Black Women Talk Work is the podcast candidly exploring the experiences of Black women at work while highlighting our success stories along the way! Join host Myriha Burce as she interviews women across different industries and at various stages of their careers, offering insightful conversation into career pathing, diversity and inclusion, and reimagining the world of work for us, with candor, authenticity and purpose.
Ep 30: A Conversation with 826CHI - How Actress Sherri Saum Found Her Creative Voice and Her Advice To Young Creatives Striving To Do the Same
Host Myriha Burce recently had the pleasure to interview Actress Sherri Saum for 826CHI’s annual fundraiser. With a career spanning 20 years in the entertainment industry, notably starring in the groundbreaking Freeform T.V. show, The Fosters, Sherri has grounded her career in her passion for creative and inclusive storytelling. Listen as we discuss her development as an actress on her path to Hollywood, how her identity as a Black woman impacts her art and ability to embody a given role, and much more.
Ep 29: A Conversation On Social Anxiety, Racial Trauma and Embracing Healing as Black Culture: Psychotherapist Dr. Akua Boateng Talks Black Mental Health in the Now
This week’s episode features psychotherapist, Dr. Akua Boateng. Listen as we discuss addressing social anxiety and how to mentally and emotionally cope if you must report back to an office setting soon. We also reflect on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, with Dr. Akua offering some great insight into the long-term mental health effects of racial trauma, embracing healing in our communities and the importance of humanizing our own bodies while living in a system that does not.
Ep 28: A Conversation on Music, Film and Filling the Gaps - How Entertainment Executive Lisa Ellis Pivoted from Breaking Top Selling Artists to Producing Groundbreaking Films on Black History
This week’s episode features Lisa Ellis, an Entertainment Executive with more than 25 years in the music industry under her belt, and Founder of Provenance Ventures. Listen as we discuss the challenges Lisa faced early in her career as a Black woman promoting pop and rock music and later overseeing the urban music genre, how she preserved and landed countless chart topping, grammy nominated artists. She also gives us a deep dive into two incredible film projects that she is currently executive producing.
Ep 27: A Conversation On Public Speaking, Presence and People Skills - How Public Speaking Coach Sherhara Downing is Making Human Interaction Effortless for Working Women
Today’s episode features Sherhara Downing, Public Speaking Coach, Executive Trainer and Founder of Level Comm.
Listen as we discuss Sherhara’s perspective on some of specific communication challenges that Black women often encounter in the workplace, how to find the balance between showing personality and maintaining your power, the pros and cons of code switching, and her tips for developing strong public speaking skills, whether you're in corporate or being the voice for your own business.
Ep 26: A Conversation On All-Natural, Black-Owned And Purpose-Driven - How BLK+GRN Founder Dr. Kristian Edwards Is Cultivating A Business Free Of Toxins And Making Space For Black Women Artisans
Today’s episode features Dr. Kristian Edwards, Professor of Public Health and Founder of BLK+GRN, an all-natural marketplace by all Black artisans. Listen as we discuss how Dr. Kristian’s background has influenced her journey to creating BLK+GRN, supporting Black-owned brands and the power of Black consumers, and how when leading your career with purpose at the helm, money and success will naturally follow.
Ep 25: A Conversation On Being A Working Mom During A Pandemic - How Author and Forbes Contributor Christine Carter Is Using Her Voice For Millennial Moms
Today’s episode features Christine Michel Carter, multicultural marketer, author and Forbes contributor who has been deemed the “Voice of Millennial Moms.”
Listen as we discuss her predictions on the impact of the loss of millions of women in the workforce due to COVID, the specific challenges that Black working moms are facing right now, and how she balances working from home with her children, never-ending mommy guilt and taking care of herself.