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Reflections with Host Deneen L. Garrett

Dec. 25, 2020

Reflecting on this year and pausing to pay homage to those we’ve lost. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: …

“Submitting to Your Passion” with Jeniece Paige

Dec. 18, 2020

Our final guest of 2020 Jeniece Paige, health and Wellness Life Coach and creator of Ready 4 the Dress, was reluctant to answer her call. She was fearful of not being of good service. When she did answer, not only did she im…

“Giving You Butterflies” with Sandy Epps

Dec. 11, 2020

Butterflies are reminders of where Sandra “Sandy” Epps, founder of Sandy’s Land Publishing House and Entertainment Service, has been and where she is going. When Lupus patients have flareups, they get a rash in the shape of …

“Holding Space” with Minda Harts

Dec. 4, 2020

Holding Space is a way to recognize self. As Black women and WoC, we often spend so much time taking care of others. We neglect us. Listen to this week’s episode as Minda Harts , TEDex speaker and bestselling author of The …

“What is My Purpose” with Erica Lynn

Nov. 25, 2020

Learn techniques to discover your purpose with Erica Lynn, Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Transformation Coach & Host of Erica Lynn Speaks Podcast. Step 1 is Healing. Listen to learn more on this week’s episode. …

“Deferred, Not Defeated” with LaQuana Sheppard

Nov. 20, 2020

In this week’s episode, LaQuana Sheppard, Founder/Curator of Black Mom’s Club CT, shares how sometimes we need to allow ourselves the time to grieve while relying on our support system to help nurse us back to power. Listen …

“It Ain't Over” with Robin Tillotson

Nov. 13, 2020

Robin, Chief Executive/Cultural Officer and host of the “This…I…Do…For…ME!” podcast, Tillotson started her business to remind Black women 50+ that “it ain’t over”. As a matter of fact, it’s just beginning. Listen to our int…

“Listen to Inklings” with Deneen L. Garrett, Host of ICW

Nov. 6, 2020

When things nudge you, listen! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deneen-l-garrett/message

“Dreams Deferred” with Lenne Cole

Oct. 30, 2020

***The title pays homage to my sister, Danyell “Soltreu” Garrett, who transitioned on 10/24/20. It is the title of her 1st book.*** Lenne Cole, aka Madame Tealight, urban farmer, public speaker, published author, crochet art…

“Look at 2020” with Simone E. Morris

Oct. 23, 2020

Simone E. Morris, CEO, Simone Morris Enterprises LLC., has “danced with discomfort” over the years. From being behind the scenes to finding her voice to empowering other women to “own their careers”. She started this year th…

“Where are you from REALLY?!” with Sheila Maloney

Oct. 16, 2020

Being a Latina and specifically a Latina from Brazil is very important to Sheila, Public Policy Fellow, Office of Equity and Racial Justice at the Office of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. So much so, in 2018, she quit her job and …

“Cubanismo” – pride for Cuba” with Josy Gallagher

Oct. 9, 2020

Being raised by parent born in Cuba, her mom is mulata and her father is Black, Josy Laza Gallagher, MA, (she,her,hers,ella), Global Inclusion Consultant & Executive Coach, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement(HACE) Boa…

“I’m Black and, Latina” with Yvette Towe, Attorney

Oct. 2, 2020

Growing up, people tried to put Yvette in a box . She made the decision if she could not check Black and Latina (Hispanic/Latino), she wouldn’t check anything. Learn how Yvette does not let people box her in and how she cele…

“Sing to a Similar Tune” with Jannie Fernandez

Sept. 25, 2020

In this week’s Hispanic Heritage Month episode, Jannie Fernandez , Director, K-12 Alliance & TECHNOLOchicas, National Center for Women & IT, promotes La Familia in her message to “ Find something you’re passionate about and,…

“Don’t Forget Those Who Came Before Us” with Anna L. Garcia, HACEMOS National President

Sept. 18, 2020

As we kick off our Hispanic Heritage Month Special Edition of ICW, we learn how Texas born Anna pays homage to those who came before her which fuels her to pour into those who are here. Listen as Anna talks about how she cel…

“Who is Speaking up for Them” with Aaris Dawson, Grad Student + Science Teacher

Sept. 11, 2020

Aaris Dawson, grad student and science teacher, recognizes her privilege of being in spaces and places others do not expect her to be in. When she gets her seat at the table, she uses her voice for herself and others. Listen…

“YOU are the Answer” with Ber-henda Williams

Sept. 4, 2020

Whatever the question, know you, Black girl, Woman of Color, are the answer. Everything you need is within. You are born of intuitive women, women who survived and thrived. Listen to this week’s episode to hear more from Ber…

“We are Meant to do More ” with T.D. Minter, Licensed Professional Counselor

Aug. 28, 2020

T.D. Minter, Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, LCDC-I, CHST, NCC, at Copenhagen Counseling Services, was raised by women who valued education and taught her “ with an education you can do so much ”. Listen as she …

“Dodging Combination Punches” with Aria Elan, Songwriter/Singer

Aug. 21, 2020

Life comes at us hard. Some of us are born wayyy behind the starting line. Aria, an Entertainment Attorney, Motivational Speaker, and Songwriter/Singer at SISI, encourages youth, LGBTQ+, and WoC to choose to be where they de…

“Make Something Amazing Happen” with Angelique Sina

Aug. 14, 2020

At an early age, Angelique Sina, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, saw the value of entrepreneurship. As she progressed in her career and reflected on poverty in Puerto Rico, she decided she wanted to help other Puerto…

“My Voice is the Voice that Builds Bridges” with Yusha King

Aug. 7, 2020

Yusha King, or as she calls herself, is “The Consigliere” to leaders “: advising, coaching, and mentoring individuals, groups, teams and organizations on “how to do...it, better!” In this week’s episode we dive into how Lady…

“Bet on Yourself” with Chantele Gray, Owner & Operator of Pretty Girl Studios Inc. + PGS Cosmetics

July 31, 2020

Having no personal examples of successful business owners and encouraged to get a college degree, Chantele Gray bet on herself and is now a successful business owner & operator of Pretty Girl Studios Inc. + PGS Cosmetics. Li…

“Building a Community through Self-Care” with Shia Joyner

July 24, 2020

First comes “self-care then self-love then acceptance and ultimately a push to walk and live your purpose”. Listen as Shia Joyner, Medical Esthetician, Reiki Healer, Registered Yoga Teacher and Domestic Violence and, creator…

“Blazing Trails with Every Breath” with Toni Jones

July 17, 2020

Being one of two girls in a family of boys, Toni learned to use her voice early. As a 5th grader in a program for future teachers, she questioned “what about girls” and hasn’t stopped. “You are blazing new trails every day y…

“The Essence of Your Awesomeness” with Sonia Jackson Myles

July 10, 2020

If you looked up “illustrious career”, you’d see Sonia’s picture. Every part of Sonia’s life is in service to others. That thing you can’t shake is your Spirit & Soul talking. Sit in silence + journal then do that which feed…

LGBTQ+

“Your Voice is Needed and Expected” with Crystal Lawrence, Lockheed Martin

July 3, 2020

Crystal Lawrence, Project Engineer Staff for Air Mobility and Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin, was born into a family where serving others was an expectation. She took this to heart which led to her co-founding Lockheed…

"Pay gaps, limited leadership, and lack of representation" with Patricia Mota, President & CEO of HACE

June 26, 2020

Pay gaps, limited leadership, and lack of representation are (3) reasons why Patricia is committed to advancing Latinas and other Women of Color. Listen to learn Patricia's (3) step process + her "call to action" for others.…

LGBTQ+

"Gathering Strength from My Ancestors" with Tara King-Hughes Senior Director, Technical Product Management & Performance

June 19, 2020

As a LGBTQ+ African American woman in STEM, Tara is no stranger to being one of the “onlys”. She lets the strength of those whose shoulders she stands on, Harriet (Tubman), Sojourner (Truth), Shirley (Chisolm), and Katherine…

LGBTQ+

Real talk! with Kimberly King, Engineering Program Manager @ Texas Instruments & on the leadership team of TI Pride ERG

June 12, 2020

Real talk! As a Black Gay Woman, Kim has had to work hard to accomplish the things she has and is an example to others as to what hard work gets you. “People of Color have been oppressed for so long, labeled voiceless, not h…

LGBTQ+

“All Black Lives Matter which include Black Trans Lives Matter” with Michelle Brown, She/Her/Hers, Public Speaker, Author, Activist, Radio Host of Collections by Michelle Brown-Blog Radio

June 5, 2020

Michelle Brown found her voice in her teens and uses it to open conversations that move towards actions. As a Black Queer Mom, she stands boldly in the crosshairs of her intersectionality and encourages us to do the same. As…

"Use Your Voice and Watch the Clouds Part" with Karen Arrington, Winner-NAACP Image Award Outstanding Literary Work /Empowerment Expert /Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra Leone

May 29, 2020

For the past 20 years, Karen Arrington, Founder of Miss Black USA, has been using her voice to impact thousands of women, locally and globally. She wrote, Your Next Level Life, winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding …

"How do you turn a loss into a Badass Bodacious life?" with Patrina Wisdom, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Wealth Mentor, Retreat Facilitator, MomPreneur & Creator of the Badass Bodacious Life Movement

May 22, 2020

How do you turn a loss into a Badass Bodacious life? Listen as Patrina Wisdom shares how she did just that after the loss of her husband to suicide while pregnant with their 4th child. She epitomizes the power we as women ha…

LGBTQ+

"Passionately Navigating Intersectionality" with Kathy Martinez, Director, Labor Relations, PRIDE ARG Field Lead

May 15, 2020

In this episode, Kathy Martinez (she/her/hers) shares how her different layers, being a WOC, a lesbian, career-focused and a leader of her company’s Associate Resource Group intersect. Listen to learn more about how Kathy pa…

"Not Letting Negative Statistics Dictate Your Journey" with Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez, Director, Leaders of Color at Education Reform Now

May 8, 2020

Dr. Damary did not let being born into negative statistics dictate her journey. As the eldest of 3 girls raised in Spanish Harlem, having lost her mom at an early age, she recognized the value of using her voice for herself…

"Becoming SAFE through Financial Empowerment" with Kalyn Risker Fahie, Founder/Executive Director, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)

May 1, 2020

Kalyn shares her story of empowering women who like her have been victims and/or survivors of Domestic Violence into becoming SAFE through financial empowerment. Resource(s): The National Domestic Violence Hotline MyPl…

LGBTQ+

"You’re Not Alone” with Meka Urriola-Hunt, President of LEAGUE at AT&T Georgia

April 24, 2020

Listen in as Meka shares her passion for working with LGBTQ+ youth. Her message to youth, “You’re not alone.” To us, “Try something new.” Resource(s): Covenant House Georgia HRC Atlanta Chris 180 Lost -n- Found Youth Home G…

"This Alpha Female Does Not Ask Permission" with Kahshanna Evans, Brand, Marcomm & PR Strategist

April 17, 2020

Listen in as Kahshanna shares her journey as an Alpha Female who does not ask permission and, the importance of knowing who you are. Resource: Embracing Ourselves: The Voice Dialogue Manual by Hal & Sidra Stone Connect: …

"Welcome to An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color" with Deneen L. Garrett

April 11, 2020

Welcome to the 1st episode of An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color. In this episode, the host, Deneen L. Garrett, shares her journey of getting to this point and how she realized being vulnerable held her back. She…