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Elayne Fluker is author of the book, Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone (HarperCollins Leadership), named a Forbes Book of the Month. As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, Elayne has interviewed more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs and leaders around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their journeys and the role support played in their success. Elayne is also a speaker and transformational facilitator who teaches the power of support for high-achieving women in corporations and organizations. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening!

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Elayne Fluker is author of the book, Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone (HarperCollins Leadership), named a Forbes Book of the Month. As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, Elayne has interviewed more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs and leaders around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their journeys and the role support played in their success. Elayne is also a speaker and transformational facilitator who teaches the power of support for high-achieving women in corporations and organizations. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening!

    801: 5 Things You Need to Know about Cybersecurity with Jessica Robinson of Purepoint International

    801: 5 Things You Need to Know about Cybersecurity with Jessica Robinson of Purepoint International

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Jessica Robinson, the Founder & CEO of PurePoint International whose main purpose is to support leaders to create inner security, so they can create outer security for their clients. In this episode, Jessica talks about how her protective nature led her to the cyber security field and how she felt different since nobody looked like her, Jessica’s desire to guide leaders into cyber security in a creative way that is not only based on data protection, but in a sense of humanity that involves the vulnerability of the person. She talks about the implications for us by being constantly exposed to the internet and how to be able to read those red flags on the internet.
     
    Jessica Robinson
    Jessica Robinson is a writer and Founder & CEO of PurePoint International. She has worked with a top 40 company and with the 2015 US Open. PurePoint International, a holistic boutique security firm, is the #1 security company for women-owned & women-led businesses globally. PurePoint International helps CEOs prevent data breaches by bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. With their unique business model and launch of their new innovative training, Safe Spaces Organizational, and Leadership Training, PurePoint was recently awarded the JCI Philippines-New York ICON Award for International Affairs and Women’s Security. Jessica supports clients with CISO/DPO consulting, incident response and remediation (implement SIEM, IDS, DLP), cyber security board governance, cyber security awareness training, data protection and privacy, regulatory compliance, and standards (NYCRR 500 DFS, GDPR, HIPPA, NIST). PurePoint International provides data security, cyber risk, privacy, and information governance consulting services for insurance financial services, law firms, health services, social enterprises, international non-profits, and women-founded, owned, or led businesses. Jessica is also on the board of the authentication technology company Netlok, Board Chair of World Pulse, and co-leads the Racial Equity Committee for Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS).

    Insights from this Episode

    When did Jessica fall in love with entrepreneurship

    How she got introduced into cyber security

    The importance of learning skills such as coding 

    PurePoint’s approach to cyber security

    How does PurePoint involve a sense of humanity to cyber security

    5 things everyone should know about cyber security

    What a VPN does and its importance

    The urgency of a password manager

    The biggest mistakes the companies do regarding cyber security

    The meaning of the s after the http

    What it means to be a consciously secure entrepreneur


    Stay Connected:

    Jessica Robinson
    Instagram: Jessica Robinson
    LinkedIn: Jessica A. Robinson
    Twitter: Jessica Robinson

    PurePoint
    LinkedIn: PurePoint International
    Website: https://the-purepoint.com/

    Elayne Fluker
    Instagram: @elaynefluker
    LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker

    Support is Sexy
    Instagram: @supportissexy

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    • 53 min
    800: Sis, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: Dr. Adia Gooden Tells You Why

    800: Sis, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: Dr. Adia Gooden Tells You Why

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Dr. Adia Gooden, a licensed clinical psychologist who firmly believes that there is nothing wrong in asking for help, especially as a Black woman. Dr. Adia talks about how growing up with clinical psychologists as parents, and her love and interest for people inspired her to become one. Dr. Adia also discusses the importance of fighting the social stereotypes and removing the stigma towards asking for psychological help, how to find the therapist that suits your needs and engage in a good relationship with them, and how to have a healthy relationship with yourself and the people that surround you by establishing boundaries. 

    Adia Gooden
    Dr. Adia Gooden is a licensed clinical psychologist, dynamic speaker, and trainer, who is passionate about cultivating unconditional self-worth in others. Dr. Adia has an independent clinical practice and runs a business focused on helping people connect with their unconditional self-worth. Dr. Adia formerly served as the Director of the Clinic and Community Programs at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and a Staff Psychologist and the Coordinator for Multicultural Outreach and Support at The University of Chicago Student Counseling Service. Dr. Adia has spent more than a decade working with clients to embody mental wellness in their everyday lives and to engage boldly with the world. Dr. Adia received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University in which she served for four years.

    Insights from this Episode

    What made Adia pursue a career in psychology

    The connection between self-worth and the willingness to ask for psychological help

    How social stereotypes impede black women from asking for help

    How to find the right therapist as a black woman

    The importance of paying attention to racial trauma as a psychologist

    The importance of asking yourself questions before getting psychological help

    Why engaging in a good relationship with your therapist is crucial

    What are the different alternatives you might take if you can’t afford psychological help

    Misconceptions about therapy

    The importance of healthy boundaries


    Stay Connected:

    Adia Gooden
    Instagram: Adia Gooden
    LinkedIn: Adia Gooden
    Twitter: Adia Gooden
    Facebook Adia Gooden
    Website: https://dradiagooden.com/
    TED talk: Cultivating unconditional self-worth | Adia Gooden

    Elayne Fluker
    Instagram: @elaynefluker
    LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker

    Support is Sexy
    Instagram: @supportissexy

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    • 58 min
    799: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome with Jodi-Ann Burey

    799: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome with Jodi-Ann Burey

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Jodi-Ann Burey, a speaker, writer, and disruptor in the pursuit of equity for all in the actual system. Jodi-Ann talks about how the actual institutions and structure of power weren't exactly built thinking in an inclusive and healthy workspace, and specifically how these types of environments trigger the imposter syndrome in black women. She/her tells us what this syndrome is about, how it affects women every day, how to reconcile with it, and yet feel comfortable at your workspace on a daily basis.

    Jodi-Ann Burey
    Jodi-Ann Burey (she/her) has a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. She is a sought-after speaker and writer who works at the intersections of race, culture, and health equity. Her TED talk, “The Myth of Bringing Your Full Authentic Self to Work,” embodies her disruption of traditional narratives about racism at work. Jodi-Ann is also the creator and host of Black Cancer, a podcast about the lives of people of color through their cancer journeys, which was recently featured on POPSUGAR and NBC – Dallas. Jodi-Ann holds a Master's in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She prides herself on being a cool auntie, a twist-out queen, health advocate, adventurer, and reluctant dog owner. Jodi-Ann is currently working on her first book.

    Insights from this Episode

    What was Jodi-Ann’s inspiration to start investigating imposter syndrome?

    What the imposter syndrome is and its importance

    Does imposter syndrome affect successful women?

    How the actual work system triggers the imposter syndrome

    How black women can reconcile with the imposter syndrome while keeping their jobs


    Stay Connected:

    Jodi-Ann Burey
    Instagram: Jodi-Ann Burey 
    LinkedIn: Jodi-Ann Burey 
    Youtube: Jodi-Ann Burey
    Website: https://jodiannburey.com/
    TedTalk: Why you should not bring your authentic self to work
    Podcast: Black Cancer Podcast

    Elayne Fluker
    Instagram: @elaynefluker
    LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker

    Support is Sexy
    Instagram: @supportissexy

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    • 38 min
    798: How to Democratize Technology, Uphold Ethic and Create Safe Spaces for Marginalized Groups with Cyber Collective Founder Tazin Khan

    798: How to Democratize Technology, Uphold Ethic and Create Safe Spaces for Marginalized Groups with Cyber Collective Founder Tazin Khan

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Tazin Khan the founder and CEO of Cyber Collective, which empowers people of all kinds of backgrounds to be more critical towards their relationship with the internet by providing them with different resources and tools to remain secure and private online. Tazin talks about how she first got a hint about what cyber security was, how she started to realize that the common behavior of the technology companies was to prioritize growth over ethics, and therefore how she decided she wanted to contribute to her community by educating people of marginalized groups on cyber security while producing revenue.

    Tazin Khan
    Tazin Khan is the founder and CEO of Cyber Collective whose main purpose is to educate the public, especially in marginalized communities, about data security and privacy. Within a short few months of launching, the organization hosted 10 creative research sessions with over 1,200 global attendees, released a national petition, became a cohort to the largest privacy coalition in America, and partnered with UCLA's Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. Khan comes from a long line of folx doing social impact work and creatives who use their platforms to create visibility and change: her father was a freedom fighter and her brother is an accomplished musician and artist. It is no wonder then, that her work in the cyber security space is coupled with activism and creativity. Khan activates all parts of her identity to present thoughtful, and hilariously engaging social media content to connect with her audience and induce social and individual behavioral change.

    Insights from this Episode

    When did Tazin first fell in love with entrepreneurship

    How Tazin got into cyber security

    How Tazin managed to found Cyber Collective

    What’s the main purpose of Cyber Collective and how it helps marginalized people

    How Tazin keeps Cyber Collective ethical while generating revenue

    What future plans does Tazin have for Cyber Collective to reach to more people


    Stay Connected:

    Tazin Khan
    Twitter: Tazin Khan
    LinkedIn: Tazin Khan 
    Website: https://tazinkhannorelius.com/

    Cyber Collective
    Website: https://www.cybercollective.org/ 
    Instagram: Cyber Collective 
    Twitter: Cyber Collective
    LinkedIn: Cyber Collective 
    Youtube: Cyber Collective

    IFUNDWOMEN
    Website: https://ifundwomen.com/

    Elayne Fluker
    Instagram: @elaynefluker
    LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker

    Support is Sexy
    Instagram: @supportissexy

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    • 37 min
    797: How to Retire in Your Forties and Make Entrepreneurship Your Second Act with BRWL Studio CEO Michelle Swittenberg

    797: How to Retire in Your Forties and Make Entrepreneurship Your Second Act with BRWL Studio CEO Michelle Swittenberg

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Michelle Swittenberg, CEO of two fitness businesses, BRWL Studio and the Triple Threat Challenge. Michelle talks about how after planning her retirement at 48 years old she couldn’t deal with the “sitting all day on a sofa doing nothing” lifestyle which is why she decided to enter the entrepreneurship world in this second phase of her life. Michelle tells us about what aspects of her life led her to decide and plan her retirement, how she came up with her fitness businesses by wanting a more inclusive gym space in which people didn’t feel judged but welcomed, and how she is constantly trying to reinvent herself within this entrepreneurship world.

    Michelle Swittenberg
    Michelle is the CEO of two fitness businesses, BRWL Studio and the Triple Threat Challenge. She retired at 48 years old from corporate America in 2016 after 25+ years in corporate positions in the areas of product development, strategic planning, and marketing and sales at some of the top companies in the world like Verizon. A few short years into retirement, Michelle’s passion for fitness turned into a calling and in the process she started with her friends the Triple Threat Challenge with the intention of making exercise inclusive, and then met Martesse and BRWL Studio was born. With an MBA from Duke and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton, Michelle manages the business side of BRWL Studio.

    Insights from this Episode

    How Michelle made her plan to retire on her 40’s

    How entrepreneurship started to take part of Michelle’s life

    How was Michelle’s experience in the cooperative state of her life

    How the Triple Threat Challenge began 

    How Michelle desire to create an inclusive gym space led to the creation of BRWL Studio

    Lessons of entrepreneurship



    Stay Connected:

    Michelle Swittenberg
    Instagram: Michelle Swittenberg
    LinkedIn: Michelle Swittenberg
    Twitter: Michelle Swittenberg 

    BRWL Studio
    Instagram:BRWL Studio
    LinkedIn:BRWL Studio
    Facebook: BRWL Studio
    Youtube: BRWL Studio
    Website: https://www.brwlstudio.com/

    The triple Threat Challenge
    Website: https://thetriplethreatchallenge.com/
    Instagram: Triple Threat Challenge

    Elayne Fluker
    Instagram: @elaynefluker
    LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker

    Support is Sexy
    Instagram: @supportissexy

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    • 45 min
    796: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and What Leadership Looks Like in the Age of the New Normal with DEI Consultant Amber Aziza, CEO of the AAE Corporation

    796: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and What Leadership Looks Like in the Age of the New Normal with DEI Consultant Amber Aziza, CEO of the AAE Corporation

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Amber Aziza, Founder and CEO of AAE Corporation which helps companies adjust to the new normal by transforming their workforce into “engaged, happy, and productive teams”, that are in concordance with the companies’ culture and values. Amber talks about how in the new times, where marginalized groups are becoming more visible, companies have to respond to this change not by bringing a void of support that is merely for the company image, but by making their workforce and company values more inclusive. Amber tells us how her corporation helps other companies stand for what they believe is right, and how this change in the company’s culture helps create a workforce that cares genuinely for their work.

    About our Guest
    Amber Aziza, Founder and CEO of AAE Corporation, which houses multiple subsidiaries, has made it her life’s work to provide innovative organizations with expert solutions. After over 10 years, Amber had graced the teams of AIM Healthcare, OptumInsight, Advance Financial, and more. She left the corporate arena to begin her own business, The AG, a firm dedicated to bridging the gap between Millennials and the corporate workspace. After selling The AG’s book of business, Amber began building Amber Aziza Enterprises, a conglomerate of companies dedicated to help small business owners and venture capitalists. It wasn’t long before she missed the excitement of the “people side of business” and shifted her focus back to transforming workforces, changing Amber Aziza Enterprises’ name to AAE Corporation. 

    Insights from this Episode

    What is the new normal nowadays?

    How strong is the commitment for diversity from leaders of organizations

    Steps for constructing a more inclusive company

    How Amber’s Corporation helps other companies be more inclusive

    How a leader can generate a more inclusive work environment on the daily basis of the company

    Difference between equity and equality


    Stay Connected:

    Amber Aziza
    Instagram: Amber Aziza
    Facebook: Amber Aziza
    LinkedIn: Amber Aziza
    Twitter: Amber Aziza 
    Website:https://amberaziza.com/

    AAE Corporation
    Website: https://www.aaecorporation.com/new-aaehome
    LinkedIn: https://uy.linkedin.com/company/aae-corporation

    Elayne Fluker
    Instagram: @elaynefluker
    LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker

    Support is Sexy
    Instagram: @supportissexy

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    • 38 min

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