Aziz Ansari, Press Freedom, and a Lady Lawyer on the Rise

Martin Luther King said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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This week, the importance of speaking out. From the young woman who shared her story about an uncomfortable sexual encounter with actor Aziz Ansari, the movie The Post and the importance of press freedom, accusations of, “fake news,” and efforts to shut down a news site that has been critical of a foreign government (and the Boss Lady at the helm of the site).

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Our episode concludes with an interview with a millennial woman who overcame a life setback to continue her climb to the top of one of the largest law firms in the world. She is also working to raise money for hurricane ravaged Dominica, the birthplace of her father. Her advice to those of us looking to be a BOSS–you have to lift others while you climb. Enjoy!

 

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Visions and Wedding Bells

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What do you think of our new logo? Designed by my college age sister studying to be a graphic designer! I had a vision and she made it real. Thanks baby sis!

First topic of discussion…Hoda Kotb is named the newest anchor of the Today Show after Matt Lauer’s firing for sexual misconduct in the workplace. Two women co-anchoring the most watched morning show. This is amazing!

Did Hoda set a plan for this. Did she visualize her ascension to the top of morning news? Maybe. Visualization is a powerful tool. If you imagine you have already achieved success or already gotten what it is you want (a new job, romantic partner, etc.), it can happen! Not simply because you visualized it, but because visualizing will make you put things in to action to get what you want.

And finally, did you get engaged this holiday? Wedding and Event Planner Myriam Michel (@mmeliteevents on instagram) has great advice for planning a wedding. She also shares the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to entrepreneurship.

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Listen and be inspired to start 2018 right!

“Success Doesn’t have to be linear.”

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What is the BEST is hearing from Millennials who are kicking ass in their industries and willing to impart their wisdom. This week, we talk to Lauren N. Williams, Features Editor at Essence Magazine and journalism Fellow at Harvard University.

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At first, her plan was to be Editor-In-Chief of Cosmo or Marie Claire magazines. But when she began feeling unfulfilled at her mainstream magazine jobs, fate connected her to Essence magazine where she has been able to cover the Obamas (several times), appear on television, and travel to tell both fun and inspiring stories. She says she loves working for a publication that advocates and fights to tell the often ignored stories about black people.

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Lauren at Essence Fest in New Orleans with Issa Rae and Jay Ellis of HBO’s, “Insecure.”

 

Unafraid to speak her mind and go for what she wants, Lauren is a Boss. Still, like most ambitious women, she says she she’s only just begun.

Such a fun interview. Give it a listen and don’t forget to subscribe!