Diversity

Content Guru Dennis Shaio Recommends LMS on Twitter

(Excerpt from Medium: I Binge on Documentary Style Podcasts, Not Netflix, by Dennis Shaio) Twitter Corner In each newsletter, I recommend a Twitter user to follow. This week, I recommend L. Michelle Smith (@LMichelleSpeaks). I discovered L. Michelle via Ian Truscott’s Rockstar CMO podcast. In the episode, Ian and L. Michelle discuss “the current social unrest in the US, the Black Lives Matter movement and her journey as…

Are you editing yourself, Sis?

  Are you editing yourself at work? Is there something you need to say, but won’t? Fear of being labeled something negative if you do? But that thing you need to say is in your self interest? How will that thing happen if it is never said? Are you actually hurting yourself more by not saying it? What’s the risk? How can you square off with that risk…

LMS on Rockstar CMO FM Podcast

If you are looking for a wonderfully, easy to listen to, personal and no holds barred conversation about the impact of this civil rights movement on business, marketing and the workplace, take a listen to this podcast gem all the way from London. It’s safe to say that @rockstarcmo is one good reason the UK audience for @theculturesoup keeps my show in the Top 200 across the pond.…

Ep 104: #ThrowbackThursday Secure the Bag with Jacqueline Twillie

If there is anything that this movement is teaching us, it is that we can no longer be silent.  How are you impacting change where you live?  In your house? In your pocketbook?  In your career?  Systemic racism is pervasive and in the corporate workplace, it’s a part of the furniture.  How can you leverage this moment in time to get what is rightfully yours?  I’m calling back…

#BLM Gets Mammy Kicked to the Curb–Where She Should Be–Here’s Why it Matters Today

    More than a year ago, I set out as a credentialed executive & business coach, on a mission to support women, women of color in their efforts to lead in a fractured digital economy and a workplace that sees us as outsiders.  So it stands to reason that as part of my “tech, culture and business” value proposition which is deeply rooted in my story, I’d come for the…

The Best Black-Owned Businesses in Dallas–Dallas Observer

Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support in North Texas ARIA BELL | JUNE 18, 2020 | 4:00AM The COVID-19 pandemic has given the nation a chance to observe, reflect, mobilize and unite to end systemic racism. While there are many ways to get involved with social reform organizations and to plan and prepare for protesting, one significant way to uplift black communities is by shopping locally at black-owned establishments. We’ve put together a list of black-owned businesses…

*Sips Tea* ☕️ But what will @dallascowboys owner Jerry Jones do? He’s quiet as a mouse on this topic of social justice, and Clarence Hill, Jr says “That’s not like him.” Even I said, “Come on out to the picnic, Jerry! It’s a good move!” He also says that the @nfl got “punked” by @nascar with their bold removal of the confederate flag from all their events. We…

Dallas Innovates Features LMS and Other North Texas Entrepreneurs

BY ALEX EDWARDS • JUN 12, 2020   Earlier this year, Texas was ranked as the No. 2 state for Black entrepreneurs to build a business. While there are many factors that make the state, and Dallas-Fort Worth, a great place for founders of color—camaraderie, opportunity, economic incentives—there’s still a ways to go when it comes to inclusion. Those issues are evermore apparent in the current state of…

Ep 102: The Revolution in the Workplace with LaFern Batie
Part 2 in my series What Does the Civil Rights Movement Mean for the Workplace? continues tomorrow with a very special guest. Lafern K. Batie and I met last March outside Atlanta, Georgia at the CaPP Institute coaching intensive. She was one of my trainers, and in our first interaction, we became fast friends. I consider her to be one of my mentor coaches because she taught me…

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