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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…

S2E7: Navigating Your Career Path with Black Woman Leading Program Alumni

Dec. 30, 2021

Introduction   In this intimate discussion, three alumni participants of the Black Woman Leading Radiance cohort (Tracie Haygood, Jennifer McClain, and Roxann Stafford) share their stories of overcoming challenges, lessons l…

S2E6: Black Women Leading in Nonprofit Spaces with Monique Childress

Dec. 16, 2021

In this episode, our special guest, Monique Childress, non-profit strategy consultant and Principal of Horizon Advisory Group, shares about her community building work in support of  Black women nonprofit leaders.   We discu…

S2E5: Demystifying Sponsorship with Faith Eatman

Dec. 2, 2021

Having a sponsor at work has been a key tool for many leaders to skyrocket in their careers. However, sponsor relationships remain elusive for many Black women leaders due to a lack of access to senior leaders and low visibi…

S2E4: Beating Burnout & Activating Self- Compassion

Nov. 19, 2021

Season 2, Episode 004 - Beating Burnout and Activating Self-Compassion with Karma Hil With the global events of the last two years and the collective trauma of a global pandemic,  the conversation around burnout in the workp…

S2E3: Pivoting in Your Career Planning

Nov. 19, 2021

Have you been feeling like it’s time to do something different in your career? Perhaps you have your eyes on a new role within your organization, moving to a new organization, or changing careers altogether… whatever the cas…

S2E2: Black Women’s Work Past, Present, and Future with Dr. Crystal Moten

Nov. 18, 2021

This episode officially kicks off our season two theme -- Looking Back to Look Forward. In this episode, we are joined by researcher and historian Dr. Crystal M. Moten. Dr. Moten is the curator of African American History in…

S2E1: Welcome to Season 2!

Nov. 18, 2021

Welcome to Season 2 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 two is “Looking Back to Look...

EP16: Reflections on Season 1

Sept. 9, 2021

We are celebrating the completion of our first season! A unifying theme emerged from this season - ALIGNMENT. The central message of this season was about acting in integrity towards ourselves, identifying our true needs and…

EP15: Activating your creativity for self-care with Kanesha Baynard

Sept. 9, 2021

Welcome back to a new episode of Black Woman Leading, the podcast! Today we are joined by inner wellness expert Kanesha Baynard. In today's episode, we will be discussing activating our creativity helps our inner and outer w…

EP13: Strengthening Your Influence in the Workplace

Aug. 26, 2021

Welcome to Episode 13 of Black Woman Leading, the podcast!  In this solo episode, we explore the topic of ‘Strengthening Your Influence in the Workplace.’ As Black women, we are natural influencers.  From our families and co…

EP14: Overcoming Workplace Trauma with Farah Harris

Aug. 26, 2021

“Wellness perks don’t get rid of wellness problems.”  Welcome back to another episode of Black Woman Leading! In today’s episode, we are joined by psychotherapist and Workplace Wellness Champion, Farah Harris. We will be dis…

EP12: Refining Your Personal Brand with Summer Alexander

July 29, 2021

In today’s conversation with Simply Training Solutions leader and founder Summer Alexander, we will be discussing the importance of personal brand and how it tends to have both an internal and external perception. Summer exp…

EP11: Growing in Your Self-Awareness with Black Woman Leading program alumni

July 15, 2021

In this intimate discussion, four alumni participants of the Black Woman Leading program (Tiffany McClinton, Jhmira Alexander, Tameka Patterson, and Nadia Simmons) share the stories of their growth in self-awareness as Black…

EP10: Building relationships in the workplace with Sheilina Henry

July 1, 2021

In today’s episode, we discuss building relationships in the workplace with Sheilina Henry, Group Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for Bloomin’ Brands Inc. Sheilina shares her inspiring story detailing her ascent from…

EP9: Understanding the Mind-Body Wellness Connection with Dr. Napatia Gettings

June 13, 2021

“Seventy-five percent of all physical diseases are linked to unhealthy emotions.” Thank you for joining me on another episode of Black Woman Leading. In today’s episode, we will be joined by Dr. Napatia Gettings to discuss t…

EP8: Integrating more joy and pleasure in your life with Ashleah Nelson

June 3, 2021

In today’s episode, we are joined by Founder, Ashleah Nelson! We are talking about a joy and pleasure-based approach to holistic wellness for Black women.  Ashleah Nelson is a wellness coach and educator dedicated to shifti…