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Episode 18 Uncensored: Being a bridge for anti-racism when you’d rather take a nap with Fatimah Williams

2020-06-09T20:34:28+00:00June 9th, 2020|

Ep 18: Uncensored: Being a bridge for anti-racism when you’d rather take a nap with Fatimah Williams I was all set for this season finale episode to answer two recent, most recurring listener questions: 1) Should I get a PhD, given the current climate in higher education? 2) How do graduating PhDs look for work in a WFH environment and compressed job market?  I get to those questions toward the end of the episode. But first, I address the #1 question that’s been in my inbox and DMs: What has been your experience of racism, and how are you doing these days? I share from my perspective as a cultural anthropologist, a Black woman living in America, and a black business owner -- yes, sometimes ya’ll forget that I run a company, manage a team, and offer services.  Pull [...]

Episode 17 This is a hot mess right now & what to do about it: Nathaniel Amos

2020-05-19T08:52:55+00:00May 19th, 2020|

Ep 17: This is a hot mess right now & what to do about it: Nathaniel Amos “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  This question suggests that having a career means arriving at a fixed point. When that notion gets challenged by job loss, constricting industries (hello, COVID-19!), or the sudden confrontation that a desired career path is no longer of interest, fear often bubbles up. Therapist and licensed clinical social worker Nathaniel Amos, MSW, LICSW offers us tools to: Engage in “the brave act of being vulnerable” by asking for help. He reminds us to identify people who feel safe and who have the capacity to hold the process where it is without judgment.  Manage unmet expectations of self, family, community, and industry. These expectations are highly raced, classed, and gendered, and therefore experienced [...]

Episode 16 What’s your path to purpose?: Tope Mitchell

2020-05-05T19:54:10+00:00May 5th, 2020|

Ep 16:  What’s your path to purpose?: Tope Mitchell How does a sociology professor with no tech experience come to found an award-winning retail technology startup? I interview Tope Mitchell about her career transitions from sociology graduate student to corporate insights director to tech founder. Sidebar: if you’re a researcher and don’t know what insights are, you definitely want to listen to this episode.  Her curiosity for applied sociology combined with her relentless desire to create a more inclusive world for her young daughter led her to a $30K startup award and a new career in record-breaking time.  Resources Discussed: Black Women Talk Tech Conference Join the discussion and connect with GradSchooled host, Fatimah Williams, Ph.D. Website: www.beyondthetenuretrack.com/podcast LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/fatimahphd Instagram: @fatimahphd LET’S CONNECT! Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIN ENJOY THE SHOW? Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes or Spotify [...]

Episode 15: Boards to boost your social impact, influence and income: Paul Smith

2020-04-20T11:16:22+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Ep 15: Boards to boost your social impact, influence and income: Paul Smith Elite elder businessmen, stuffy boardrooms, C-suite titles... These are the images that come to mind when we think of boards. Paul Smith, CEO, Future Directors Institute, is working to change that by training the next generation leaders to govern world changing not-for-profit and for profit organizations. Whether you are a new professional with little experience or a seasoned professional looking to deepen your leadership profile, you will learn how to leverage boards to grow your influence, career, and income.  Topics in this episode: >>  “Do I belong in the boardroom?”  >>  How to distinguish yourself from other prospective board members with a BVP - Board Value Proposition. >>  How to “network your career.” >>  Key professional skills you will learn or strengthen as a board member [...]

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