Do black employees really need to be twice as good? Medtech executive leader, Nnamdi Njoku, joins us to talk about deciding on one’s future path, glass cliff opportunities, leadership, and making an impact. We’ll also discuss identity and resilience, finding support from your village, and being overqualified at work. Then, we’ll provide receipts on qualification and promotional disparities in corporate America, and share a double dose of C-CRETS on what companies can do to close the qualification gap, and what employees can do to stay focused, despite the overqualified challenge.
This week on C-CRETS:
[5:00] Nnamdi is introduced by the hosts
[6:20] Nnamdi shares his background and corporate leadership journey
[12:26] Fork in the road moments, and being intentional about career choices
[15:00] Knowing who you are
[17:41] Overcoming difficult moments
[22:18] Sponsorship matters
[26:35] Getting the VP role
[30:03] The challenges of being a black leader
[34:08] Receipts on qualification and promotional disparities in corporate America
[41:16] C-CRETS on what companies can do to close the qualification gap
[45:00] C-CRETS on staying focused despite the overqualified challenge
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