L. Michelle Smith

Honors Guest Lecture at TCU

I’m headed your way,  Texas Christian University Bob Schieffer School of Strategic Communicationy.  It’s time to go deep.  I’ll bring a PR case from my experience, and we’ll dissect how dialogic ethics could have improved results.  This is an honors course, so I plan to challenge your thinking.  Thank you Dr. Lambiase and Dr. English  for having me. See you there!

ELC: Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work as a Black Woman– Unpacked

March 7, 2018 ELC Institute Fellow L. Michelle Smith pens an article for BlackEnterprise.com titled, “Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work as a Black Woman – Unpacked.” The article features a Q&A with four high-powered black female executives, all of whom are ELC members, each giving their perspectives on what it takes to bring your authentic self to work as a black woman in the workplace. Smith’s Q&A…

Is Employee Advocacy at Odds with Building Your  Personal Brand?

Within the past several years, companies have adopted digital employee advocacy as a way to harness the power of their workforce for low-cost, high-impact marketing, sales and recruiting. Let’s face it, if you have even a dozen or more employees, it can be a powerfully compelling force for outreach. If you have hundreds of thousands of employees bought into one of the many digital platforms like Social Chorus,…

#WomenInTech 4-Part Series Talks Public Relations in Tech with L Michelle Smith

Frank talk about her career.journey, mentorship, public relations, tech and social media and inclusion in marketing in four parts…in the AT&T Business #WomenInTech series. This is part 1.   Part 2 looks at the importance of social media as technology advances in PR and Marketing…and a little about Artificial Intelligence. Part 3 gets personal, with a conversation about my daughter, being authentic and a little about inclusion. Part…

NOW THIS For AT&T National Digital Ad Campaign

Every once in a while, you take one for the Hometeam.  Recently, Now This visited with me at home and at work to hear my story about working at AT&T as a Black woman.  What they didn’t capture were my words on extraordinary mentor and sponsorship that I found at the company, and how I wield my black girl magic everyday.  But 60 seconds on an IG video…

The Culture Soup Podcast: Teaser with Reuben Canada, JinJa

Your Host L. Michelle Smith provides just a taste of what The Culture Soup Podcast has to offer with a snippet from an upcoming interview with friend, founder and CEO of the beverage company JinJa, Reuben Canada.  Canada talks about his philosophy on health, his inspiration for it, and his mentors.  Enjoy! Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download

‘A Seat At Luvvie’s Table’ Was An Opportunity For Black Women To Be Reaffirmed

By Luvvie Ajayi for Huffington Post This piece was originally published on AwesomelyLuvvie.com My resistance coping tactic is to surround myself with Black women. One thing that was re-affirmed to me after November 8 is that if I can’t count on anyone else, I can ALWAYS count on Black women. So since then, I’ve enveloped myself in a blanket woven by the love of sisters. Sisters. From blood…

Editorial: Opera’s Diversity Problem & How to Fix It

By Santosh Venkataraman, Operawire I was lucky enough this past November that a friend of mine had an extra ticket for “Die Walküre” at Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Now I had already seen it opening night and reviewed it for this site.  Of course, the chance to again see Wagner at Lyric with top-notch performers like Christine Goerke and Eric Owens wasn’t something that I was going to…

Rolling out celebrates the Top 25 Women of Dallas

By Celia Walker, rollingout On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in front of over 400 enthusiastic guests, 25 dynamic women were honored for their service, hard work, dedication and accomplishments. Rolling out, The Steed Society, and Female Success Factor celebrated 25 of Dallas’ most prominent women with an elegant reception and awards presentation. The event was hosted at 7 for Parties in the heart of the design district of…

Racheal Dolezal’s New Controversy: Headlining a Natural Hair Show

By Linda Jones, Daily Beast Rachael Dolezal, the white woman caught masquerading as a black woman who ignited a national debate about race, has kept a relatively low profile since her fall last year. But this weekend she will headline the Naturally Isis Braid-On, Economic Liberty March and Rally in Dallas, Texas. Dolezal was invited by Isis Brantley, a celebrity stylist, natural hair activist, and owner of the…

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