Episode 108: The Data Don’t Lie: A Conversation with Mark Palmer

In today’s episode, Mark Palmer joins us in the C-CRETS chair, as we talk about understanding and connecting with others, playing to one’s strengths for career advancement, the insights gained from being the only, and modeling inclusivity. Mark has 20 years of corporate experience including strategic planning, market research, and data analysis. He is co-creator […]

Episode 107: The 4 P’s of Black Expectation

There are 4 P’s of black expectation. The impact of having to live up to these expectations adds another layer of trauma, and puts up barriers that many BIPOC employees must overcome, in order to succeed in their careers.  In this episode, we’ll define the 4 P’s of Black expectation, talk about how they have […]

Episode 106: No More Okie Doke! Using Your Power for Good

Have you ever been asked to accept a lateral move on the job? Is taking on an interim position always beneficial to your career? There are many circumstances when underrepresented employees believe they’re positioned for career advancement, but they end up getting the okie doke.  Today, we call out the fake allyship and camouflaged sponsorship […]

Episode 105: Going to School and Getting on Code:  A Conversation with Dr. Gene Harris

Inequitable educational systems led to inequitable generational outcomes for people of color.  In today’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Gene Harris as we talk about the public education system and how we can advocate for change. Dr. Harris’ career in education included serving as the 19th superintendent of the Columbus City Schools (CCS), Ohio’s largest […]

Episode 104: Get Out Da Way: Moving On as a Leader

Do you understand the changes happening within your industry? Can you relate to younger coworkers? Is your skill set and knowledge still relevant? These are among the questions a leader must ask when deciding whether or not to move on from an organization. And in today’s episode, we’ll discuss knowing when it’s time to move […]

Episode 103: Don’t Dim My Light – A Conversation with Jim Fielding

In this episode, we talk with Jim Fielding, who has led consumer products groups at the world’s largest media companies, including Disney, Dreamworks, and Twentieth Century Fox. Jim is a partner at Archer Gray, an independent media company, and president of its Co-Lab Division. He is also founder of the Queer Philanthropy Circle, the nation’s […]

Episode 102: Doing the Right Thang – A Conversation with Yolanda Jackson

How many BIPOC leaders utilize their power and privilege to positively impact  underrepresented employees in the workplace?  Yolanda Jackson, is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and Executive Director of the Justice & Diversity Center. In today’s episode, we’ll talk to Yolanda about her career journey and what […]

EPISODE 101: Getting on Code

Welcome to Season 6 of C-CRETS. We’re excited to bring you another season of hot fire! This season we’ll focus on Staying on Code (SOC).  Staying on code is more than writing a check. It also means advocating for others when you’re in the room, being a mentor, and sending the elevator back down to […]

Staying on Code

The corporate workplace is not an equal playing field. Everyday, BIPOC employeesface various challenges, from microaggressions to being passed over for promotionsand other work opportunities that they’re qualified to receive. Despite this, BIPOCemployees have and continue to climb the corporate ladder by contributing value totheir organizations, as well as honing key skill sets such as […]


In our efforts to pay bills and meet other expenses, it’s easy to lose track of our spending. But just as we seek shelter on a rainy day, we also have to ensure we’re covered financially when unexpected circumstances arise. Here’s where saving money comes in, as it can help provide financial security, and safeguards you […]

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