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Representation matters. The voice of successful black professionals makes a difference. Trailblazers.FM is an interview style podcast, where host Stephen A. Hart seeks out professionals of color in every possible venue, no matter how small. He is determined to find the best entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, creatives and business professionals, representing the most diverse viewpoints. Through these conversations, our listeners (the Blazer Nation) gain the know-how, confidence and mission fuel needed to blaze their own trail.
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Jun 26, 2017

Willie Jackson is an inclusion strategist who empowers thoughtful organizations and the leaders who run them. He is the founder and publisher of Abernathy, President and CEO of Equity Impact Group, and a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and multicultural millennial leadership.

Willie currently serves as Technical Lead of Seth Godin’s altMBA program, a 4-week online workshop for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead. Previously, Willie served as the Director of Web Optimization at W3 EDGE, a Boston based interactive web development and marketing agency. In this role, he supported users of products such as W3 Total Cache, a popular web performance framework for WordPress.

 

 

Jun 19, 2017

 

 

 

QOTD: How did you come about learning the essential skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur yourself?

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Jun 12, 2017

What makes women great leaders?

Dorinda Walker (Vice President of Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives within Multicultural Marketing for Prudential’s U.S. Businesses) opens up about her difficult childhood and what fueled her passion to help and lead others. She shares wisdom on the skills and attributes that make women great leaders and gave advice to help women build their self confidence and self worth. This is an absolute must listen episode for all.

Some of the questions I asked Dorinda:

  • 06:45 You've shared that you had a difficult street life as a teenager. Tell us about that?
  • 08:20 What helped you to transition and navigate those difficult experiences and move forward?
  • 10:00 How were you introduced to Faith?
  • 13:05 What's driving you with Prudential today?
  • 13:40 Why do you love leading people?
  • 14:40 What do you wish more C suite leaders would see in women and a more diverse consumer base and employees?
  • 15:45 What are some of the skills/attributes that you believe make women great leaders today?
  • 17:20 Could you share one of the biggest challenges you've faced as a leader at Prudential?
  • 18:50 What helps you today to remain calm with chaos happening all around you?
  • 20:00 What advice would you give to women listening to help them build their self confidence and self worth they need to thrive?
  • 21:17 What are your thoughts on women who worry about achieving their corporate dreams, while still wanting enough time and energy to raise a family and enjoy a complete life?
  • 22:18 How do you empower and nurture your kids to dream big dreams and to take the necessary actions to pursue them?

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Jun 5, 2017

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, known as the Wealthy Yogi, is the co-founder of Bootstrap Capital and Host of Startup Funding. She is passionate about helping business owners get ready to attract funding. Dr. Novellus has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, WSJ, and Rolling Out. She has also completed the Pipeline Angels Fellowship, a Kauffman program in angel investing. Roshawnna serves on the Commission on Women for the City of Atlanta, and was honored as one of the Women Who Means Business by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

 

In today's episode we talked a little about what's driving her today, we chatted about her book, the mindset around finances and budgeting. We spoke about how she gets past the fear of starting new initiatives and business ventures. And we talked about her podcast and her new business conference and the mission behind these new platforms.

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