Bet on yourself

I had a wonderful time on this panel yesterday with Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Michelle Keaton-Barrow and our moderator extraordinaire, Kiernan Prechtl-Schindler. The Carolina Golf Classic Virtual Executive Women’s Day was spirited, inspiring, and full of tangible takeaways for all who participated. It was the best two hours of my day, hands-down. Thanks for the opportunity, Blue Cross NC and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). It’s … Continue reading Bet on yourself

The truth about resilience

I’ve had to make some tough decisions this week. Actually, I made them over the weekend, and had to act on them this week. I was not looking forward to the week because I knew what was ahead – but now it’s Friday. I followed through on it all. Every conversation, every act. None of it was easy. One change was particularly tough. I did … Continue reading The truth about resilience

My daughter’s podcast about her favorite app, TikTok

My 15-year-old daughter just completed a class assignment that included the creation of a podcast. She got lucky, in that her mom actually owns a podcast studio. I may or may not have helped spice up her intro a bit and add some music, but she wrote and produced the entire thing, and the topic is her favorite app, TikTok. I posted about it on … Continue reading My daughter’s podcast about her favorite app, TikTok

You get none of the things you don’t ask for

I am honored to be featured in Episode 4 of “GRIOT – Power in Narratives,” a great new web series and podcast from Tamara Gibbs, a very talented journalist and communications professional. In this 14-minute video, Tamara and I discuss a plethora of topics from a historical moment that has had relevance throughout my life to dealing with being “th eonly” in Corporate America. I … Continue reading You get none of the things you don’t ask for

What do people say about you behind your back?

In interviews, I don’t ask people what their weaknesses are. I always ask: “What do people say about you behind your back?” Every single time, the person has told me they’d never been asked that before. It creates an excellent conversation, and I tell them what people say about me. I think you always know. If not, you should. Self-awareness is a beautiful thing. But … Continue reading What do people say about you behind your back?

To enlighten and drive change in Corporate America

Over the past two weeks I’ve felt compelled to speak out about racial inequality, particularly in the workplace, and share my thoughts and experiences in a way I haven’t publicly in the past, which is moving people to action. The calls, text messages and  emails I’ve received have made it clear to me there’s another area of which I must get involved, further share my … Continue reading To enlighten and drive change in Corporate America

Be courageous, be bold and adopt a bias for action

As told to WRAL TechWire and outlined in this piece they published sharing my thoughts, I am encouraging courageous acts far beyond lip service. Here are the answers I provided to the questions posed: What is your view on the ground here in the Triangle?  My view is the same no matter where I am in America. It does not change. I have friends and … Continue reading Be courageous, be bold and adopt a bias for action