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Inauguration Day: What a Day for Women of Color!

WHAT A DAY FOR WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR!!! Yesterday, I joined millions of women who donned their pearls and “chucks” to watch the Inauguration.  This was indeed a monumental moment. For the next four years, corporate environments will have a glimpse at what women of color can be—-rockstar leaders at the highest levels. We shouldn’t wait for them to realize it. Sis, we have to make the…

Level Up in 2021: Rockstar Leadership Learning & Coaching Memberships

It’s Virtual.  It’s Monthly. It’s all about your next. If you are looking for a way to take your leadership vision to an actionable plan, I have something for you.  NSC eLearning is now offering monthly membership subscriptions that will provide just that, and for a limited time, sign up for the premium subscription and you will get the #NoThanks Journal for FREE.   You will receive:  One digital…

Your next could be right under your nose

Hiking a trail near the lake today reminded me of the vast possibilities we sometimes overlook that are right under our noses. I discovered an app that uncovers all the trails in the world. I was aware of a handful near my home, but had no idea how many really good ones were just within a drive, some within a short walk. Opportunities are around us, if we…

L. Michelle Smith pens guide for women wanting to become ‘rock star’ leaders

L. Michelle Smith is the founder and CEO of no silos communications LLC in Cedar Hill, Texas, where her focus is speaking, writing and providing female leaders with culturally nuanced, accessible executive coaching to reach their highest potential. She is also the creator, executive producer and host of “The Culture Soup” podcast. Rolling out recently caught up with the business entrepreneur to discuss her new book, No Thanks:…

Sneak Preview? Yes Please!

The next in the series… coming fall 2021. Yes Please: 7 Ways to Say I’m Entitled to the C-Suite The 7 Secrets Women of Color Need to Know Now to Find Their Happy and Win in an Exclusive Corporate Culture …and as always, I come with the data, the storytelling, the executive voices, the affirmations, the coaching and the receipts. Pre-order, Summer 2021. Who’s ready? This is the…

LMS Talks Recruiting Women of Color in Tech on SnackWalls Podcast

Thanks to Mike Roberts for having me on your Snackwalls Podcast for this important conversation about recruiting more women of color in tech. And of course we discuss the gems in the book that reveals what Black women and women of color already baked into our DNA that makes us great candidates to lead in tech as high-performing, over credentialed professionals. #podcast #womenofcolor#womenintechnology Checkout my #snackwalls @sdcs_iointerview with…

TheGrio: L. Michelle Smith shares tips and tricks to get Black women to the C-Suite

Professional speaker and business coach L. Michelle Smith says Black women in corporate America are taught to blend in. “If I stand out, if I shine, I get backlash,” Smith says. “I heard from women who lost their positions because the shine got too bright.” That’s why Smith says she wrote her latest book, “No, Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Include Myself,” which Smith describes as a “hardcore leadership…

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