urban League of Young Professionals is an auxiliary of the LA Urban League. It was established for young professionals to display a commitment to corporate, social, and community contributions. They work to enhance the African-American business climate in Los Angeles and provide entertainment, community service, networking opportunities, and events.

 

 

 

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Consistent Growth

  • Danielle has seen a rise in individual attendance at their monthly meetings over the course of her presidency.
  • She attributes this to strategizing with her Vice President, Brandon, to come up with a way to get members involved.
  • They made sure that they were out networking and were consistently planning monthly events.
  • The recently held LAULYP Presents: Cashmere and Cocktails Holiday Party which had great success.

 

Learning How to Lead

  • Danielle has learned that to be a leader, she needs to be flexible.
  • Typically, Danielle is a homebody. However, since becoming president she has committed to stepping outside her comfort zone and going to new events.
  • She recalls one event where she had to reserve a fire pit on the beach by actually going in person, at 6 am, and waiting until the event started at 7 pm.
  • By 8 pm, her energy was depleted, but she realized she couldn’t look the way she...

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