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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.

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. 

Coaching Call Chronicles: How This Fortune 500 Treated A New MBA Grad Like Trash And Then Pushed Her Out

S3:Ep 24
In this episode, we hear a cautionary tale from an anonymous Corporate Warrior.
After graduating with her MBA from a top B-School, she joined a well known Fortune 500. In one year, she found herself pushed right on out of the organization and living back at home. What went wrong? What were the Red Flags? We talk about it all in an interview you cannot afford to miss.

I Am Not Your Negro: Respectability Politics w/ Zach Living Corporate Podcast (Part 2 Crossover Ep)

S3:Ep 22

IT’S A CROSSOVER EPISODE Y’ALL

In this episode, I have the honor and privilege of sitting down with Zach Nunn, co-host of the Living Corporate Podcast, to have an in-depth conversation about respectability politics, the origins of self-policing (spoiler alert: SLAVERY), how it manifest today in corporate America, and how you can identify and combat the coonery that may reside deep inside you.  It’s time to let our authentic selves be free!

Jesus Wasn’t Crucified On The Cross For Us To Be Miserable At Work: Easter Edition of Trill Thoughts

S3:Ep 16

If you are unhappy at work, this episode is for you. 

In this episode, I share what lessons we as Black Women can take from the story of Jesus’s crucifixion and apply to our career management. There is a lot we can take from this story, regardless if Jesus is your home boy or not.  The lesson of discomfort and pain, perceived failure, redemption, and never giving up on your purpose.   In this lesson, I truly believe Jesus was crucified on the cross so that we would not have to be miserable and suffer at work.  Seriously, I know you may think it sounds crazy but hear me out.

The Truth About Vacation!

S3:Ep 13

In this episode, I’m trying to encourage you to take your vacation. We have to do better.  When are we going to put ourselves first? If you have been afraid to use your vacation days, this is the episode for you. 

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