Allyship, Feminism, and Making an Impact, with NYU’s Kayla Merriweather

Kayla Merriweather is a powerhouse. A senior at New York University, she’s in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, concentrating in History and Place through a Black Feminist Lens with a Minor in Spanish. She’s a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar, a Resident Assistant and the President for the Black Student Union.  In summary, she’s wicked smart and an example of the type of leaders we need for a better future. To close Women’s History Month, we’re talking about how she practices and teaches allyship, what allyship means to her and what it means to be intentional about the companies you support.


Donald Thompson:  Welcome to the Donald Thompson podcast. I’m really excited about our guest today. Kayla Merriweather is a student at NYU, right, obviously in, in New York, but a North Carolina native. And Kayla, welcome to the show.

Kayla Merriweather:  Thank you for having me. Nice to be here.

Donald Thompson:  So one of the things, Kayla, that I like to do with, with our guests and we’ll get into some things on gen Z and racial equity and things like that, but would like for the audience to just get to know you. So, just talk about your family education background, things of interest.

Just give us a little flavor of Kayla Merriweather.

Kayla Merriweather:  All right. My favorite thing to do. So, hi everyone. My name is Kayla.

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The Donald Thompson Podcast is hosted by Walk West CEO, The Diversity Movement CEO, mentor, investor, and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Donald Thompson.

Music for this episode provided by Jensen Reed from his song, “You Can’t Stop Me”.

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