20Jan

202: History Notes: Grieving the Loss of a Mentor

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Nothing is comparable to the special kind of pain felt when a close mentor transitions. The pain is often associated with memories or moments that we’ve had with them, but more so the lessons they didn’t have time to teach us. It’s as if our personal journeys have lost direction, […]

11Nov

193: Why It’s Okay to Fail, As Long As You Try Again

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. As first-gens, we all go through moments in our lives when we feel like completely giving up. In times like these, we cannot help but feel like there’s no genuine reason to keep on moving. After all, what’s the point in striving for something when the probability of success is […]

21Oct

190: Black Talent Matters: Why Diversity and Inclusion is a Struggle in Corporate America

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to a 2020 report by MarketWatch, only 3.7% of Google workers were Black, less than 4% at Facebook, and 7.5% at Uber. The primary argument behind this heartbreaking statistic is the notion among corporate executives that finding capable Black talent is a challenge. It’s not clear whether they even […]

07Oct

188: What It Means to Be A First-Generation American and Entrepreneur

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to the Kauffman Index, more than 27% of entrepreneurs in the US are immigrants despite representing only 13.5% of the population. Furthermore, 43% of the companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list were founded or co-founded by first or second-generation immigrants. This data speaks volumes about their ability to […]

08Jul

175: Why Every First-Gen Entrepreneur Needs a Business Mentor

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. It’s a well-known fact that only 10% of new startups succeed. It’s hard out there; everyone is doing their best to stay relevant, and so the competition is fierce. However, knowing what to do and when to take risks requires a high degree of expertise that’s not readily available to […]

10Dec

142: Sis! We Ain’t Gotta Compete

The sad reality about today’s society is that people approach everything with a competitive mindset. What’s even more unfortunate is that this often the stereotype for women of color. If someone else is making moves, you’ll automatically find yourself wanting to outdo them. While this approach might have worked during your school days, it’s not applicable in […]

07Nov

88: The Power of Mentorship

This week we’re going to try a little something different. Instead of me as the host, I’m going to be the guest! I was featured on the Mentor Select Podcasts hosted by Derrich Phillips. We talked about how mentorship has played an important role in my life, as well as leading with passion and purpose. More ways […]