S3E16: Rewriting Your Rules
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
1w ago
In this first episode of the new year, Laura invites you to revisit your “rules.”  Your rules are your personal codes, spoken and unspoken,  that govern how you live your life. Rules help to give us order, provide safety, provide ways of knowing as we navigate the world, and help us to feel in control of our lives. Although many of our rules are helpful and support us to be our best selves, some of our rules may actually be harmful or outdated for the current season of life.  Laura shares insights on how your rules might have been formed and gives you a moment to pause, reflect ..read more
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S3E15: Embracing Growth as a Leader
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
1M ago
In this intimate discussion, three alumni participants of the Black Woman Leading ELEVATE  cohort (Latoya Butler, Kendra Thomas, and Meghen Demons) share their stories of growth throughout their leadership journey. They share the “growing pains” they endured and resources that helped them to overcome as they navigate their careers as Black women leaders working in both corporate and non-profit spaces.  Additionally, our brilliant alums share their experience in the Black Woman Leading program.   In our rich discussion, we talk about the importance of finding (and using) your voi ..read more
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S3E14: Lessons from the C-Suite
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
1M ago
In this episode, we hear lessons from the C-Suite with Kimberly Moore-Wright, Chief Teammate Officer and Head of Enterprise Diversity Truist Financial Corporation Kimberly shares how both heart work and head work have been critical to her “off the beaten path” leadership ascent at Truist, and she gives a behind-the-scenes look of her day-to-day responsibilities in her role.  Additionally, as the person who oversees well-being initiatives at Truist, she shares her insights on the organization’s responsibility to create an environment where people can thrive. Kimberly shares how “discomfort a ..read more
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S3E13: Q&A with Laura
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
2M ago
In this episode, Laura answers pressing questions from our community on topics related to delegation, leading your team through organizational change, dealing with “Mom guilt,” advocating for salary/promotion increases, and dealing with fear about leaving an organization. Tune in as Laura shares her wisdom and provides actionable insights to address these leadership challenges. Resources: S1E4: Navigating Salary Negotiations with Yakentha Britton (Black Woman Leading podcast) S3E8: Preparing for Performance Evaluations (Black Woman Leading podcast) Credits: Learn more about the Black Woman L ..read more
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S3E12: Making Sabbaticals Accessible to Black Women
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
2M ago
At Black Woman Leading® we are all about exposing Black women to new opportunities and empowering them to increase their options. So we were so excited to welcome our special guest, Stephanie Perry, Founder of vaycarious.com, to discuss the option of taking a career sabbatical, or an extended period of time away from work.    In this insightful episode, Stephanie and Laura vision and explore the possibilities for using a career sabbatical for rest, self-discovery, adventure, and ease. Stephanie shares how her life changed after taking a one-year sabbatical to travel for a year ..read more
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S3E11: Creating Healthy Sleep Habits
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
3M ago
Research indicates that minority populations disproportionately experience insufficient sleep and sleep disorders.  We know that sleep is a fundamental health and wellness need for us to thrive as human beings, so we wanted to talk about Black women and our relationship with sleep.   We welcome our special guest, Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell, Sleep Specialist and the Founder of The Solution is Sleep LLC, to provide more insights on this topic. In this enlightening conversation,  Laura and Dr. Holliday-Bell discuss the heart and head work of our relationship with sleep, includin ..read more
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S3E11: Creating Healthy Sleep Habits
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
3M ago
Research indicates that minority populations disproportionately experience insufficient sleep and sleep disorders.  We know that sleep is a fundamental health and wellness need for us to thrive as human beings, so we wanted to talk about Black women and our relationship with sleep.   We welcome our special guest, Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell, Sleep Specialist and the Founder of The Solution is Sleep LLC, to provide more insights on this topic. In this enlightening conversation,  Laura and Dr. Holliday-Bell discuss the heart and head work of our relationship with sleep, includin ..read more
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S3E10 - Reframing Imposter Syndrome
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
3M ago
In this engaging episode, we explore the term “imposter syndrome” with speaker and writer, Jodi-Ann Burey.   The term “imposter syndrome” is often used to communicate a sense of inadequacy that an individual may feel in a professional setting.  After reviewing the original research that birthed this term, Laura and Jodi-Ann discuss why the term is an inaccurate portrayal of the experience of Black women because it does not account for the full environmental landscape that Black women have to navigate in the workplace and beyond.  Jodi-Ann offers a pointed take on reframing ..read more
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S3E9: Exploring Entrepreneurship
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
4M ago
From side hustles to those who desire to trade their 9-to-5 in for the CEO title, our community has shown increased interest in learning more about entrepreneurship.  In this episode, our special guest, Dr. Shakenna Williams, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College and Founder of Babson’s Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, comes to share her insights on why Black women are increasingly pursuing entrepreneurship and how they can do it successfully. Dr. Williams shares about Babson’s unique approach to supporting Black women e ..read more
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S3E8: Preparing for Performance Reviews
Black Woman Leading
by Laura Knights
4M ago
The end of the year is a common timeframe for companies to facilitate annual reviews.  In this tactical episode, Laura shares points to help you reflect on the last year of your professional journey, and prepare to communicate the contributions you’ve made in your annual review. Laura provides a practical approach for you to guide the narrative of your review meeting and confirm your “asks” to advocate for yourself in the workplace. Download the BWL performance evaluation prep packet here >> https://bit.ly/bwlpefreebie Credits: Learn more about the Black Woman Leading™ learning expe ..read more
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