On Openness and Equality in the Workplace | Deborah Owens

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On Openness and Equality in the Workplace | Deborah Owens

We’re in a moment where more people are awakening to the reality that there is no such thing as a universal experience. Especially in the world of work. And often, some blend of our identities, history, biases, gender, race, age, ability, and more play into whether any given experience feels welcoming and filled with dignity and possibility, or exclusionary and layered with inequity and intolerance.

And, the thing is, it’s not up to the person being harmed or excluded to dim their light and make everyone else feel comfortable, it’s up to all of us to enter into the conversation in an open, respectful, generous and generative way, and explore how to create cultures where everyone feels at peace, at home, and able to flourish. 

That's where we're headed today with my guest and friend, Deborah Owens, whose own story has shaped her mission to ensure that every Person of Color is fully supported and equipped for both the opportunities and challenges in the corporate arena through her consulting company Corporate Alley Cat. 

We explore her family's legacy of social justice before diving into the unique—yet, familiar—experiences and challenges she faced as a young Black woman finding her voice in corporate America and the lessons she's learned since on reclaiming her power, and how you can contribute to the conversation and solution.

You can find Deborah at: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram

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  • Mario

    6:00 who is the intro sooo long 😂

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    Packed with purpose! These short bites of knowledge and wonder will give you inspiration to stay on your mission, build consistency, and serve others with all your heart!

    6 months ago·3 likes·

    This is how all podcasts should be

    6 months ago·8 likes·
  • Jasmin

    Love the podcast, good episode and clear audio! Keep these comming


    This podcast and the sub has made the show better

    6 months ago·4 likes·
  • Roober54

    the intro is way to long but good episode still skip till 5:30


    Andrew, you're the man! Nobody else provides this content to the extent you do. Thank you!

    6 months ago·5 likes·

    I find these weekly podcasts to be super inspirational, they seem to always motivate me to look at my purpose. Matt not only brings in his personal life experiences but he delivers them in such a way that they are relatable.

    6 months ago·10 likes·

    This one really hits home

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