19 episodes

It’s time to see more Black and Brown women stand up in their power in the corporate world and share their talents at higher levels. Success is going to require you to be introspective, bold, rightfully seen, and to shine.

I’m Linda Taliaferro and the Being Brown at Work Podcast is an insider’s look into climbing the corporate ladder as a Black and Brown female professional, creating an unforgettable impact, and being the first in line for leadership opportunities, whether you’re kicking off a new career, pivoting, or looking to grow in a company you’ve been with.

I’ll show you how to start unapologetically achieving your professional goals, so you can establish yourself as more than just an employee, but as the leader you are capable of becoming. We’ll deep dive into how to shift your mindset, cultivate an executive presence, build interpersonal skills, and strategically leverage relationships in your career.

Are you ready to reach new heights in your career and claim your seat at the table?

Being Brown at Work Linda Taliaferro

    • Business

It’s time to see more Black and Brown women stand up in their power in the corporate world and share their talents at higher levels. Success is going to require you to be introspective, bold, rightfully seen, and to shine.

I’m Linda Taliaferro and the Being Brown at Work Podcast is an insider’s look into climbing the corporate ladder as a Black and Brown female professional, creating an unforgettable impact, and being the first in line for leadership opportunities, whether you’re kicking off a new career, pivoting, or looking to grow in a company you’ve been with.

I’ll show you how to start unapologetically achieving your professional goals, so you can establish yourself as more than just an employee, but as the leader you are capable of becoming. We’ll deep dive into how to shift your mindset, cultivate an executive presence, build interpersonal skills, and strategically leverage relationships in your career.

Are you ready to reach new heights in your career and claim your seat at the table?

    Who Is Diversity and What Does it Mean To Me As A Black Person? with Terry Allen

    Who Is Diversity and What Does it Mean To Me As A Black Person? with Terry Allen

    While hiring more Black professionals in the workplace is a good first step toward diversity, it's not enough especially if the company doesn't provide the necessary support for advancement.
     
    Terry Allen, the CEO of 1016 Media, joins me in this episode to talk about diversity and what it really means to Black professionals.
     
    Terry is a business owner and a consultant for small businesses. He is a co-author of the best-selling Simon and Schuster book, "Real Men Cook: Rites, Rituals, and Recipes for Living". He is considered one of the top marketing specialists in the South and Southwest markets.
     
    McKinsey's report Why diversity matters:
    https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/why-diversity-matters#
     
    Connect with Terry:
    https://teewithlinda.co/2SH2vfJ
     
    Connect with Linda:
    bit.ly/teeconnect
    https://www.lindataliaferro.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/theteewithlinda/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindataliaferro
    https://www.instagram.com/TheTeeWithLinda/

    • 30 min
    Navigating Your Career in Predominantly White Professions with Glenn McIntosh

    Navigating Your Career in Predominantly White Professions with Glenn McIntosh

    In this episode, Glenn McIntosh joins me to talk about his philosophy on race and social justice and how people of color can successfully navigate a career in a predominantly white profession.

     
     
    Glenn McIntosh's career is filled with pioneering experiences.

     
    He currently holds the dual role of senior vice president for student affairs and chief diversity officer at Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan). This position appointment made him the first person at a major university to hold such a unique role.

     
    He provides visionary strategic leadership for one of the largest divisions with 24 departments. He also serves as the co-chair of the Oakland University and City of Pontiac Initiative.

     
     
    Connect with Glenn:
    https://teewithlinda.co/3aXXQMR
     
     
    Connect with Linda:
    bit.ly/teeconnect
    https://www.lindataliaferro.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/theteewithlinda/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindataliaferro
    https://www.instagram.com/TheTeeWithLinda/

     

    • 28 min
    Shift your mindset and focus. Understand how to get to the next level (A.A.P.E.A.L.) with Dr. Elizabeth Carter

    Shift your mindset and focus. Understand how to get to the next level (A.A.P.E.A.L.) with Dr. Elizabeth Carter

    Learn what is needed from a broader perspective to get the next level.
     
    When I started working, all I wanted to do was to keep my head down and do the best work that I could. I would always say, I didn't come to work to make friends. And in a way, this mentality kept me invisible in the workplace.
     
    I did far more professional growth by signing up for initiatives that scared me and then fumbling through them than I ever did by staying in my bubble aspiring to be perfect enough to someday get promoted.
     
    This is exactly the work that Dr. Elizabeth Carter, Director of Finance Highmark, Inc. is doing. She's helping women who feel unseen in the workplace make their voices visible.
     
    Connect with Dr. Elizabeth:
    Website: https://www.eac-aappeal.com/home.html
    PIVoT audit: https://www.eac-aappeal.com/pivot.html
     
    Connect with Linda:
    bit.ly/teeconnect
    https://www.lindataliaferro.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/theteewithlinda/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindataliaferro
    https://www.instagram.com/TheTeeWithLinda/

    • 28 min
    Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Bridget Leonard

    Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Bridget Leonard

    The reason Imposter Syndrome is so good at tearing us down is because it's an example of negative self-talk. It’s a little voice in our heads that cuts us down and tries to keep us small especially for Black and Brown women.
     
    We have to eliminate it from our lives both professionally and personally because it’s divorcing us from our own sense of success and worth.
     
    Dr. Bridget Leonard joins me to discuss imposter syndrome and how Black and Brown women can show up authentically.
     
    Connect with Dr. Bridget:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iambridgetleonard/
     
    Connect with Linda:
    bit.ly/teeconnect
    https://www.lindataliaferro.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/theteewithlinda/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindataliaferro
    https://www.instagram.com/TheTeeWithLinda/

    • 23 min
    Fearing Less, Becoming More with Telva McGruder

    Fearing Less, Becoming More with Telva McGruder

    Fear is usually the thing that holds us back, not just professionally, but also personally but it doesn't have to stop you. One of the steps to get you to that seat at the table is to take action despite your fears.
     
    Join me with guest Telva McGruder as we discuss how to move through self-imposed limiting beliefs.
     
    Telva is the Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for General Motors and leads the development and execution of strategies that will ensure positive change toward a high-performing, inclusive culture. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, Vice-Chair of the advisory board for the Oakland University School of Health Sciences, a member of the advisory board for the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, and a member of the board for Engineering Tomorrow.
     
    Connect with Telva:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/telva-mcgruder-b466823/
     
    Connect with Linda:
    bit.ly/teeconnect
    https://www.lindataliaferro.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/theteewithlinda/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindataliaferro
    https://www.instagram.com/TheTeeWithLinda/

    • 31 min
    Don't Confuse Movement with Progress

    Don't Confuse Movement with Progress

    You've been so focused on the "doing" piece of your job that the social and networking aspects have fallen by the wayside.
    While you were nailing every performance metric and hitting all the home-runs you could, you may have been leaving the team-building and networking parts of your job by the wayside.

    So how can you tell if you're making progress in your career?
     
    Listen in to find out.
     
    Connect with Linda:
    bit.ly/teeconnect
    https://www.lindataliaferro.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/theteewithlinda/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindataliaferro
    https://www.instagram.com/TheTeeWithLinda/

    • 11 min

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