Culture

How do you break the paradigm on DE&I?

My guest Thursday believes the answer lies in the concept of culture and not necessarily segmentation. Ring a bell? In my last days in integrated marketing, I was applying the same principal (inclusion marketing). Leslie is now applying it to people resources in organizations. My conversation with Leslie Short Founder of The Cavu Group couldn’t have been more timely, as themes from my latest message to DE&I decision…

Are you controlling?

Are you controlling? Is someone trying to control you? If you are a woman, chances are that the answer could be “both-and.” In today’s episode of The Culture Soup Podcast®, we explore this idea, and it’s interactive with journaling prompts throughout. Ready to get coached? I take you through 5 journaling prompts throughout today’s discussion on this episode, and you will be able to explore why you may…

LMS Talks Sports & Culture with Larry Lundy on The Culture Soup Podcast®

How has the sports industry changed in this unprecedented time of societal, cultural and technological shifts?Sports is culture, and culture is sports, but recently, we have seen where some have suggested that sports has no voice in social issues, especially the racial ones. But more and more, we are seeing teams, players, executives and even leagues making their positions clear. Most recently, we’ve seen sports figures advocate for…

LMS Elected Board Co-Chair of Opera America and Additional 3-Year Term

Thrilled to be re-elected to the @operaamerica board during Wednesday’s global meeting of directors…this time as an officer! I am now a board Co-Chair, as a member of the Executive Directors cabinet of four, close advisors. This next 3-year term will be exciting to usher the opera industry into a new and exciting era as we are moving to more hybrid and in-person interactions in the opera houses.…

LMS Talks about Juneteenth with CW33

Recognition is good, but ” …we have bigger fish to fry than a Juneteenth barbecue.” That was the core message I delivered live on CW33’s Morning After Show. Some other critical points: Know the history. Juneteenth originated in Texas because the Union soldiers came to state to finally tell the slaves that they were free–2 whole years after the emancipation proclamation. It was a slap in the face,…

Dress the part now, Sis!

First impressions are only part of it. And while, many women of color concern themselves what they wear and whether to be natural or not, the ultimate concern should be a matter of this: Are you ready to lead and are you already demonstrating it? In No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself, The Remix, I tell the story of how my mother, who was…

A letter to my brothers…

My brothers… Please be careful. You sound like the All Lives Matter crew when you question why Black Women require advocacy. You too can be an ally if you open your minds, and it would mean a lot. It’s amazing how many Black men get a little frazzled when they learn that I’m an advocate for women and women of color. They start asking questions like: “what about…

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…

LMS’ Inauguration Day Tweet Makes the Orange County Register

What a historic moment for our country with yesterday’s Inauguration Day! I was absolutely impressed with the young poet laureate who rendered verse at the ceremony. So much so that I tweeted about it, and reflected my conversation with my 8 year old daughter. The tweet about my and my daughter’s reaction to Amanda Gorman, including it with tweets from the amazing organizer and public figure Stacy Abrams…

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