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Roar with Lakecia Gunter
44 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
The Power of Modern Mentorship
Only 37% of professionals have a mentor. This statistic is surprising, as mentorship is the secret behind so many successful people. Modern mentoring and the power of mentorship can help you achieve your goals—both personally and professionally. We should all be seeking to develop our skills, continually learning new things, and challenging ourselves on a regular basis, which takes a good degree of devotion and commitment. In a mentor, you have someone who can help guide, advise, and teach you through a problem or towards a goal. My guest today is Lani Phillips, vice president of global partner solutions, US Channel Sales for Microsoft. She has over 20 years of experience and inclusive leadership and transformation management in the tech industry and has developed a reputation for being a transformational and inclusive leader who is committed to empowering people. Her passion for inspiring, transforming and growing leaders lead her to launch Modern Mentoring with Lani Phillips, a digital mentoring series created with the intention of sharing wisdom globally and making it accessible for anyone looking to thrive in corporate spaces. In this episode, you’ll hear Lani’s personal experience with mentorship, how it has contributed greatly to her success and why she believes so deeply in the practice. She shares how she took to heart her mother’s prioritization of education, why it’s important not to limit our network, and how she recently launched her own digital show centered on modern mentoring, What You Will Learn: The power of mentorship from a young age (09:59) Deliberate career planning is one key to success (13:57) Before looking for a mentor, define your needs (18:27) Mentorships should have a defined start and end date (22:19) The importance of valuing every member on your team (29:15) A sponsor should also be an advocate (32:39) Connect with Lani Phillips: Modern Mentoring with Lani Phillips LinkedIn Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Flipping The Switch And Moving From Employee to Entrepreneur
If you’ve ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur, the uncertainty of success can often be the biggest obstacle holding you back. Fear and doubt are inevitable, but allowing them to dictate your professional life could mean missing out on fulfilling your dreams. Sometimes it takes recognizing your potential through the eyes of others to really provide the confidence boost you need to take the entrepreneurial leap. My guest today is Monica Enand, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zapproved, a cloud-based software provider for corporate legal departments. Their goal is to make it easier and more economical for businesses to navigate the increasing rules and regulations that clients face. Her many professional accolades include the 2018 Sam Blackman Award for Civic Engagement, the 2016 TiE Entrepreneur of the Year award, and the 2010 Portland Business Journal Orchid Award for achievement for women in business. In this episode, you’ll hear how Monica pursued her dream of building a successful software business. She shares her inspiring journey from employee to CEO, and how she overcame the fears and doubts she had about transitioning from a financially comfortable and successful tech role into starting her business. What You Will Learn: Recognizing your potential for the first time (5:09) The thrill when entrepreneurial lightning strikes (10:03) What successful entrepreneurs know about timing (14:36) Flipping the switch from idea to action (17:04) Fostering values of inclusivity within your business (24:59) Developing a mountain climbers mindset (30:33) Connect with Monica Enand: LinkedIn Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
The Wonder-Twin Powers of Recovery and Resilience
When we meet obstacles in our lives and careers, how do we move forward? After such a tumultuous year, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected with greater frequency. This has allowed us ample opportunities to test our ability to recover from adversity, and it’s built up our resilience to weather and learn from the challenges we face. My guest today is Kim Stevenson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NetApp’s Foundational Data Services Business Unit where she’s helping to lead the charge into a new technology era. Kim most recently served as a senior executive with Lenovo as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Data Center Group. She’s also a valued member of my personal board of advisors. In this episode, Kim shares the lessons she’s learned about overcoming adversity throughout her distinguished career. It’s taught her that avoiding change is never the best way forward, and the real wisdom is in the learning process. You’ll hear how she’s transformed adversity into her superpower, and why she believes diversity is so important in shaping a successful business. What You Will Learn: Drawing the line between kindness and being firm (6:06) Learning how to use your voice (11:09) Choosing to face the fire when things get hot (15:42) The simple key to overcoming adversity (21:41) Cultivating the muscle of resilience and recovery (33:25) Calling on the power of reflection (36:43) An outline for building a diverse team (43:50) Connect with Kim Stevenson: Twitter LinkedIn Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Rising Up and Making Your Voice Heard
Success is something that builds up over time, making early influences fundamental. Having a strong support system of people who champion you and unbridled access to recreational and educational opportunities plant the seeds for strong, smart, and bold leaders. My guests today are Cyreena Boston Ashby, CEO of Girls Inc. in the Pacific Northwest, and Amaya Gustave, an alumna of the program and currently a student at Pitzer College in California. At Girls, Inc., Cyreena offers a variety of programs and after-school activities for youth, from 8 up to age 18. Amaya is a bright young woman on the rise who has come up through the organization since the age of eight. Both of these women share a capacity for inner strength, resilience, and a desire to make their voices heard. Through their mutual involvement in Girls, Inc., they’ve demonstrated how dedicated service to your community can become a pathway to your calling. Through effective mentorship, young people are able to use their voices fearlessly and courageously, building confidence and self-acceptance from the inside out. In this episode, we’ll talk about the early influences that led to a successful, service-focused career, and how that calling helped transform and enrich the life of one particular young woman. You’ll hear about the wide variety of programs that have influenced countless young people growing up with the support of Girls, Inc., and how access, encouragement, and early exposure are the foundational keys to future leadership. What You Will Learn: Early foundations for a legacy of service (3:45) How an iconic institution helped amplify a Roar (9:16) Carving out a career path through advocacy (13:55) Educating and preparing young women for lucrative careers (22:04) Key qualities that build resilience (32:32) The lasting power of being championed (34:12) Taking personal time to invest in young people (45:32) Connect with Cyreena Boston Ashby: LinkedIn Connect with Amaya Gustave: LinkedIn Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Building an Inclusive Space for the Future
If you can see it, you can be it, right? We know from history that it’s not always easy to become something when you’ve never seen your face reflected in the stories we’re taught. March is Women's History Month, and it’s an important time to recognize the trailblazers who have led the way. Their bravery and persistence have created pathways that make the journey less challenging for future generations who follow in their footsteps. My guest today is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. Dr. Renee Horton is an entrepreneur, author, international speaker, and physicist. After earning her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2002, she went on to earn her Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in physics from the University of Alabama. As the first African American to earn this degree, she continues to pay it forward as the proud founder of Unapologetically Being Incorporated, a nonprofit for advocacy and mentoring in STEM. Today, she works at the NASA Residential Management Office in New Orleans as a Space Launch System Quality Engineer. Her work is in helping to develop rockets for the 2024 Artemis mission, which will land the first woman on the moon. In today’s episode, you’ll hear her personal story of bravery and persistence as she rose above the challenges that life presented and claimed her seat at the table. She viewed every bump in the road as an opportunity, and her unique experience of rising to the top is helping countless others survive, thrive, and advocate for the success of future generations. You’ll hear how she’s literally sending rockets to the moon, and working every day to change the face of STEM. What You Will Learn: How strong early influences shape perspective (5:08) What perseverance looks like (10:16) Moving from imposter syndrome to owning our achievements (15:12) Sustaining the motivation to help your tribe (20:34) How a bump in the road led to novel innovation (21:55) Teaching the next generation how to survive and thrive (28:27) Manifesting your future into existence (34:58) Connect with Renee Horton: Renee Horton Ph.D LinkedIn Twitter Unapologetically Being Incorporated Dr. H Explores the Universe: Mercury to Mars by K Renee Horton, Ph.D. Dr. H Explores the Universe: Jupiter to Uranus by K Renee Horton, Ph.D. Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Cultivating Greatness through Resilient Leadership
Throughout 2020, organizations have been tested as the pandemic quickly swept across the globe. Despite the rapid pace of change, some companies were able to meet their operational challenges head-on and actually thrived. These organizations share one trait in common. They were able to demonstrate resilience in the face of change. For high-performing leaders, resilience is imperative in order to thrive. Covid-19 has taught us the importance of being able to make quick decisions, and we’ve had to learn to be malleable as the conditions around us changed. Resilient leaders are born in these moments of adaptation, often learning through challenging personal circumstances. My guest today is Dr. Ruba Borno, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global CX Centers at Cisco. Her role spans the full portfolio of Cisco support and professional services, including technical support, professional services, managed services, customer success, and global spare parts and repair logistics. Since first meeting Ruba at an event in Silicon Valley, we instantly struck up a lasting friendship. Her life story is one of great resilience, which has markedly shaped her life and ethos. Today, she shares her personal experience as a refugee, and how it led her to a keen understanding of the important things in life at a young age. The value she places on education, integrity, and family have played a pivotal role in her professional success, and her resilience in life has translated into outstanding professional success. What You Will Learn: How a resilient past paves the path to resilient leadership (4:49) The responsibility of leaders to those who come after them (6:55) Confidence in quick decision-making (11:21) Professional allies and the importance of advocacy (16:31) The most important skills young leaders must cultivate to be successful (20:13) How urgency can unleash innovation and inspire growth (24:40) Building better leaders through empathy and understanding (30:16) Connect with Dr. Ruba Borno: Twitter LinkedIn Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Making it Work: How Dual Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Build Successful Careers
Having a handful of professional role models to look up to is important for anyone climbing the corporate ladder. But, we all know that work isn’t everything. When it comes to measuring the level of fulfillment in our lives, personal relationships are an important source of comfort and strength. We need role-models who represent our relationship goals, in conjunction with our professional aspirations. My guests today are power couple Tony and Lisa Neal-Graves, two people who have mastered the art of building successful careers and nurturing their strong partnership. They have served as industry leaders from high-tech to state government. Tony is Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Information Technology, where he leads over 1,000 technology professionals. Lisa is a bonafide cultural innovation trailblazer. As CEO of Trustify Community Incorporated, she’s responsible for driving the creation of AI-augmented applications to address racial equity issues. Tony and Lisa were instrumental in my success at Intel, and they continue to be mentors and close friends. I’m excited to have them here sharing their unique and impressive experiences of navigating professional success while simultaneously nurturing their partnership. In this episode, Tony and Lisa share their sage advice on keeping a relationship strong when you’ve got two successful, continent-hopping executives in the mix. We’ll also talk about staying career flexible, embracing new opportunities, and the importance of making room for relationships within the context of busy work lives. What You Will Learn: How pioneering “firsts” help pave the way for many (4:30) The importance of building a solid foundation (15:10) What you can learn from your employment patterns (22:04) Staying flexible through phases of discovery (24:36) Sage advice from an intercontinental career (34:05) Deciding to be a force for change in your community (38:02) Lessons on work/life balance and effective leadership (49:15) Connect with Tony Neal-Graves: LinkedIn Connect with Lisa Neal-Graves: LinkedIn Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
How to Develop a Personal Innovation Strategy to Ignite Your Career & Life
We’re living in changing times, and we’ve certainly seen how true that is with the disruption that’s been caused by Covid over the past year. We’ve all had to stay resilient through changing work, life, and family situations. It’s required us to think differently. It’s required us to be innovative in the face of change. There’s no denying that the digital revolution has arrived, and the pace of innovation isn’t losing any speed. If we want to stay relevant, we have to keep up and get comfortable with the pace of these changes. It’s become apparent that a personal innovation strategy is not only necessary, but it’s vital if we want to ride the digital wave. If we’re able to innovate in terms of the value we offer within the workforce, not only will we stay relevant, but we’ll create a unique niche for ourselves and stand out from the competition. My guest today is Steve Brown, a futurist, author, entrepreneur, and advisor. His experience in the world of high tech has spanned over 30 years, including a role as Intel's chief evangelist. He’s also worked in Intel labs, imagining and building plans for the world of the future. After Intel, Steve went on to build his own consulting business, Possibility and Purpose, LLC. His goal is to help companies understand and get comfortable with the breadth of technologies available to them, such as AI, blockchain, sensors, and augmented reality. He inspires companies to think innovatively as they prepare for the future. He’s the author of The Innovation Ultimatum: How Six Strategic Technologies Will Reshape Every Business in the 2020s. In this episode, we’ll talk about how you can prepare yourself, both personally and professionally, to be an active participant in the digital revolution, and why that’s crucial for the future of your life and business. We’ll also discuss how diversifying your experiences can ultimately help carve out a future that you’re uniquely qualified for, and how to avoid the limiting beliefs that can sometimes cause us to turn down great opportunities. What You Will Learn: How to raise a futurist (5:55) Building connection with your audience (8:35) Why the fear of failure can equal missed opportunities (13:09) Finding your personal definition for success (16:51) How diversification can broaden your path and create unseen opportunities (21:25) The “Four C’s”: Skills that will never be automated away (31:33) Technology trends that are shaping the future of business (41:14) Finding optimism through technology in a complicated world (51:11) Connect with Steve Brown: LinkedIn Twitter Resources: Website: The Bald Futurist Book: The Innovation Ultimatum: How Six Strategic Technologies Will Reshape Every Business in the 2020s by Steve Brown Youtube: The Bald Futurist Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
The Art of Communication, and Why it’s Your Most Indispensable Skill
How much do you think about your role as a communicator? For leaders at every level, effective communication is what distinguishes the most impressionable leaders from the rest of the pack. Investing in this “soft” skill is not an elective in business; it’s an absolute necessity if you want to rise to the top. Good communication is universally agreed upon as being the most important and indispensable quality among leaders. It is inextricably linked to effective leadership because it is the basis of how we get things done day to day, it’s how we motivate people, and it’s the key to building lasting teams. My guest today is Larry Shoop, an expert in communications who helps leaders everywhere elevate their messaging, enhance employee engagement, and become more effective storytellers. Calling on over 40 years of experience in mainstream media and a distinguished career at Intel Corporation serving as Employee Communications Director and Executive Keynote Speaker, he started his own company. For over 5 years, FialloShoop Communications has been inspiring Fortune 100 leaders and executives to masterfully connect through more powerful and effective messaging. In this episode, we’ll hear about Larry’s journey towards becoming a master communicator, and the powerful lessons he learned from working with some of the most influential leaders in media and the corporate world. We’ll also discuss the lasting power of first impressions, the incalculable ROI when leaders invest in their own communications skills, and how leaders who listen can inspire and retain the people they lead. What You Will Learn: How tough love can inspire us to be better (6:33) How to have a constructive confrontation (8:57) The power of being prepared (17:01) Why good leaders are always great listeners (23:36) The weight of a first impression (32:52) Mistakes to avoid in the art of presentation (38:50) Getting comfortable with the physical aspects of presenting (40:33) Effective communicators who will inspire you (45:50) Connect with Larry Shoop: LinkedIn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Resources: FialloShoop Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Intelligent Risk Taking and Taking the Path Less Travelled
There comes a moment in everyone’s career where a unique opportunity presents itself. Whether it’s through an unexpected job offer, the chance for a complete career pivot, or a big move, change always involves a varying degree of risk. Understanding our comfort level with risk, and knowing whether or not it’s the right time to jump, is an intuitive calculation that has the potential to alter your entire life. My guest today is Anand Srivatsa, Chief Executive Officer at Tobii Tech. After earning his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, he held various positions both in the US and Taiwan with companies like Intel, Ciena, TU/e, and Cisco. After a 15 year career with Intel, he brought his wealth of experience and empowering leadership philosophy to Tobii Tech, an industry leader in eye-tracking technology, located in Stockholm, Sweden. In today’s episode, we’ll trace the path less traveled that led Anand where he is today. He’ll share how risk-taking played a pivotal role in his ability to make fearless transitions throughout his career, and how he found the courage to jump when new opportunities came knocking. We’ll also talk about how you can learn to hone your capacity to take “educated risks”, the importance of good managers as role models, and how he shaped his unique leadership philosophy, one that represents the benchmark for a productive and empowered workforce. What You Will Learn: Education is the gateway of opportunity (5:47) Why it takes more than just talent to be successful (8:34) How to develop an appetite for risk-taking (14:43) A tale of undercover resilience (18:36) How taking the path less traveled can open new opportunities (24:18) Why good managers make all the difference (26:30) The true purpose of a leader (29:39) The universal importance of eye contact (36:48) Autonomy and accountability when the buck stops with you (41:46) Connect with Anand Srivatsa: LinkedIn Resources: Tobii Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Turning Tragedy into Triumph: Transforming the Lives of Others
When tragic, life-altering events take place, it’s hard to see beyond the immediate horizon. If you’ve lost someone close to you, that loss leaves a permanent mark. Responses to such cataclysmic personal events can understandably be tumultuous. But, the nature of your response has strength building potential. It has character enhancing potential. And sometimes, it may even lead you towards a professional calling. My guest today is Angela N. Frazier, a speaker, and mental health influencer. She has a Master's of Public Health and Community Health from the UT of Health School of Public Health, and she received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and communication from Portland State University. Angela founded a nonprofit called Sisters in Public Health with the purpose of connecting all women in public health. She’s the author of A Kid's Book About Suicide. Her work in the field of mental health has a strong and lasting impact on women and kids from across the globe. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about how the experience of losing her mother to suicide as a young adult has shaped Angela’s life. In the ashes of tragedy, she reached for the resources she had around her. But, more importantly, she has since dedicated her life to creating the resources that weren’t available to her when she really needed them. The loss of her mother has taught Angela the importance of having a supportive and understanding network of professionals to turn to in times of tragedy. The journey through healing is truly one that never ends. When resources are available and accessible to the people who need them, when they need them, the web of support is cast wide. This allows people to experience and process loss through a community that understands the level of that difficulty, and supports you as you embark upon your journey towards healing. What You Will Learn: The invaluable impact of a strong mental healthcare system (7:20) How to turn pain into purpose (10:18) Moving forward after loss (13:31) The healing power of sharing (16:02) The healing power of networking (21:54) Suicide prevention: How to talk about it (31:56) Finding wisdom through retrospection (34:36) Healing is a process (39:30) How to get unstuck (42:46) Connect with Angela Frazier: LinkedIn Instagram Resources: Website A Kids Book About Suicide by Angela Frazer Sisters in Public Health Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Leading with Purpose - How Bold & Brave Leadership Can Help Your Business Become a Force for Good with Lisa Osborne Ross
In any competitive work environment, you can show off financial progress reports, and you can demonstrate impressive metrics of success to shareholders. However, what we’re seeing more and more across the spectrum of the corporate world today is that a true leader is more than an embodiment of the title they bear. A true leader is someone who serves with purpose. Purpose is a concept that’s being woven into the corporate agenda as more people who believe in a purpose-driven life strive to incorporate similar values in the workplace. We want to infuse meaning into the work we do. We want to bravely advocate for bold change and use our positions of power for the greater good. We want to be voices of positivity. My guest today is someone who has dedicated her life and work to being among these voices. Lisa Osborne Ross is the U.S. Chief Operating Officer of Edelman’s PR, and President at Edelman’s Washington D.C. Her work around diversity and inclusion has made her a sought after counselor to senior executives at Fortune 500, higher education, and government institutions. As part of the Clinton Administration, she served as Communications Director at the U.S. Department of Labor, leading the Department’s effort to create and promote high-performance workplaces. She also served as the Deputy Director of the bipartisan Federal Glass Ceiling Commission, and was a member of the inaugural team of the White House Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. She co-founded and led the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to fund grassroots organizations addressing the needs of women and young girls throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Her goal is to build a better Washington and to empower women. In today’s episode, Lisa shares the observations and experiences that led her into an impressive number of leadership roles in high-level organizations. She talks about the unique challenges that the environmental circumstances of 2020 have presented, and how the events of this year have continued to drive her passion to place more diverse voices into the ranks of leadership. She believes that a positive mindset and bold leadership can help everyone make a difference and find significance in the work they do. What You Will Learn: The lasting impact of powerful female allies (5:26) Using the patriarchy as inspiration for unleashing your roar (11:43) Manifesting a “bold & brave” approach to life (15:40) Making meaningful, principled decisions in the work you do (19:49) The importance of the words you choose (25:56) How failed assumptions can shift our perspective (27:05) Keeping purpose as your north star (33:18) Using the reach you have to create actionable change (37:01) Breaking the cultural barriers of black masculinity to allow healing (40:43) The full circle journey of diversity through an organization (46:32) Connect with Lisa Ross: LinkedIn Twitter Resources: Edelman The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Leading through Crisis—The Importance of Mindset, Self-Care, and Resilience with Vikki Mueller-Espinosa
“Resiliency is the strength required to successfully navigate change. It's the ability to successfully master the consequences of change, and it's the ability to renew oneself, and integrate new learning to become more effective than before.” How many times have you paused in the past 8 months and, in a moment of utter frustration, asked yourself “When is this going to end?” We’ve all dealt with our share of stress and uncertainty as a result of Covid-19. It has affected the shape of our lives in countless ways, and we’re still adjusting every day. A physical obstacle course presents challenges that ultimately make us stronger. Similarly, this mental journey we’re on through the pandemic is helping us build an equally important muscle: resilience. Experiences like this, difficult as they may be, present each of us with an opportunity for growth. Resilience helps us navigate change and better manage the shake-ups. It increases our capacity to deal with change in a productive, positive way. When we view challenges through the lens of resilience, we can reshape our perspective and focus instead on the everyday controllable steps that keep us moving forward, rather than feeling stuck due to our lack of physical control in this long-term, global situation. My guest today is Vikki Mueller-Espinosa, a Career Strategist and accomplished speaker who designs and executes programs supporting employee and manager career development. She found her calling and purpose after teaching one of the first Career Development Workshops at Intel in 2009, and has been with the company now for 29 years. Today, she is a highly successful Program Director known for her ability to meet employees where they are to help them further their careers. In today’s episode, Vikki shares her wealth of knowledge supporting people through career development and applies those principles to our personal physical and mental health. She’ll help you identify the steps you can take to minimize the negativity associated with this unprecedented situation, and show you how to shift your focus towards self-care, community, purpose, and your own wellbeing. If you’ve been wondering why your roar has been sounding more like a whimper, this conversation will help you relocate your inner power so you can navigate the rest of this pandemic journey running on all cylinders. What You Will Learn: Building the muscle of resiliency (6:25) Mentally preparing for the vaccine waiting game (10:51) Demonstrating strong leadership by example (13:23) Success stories that will inspire you (16:22) Resiliency through the 4 C’s (16:46) Reclaiming your roar (19:42) Paying it forward with the 4 R’s (24:19) Calibrating a healthy mindset (28:47) Minimizing the negativity that isn’t serving you (29:18) Finding purpose through community in times of uncertainty (30:00) Giving yourself grace (38:22) Connect with Vikki Mueller-Espinosa: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Resources: We Are Intel Let’s connect! LinkedIn Twitter Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
How to Thrive in a Disruptive Economy and Spark your Passion with Lisa Thee
“Getting to a place of power and authority, it was important to me to not only focus on the problems that have already been looked at, but to shift the attention and change the conversation to the bigger issues that I really cared about.” - Lisa Thee As we progress in our careers, it’s natural for our goals to get pushed forward in accordance with our accomplishments. First, it’s getting the big job with the fancy title, then the goal becomes working with a top tier company in your field, until one day it’s all about getting a seat on the Board of Directors. But once you’ve earned those achievements, you might start to feel like there’s more to the ladder than the steps leading up to its summit. For some of us, there comes a time when we’re ready to start building our own ladder. Following a disturbing scene on a business trip abroad early in her career, my guest today made a promise to herself. She vowed that someday when she had accumulated the experience and influence necessary to create change, she was going to dedicate her life to making an impact. So, she worked her way up the corporate ladder and gained the non-profit and volunteer experience she needed during her free time. Eventually, she decided to pivot, recognizing that the time had come to make her move from success to significance. My guest today is Lisa Thee, the CEO and Founder of Launch Consulting Group’s Data for Good Practice. The safety-focused software startup helps innovative healthcare, technology, and gaming companies accomplish their goals relating to digital safety, anti-toxicity, upskilling programs for diverse populations, and applying AI and machine learning for innovation in healthcare. Lisa was on the road to burnout as a busy working mother and technology company executive for a multinational company. So in 2018, she took the reins of her career and became an entrepreneur. Today this female founder has become a Board of Directors Member, Keynote Speaker, and sought-after Consultant. She was named to the top 100 Human Trafficking and Slavery Disruptors list, and has a TEDx talk coming in 2021 on “Using AI to Disrupt Human Trafficking in the Digital Age”. She is an advisory board member for Engineered Medical Solutions, Marketplace Risk, and Humaxa. She is a Board of Directors member for 3 Strands Global Foundation and the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy. Today, we’ll hear how Lisa made her transition into entrepreneurship. We’ll also discuss why that leap towards a career with purpose was so transformative both personally and professionally. If you’re considering a pivot from your successful career towards something with a greater social impact and personal significance, Lisa’s story is one that will motivate and inspire you to take action in your own life and career, sparking the alignment of your strengths and passions. Some Questions I Ask: How did growing up in Detroit shape you? (3:14) What moment stands out in your career that really helped you find your ROAR? (6:24) What inspired you to start your personal journey to become a business owner? (9:40) How did you leverage your passion to move into a space of not just success in your work life, but significance? (13:00) What shifts did you have to make to transition from employee to intrapreneur? (14:23) How did you navigate all of the challenges that come with starting your own business? (17:44) What are some of the key characteristics that you believe one must possess to become a successful entrepreneur? (19:29) What role did your support system play that really helped contribute to your success in business? (20:54) How did you become an advisor, and what advice do you have for others aspiring to become advisors? (23:41) What advice do you have for founders and entrepreneurs who want to follow their passion? (34:12) What You’ll Learn About in This Episode: Learning from our inadequacies (4:52) Turning pivotal moments into life-shaping legacies (7:24) Allowing your personal story to direct your professional values (9:21) Accepting the qualities that others see in us (14:31) Asking ourselves the big questions (15:21) Debunking the myths and stereotypes of the American entrepreneur (19:49) Knowing when to say yes and when to say "no, but here’s someone who can help you with that” (29:01) Recognizing burnout and what you can do when you’re feeling it (30:08) Connect with Lisa Thee: Twitter LinkedIn Resources: Website Spark Passion E Course Book: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown Documentary: The Social Dilemma See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Lessons From The Top: Unleashing Your Roar with Michael C. Hyter
“It's our actions that we take to achieve the outcomes we want that matters.” -Michael C. Hyter How many times in your life and career have you waited to be noticed? You know you’re more than qualified for that promotion, but somehow you keep getting overlooked. Maybe this scenario has some of you thinking back to your school days of being a wallflower at the homecoming dance, hoping someone sees you standing there. If only they noticed you. Being a wallflower is one thing when you’re a teenager, but in the corporate world, going unnoticed is the last thing anyone wants. If the idea of a promotion is nipping at your heels and the desire to accelerate your career is a driving force in your life, then it’s time for you to get noticed. Getting noticed means embracing efficacy. Efficacy is what puts you in the driver's seat of your career ambitions. Rather than a dependency on luck or timing, it’s a commitment towards being. It’s the recognition that you have been put in your position for a reason, and the belief that you add value to your organization. The confidence that blooms from this mindset creates momentum, and that force compels you to believe in your own worth. Confidence allows us to do radical things. We’re more open to taking chances and exposing ourselves to risk. If there’s someone at the top of your company who has the job you’d like to see yourself in one day, efficacy is what empowers you to introduce yourself and talk to that person about your career goals. It’s the difference between waiting to get noticed versus creating awareness of your potential among those in places of power. You become the driving force in creating the relationships that you need to be effective. Efficacy is a “high belief impact system” that has transformative potential. My guest today is Michael C. Hyter, the Chief Diversity Officer for Korn Ferry. Michael is an accomplished senior executive leadership consultant who specializes in the development of enterprise leaders and their next-generation successors. He joined the team at Korn Ferry in 2012 as a Senior Partner and Managing Director after the acquisition of Global Novations, where he served as President and Managing Partner. Today he is a renowned expert in thought leadership, and I’m fortunate to call him a mentor and a friend. Michael has authored several books, his most recent titled The Power of Choice: Embracing Efficacy to Drive Your Career, and prior to that he published The Power of Inclusion: Unlock the Potential and Productivity in Your Workforce. Michael was recognized by Savoy magazine in 2016 and 2018 as one of the most influential blacks in corporate America. In this episode, we’ll break down what efficacy means and how you can achieve it to advance your career and get noticed. We’ll also talk about how inclusion plays a pivotal role by opening doors to opportunities that are only available when you’re on the radar of decision-makers. When you have clarity of purpose and you’re able to embrace these tools simultaneously, the possibilities are limitless. Today you’ll learn how you can take the reins of your career and point your future in the direction you want to go! Some Questions I Ask: Who were some of your biggest influences growing up? (4:48) When did you discover your ROAR? (9:20) Was it difficult to forgo a large salary for your first job out of college in favor of your passion? (15:29) You’ve had the chance to retire, but what motivates you to stay in the game? (17:52) How have you overcome attacks on your confidence in your career? (22:11) What advice can you share to help people navigate their progression up the ladder? (28:00) How would you describe efficacy? (33:46) How do we need to show up in order to have an influential role in our organizations? (39:33) What legacy do you want to leave? (47:49) What You’ll Learn About in This Episode: The lasting impact a first job can have on your self-confidence (5:39) One generation paying it forward (9:30) Why it should never be about the money (12:18) The ripple effect of inclusion (22:57) The muscle you should be exercising to get ahead (28:12) Redirecting negativity towards a higher purpose (30:32) Efficacy as a belief system (34:06) The difference between luck and effort (36:49) Clarity as a catalyst for success (40:01) A key finding among black CEO’s that has propelled their rise to the top (43:23) Connect with Michael C. Hyter: LinkedIn Website Books: The Power of Choice: Embracing Efficacy to Drive Career Success by Michael C. Hyter The Power of Inclusion: Unlock the Potential and Productivity in Your Workforce by Michael C. Hyter Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Trust is Your Most Valuable Currency
Where would we be without trust? In our personal lives, it’s an important factor in building relationships. It’s not always at the top of our list of priorities when running a business, but it should be. Business is all about relationships. Trust is a social currency in the corporate realm, and if you invest in trust, it can really benefit your bottom line. A leadership structure that places value on the internal health of the organization is capable of producing incredible results. When employees work in an environment where they feel secure, valued, and autonomous, they are more productive. Positive organizational psychology and high trust means a happier, more efficient, and more profitable workplace. My guest today is Bill Hefferman, a brilliant organizational development leader who has dedicated his career to creating high performing workplaces. For more than 25 years, Bill has been a leader in the field of Organizational Development Theory. Through his insights and common sense approach to problem-solving, he helps people and organizations transition towards trust, thereby uncovering healthier relationships, happier workplaces, and higher productivity. Bill has led initiatives across a wide range of organizations across the world, and his practical approach has helped teams and leaders to work through tough issues by helping people find common ground. In my first role as a manager at Intel, I was fortunate to partner with Bill. His coaching, insight, and guidance were invaluable in helping me to establish a strong foundation of trust from day one with my new team. Today Bill is going to help us map out a plan for quickly establishing trust in both your personal and professional relationships. We’ll discuss how trust is built within leadership, and why it’s a fundamental part of the relationship between managers and employees. He’ll also provide a few relatable examples and tangible actions that we can all use to build and rebuild trust with people at home and in the workplace. Some Questions I Ask: Who were some of your biggest influences growing up? (7:26) What stands out as a defining moment that helped you really uncover your ROAR? (11:03) What can organizations do today to start to create a high trust culture? (14:52) What are some actionable, tangible things that we can do to build trust? (19:33) What are the benefits of a high trust organization to the business? (25:24) What are some simple things that we can do to strengthen our relationships and strengthen the trust foundation as people are working differently through COVID? (37:30) What You’ll Learn About in This Episode: Recognizing the pivotal moments that lead you towards your calling (5:42) Building trust among strangers (9:22) The superpower of fluency in a foreign language (12:21) Humanity as a building block of organizational trust (15:55) The importance of authenticity and vulnerability in establishing trust (17:09) The mindset of authentic vulnerability (17:55) Vulnerability as a path to forgiveness (21:36) Trust and the bottom line (26:53) Character trust versus competence trust (28:46) Dealing with challenging conversations about trust (31:54) An example of vulnerability on live television (33:54) Setting and respecting boundaries (39:41) Connect with Bill Hefferman: LinkedIn Resources: Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni Book: Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies by Paul J. Zak Book: The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M. R. Covey Book: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, Stephen R. Covey Show: Masterpiece Theatre See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
The Power of Coaching, and Leveling Up in Life and Career
“Success is when I add value to myself. Significance when I add value to others.” -John C. Maxwell Would you describe yourself as successful? Think for a moment about that word. Consider what it means to you. Try to define it. When you really start to unpack it, success rarely looks like a destination with an endpoint. As we accelerate in our careers, the goal line continues to move forward. First, you aspire towards a promotion, and once you’ve earned that promotion, another point appears on the map ahead of where you are. Maybe your next destination is hitting that six-figure threshold. Once you’ve achieved it, perhaps the next goal is to make partner in your firm. It goes on and on. Success is a journey along a continuous course that motivates us to keep the engine charged. As we drive further and further along Success Highway, it’s pretty easy to understand the skills and qualifications that got us behind the wheel. But new heights require new insights. Growth, like success, isn’t a destination. It’s a journey of constant reckoning with ourselves, with our level of knowledge, and yes...with our limitations and failures. So how do we recognize and face those things that we should know about ourselves as leaders in order to become better, more effective versions of ourselves? That requires help, whether we feel comfortable admitting it or not. Professional career coaches are increasingly in vogue among today’s high caliber leaders. While it might sound terrifying to open ourselves up to the idea of critique, it’s a necessary process if we’re actually serious about growth. Leadership models reveal that effective transformational leadership requires senior leaders to guide their teams with empathy and inspiration rather than ego and perceived omnipotence. Career coaching has been recognized as an invaluable part of the growth process for current and future leaders. My guest today is Dr. Richard Osibanjo. He’s the Organizational Development Partner and a trusted advisor to executive leaders at Intel Corporation. His role is to help senior leaders energize the organization with bold transformational strategies, unlocking human potential, and new market growth. Dr. Osibanjo is a highly successful certified leadership coach, trainer, and speaker with an impressive track record in his field. He calls Portland, Oregon home, along with his wife and two sons. Dr. Osibanjo also started an educational foundation called CLG, an acronym for Connect-Learn-Growth. Through CLG, he partners with local professionals and underrepresented minority youths in Portland to accelerate their leadership journey. In this episode, we talk about how Dr. Richard Osibanjo found his calling as a professional coach, and why coaching and transformational leadership are so important. We also discuss how you can get prepared to engage a coach and get the most value out of that experience. Some Questions I Ask: Who were some of your biggest influences growing up? (4:13) How did you get into coaching as a profession? (9:44) How do you perceive the value of coaching in a leader's life? (13:09) Which types of coaches should leaders look for? (16:08) Is there a stigma associated with coaching? (18:03) What are some of the powerful transformations that you've helped other people achieve? (20:08) What are some things that you've done to help the individuals that you coach, develop the right mindset for growth? (22:41) Who are you drawing inspiration from today? (36:49) Can you tell us about your nonprofit, CLG? (38:16) What You’ll Learn About in This Episode: How the right message at the right time can change your life (6:15) Why your work should be an expression of love (9:58) The trifecta in life that you have to get right (10:52) The Law of the Lid (13:13) Why investing in the growth of leadership will ultimately make or break your business (14:13) Why our “do-it-yourself” western cultural values are self-defeating (18:44) The tangible power of performance-based coaching (21:50) The 3 characteristics in a leader that make them the best candidates for coaching (24:04) Nuggets of wisdom from legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith (27:11) The pro’s and con’s of a successful mindset (27:27) The seven things you need to do when involving stakeholders in the journey (27:51) Nurturing the seed of self (33:28) Connect with Dr. Richard Osibanjo: LinkedIn Twitter Resources: Website: Dr. Richard Osibanjo Organization: Grow Learn Connect Book: In Pursuit of Purpose: The Key to Personal Fulfillment by Myles Munroe Book: What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith Book: Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science by Edwin Olson Recipe: Jollof Rice See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
77 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
The Power of Perseverance with George Tinsley
When you possess an unshakable will to win, no obstacle has the power to derail you. This level of perseverance is in the DNA of great leaders. Rather than allow poverty, misfortune, or lack of support to determine who you are, it’s possible to take the reigns and steer yourself towards greatness. How does one make the decision to defy the odds, regardless of their circumstances? Where do perseverance and determination come from? Well, money can’t buy it. This is the magic of the mind. Possibility thinking centers on the idea of shifting how you think about who you are. Rather than looking at your situation in a single moment, and deciding that this must be your lot in life, possibility thinking throws you a lifeline. It sifts through the sands of reality and searches for those little flecks of gold, helping you to recognize opportunities. You find empowerment through opportunities, no matter how big or small they are. This revs up the engine of self-confidence, and that confidence becomes the foundation on which you can begin to build your dreams. It might take time, but once you’ve found a way to start believing in yourself, and you’re willing to put in the time and do the work, success is a certainty. We can’t control how we come into the world. Our financial and social circumstances are what they are. Our job is to do our best to persevere through them until we have the ability to control them. But if we’re clever enough, if we have just a little bit of self-esteem propping us up from even a single influence in our lives, someone who’s looking at what’s inside of us, rather than judging only what they see on the outside, we can start to detach from that mould and shape ourselves. We begin to recognize our greatness, and it becomes possible to rise up and make waves. My guest today is Mr. George Tinsley. Along with his wife of 48 years, together they own the highest-grossing KFC franchises in Florida and are among the most successful African American couples in the state. George Tinsley is a six-time basketball Hall of Famer, a millionaire entrepreneur, leader, motivator, coach, and most importantly, a family man. His story is one about a man who's risen from rags to riches. Having grown up in an era where racism was openly tolerated, his poverty and inner city beginnings didn’t pave an easy path towards success. Through faith, tenacity, education, and a relentless drive to transform obstacles into opportunities, he beat the odds. Today, he and his wife own more than 50 restaurant franchises in Florida and Kentucky, with their brands representing the majority of dining options in the Tampa International Airport, Miami International Airport, and Louisville International Airport. George Tinsley’s success goes far beyond his own personal achievements. He has helped many others, myself included, gain a stable footing on our career ladders. He gave me my first job opportunity at one of his KFC restaurants when I was 14 years old. For those of us who had the opportunity to work for George Tinsley and his wife in their franchises, we saw African American leaders who were vested in our career success, and more importantly, our success in life. Today, he shares some insights about his rise to the top, and how perseverance and possibility thinking made his dreams a reality. Some Questions I Ask: What stands out as a defining moment in your life where you realized that, despite your obstacles and circumstances, you could still be successful? (10:49) How did you capitalize on your intellectual ability and athletic gifts to navigate yourself towards a better future? (17:35) How did a career in sports prepare you for your next steps in life? (28:44) How did you transition from winning in the game of basketball to winning in the game of franchises? (34:52) What has been the key to success for you in Mississippi, and what's sustained you over the years? (48:37) What would you say is one of the biggest mistakes or failures that you guys had to navigate through, and what did you learn from it? (52:04) What’s the next chapter for you? (57:55) What is some of the advice that you have for entrepreneurs or franchise owners? (1:01:43) In this episode, you’ll learn about: Turning rejection into determination (10:52) Recognizing and reciprocating kindness (14:27) Being a fearless first as the minority (27:04),(34:12) Building a legacy from the ground up (39:10) Staying resilient when the bottom drops out (42:41) Learning from your mistakes (53:19) Community involvement as a key to success (56:01) Having the right team in place (1:04:25) Seeing opportunity through obstacles (1:06:11) Connect with Geroge Tinsley: LinkedIn Resources: Book- The Determined Entrepreneur Book- Black Wealth/ White Wealth Website: Tinsley Family Concessions Podcast: Obstacles to Opportunities See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Entrepreneurship: The Art of the Itch
“When you have an itch, there is an ART to how to approach it. The A is for ask, R is for research, and T is for test. “ Choosing to leave the comfort of stable, well-paying work in order to pursue our passions is an intimidating prospect. For many out there, making that transition can be a struggle and it can feel like there is a lack of resources at our disposal to get our ideas off the ground. Taking the risk to invest in ourselves and develop an independence through entrepreneurship, however, can be one of the best decisions we make for our careers. Joining me today is Reneta Jenik, the Founder and CEO of ‘Foodom’ - an Online Marketplace dedicated to making meals affordable and accessible to busy families that want to eat cleaner and healthier, while at the same time reducing their waste close to zero. Reneta was inspired to create this framework after examining the issues that were present at her own dinner table. After realizing that other families were experiencing similar concerns, she embarked on a journey to create what is now a successful in-home meal preparation startup. Though Reneta did not come from a background in the food industry, the skill set she developed at previous tech giants such as Intel, became invaluable in her current venture at ‘Foodom’. She believes that the core marketing and business practices that were present at previous jobs were just as prominent in creating the framework for her startup and helped her to navigate the company structure. In today’s episode, we discuss why Reneta decided to transition out of corporate culture and start a small business, how Covid-19 has impacted her team’s approach to processing and manufacturing issues, as well as marketing insights and advice for budding business owners! We also talk about how Reneta’s upbringing influenced her core values surrounding food and why she had such an unwavering commitment to seeking justice at a young age. For anyone out there looking to take the leap and carve out a niche for themselves within the entrepreneurship space, tune in to Episode 20 of Roar! Some Questions I Ask: Could you talk about your background and who influenced you the most growing up? (3:04) Is there a defining moment in your life that shaped you for entering adulthood? (6:10) How did you come up with the concept for ‘Foodom’ & How has it evolved since its inception? (12:16) How have you been able to leverage your experience as a Tech Executive to tackle issues within the food industry? (19:16) How has COVID impacted your business? (22:40) What have you considered to be your biggest mistake or failure and how did you navigate it? (26:11) What are the most important characteristics for an individual to possess who is wanting to break into entrepreneurship? (28:03) What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How to step up when you see injustices happen. (6:24) How all great ideas begin with an itch & how to listen to that intuition. (09:34) The first step toward starting a business: identifying people’s needs. (12:45) How to scale a small business by seeking external help. (15:27) The key to a successful startup. (21:56) The current trends in the food market & how are companies supporting their employees in this regard. (24:08) Why a partnership with a co-founder is similar to marriage. (26:57) Reneta’s advice for entrepreneurs and business owners. (29:11) What the acronym ‘A.R.T’ stands for & its importance for a startup. (30:03) The importance of leaving shame aside and asking questions ‘like there’s no tomorrow’. (30:57) Some helpful resources and organizations that can help you with your startup journey. (31:59) Starting a business doesn’t have to be costly. (34:22) Connect With Reneta Jenik: LinkedIn Email: email@example.com ‘MyFoodom’ - Website ‘MyFoodom’ - Facebook ‘MyFoodom’ - LinkedIn Resources: TV Show: ‘Undercover Billionaire’ Book: Eric Ries - The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Owning Your Seat at the Table
“When things are uncertain, that is the time for black women to step into being information centers and nodes, because then you have an opportunity” Black women are the most educated demographic in the United States, yet very few of us are seated at decision-making tables across the corporate world. If we want to change the pay disparity and ensure our voices hold space in these important conversations, we need to have the courage and take action in order to get there. My guest today is Rukaiyah Adams, a trailblazer in the field of financial services, investment, and institutional asset management. She has secured a seat at numerous tables of influence, power, and decision making. Rukaiyah is the Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust, one of the largest charitable foundations in the Pacific Northwest. She's responsible for leading all investment activities to ensure the long term financial strength of the organization. Before joining Meyer, she ran the $6.5 billion capital markets fund at The Standard, where she oversaw six trading desks that included several bond strategies, preferred equities, derivatives, and other risk mitigation strategies. Rukaiyah is the chair of the prestigious Oregon Investment Council, the board that manages approximately $100 billion of public pension and other assets for the state of Oregon. During her tenure as chair, the Oregon State Pension Fund has been the top-performing public pension fund in the United States. Rukaiyah has been opening doors and breaking through glass ceilings, paving the way for other women of color to be seated at the table. She's made it to the top and she's sending the elevator back down to bring up more people who look just like her. She is passionate about owning her seat at the table and driving lasting change both in the makeup of the table and the impact of the table. She's an African American woman who's earned not just a place at the table, but the chair at the head of it. Getting to that table is one thing, but owning your seat is another. Once we make it to the table, it can be easy to just sit back and revel in our success. For Rukaiyah, that wasn’t enough. Earning her seat wasn’t the pinnacle. She wanted to change the makeup of the table, shake it up from the inside, and direct real change that would benefit her community. She has never been afraid to make unpopular decisions and does not compromise on her ethics. Owning her seat at the table is about demonstrating consistent excellence. With excellence comes confidence in her decision making skills, and that in turn gives her the power to invest ethically, benefiting the people who need it most. Rukaiyah grew in Northeast Portland in a strong black community she describes as being “a hotbed for black thinking in the 70s and 80s”. It was a place where her self-confidence was encouraged through the nourishment she received from family relationships and powerful community connection. She’s dedicated much of her energy in the finance sector towards rebuilding and reenergizing the historic community center where she was raised. In today’s episode, we talk about owning the seats we occupy at the table. We also discuss how times of uncertainty can actually be the most opportune moments for women of color to step up into leadership. This episode was recorded on Black Women’s Equal Payday, so there was truly no better time to talk about how to get more women of color into positions of power and leadership. Some Questions I Ask: Who were some of your biggest influences in life? (7:48) When did you discover your ROAR? (10:40) Who influenced your love of community? (16:07) What did your career journey look like? (18:37) When did you start to find your voice? (24:21) How have you learned from your failures? (35:25) What is your advice to young women of color? (46:24) What is your vision for Portland? (49:22) How would you have been impacted as a young girl seeing the success of women of color today? (1:01:02) What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How Rukaiyah’s relationship with her Grandfather made an impact on her life (9:04) Why the decision to leave public school had a transformative effect (11:06) How code switching is being flipped around (14:45) How being an outsider became an unexpected benefit during the financial crisis (20:53) The powerful moment when she recognized her moral responsibility as a black woman in finance (24:41) Her strategy when she faces pushback (30:18) The unique choices women in business have to make about family (38:42) A recent success in Portland community building (44:04) Connect with Rukaiyah Adams: LinkedIn Twitter Resources: Meyer Memorial Trust Video: TED: Homegirls’ Guide to Being Powerful Video: Tech Fest 2017 Book: The Overstory by Richard Powers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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