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For Colored Girls Who Have Questionable Tone When the Email Is Too Much

S3:Ep 34

In this episode, I talk about one of the greatest challenges and banes of our existence as black women in corporate America…. Tone In Email. 

National Black MBA Conference Prep with Cherice Williams

S3:Ep 33

It’s that time of year again…. Diversity Recruiting Season and we are in the thick of it.  In a little over a month, National Black MBA Association will host its annual Conference and Exposition in Houston, TX.  

Last season, Season 2 Episode 11, I gave you the rundown about what the organization is, my personal experiences at the conference, and baseline what you need to do to prepare if you are going to the career fair.

In this episode, I expound on that episode and get into what you should do now to prepare for the conference. Joining me, my friend and current President of the DFW Chapter of the National Black MBA, Cherice J. Williams.

Discrimination At Ford Motor Company Continues, Another Example w/ Walter Bernard

S3:Ep 32

In the past 2 years, Ford Motor Company has settled with an EEOC Harassment Investigation for $10.125 Million and in March was ordered to pay $16.8 Million to an ex-employee for discrimination and retaliation.  Unfortunately, allegations and lawsuits of discrimination are not new for Ford Motor Company.   In fact, if you do a good Google search, these stories of mistreatment are widespread throughout the company.   Even though they have all the policies in place, deep within the roots of the culture at Ford Motor Company is racism and sexism.  One might even say that they can’t help it, Henry Ford was a racist openly admired by Adolf Hitler. 🤷🏿‍♀️

So how do you manage your career while working for companies like Ford Motor Company, who hold on to such an entrenched culture of racism and sexism?

In this episode, ex-Ford employee, Walter Bernard shares his story of broken promises and discrimination thinly veiled as a layoff.  Walter is an attorney, MBA, author, entrepreneur and former NFL football player.  He worked for Ford Motor Company for 7 years until he was laid off this June 2019.

Back To Work After A Career Break: An Update w/ Tiffany Samuels

S3:Ep 31

In this episode, my B-School Bestie and I drop nuggets during this update convo. Last year we sat down to talk about how the huge losses of our mothers have shaped our thoughts on career and taking career breaks.

Tiffany and I talk about going back to work after the career break, things we wish we would have done on our breaks, and our biggest life takeaways since our last episode.

Sis, You Frustrated! And That’s OK.

S3:Ep 30

In a world of Trump Twitter chaos, who isn’t frustrated?  In this episode, I share how the BS is currently frustrating me, the steps I take to manage my frustration, and what you need to do if you find yourself frustrated at work.

Is Corporate America Using US? My #EssenceFest Recap

S3:Ep 29

Two weeks ago, I was in New Orleans, Louisiana, living my best life with my cousins and friends, enjoying my friends work perks, and soaking in all the melanated joy of the 25th Annual Essence Festival. 

In this episode, I’m going to share what I learned during my 4 days in Nawlins and give you some things to think about as we continue on our corporate journeys.

You Have To Manage Your Manager!

S3:Ep 28

In this episode, I explain why you must manage your manager. Unfortunately, this task falls on you.  So today  I lay out why managing your manager is very important, how to determine the type of manager you have, and how to build a positive relationship with your manager, even if you don’t like her.

Mid-Year Check-In: How Are You Tracking On Your Objectives?

S3:Ep 27
In this episode, we talk about what you need to do to set yourself up for success for the rest of the year. 
We are past the halfway point for the year.  How are you tracking?  Are you going to hit your deliverables by the end of the year?  Are you working toward your next promotion?  How is that going?   
Even if the first half hasn’t started out so well or gone as planned.  I have intentionally created 3 points of homework for you to implement this month.  My goal is that you go to work with intention and a plan to thrive!

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number with Mrs. Adrienne

S3:Ep 26

We have successfully dealt with Sexism, Racism, Classism….  So what’s a little Ageism to US?

In this episode, one of my favorite coaching clients, Mrs. Adrienne, joins me for a conversation on Ageism. In 2018, Mrs. Adrienne found herself impacted by a huge corporate restructuring. She shares her story of being a seasoned professional back in a job market that isn’t the most appreciative of older workers.  You will leave this conversation inspired and limitless. 

Sis, It Might Be Time To Contact The EEOC with Anitra K. Brown, Esq.

S3:Ep 25

As Black Women, we find ourselves in some pretty rough and interesting situations at work. Most times we can use our resourcefulness to turn the situation around.
But what are we supposed to do when we can’t fix it and we find ourselves in a meeting with our manager and HR?
In this episode, we discuss what you need to do to protect yourself from the bad behavior of your coworkers and when it’s time for you to take yourself to the EEOC office and file a complaint.

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