BUILD YOUR OWN MOMENTUM

In our daily lives there are many people who remain apprehensive as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. There are a number of reasons for this, including fear of the unknown, as well as the onslaught of information. Since the pandemic began, there’s been swift adjustments in our daily lives within a short space of time, including […]

BLACK AND FEMALE IN CORPORATE AMERICA

What’s it like being black and female in Corporate America?  First, despite black women pursuing college degrees at a high rate, they are also the last to be considered for leadership positions. What this means is that with less representation available in managerial roles, the likelihood of climbing into even higher corporate positions is slim.  […]

THE MYTH OF THE MODEL MINORITY

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has illustrated the reality that some persons within this demographic face, that is, they are not only fighting against the virus, they’re also combatting challenges that stem from racism. In a recent article by the nonprofit media organization National […]

PUT SOME POINTS ON THE BOARD

What type of employee does a company keep when pink slips are being handed out?  It’s not the employee who rarely missed a day of work, nor is it the person who pushed paper in a timely fashion or even the person who completed their colleagues’ assignments while they were out on vacation. You see […]

SMALL CHOICES, BIG IMPACT

In podcast episode 31, The New Dilemma: The Right Thing vs. The White Thing, we spoke about the problem white leaders face between doing what is equitable and fair, versus making decisions that maintain the status quo or favors white employees. For many people it is easier to not rock the boat, aka maintain the […]

SHOW UP LIKE A BOSS—EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover.’ But we all know that as human beings, the cover’s the first thing that we judge.  In our most recent podcast we spoke about the power of having an executive presence. Imagine that you’re watching a movie where the plot is largely […]

Raising Your Black Voice

If you’re an African-American employee, chances are you’ve had to restrain your voice in some manner. We’ve been taught to curb how we use our voices through admonitions like ‘watch your tone’, ‘calm down’, ‘remember not to sound too aggressive.’ The end result is that many African-Americans are warned by their counterparts about how to […]

C-CRETS CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

March 8th marked the celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), which annually highlights the importance in the movement for women’s rights. Raising awareness against bias, taking action for equality, and challenging gendered actions against women in order to create change remains important. There are countless issues facing women such as domestic abuse and lack of […]

FINDING YOUR BALANCE—DOING WORK AND LIFE UNDER ONE ROOF

How do you find a sense of balance in both your personal and work life during a pandemic? Due to COVID-19, many employees now have to combine their home and work life under one roof. Throw in other factors inclusive of cooking, caregiving, and homeschooling, and you’ve got a recipe for overwhelm. Many have found […]

BLACK HISTORY IS CREATED EVERDAY

BLACK HISTORY IS CREATED EVERDAY

Black History Month’s become diluted.  In February, there is an onslaught of rhetoric celebrating people of African descent, while world-wide, corporations still have policies and practices that are purposefully disadvantageous to those with brown skin. The recognition of the month and the contributions of persons of African descent to the American landscape has become a […]