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STOP Being Mad, START Taking Up For Yourself, CONTINUE the Black Girl Magic

S3:Ep 46

In this episode, I discuss two points of frustration at work: 1. BS that we find ourselves unnecessarily involved in, and 2. Being treated with disrespect.  I give you some things to think about and language to help you focus on your priorities and professionally defend yourself without being labeled defensive or angry black woman.

My First 30 Days, A F.A.R.E. Update

S3:Ep 45

In this episode, I give an update on my first month at my new gig.  I talk about my thoughts and observations,  my biggest fear about going back to work and the new goal I have for my career. 

Setting Yourself Up For Success: Take 2

S3:Ep 40

In this episode, I catch up with one of my favorite mentees.  You may remember her from S2 Episode 9.  A little over a year ago, she has started a new job, relocated across a number of states only to be set up for failure.  Now, she tells us what has happened since then and what she is up to now.   It’s amazing what a difference a year can make.

How This MBA Rock Star Connects the Dots of Success

S3:Ep 39

In this episode, I chat with one of my favorite Mentees turned Mentor.  In four short years, she has built an amazingly supported career at her current company.  Today, she shares how she has connected the dots of corporate success, allowing her to build a great reputation, solid sponsor relationships and gain the label of high performing/high potential talent.  Although I would love to tell you who she is and where she works, it’s more important to deliver these career nuggets without pause or hesitation.  

Interning While Black with My Little Cousin

S3:Ep 38

In this episode, I have the opportunity to sit down with my little cousin (he’s 20 now but he will always be my favorite 9-year-old with a bow tie) and talk with him about his summer internship experience with a global investment firm.  It is the classic okie-doke set up for failure.  Let this be a lesson to you.  You can interview well, gain the opportunity, get set up to fail… only to be told that you aren’t good enough.  Don’t believe the hype.  

Freedom by FIRE with Ericka Grant

S3:Ep 37

In this episode, Ericka Grant shares how she amassed a net worth of $1.4 Million using what she has learned from the FIRE Movement. We want all us to be financially free from the corporate plantation.

Are You Ready For The Next Recession?

S3:Ep 36

In this episode, I discuss what we can do now to prepare ourselves for the next recession that President Agent Orange Twitter Fingers is speeding up 280 Characters at a time.

I share:
What steps you need to take to keep your current job. Spoiler: It all starts with your ATTITUDE!
How to evaluate and understand the value your role has to the organization in the context of an economic downturn.
Why you might want to get a new job NOW
How I’m trying to take advantage of the pending recession.

Never Go To HR, Do This Instead!

S3:Ep 34

In this episode, I lay out the pattern of what happens to us when we go to HR and talk about the steps you should take instead of going to HR when you are in a work situation.

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. 

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.

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