9 episodes

Simply put, being a woman of color in the working world is weird. It can feel like an otherworldly experience. As a whole, we continue to run into obstacles when it comes to corporate growth, and often it can be difficult to fit in when you are the only person of color on a team or in a department.
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Join, Andrea Kwamya, host and founder of BGOM Consulting, as she sits down with special guests to discuss various nuances of life, work, mental health, and social situations through the lens of an empowered black woman.

Welcome to the Only Black Girl on Mars!

The Only Black Girl On Mars Andrea Afua Kwamya

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Simply put, being a woman of color in the working world is weird. It can feel like an otherworldly experience. As a whole, we continue to run into obstacles when it comes to corporate growth, and often it can be difficult to fit in when you are the only person of color on a team or in a department.
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Join, Andrea Kwamya, host and founder of BGOM Consulting, as she sits down with special guests to discuss various nuances of life, work, mental health, and social situations through the lens of an empowered black woman.

Welcome to the Only Black Girl on Mars!

    Ep. 9 | Diana Chow • Growing into a Passion Led Career

    Ep. 9 | Diana Chow • Growing into a Passion Led Career

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    Diana Chow is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter. Fusing her lifelong love of music and classically trained background with her long-time career in tech and software engineering, she produces melodic electronic music independently as well as for other artists and media.
    She is currently wrapping a short film music video in collaboration with LA-based R&B artist SHAYLA the artist, soon to be released at the end of April.
    As a strong advocate for mental wellness, Diana recommends BetterHelp as a potential option to seeking therapy. (not sponsored, so take her word for it!)
    CONNECT WITH DIANA ON SOCIAL
    Linktree: Dianachow
    Instagram: @dhchow
    Twitter: @dhc
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    Questions for Andrea? Send her an email at onlyblackgirlonmars@gmail.com

    • 49 min
    Ep. 8 | Vanessa E. Anyanso • Lifting the Weight of Being Black in America

    Ep. 8 | Vanessa E. Anyanso • Lifting the Weight of Being Black in America

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    Andrea will be hosting a free seminar Redefining Mentorship in the Digital Age, next Tuesday, April 13th 12PM PST. RSVP Here for this Free Webinar.
    Vanessa Anyanso is a Nigerian-American Counseling Psychology student born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. She earned her BA in Psychology from Columbia University and spent two years working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to the University of Minnesota. She is broadly interested in Black mental health with a focus on Black women and other Black people with intersecting marginalized identities.
    She is also the host of PhDiversity Podcast which focuses on two broad goals: demystifying the path to a Psychology PhD program and sharing counseling psychology content knowledge with a focus on diversity. She aims to share tips and knowledge she wished she had when applying and entering graduate school and to highlight the areas of her field that could benefit from a multicultural lens.
    CONNECT WITH VANESSA
    Follow @nessiethegreat94
    📒 #PashFam | code: VANESSAA10
    🗯@2nfro.comic |🎙@phdiversitypodlinktr.ee/nessiethegreat94

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 7 | Andrea Afua Kwamya • Red Planet Recap

    Ep. 7 | Andrea Afua Kwamya • Red Planet Recap

    It's been a while, so I just wanted to check-in and catch you up before announcing the upcoming season. There are many exciting things in store that you don't want to miss!
    In this episode, I talk about:
    - The Infamous Missing Episodes
    - Growing Your Own Small Business
    - Narcissistic Relationships in the Media 
    - Friendship After the Awkward Years 
    UPDATES: I am being interviewed for the podcast Dope & Damaged next week, and I am finishing edits for my interview with guest Vanessa Anyanso, a very inspiring Ph.D. candidate who raised several thousands of dollars in between classes to support local shelters during the BLM movement last summer.  

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 6 | Marian DeSouza • Developing a Strong Sense of Self

    Ep. 6 | Marian DeSouza • Developing a Strong Sense of Self

    About Marian DeSouzaMarian DeSouza is a creative director and visual artist from New Zealand, based in NYC. Using her 16 years of experience working for luxury brands in various countries, as a designer and art director, her focus is now on 2013 - established Studio by Harlow.
    In addition to freelancing for niche & luxury label clients, Marian’s work is pivoted towards community art movements, gender-fluid fashion, issues affecting WOC & nature-first design practices. 
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIAN!!!
    FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    Instagram
    @studiobyharlow
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/studiobyharlow/
    Website
    Etsy - studiobyharlow.com
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    Questions for Andrea? Send her an email at onlyblackgirlonmars@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 5. | Kourtni Lynn Dawkins | Are You A Leader or a Follower?

    Ep 5. | Kourtni Lynn Dawkins | Are You A Leader or a Follower?

    About Kourtni Lynn DawkinsKourtni Lynn is a wife, marketer, manager and producer. She studied marketing at Kennesaw State University and used that education to launch a private creative firm by the name of TwentyFour where she acts as executive producer, alongside her husband who acts as creative director. TwentyFour has a roster of individuals and brands such as AE the Cool, SuperPhone, Production Rockstars, Jacquees, K Camp, CURVYcon, and more.
    Beyond her love for production, she is a girl’s girl who is passionate about uplifting women, specifically women of melanin. She has spent her time building an organization by the name of Queens At Work where those women can thrive within a community. Her background in marketing and production go hand-in-hand with this mission as she uses those tools to advance the women around her through this platform.
    FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA KOURTNI LYNN
    Instagram
    AE THE COOL
    TWITTER | IG | FB | YOUTUBE
    www.aethecool.com
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    WANT TO KNOW MORE?
    Learn more about all of the Kourtni Lynn's work and initiatives. Send a message to learn more about Queens at Work and how to join.
    TWENTYFOUR AGENCY
    IG | FB
    QUEENS AT WORK
    IG | FB
    SUPERPHONE
    IG | FB | Download

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 4 | Lauryn Nwankpa • Powering Social Impact Across Industries

    Ep. 4 | Lauryn Nwankpa • Powering Social Impact Across Industries

    Lauryn Nwankpa is the Head of Social Impact at Dave. With a Masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship from USC Marshall and over a decade of experience, she marries Dave’s financial goals with social impact strategies that span public policy, strategic partnerships and industry best practices.
    Lauryn embeds sustainable, scalable impact practices across Dave that drive stakeholder value while empowering marginalized communities by increasing their access to key resources. She is also on the board of the Santa Monica Tech Council, an early stage start-up advisor through the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and a mentor for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
    FOLLOW LAURYN on Social Media
    Twitter | IG 
    DAVE | Banking for Humans
    Join Dave - Dave.com
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    WANT TO KNOW MORE?
    Here is list of Lauryn's favorite black female change makers and resources that she suggest you follow:
    JEWEL : @jewel_thegem
    ERIKA HART: @ihartericka
    TASSIANA WILLIS: @thechubbygoddess
    ROBERT JONES, JR : @thesonofbaldwin
    KIMBERLYN FOSTER: @for.harriet
    TABITHA BROWN: @iamtabithabrown
    AHUS: @americahatesus
    PATRISSE CULLORS-BRIGNAC: @osopepatrisse
    TYRA POWERS ART: @tyra_powers
    DENA SIMMONS: @denasimmons
    ELAINE WELTEROTH: @elainewelteroth
    D. DANYELLE THOMAS: @unfitchristian
    SHELAH MARIE @theshelahmarie
    INDYA MOORE: @indyamoore
    RACHEL ELIZABETH CARGLE: @rachel.cargle
    DR. JOY HARDEN BRADFORD: @therapyforblackgirls
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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