IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT POWERFILLED CONFERENCE

Greetings! I hope this communication finds you in good health and safe. Like most of you, the pandemic has forced me to reconsider, regroup, and in some ways re-strategize when it comes to every aspect of my life. I admit I was disappointed when we could not have Power-Filled Conference and Gala in May. So,…

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What About Your Friends?

I was sitting in my therapy session talking about my career success. I was feeling good as I reflected over the last 12 years of my life. I had accomplished in 12 years what could take many 20 or 30. As I sat on her couch recalling the elation I felt at every victory, smiling…

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One Year Ago TODAY

July 1, 2020 “What made you decide to become an entrepreneur?” This is the question I seem to get most often. At first when I would hear this question, I felt it was some sort of badge of honor that I picked up, unbeknownst to me. The sound of adoration dripped from the lips of…

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Why do I fight for justice and equity?

Why do I fight for justice and equity? I have been asked a lot lately “How did you get here?” “What drives you to do the work of social justice and racial equity?” Quite frankly I was simply born.  Born to a man and woman who fought for equality as teens. In high school, my…

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Ask For What You Want

I had been working as a Human Resource Manager for about seven years at this point in my career.  The role I was currently in was great, but I had pretty much maxed out my growth there.  I remember vividly making a conscious decision to begin putting my resume out in search of my next…

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PULL UP

I was on a video call for a community committee when my world started crashing. I had just spent the past 48 hours along with the rest of black America facing the reality that another unarmed African American had been murdered. This was on the heels of the murder of a black woman killed in…

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Cycles

In the fall of 2015, I had used my assertiveness to land myself in a new role within the organization. I was nervously optimistic about the possibilities. I still have the text message I received from the executive vice president of Strategy for the company. “Saw the announcement. HUGE leap! Congratulations! Good luck. #Impressive” I…

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A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 25-year-old me, Your life has dramatically changed. You just had your first child. It’s a boy! His name is Akil. You probably will not find this letter because you spend most of your time getting up every two or three hours to feed your baby. Half of the time you are sleep walking. Reading…

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