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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. 

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.

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