58 minutes | May 4, 2021

025: Corporate Racism with Shameka Allen-Lane

Racism is so heavily rooted in America that it touches nearly every aspect of people’s daily lives. As you’ll hear from guest Shameka Allen-Lane, it even happens in the workplace.

In this episode, I spoke with Shameka, the founder of Catalyst Event Coaching, a company that empowers nonprofits and small businesses to execute their event planning needs by providing them with tailored solutions. She shares her experience as a black woman working in America and dealing with racism in the workplace.

What’s in this episode:

What Shameka does within her business, Catalyst Event Coaching

Why she got into the hospitality and events industry

Her experience as a pastor’s grandchild

How the white and black experience is different in America vs. other countries

The black experience and how black people are affected by generational trauma

Shameka’s encounter with racism in the workplace

The reality of corporate racism

The truth behind code switching and how it affects people


For full show notes, resources and links, head to: https://www.meredythwillits.com/podcast

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