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S3E16: Rewriting Your Rules

Jan. 19, 2023

In this first episode of the new year, Laura invites you to revisit your “rules.”  Your rules are your personal codes, spoken and unspoken,  that govern how you live your life. Rules help to give us order, provide safety, pr…

S3E15: Embracing Growth as a Leader

Dec. 29, 2022

In this intimate discussion, three alumni participants of the Black Woman Leading ELEVATE  cohort (Latoya Butler, Kendra Thomas, and Meghen Demons) share their stories of growth throughout their leadership journey. They shar…

S3E14: Lessons from the C-Suite

Dec. 14, 2022

In this episode, we hear lessons from the C-Suite with Kimberly Moore-Wright, Chief Teammate Officer and Head of Enterprise Diversity Truist Financial Corporation Kimberly shares how both heart work and head work have been cri…

S3E13: Q&A with Laura

Dec. 1, 2022

In this episode, Laura answers pressing questions from our community on topics related to delegation, leading your team through organizational change, dealing with “Mom guilt,” advocating for salary/promotion increases, and …

S3E12: Making Sabbaticals Accessible to Black Women

Nov. 17, 2022

At Black Woman Leading® we are all about exposing Black women to new opportunities and empowering them to increase their options. So we were so excited to welcome our special guest, Stephanie Perry, Founder of vaycarious.com…

S3E11: Creating Healthy Sleep Habits

Nov. 3, 2022

Research indicates that minority populations disproportionately experience insufficient sleep and sleep disorders.  We know that sleep is a fundamental health and wellness need for us to thrive as human beings, so we wanted …

S3E10 - Reframing Imposter Syndrome

Oct. 20, 2022

In this engaging episode, we explore the term “imposter syndrome” with speaker and writer, Jodi-Ann Burey.   The term “imposter syndrome” is often used to communicate a sense of inadequacy that an individual may feel in a...

S3E9: Exploring Entrepreneurship

Oct. 6, 2022

From side hustles to those who desire to trade their 9-to-5 in for the CEO title, our community has shown increased interest in learning more about entrepreneurship.  In this episode, our special guest, Dr. Shakenna Williams…

S3E8: Preparing for Performance Reviews

Sept. 22, 2022

The end of the year is a common timeframe for companies to facilitate annual reviews.  In this tactical episode, Laura shares points to help you reflect on the last year of your professional journey, and prepare to communica…

S3E7: Saying YES to YOU

Sept. 8, 2022

S3E7: Saying YES to YOU

S3E6: Listening to Your Body

Aug. 18, 2022

In this episode, Laura welcomes two members of her personal self-care team to the show - her chiropractors, Dr. Twila Blossom Jones and Dr. Danielle Jones. In this enlightening episode, the doctors share some of the physical…

S3E5: Restoring Your Confidence

Aug. 12, 2022

Have you experienced a traumatic work experience, personal life challenge, or major transition that has negatively impacted your confidence?  If this resonates, this episode is for you! Don’t be discouraged.  You are not...

S3E4: Exploring Pay Transparency

July 14, 2022

In this episode, we welcome Jessica Williams, Vice President of People at Refine Labs and Founder of Hidden Gem Career Coaching. Jessica provides a case study of her organization’s recent move to offer a $75,000 minimum sala…

S3E3: Creating Restorative Workplaces

July 14, 2022

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Shaniqua Jones, restorative justice expert and Black Woman Leading alum.   Dr. Jones breaks down the difference between restorative justice and restorative practice, and how we can integrate t…

S3E2: Amplifying Your Voice

July 14, 2022

In this episode, we welcome Sonya Ross, a bonafide expert in amplifying your voice.  Sonya shares wisdom and insights about amplifying the voices of Black women from her 30+ years of experience as a political journalist.  Th…

S3E1: Welcome to Season Three

July 14, 2022

Welcome to Season 3 of Black Woman Leading, the podcast!  We are so excited to be back!  This podcast is an extension of the Black Woman Leading learning experience.     The theme for season three is “Own your story. Amplify…

S2E15: Season Two Recap

April 21, 2022

We are celebrating the completion of our second season!   Our season theme was “Looking Back to Look Forward.” Additionally, we uncovered a number of organic themes that consistently resurfaced across multiple episodes– radi…

S2E14: One Year Anniversary

April 8, 2022

We're celebrating the one year anniversary of the Black Woman Leading® podcast today!  If you have listened to one episode and supported this endeavor, we thank you!  It has truly been a labor of love!   In this episode, Lau…

S2E13: Setting and Protecting Your Boundaries with Stephanie Ghoston Paul

March 24, 2022

In this powerful and enlightening episode, Laura talks all things BOUNDARIES with special guest, Stephanie Ghoston Paul.  Stephanie highlights that many challenges in the workplace and in our personal relationships can be tr…

S2E12: Lessons from the C-Suite with Janara Jones

March 10, 2022

In this episode, we hear lessons from the C-Suite with Janara Jones, Vice President – Global Taxes and Chief Tax Officer at Albemarle Corporation   Janara shares her career journey and strategies she used to spur her career …

S2E11: Cultivating Executive Presence and Confidence thru Style with Morgan Wider

Feb. 24, 2022

In this fun episode, we discuss image, style, and personal branding with stylist and image consultant, Morgan Wider.    Morgan shares her personal style story and how it led to her work today with helping professional women …

S2E10 - Building Community and Connection with Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown

Feb. 10, 2022

In this episode, we talk about building community and connection as a Black Woman Leading.  Many of our community members experience a unique isolation as  they are often the “only” Black woman on their level of leadership. …

S2E9: Lessons from the C-Suite with Dorri McWhorter

Jan. 27, 2022

In this episode, we hear lessons from the C-Suite with Dorri McWhorter, President and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.  Dorri shares how both heart work and head work have been integrated in her leadership approach acros…

S2E8: Developing New Habits and Practices for the New Year

Jan. 13, 2022

Happy New Year!  The top of the year is a time when many people have an appetite for establishing their vision, goals, and intentions for the new year.  Additionally, we launch a new Black Woman Leading cohort this month and…