The Empower Hour PodcastSep 04, 2020
Candace D. Washington
Candace D. Washington is the founder and CEO of Pivotal Impact, LLC, an organization created to equip emerging Black and Brown leaders to navigate real-world challenges, accelerate performance, and thrive at their best potential. Candace has an extensive history working for Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, and higher education institutions, which has given her incredible insight and understanding in what individuals and organizations need to do to maximize retention and success.
The Chicago-born-and-raised professional with a heart of gold. Don't take my word on it - just listen. Candace is someone with a clear purpose and calling on her life. In this interview, she provided insight into the work that she is doing, the importance of mentors and sponsors, and how she uses her intersectionality to help others.
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Lisa is one of my closest friends from law school and an amazing woman! Lisa splits her time between her role as Assistant Director of Compliance at Northwestern University and the Knowlin Scott law firm, that she co-founded in 2020. Listen in as we explore how she maximizes her time between her two roles, why her mom is her mentor, and how she spends her free time.
Find her here:
LinkedIn: Lisa Scott Nowlin Scott Law Firm
Dr. Alauna Curry
Meet Dr. Alauna, a renowned trauma psychiatrist, who believes in believes in developmental "skills over pills." Tune into learn about her medical journey, how trauma shaped not only her work but her personal life, and how she used her experiences to help herself and others. Listen, this was a truly insightful conversation you do not want to miss.
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LinkedIn: Alauna Davis Curry
Meet the incredible Ajia Morris, co-founder of The Greenline Initiative. The Greenline Initiative is a social enterprise that renovates blighted homes in the urban core. Trained as a corporate lawyer, Ajia uses her many gifts to help advance her community and her family. You do not want to miss hearing from this amazing woman.
LinkedIn: Ajia Morris
Janet Miller Evans
Meet the incredible Francine Bailey!
Francine is the owner and founder of the Bailey Law Firm, where she counsels clients relating to employment contracts, severance agreements and workplace disputes. Francine is an incredibly hard-working and disciplined attorney, which I had the pleasure of interviewing. As you can tell, we had entirely too much fun during this episode.
Nita Sanger is a renowned transformative and growth expert with over 20+ years consulting various industries, including financial services and legal services. Nita's background includes growing up in India, receiving her schooling in Thailand, working in Dubai, and finding her way to the United States. Her rich history helps inform all her decisions and motivates her to be an advocate for women and those from underrepresented populations.
Learn more about Nita here:
Website: Idea Innovate Consulting
LinkedIn: Nita Sanger
To say that Kenya Dunn is incredible is an understatement. As her website states, "Kenya believes that women and men can have thriving careers and healthy families. She has spent the last several years dedicated to mentoring and coaching minorities and women leaders to prepare them to lead at higher levels. She firmly believes that it is her responsibility as one of a few minority women executives to chart the course for others."
Her work in Corporate America has prepared her for this stage in life in coaching others to reach their full potential. After listening, I guarantee everyone will want a chance to be coached by her.
Connect with Kenya here:
Linkedin: Kenya Dunn
Episode 1: Interview with Michelle Barnes
Meet Michelle Barnes!
Michelle Barnes is the Director of Our House, a non-profit based in Little Rock, Ark. that provides housing and resources to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Michelle is also the founder of REAL Images, a non-profit that speaks to the importance of positive representation and image for ALL women.
This was an incredible first episode and I am so excited for everyone to learn more about her.
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