Black people are lazy. Black people don’t have anything to bring to the table. Black people don’t have great ideas. These clichés are what keep systematic racism in power. If we are unable to show our greatness because no one is listening, how do we prove these stereotypes wrong? This type of thinking does not just happen in the workforce. It begins at a very young age in our education system. Per Education Weekly, “a typical U.S. student spends 8,884 hours over nine years to complete primary and lower secondary education.” With that amount of time, teachers have the ability to either breath life into a child or deflate them like a balloon. If a child is the “only one” in the classroom that looks different than the others, what’s the likelihood they are going to receive positive affirmations or any affirmations at all?
In this episode, I am speaking with Nikole Collins Puri. Nikole is a social justice visionary, strategist, advocate and mentor who has committed her life to unleashing the potential of untapped communities. She’s the CEO of Techbridge Girls, a nonprofit organization that excites, educates and equips girls from low-income communities through STEM, empowering them to pursue STEM careers and achieve economic mobility and financial security as adults.
I invite you to join our conversation as we discuss:
- Receiving Grace
- Being the Only
- Systemic Racism
- Authentic Voice
- Available Energy
- Transforming Leadership
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This award-nominated 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 Dignitas, Principal of Tindall Avenue and Owner & Chief Indulge Officer of Indulge Boise Food Tours which is a culinary and cultural experience brand that is the #1 Rated Food Tour in Boise.
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