14 episodes

Established in 2018, Claima is a professional development brand co-founded by Bimma Williams and BJ Frogozo. “Claima” stands for claim a seat at the table. We were inspired to create Claima after discovering that many underrepresented professionals like ourselves don’t have the information necessary to advance their careers. In addition, many corporations are losing billions because they haven’t invited underrepresented professionals to claim a seat at the leadership table. We want to change this dynamic. Claima leverages stories to help source and create diverse pipelines, and drive business growth. We believe that stories bring equality.

Claima: Stories with Bimma Claima

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Established in 2018, Claima is a professional development brand co-founded by Bimma Williams and BJ Frogozo. “Claima” stands for claim a seat at the table. We were inspired to create Claima after discovering that many underrepresented professionals like ourselves don’t have the information necessary to advance their careers. In addition, many corporations are losing billions because they haven’t invited underrepresented professionals to claim a seat at the leadership table. We want to change this dynamic. Claima leverages stories to help source and create diverse pipelines, and drive business growth. We believe that stories bring equality.

    LaToya Kamara Manley : Jordan Brand - Director of Merchandising Women's

    LaToya Kamara Manley : Jordan Brand - Director of Merchandising Women's

    Currently, LaToya is a Director of Merchandising for Women’s at Jordan Brand, North America. Since 2007, LaToya has been a true champion for women of color in the sportswear industry

    • 46 min
    Cedric Fletcher : Jordan Brand - VP of Global Merchandising

    Cedric Fletcher : Jordan Brand - VP of Global Merchandising

    Cedric Fletcher is the Vice President of Global Merchandising at Jordan Brand in Portland, Oregon.

    • 35 min
    Cindy Zhou : adidas - Global Concept-To-Consumer Manager

    Cindy Zhou : adidas - Global Concept-To-Consumer Manager

    Since 2015, Cindy has been working in the sportswear industry at adidas, where her first job was as a project manager.

    • 47 min
    Jocelyn Rice : Columbia - Apparel Designer

    Jocelyn Rice : Columbia - Apparel Designer

    Jocelyn has been a pioneer as a women of color designing apparel in the sportswear industry. Right now, she’s an award winning apparel designer at Columbia Sportswear in Portland, Oregon.

    • 39 min
    Ed Wallace : Under Armour - Footwear Designer

    Ed Wallace : Under Armour - Footwear Designer

    Ed is currently a footwear designer, specifically focusing on the running category at Under Armour in Portland Oregon.

    • 38 min
    Saraa Green : adidas hoops - Footwear Development Manager

    Saraa Green : adidas hoops - Footwear Development Manager

    Saraa is a Footwear Development Manager for adidas hoops in Portland, Oregon.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

Sendmejunk ,

Intentionally Making Space

Thank you for practicing new ways of intentionally making space for marginalized stories, voices, and bodies. Thank you for being humble listeners. Design is the most powerful force in the universe, thank you for amplifying these stories.

Meezy347 ,

Powerful

It was great been at the last podcast. Got to listen to amazing stories from the guest speaker and love the energy. I believe that this podcast is a breathe of fresh air, and very inspiring.

ChuckaNut ,

Claima: Stories with Bimma is Real Talk

One of the best memories of 2020 was being able to sit in one of Bimma’s Claima podcasts. Learning about everyone’s journey in the sports retail is so interesting and insightful! I would highly recommend listening to this podcast! And if anyone wants to get into this industry this podcast is a must! The guest speakers don’t sugar coat about how hard it was to get into this industry. They tell us stories of their struggles and the hustle to get to where they are now in the industry they love. This podcast keeps me humble and also helps me to trust the process. Thank you, Bimma, Claima staff members, and the guest speakers for this great podcast!

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