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The Arc of Change: An Update on DEI Efforts at North Texas Companies

The social justice movement caused business leaders to get serious about their role in effecting change. Our report digs into what’s working—and the challenges that remain. Lisa Ong’s phone won’t stop ringing. Company execs are desperately seeking chief diversity officers and other DEI professionals, and they’re asking for her to consult and help them reach their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. “It’s the fourth-quarter scramble,” says Ong, a…

How L. Michelle Smith is Empowering Women of Color in the Workplace

L. Michelle Smith—CEO and founder of no silos communications, a local tech-enabled media, content, talent development and strategic communications firm—believes women of color have been left out because they have not had access to the tools that most people inside of corporations have been afforded. She’s here to offer them, for free, in her new book: “No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself.” BY ALYSSA…

Thrive Global compares No Thanks premise to Microsoft CEO’s thinking

Clearly, when a journalist compares your thinking to that of the CEO of Microsoft, you’re probably on to something! Thank you Thrive Global, for likely the most thoughtful piece on my book #NoThanks yet. Indeed… solve for Black women…solve for everyone. “L. Michelle Smith, an author, professional speaker and a certified executive & business coach, sat down with me a few weeks ago to speak specifically about the…

LeadHERship Global Podcast: How to uncover your value as a woman leader

We’ve all been told over and over again that, as women, we need to know their value. But how do you actually go about doing that as a high-performing leader seeking higher heights in business? How do you dig into understanding your value proposition? First, you need to understand the consistent parts of your life’s story. There are literally keys to your purpose, and your future, embedded in…

Zapier: “Make a TikTok, Not a Commercial” — LMS

Are you still trying to crack the nut on #TikTok? Looking at my newsfeed, I’ll venture to say, “Yes.” No shade, Sis. I’m here to help.I sat down with my brand partners and clients at @zapier recently to share some insights. You can find the full story at zapier.com/blog/TikTok-marketingtipsI do social media training for corporate executives, university officials, non profit officers and business large and small. Reach out…

The Dallas Weekly Features LMS and No Thanks

Speaking of People: L. Michelle Smith June 17, 2021 By Catrina Satterwhite, Dallas Weekly We are all familiar with companies like American Express, Microsoft, and Amazon creating the kinds of brands that set standards for other companies to emulate. But have you ever wondered who helps these companies thrive? As Daymond John of Shark Tank says, “Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.” The…

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,…

RadioONE:  Not Everyone is Thrilled to Head Back to Work, but Here’s What You Can Do

Returning to the office is one of the hot topics right now among companies and professionals. Let’s face it. Not everyone is thrilled about it. Your point of view on it may depend on who you are. For many Black women, the thought of returning to the office environment isn’t as simple as finally returning to a quiet workspace conducive to getting things done. Actually. the pandemic and…

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