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. --- 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
49:03WATCH THE RECORDING OF THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBESupport Andrea's work on Patreon or Buy her a coffee!------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 SOCIALLinktree: DianachowInstagram: @dhchowTwitter: @dhc------Questions for Andrea? Send her an email at [email protected]
Ep. 8 | Vanessa E. Anyanso • Lifting the Weight of Being Black in America
1:20:00Support BGOM PODCAST on Patreon!or Buy Andrea a Coffee!Questions for Andrea? Send her an email at [email protected] 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 VANESSAFollow @nessiethegreat94📒 #PashFam | code: VANESSAA10🗯@2nfro.comic |🎙@phdiversitypodlinktr.ee/nessiethegreat94
Ep. 7 | Andrea Afua Kwamya • Red Planet Recap
1:00:26It'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.
Ep. 6 | Marian DeSouza • Developing a Strong Sense of Self
1:18:28About 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 MEDIAInstagram@studiobyharlowFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/studiobyharlow/WebsiteEtsy - studiobyharlow.com-----Support BGOM PODCAST on Patreon!Subscribe today to hear a bonus conversation between Marian & Andrea! ------Questions for Andrea? Send her an email at [email protected]
Ep 5. | Kourtni Lynn Dawkins | Are You A Leader or a Follower?
1:03:02About 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 InstagramAE THE COOLTWITTER | IG | FB | YOUTUBEwww.aethecool.com--------------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 AGENCYIG | FBQUEENS AT WORKIG | FBSUPERPHONEIG | FB | Download
Ep. 4 | Lauryn Nwankpa • Powering Social Impact Across Industries
1:12:17Lauryn 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 MediaTwitter | IG DAVE | Banking for HumansJoin Dave - Dave.com--------------WANT TO KNOW MORE?Here is list of Lauryn's favorite black female change makers and resources that she suggest you follow:JEWEL : @jewel_thegemERIKA HART: @iharterickaTASSIANA WILLIS: @thechubbygoddessROBERT JONES, JR : @thesonofbaldwinKIMBERLYN FOSTER: @for.harrietTABITHA BROWN: @iamtabithabrownAHUS: @americahatesusPATRISSE CULLORS-BRIGNAC: @osopepatrisseTYRA POWERS ART: @tyra_powersDENA SIMMONS: @denasimmonsELAINE WELTEROTH: @elainewelterothD. DANYELLE THOMAS: @unfitchristianSHELAH MARIE @theshelahmarieINDYA MOORE: @indyamooreRACHEL ELIZABETH CARGLE: @rachel.cargleDR. JOY HARDEN BRADFORD: @therapyforblackgirls--------------Support BGOM PODCAST on Patreon!Questions for Andrea? Send her an email at...
Ep. 3 | Managing Mental Health Amidst the Stigma
1:24:06J. Mix(bio as written on the www.jessicamixon.com )Jessica Mixon is a Creole American performing artist born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Growing up in the Big Easy, Jessica was enriched in the art and culture of the city at a very young age.Unfortunately, at the age of thirteen, Hurricane Katrina damaged her home and destroyed both pianos, but the skills and musical attributes she acquired from the instruments have not been forgotten.In 2010, Jessica began attending Loyola University New Orleans for Vocal Performance.She continues to share her talents in the form of music, art, writing, and photography with audiences around the world. You can find her fighting for equality and using her creative roots to bring light to the injustices and societal discrepancies that many communities face around the world. If you wanna see her in element, you can catch her, year-round, as a member of the beloved vocal trio, The Victory Belles, at the National WWII museum. ————–FOLLOW @theselfawaremillenial on social media!FB | IG | WEBSITE--------------WANT TO KNOW MORE?Today we discussed difficult topics of mental wellness. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.If you think someone is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone—stay there and call 911.--------------Support BGOM PODCAST on Patreon!Questions for Andrea? Send her an email at [email protected]
Ep. 2 | Introducing Yolanda F. Johnson, Founder of WOC
30:44Yolanda F. Johnson(bio as written on the WOC website)With more than two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, Yolanda has successfully led fundraising operations for a wide range of non-profit organizations, launching creative event, sponsorship and marketing initiatives that produced new streams of both contributed and earned income. Her fundraising expertise includes securing foundation, corporate, and government funding and cultivating a diverse major gifts portfolio.In addition to leading YFJ Consulting, LLC, Yolanda is the Founder of WOC, Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy and President of Women In Development (WID), NY, the NYC area's premier professional organization for women in fundraising and philanthropy. Yolanda has also had an outstanding career as a performing artist, as a composer, as a producer, as an educator, and she has used her background as a performer to become a sought-after fundraising expert.Read more here.--------------WANT TO LEARN MORE?RSVP to the WOC Virtual Launch Celebration on June 30th.FOLLOW WOC on social media!IN | IG | WEBSITE--------------Support BGOM PODCAST on Patreon!
Ep. 1 | At Home Surveillance, Office Leadership, with a small Nothing Burger on the Side
52:22Maggie Bisase is an Executive Assistant that has worked at American Express for the past 31 years. Originally from Kampala, Uganda, she lives and works in Jacksonville, Florida, where she is a notable woman of faith in her local community and a proud grandmother with a capital 'P.' Her team at AmEx made the shift to remote working five years ago, allowing us to discuss what long terms company transitions may look like for many. We also spoke about ways of managing wellness while working from, and how it will take adaptive leaders to develop emotional intelligence to foster inclusive company cultures.--------------Want to Know More? Here are some Resources Related to Our DiscussionForbes | The Implications of Remote Working as the Workplace of the Future Headspace | Mindfully Transitioning to a WFH CultureHarvard Business Review | A Guide To Managing Newly Remote WorkersNFL Ops : Rooney Rule | NFL Makes Bold New Steps To Enhance DiversityBloomberg | AmEx Says Most Employees Will Work Remotely for the Year-----------------------Support us on Patreon