Women

DALLAS BOOK SIGNING: Pan African-Connection Bookstore

SAVE THE DATE! The world has opened up a bit, so I’m coming out to to bookstores in select cities to participate in meet & greets, signings and sometimes fireside chats with friends that you may know in the news media. We are planning a big homecoming in Dallas…all the way down to the zip code where I grew up! Mask up, and join me at the Pan-African…

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…

The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is LIVE

  The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is also now LIVE and available on my site (lmichellesmith.com), and I’m so thrilled to bring you this work. It took me about 4 months to produce, and I’m with you as a certified hybrid instructor all the way. Today I multi-streamed live on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter/Periscope and YouTube to share what it’s all about and walk you through…

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…

Discussing Karen and How People of Color Play into White Privilege with Texas Metro News

  “Some people believe that the White man’s ice is colder.” I’m still reflecting on the rich conversation I had with @marvasneed’s show yesterday, streaming live on Facebook for @texasmetronews. We went all the way in on privilege and all the way back to the plantation to get underneath the battles Black women fight to this day as they attempt to reach their leadership aspirations in business. This…

Southern Dallas Magazine Covers No Thanks, The Remix

“Even in the midst of a pandemic, there is an opportunity to raise your voice, to make the request and to make the demand. Just look around you–from Stacy Abrams to Keisha Lance Bottoms, and even in Texas where there are now more black women in judge’s seats than ever. The power in this movement is amazing.”   Thank you, Southern Dallas Business & Living Magazine for sharing…

No Thanks, The Remix Now Available Exclusively on Amazon

When I decided to release a bonus edition, I thought about everything that had happened in our world since Aug 2020 when #NoThanks was first released and what learnings and coaching I could provide to my sisters that was relevant to what was happening in the world. I also took into consideration what I was hearing from readers. After hosting two twelve-week bookclubs, speaking to hundreds of professionals…

Who is standing in the way of your happiness?

“If only this person would stop…“If only that person would let…“If only my company did…I could be happy.” Really? But this is how many of us think. I had to shift my mindset to understand that I was the only person standing in the way of my happiness. Sis, you can’t even blame your ex. Why is this important? Happy people are successful people. You want to be…

How to handle Mansplaining and Whitesplaning As it Happens

Mansplaining and Whitesplaining happen in broad daylight in rooms, virtual or not. There are witnesses. So how is it that so many people get away with it? Is anyone willing to step up and face this phenomenon head on? One of the main reasons why we don’t speak up for ourselves and others is because we don’t have a plan. Planning is your No. 1 way to tackle the…

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