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Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more.

Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

Thriving in Intersectionality Lola Adeyemo

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Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more.

Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

    Reinventing your career at any stage, embracing authenticity and the importance of building your personal brand with Kristina Hysler

    Reinventing your career at any stage, embracing authenticity and the importance of building your personal brand with Kristina Hysler

    In this episode, Lola speaks with Kristina Hysler, a civil engineer focused on water quality management, where she champions the water quality consulting division for municipal and governmental clients. 

    With over 20 years of experience in environmental engineering and water quality consulting, Kristina is an expert in sustainable environmental solutions and regulatory compliance. 

    Beyond her technical and leadership expertise, Kristina is deeply involved in volunteer work, serving as a founding member and vice president of Engineers Without Borders - San Diego Professional Chapter and actively participating in the California Stormwater Quality Association. 

    In this episode, we discuss:

     


    Evolving your career by discovering what you don’t like (so you can choose a new path)
    Prioritizing building a network and seeking a mentor from the start of your career
    Crafting your “brand” within your industry to set yourself apart
    Tips on what everyone should focus on to build a career in corporate America
    The connection between being authentic and continuing to evolve
    Opening yourself up to “rebranding” your image in order to take on new leadership roles
    Tapping into your differences to make them your strengths in the workplace

     

    Connect with Adaeze: : 

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-hysler 

     

    Connect with Lola:

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/428192995622965 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolaaadeyemopm/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/immigrantsincorporate/ 

    Apply to be on the podcast: shorturl.at/dnyEO 

     

     

    More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:

     

    Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 

     

    Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

     

    This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

     

    Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

     

    For more information and additional resources, please visit www.immigrantsincorporate.org and www.eqimindset.com 

    • 37 min
    Embracing your cultural identity, working in tech as a black female engineer, and staying curious with Adaeze Iloeje-Udeogalanya

    Embracing your cultural identity, working in tech as a black female engineer, and staying curious with Adaeze Iloeje-Udeogalanya

    In this episode, Lola speaks with Adaeze Iloeje-Udeogalanya, the founder of African Women in STEM. She is a visionary leader dedicated to empowering women in their pursuit of success, offering them invaluable education, mentorship, and networking opportunities, to seize their potential, own their careers, and make a profound impact.

    With a wealth of experience spanning two decades in engineering, Adaeze is a master at transforming challenges into opportunities. Her passion for STEM is contagious, and she strongly advocates celebrating the unique identities and contributions of women in the STEM ecosystem. 

    In this episode, we discuss:

     


    Reflecting on her journey as a black female engineer and how that gave her a full spectrum view of corporate and the tech industry
    Actionable steps for immigrants wanting to grow their career in corporate and how it’s not all about the degree you hold
    The importance of staying curious to find new paths that you didn’t know existed so you can advance in your career
    Why building relationships with people from different walks of life is important to find new opportunities and discover new ways of doing things
    An introduction to Adeaze’s TedX about how embracing your cultural identity is key to unlocking your potential
    Allowing yourself to be vulnerable in the right spaces so you can grow as a person and a professional

     

    Connect with Adaeze: : 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adaeze-iloeje-udeogalanya/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/africanwomenin_stem/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AfricanWomeninSTEM 

    Website: https://africanwomeninstem.com/ 



    Connect with Lola:

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/428192995622965 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolaaadeyemopm/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/immigrantsincorporate/ 

    Apply to be on the podcast: shorturl.at/dnyEO 

     

    More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:

    Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 

     

    Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

     

    This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

     

    Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

     

    For more information and additional resources, please visit www.immigrantsincorporate.org and www.eqimindset.com 

     

    • 47 min
    Choosing a career for the future, understanding the depth and breadth of your career, and knowing your priorities as a working parent with Shilpa Tangi Green

    Choosing a career for the future, understanding the depth and breadth of your career, and knowing your priorities as a working parent with Shilpa Tangi Green

    In this episode, Lola speaks with Shilpa Tangi Green, a global lead in the commercial IT group at a big Biopharmaceutical company. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering and moved to the US 18 years ago. She has worked in various sectors like fintech, automobile, semiconductors before moving to Healthcare & Lifesciences over 15 years ago. 

    In her free time, she enjoys cooking, growing, and tending to vegetables and herbs in the backyard, hiking, or spending time with her 4 children.

    In this episode, we discuss:

     


    The importance of having a mentor within your company and outside the company you work for
    Picking a career for the future, not just for the roles available now
    Key aspects to consider when making the decision to move into new career roles
    Staying curious to learn and keep up with the changing world around us
    Understanding the depth and breadth of your career in order to thrive
    Advice and insights for working parents and why you need to understand your priorities
    Core questions to consider if you are thinking about changing industries

     

    Connect with Shilpa: 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shilpat/ 

    Connect with Lola:

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/428192995622965 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolaaadeyemopm/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/immigrantsincorporate/ 

    Apply to be on the podcast: shorturl.at/dnyEO 

     

     

    More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:

     

    Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 

     

    Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

     

    This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

     

    Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

     

    For more information and additional resources, please visit www.immigrantsincorporate.org and www.eqimindset.com 

     

    • 32 min
    The journey to Co-Founding Inspirame, leaning into your uniqueness, and seizing every opportunity that comes your way with Maria Alejandrina Medrano

    The journey to Co-Founding Inspirame, leaning into your uniqueness, and seizing every opportunity that comes your way with Maria Alejandrina Medrano

    In this episode, Lola speaks with Maria Alejandrina Medrano, a trailblazing Latina jefa, who leads as Co-Founder and CEO of Inspirame, a SaaS startup championing education to break generational poverty. Simultaneously, she serves as VP, Global Head of Community, Diversity, and Inclusion at Equinix, driving impactful change. Her unique blend of business acumen and advocacy leaves an indelible mark at the intersection of technology and equitable outcomes. 

     

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Leaning into your uniqueness regardless of the room you are in
    Marias' career journey and how the role of “caretaker” carried through as a core value in all her positions
    Seizing the opportunity and saying yes to what comes your way 
    The importance of working on yourself every day so you can jump at the next opportunity when it presents itself
    How to not get stuck in what you study in college and instead position yourself on the goal you want to reach
    Founding Inspirame and leading their mission of bridging the gap between students, schools, and the workforce
    The importance of creating a more equitable world and what you can do to help
    Deciding what you want to be known for and where you want to use your time as core pillars in your life

     

    Connect with Maria: 

     

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariamedrano/ 

     

    Connect with Lola:

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/428192995622965 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolaaadeyemopm/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/immigrantsincorporate/ 

    Apply to be on the podcast: shorturl.at/dnyEO 

     

     

    More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:

     

    Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 

     

    Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

     

    This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

     

    Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

     

    For more information and additional resources, please visit www.immigrantsincorporate.org and www.eqimindset.com 

    • 45 min
    Overcoming Language Barriers While Relocating to New Countries, Cultural Challenges as a Woman of Color, and Navigating Career Crossroads as a Working Mom with Tolu Martin

    Overcoming Language Barriers While Relocating to New Countries, Cultural Challenges as a Woman of Color, and Navigating Career Crossroads as a Working Mom with Tolu Martin

    In this episode, Lola speaks with Tolu Martin, who has 18 years of leadership experience in roles spanning operational, technical, business development, and commercial areas across various downstream businesses globally.

    She currently leads Shell Lubricants Operations in Germany, the UK, and Poland, and also heads Grasbrook Lubricants Center, Shell’s largest lubricants manufacturing asset in EMEA. 

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Attending University in Russia without speaking the language and how this learning opportunity shaped Tolu’s career path
    The pivotal moment of choosing a career in corporate or academia and what unfolded by listening to her gut instinct
    Moving to Germany, learning the language while on the job, and borrowing confidence from those around you to succeed
    How taking on roles that feel like a big leap can be the best way to build your self-confidence
    The challenge of being a woman of color in Germany and how it impacts your leadership style 
    Using your background to draw motivation to move forward with your career
    Finding balance as a working mom and how to prioritize things you care about



    Connect with Tolu: 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tolu-martin/ 



    Connect with Lola:

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/428192995622965 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolaaadeyemopm/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/immigrantsincorporate/ 

    Apply to be on the podcast: shorturl.at/dnyEO 

     

     

    More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:

     

    Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 

     

    Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

     

    This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

     

    Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

     

    For more information and additional resources, please visit www.immigrantsincorporate.org and www.eqimindset.com

    • 48 min
    Tools, Tech, & Automation: What’s Needed and What’s Hype with Lola Adeyemo

    Tools, Tech, & Automation: What’s Needed and What’s Hype with Lola Adeyemo

    In this episode, Lola discusses tools and tech and gives you an overview of how she determines what to use, what to simplify, and the best practices for her business and life. 

    Connect with Lola:

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/428192995622965 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolaaadeyemopm/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/immigrantsincorporate/ 

    Apply to be on the podcast: shorturl.at/dnyEO 

     

    More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:

     

    Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 

     

    Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

     

    This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

     

    Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

     

    For more information and additional resources, please visit www.immigrantsincorporate.org and www.eqimindset.com

    • 29 min

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