RISE Urban Nation Podcast: Unite. Uplift. Ignite.
In today's digital landscape, where many overlook the aspirations of the Black and Pan-African community, RISE Urban Nation Podcast stands out. More than just a podcast, it's a rallying cry for unity, elevation, and transformation.
Enter a realm where prominent Black and Pan-African individuals narrate their journeys in entrepreneurship, innovation, and empowerment. We shine a light on trailblazers from various fields who challenge norms and rewrite narratives. Their experiences and wisdom empower our listeners to reach new heights.
Our episodes offer a blend of insightful interviews and actionable knowledge. Engage with stories of influential figures making waves in diverse sectors and derive lessons to fuel your ambitions.
RISE Urban Nation is more than a name; it's a movement. We strive to diminish gaps, celebrate social innovation, and craft equal chances within the Pan-African diaspora.
Meet our hosts, Taryell Simmons and Adesola Akindele:
Taryell, an advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, has accolades from tech giants like Google and Techstars. A product of RISE Urban Leadership and Rockwood Leadership Institute, he ensures each chat resonates.
Adesola Akindele wears many hats – economic strategist, serial entrepreneur, mentor, and more. A torchbearer for underserved economic groups, her focus remains on fostering self-sufficiency and community growth.
Together, they foster deep conversations with change-makers who embody the Pan-African spirit.
In the world of entrepreneurship, Black and Pan-African leaders face unique hurdles. With Taryell and Adesola at the helm, this podcast turns obstacles into opportunities.
Dive into a space where dreams fly high, adversity turns into motivation, and innovation is the key.
Embark on this transformative journey at RISE Urban Nation Podcast
King Jae's Kingdom: Reshaping Digital Media at Innovation Day 2023
"Empowering Voices: King Jae and the Rise of Black Royalty" - Dive into a compelling episode of RISE Urban Nation where host Taryell Simmons teams up with Rylie from Baddies Mean Business and Village Up for a live podcast at Innovation Day 2023. This episode features an exclusive interview with King Jae, CEO of Black Royalty, a platform that elevates minority content creators. King Jae shares his journey of self-empowerment and his mission to change the narrative for minority voices in the digital world. From gaming to podcasts, King Jae and Black Royalty are reshaping the media landscape. Join us at Innovation Day 2023 for a day of connection, innovation, and inspiration in the heart of San Diego's vibrant tech and life science community.
Innovation Day 2023: Mike Roberts on Revolutionizing Tech Talent
In this dynamic episode of the RISE Urban Nation Podcast, host Taryell Simmons joins forces with Rylie from Baddies Mean Business and Village Up for a live podcast at Innovation Day 2023, organized by Connect. We dive into an enlightening conversation with Mike Roberts, a visionary shaping the future of tech talent. Mike discusses his innovative approach to developing tech pathways for historically excluded groups, sharing insights into apprenticeships, software engineering, and workforce development. His unique strategy focuses on building high-performance engineering teams from overlooked talent, working with leading companies like Google, IBM, and Microsoft. Tune in for an inspirational session filled with actionable insights on diversity, talent acquisition, and digital transformation at Innovation Day 2023 - A Petco Park Takeover!
Diamond Spikes: Revolutionizing Branding with Authenticity
Join us on RISE Urban Nation as host Taryell dives deep into a thought-provoking dialogue with Diamond Spikes, a trailblazer in the realm of branding and entrepreneurship. As the visionary behind DS Creative Design Studio, Diamond unfolds her narrative of transforming over 70 brands into authentic embodiments of their core values. This episode traverses her innovative philosophy that intertwines successful branding with the art of human connection. As a Black woman entrepreneur hailing from Atlanta, with the unique astrological aspect of a Scorpio stellium, Diamond brings an exceptional depth and perspective to branding. Listen in as we explore how authenticity in branding is not just a business strategy but a catalyst for forging deeper, more meaningful relationships in both professional and personal spheres.
Empowering Black Excellence: A Conversation with Bria Angenette Virgil of Miss Black International Ambassador
In this compelling episode of RISE Urban Nation, Taryell Simmons engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Bria Angenette Virgil, the founder of the Miss Black International Ambassador pageant. Delving into the essence of this unique platform, Bria shares how it transcends traditional pageantry by empowering black women globally to become ambassadors of change. The episode explores the pageant's role in addressing critical issues like health disparities, poverty, and violence in black communities. Listeners will discover how this organization is molding role models for young African American women and women worldwide, partnering with key figures to uplift communities. Tune in to hear Bria's journey, her vision for the pageant, and how it's shaping a new era of black excellence.
Defining Modern Manhood: Unfiltered Insights with Da Kings
In this special feature Friday episode of "Real Talk With Da Kings," join Taryell Simmons and his dynamic panel as they delve into the multifaceted dimensions of modern manhood. This inaugural episode features six remarkable men - Brett Pipkin, Andre Hobbs, Cheddy Matthews, Thomas Howard, and Zeke Corley, who engage in candid discussions ranging from their personal journeys to societal norms, entrepreneurship, mentorship, and the complexities of relationships. Experience their unfiltered perspectives and authentic banter as they tackle topics like career development, navigating life challenges, and defining masculinity in today's world. Don't miss this compelling conversation that promises to enlighten, entertain, and inspire!
Rising to the Top: Daphne E. Jones on Breaking Barriers in Corporate America
Join host Taryell Simmons on RISE Urban Nation for an enlightening episode featuring Daphne E. Jones, a visionary Fortune 500 executive and author. Daphne shares her remarkable journey from humble beginnings to becoming a pivotal figure in corporate America. As a former SVP & CIO at GE Healthcare and other prestigious companies, she provides deep insights into AI, digital leadership, and corporate board dynamics. The episode revolves around her inspiring book, "WIN WHEN THEY SAY YOU WON’T," offering strategies for overcoming obstacles and climbing the ladder of success. Tune in for an empowering discussion that's essential for anyone aspiring to make their mark in the corporate world.