When we share our stories, we empower others to find their voice. This was the experience that today’s guest, Dr. Waajida L. Small, talks about overcoming this episode.
Dr. Waajida L. Small is the founder and CEO of Capital Conscious U LLC; a leadership development firm focused on helping career and entrepreneur women of color find and align their purpose with their careers and business. Using platforms such as her blog and her podcast Dr. Small provides insight into women of color’s real-life experiences in the workforce and coaches and teaches strategies and best practices to position women of color for success.
Let’s dive right into this episode and learn from Dr. Waajida about the right mindset of leadership and self-advocacy.
EPISODE SHOW NOTES
[00:01 – 08:58] Opening Segment
[08:59 – 15:09] Women in Leadership, Cultures, and Roles
[15:10 – 20:09] The Right Leadership Mindset
[20:10 – 40:09] Know The Power of Our Voice and Speak Up
[40:10 – 50:44] The Significance of Self-Advocacy
[50:45 – 59:13] Closing Segment
“You need to use your voice and speak up.” – Dr. Waajida L. Small
“When we share our stories, we empower others to find their voice.” – Dr. Waajida L. Small
“Speak when you have something valuable to say, not so that you can hear yourself talk.” – Dr. Waajida L. Small
“Being a leader does not mean you have to be everything, and as a leader, you are still learning from the people that you lead.” – Dr. Waajida L. Small.
Dr. Waajida L. Small is the founder and CEO of Capital Conscious U LLC, a leadership development firm focused on helping career and entrepreneur women find and align their purpose with their careers and business. Dr. Small is Certified Purpose Leader (CPL), Certified Human Capital Strategist (HCS) and certified professional coach (CPC) with specialties in career, executive, and spiritual coaching. She also holds a doctorate in Human Capital Management with a research emphasis on women of color and leadership.
A career human resources executive, Dr. Small has helped international organizations design and implement strategies to attract, develop, and retain top talent. She is passionate about helping women thrive in the workplace, in their businesses, and the world and has held various service roles in organizations such as IMPACT Leadership 21 Emerging Global Leaders Circle Mentorship, Black Women of Influence, The Black Girl Project, and the International Association of Women.
Using platforms such as her blog Living, Learning, Leading and her podcast Leading with Purpose, Dr. Small provides insight into the real-life experiences of women of color in the workforce and coaches and teaches strategies and best practices to position women of color for success. Dr. Small is the author of “Our Leadership Journey: Shared Stories, Lessons and Advice for Women of Color”, a book for women of color on the rise into positions of leadership and influence., which is currently available on preorder.
You can connect with Dr. Waajida on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or visit her website at https://www.waajidasmall.com/. Check out her book, available for sale at https://www.waajidasmall.com/book, and to listen to her podcast (Leading with Purpose Podcast on all platforms)
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