Episode 9 – Unlocking Social Capital in Corporate America

Over the last couple of years, as major corporations publicly stated their commitment to equity & inclusion, many leaders from historically excluded & marginalized identities were asked to step into roles to help lead the change. Being at the table can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But having representation at the table is essential. In this episode, Amelia Hardy and I discuss how to show up, stand up and speak up when you have a seat at the table and the importance of authentically being part of the conversation when the glass cliff is ready to be shattered.  In today’s conversation, I delve into how Amelia is leveraging a successful career to create transformational change to shift the narrative of “business as usual” within a Fortune 100 company.  From prioritizing herself, and her family, and leaning into meaningful relationships in business, we cover a wide spectrum of how she stays on top of her field and ensures that her passion, purpose, and profession are optimally aligned while working to unlock equity and inclusion in today’s corporate landscape.

Amelia Hardy is the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at Best Buy. Amelia has over 20 years of strategic and leadership roles at fortune 100 companies. Her career experience includes marketing strategy, brand management, business development, and product commercialization. She is significantly involved within the community and currently serves on multiple national and community boards, including the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities, the Cowles Center, and Minnesota Community Care.

I invite you to join our conversation as we discuss:

1.     George Floyd

2.     Self-Compassion

3.     Compartmentalization

4.     Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

5.     Using your voice

6.     Relationships

7.     Network

8.     James Baldwin

9.     Corporate Social Responsibility

10.   Inclusive Leadership

11.   Advocate for Change

12.   Glass Cliff

13.   Meritocracy

14.   Work/Life Integration


Honorable Mentions

Self-Care Practices for your Life

5 Ways to Fight Diversity Fatigue

Diversity & Representation: a Corporate Perspective

Ted Talks: Danger of a Single Story

What makes an inclusive leader?

The Power of Narrative: Change the Story, Change the World

James Baldwin

Corie Barry – CEO, Best Buy


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This podcast is hosted by Angela Taylor. Angela Taylor is an equity & inclusion strategist, executive coach, motivational speaker, podcaster, TV Analyst and entrepreneur! She is the co-founder of The DIGNITAS Agency, Principal of Tindall Avenue Coaching and Owner & Chief Indulge Officer of Indulge Boise which is a culinary and cultural experience brand that is the #1 Rated Food Tour in Boise.


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