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EY’s Karyn Twaronite is on the cutting edge of diversity and inclusion innovation

Karyn Twaronite is responsible for maximizing the diversity of Ernst & Young professionals across the globe by enhancing their inclusive culture. Today she talks about how her DEI career got started (and how it almost didn’t), her experiences of being the only one in the room, and how she thinks about DEI culture from a…

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Do you have an expensive hobby or something Substantial, with Greg Hedgepeth

One day Greg Hedgepeth’s grandpa took him into the woods, gave him a gun, and taught him an important life lesson that you can’t just shoot aimlessly – you need to have a why you do the things you do.  Years later, Greg was working as a professor at Shaw University and as the director…

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A Feathr Touch: Navigating Customer, Employee and Investor Relations with Aleksander Levental

Aleksander Levental jokes that the first Board Meeting he ever led was the first Board Meeting he ever went to. Before co-founding Feathr, Aleks was a researcher in the physics department, a delivery driver, and a waiter. So fresh out of college, he had to quickly learn how to grow a company and navigate relationships…

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You don’t need a “C” on your jersey to be captain: Leadership Lessons from Exhale’s Matt Sheehan

In Part 2, Exhale Home CEO Matt Sheehan talks leadership lessons he’s gained over the years as VP of Redbox, President of Primo Water, and now CEO of Exhale. “You don’t need a ‘C’ on your jersey to be captain,” so whether you’re a leader by title or not, you’ll want to tune in. Transcript…

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Playing small, and “You might be an entrepreneur if…” – Conversations with Sisters

In today’s Conversations with Sisters, Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with Nichole Lowe. Specifically, why do we think small sometimes to protech ourselves from rejection?  Plus, everybody’s favorite new game, “You Might be an Entrepreneur if…” If you haven’t listened to the conversation with SoleLife‘s Nichole Lowe, it’s the episode before this one,…

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Raleigh’s “Open Source” Network, Growth Mindset, and Power of Diversity: Matt Sheehan, Part 1

Exhale Home CEO Matt Sheehan gave so many quoatables and pieces of wisdom that we had to separate his interview into two parts. On Part 1, Matt gives the life lessons his parents taught him (“The clock of life is wound but once”), why his family chose Raleigh out of all the cities in the…

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14. Entrepreneurship: An Epic Adventure Or Crushing Health Hazard?

If you went into entrepreneurship to have flexible hours, you probably found that you don’t have time for anything – and your physical and mental health suffers. So what can you do? Dr Ferro, Caitlin Brauner, Caren DeCesaris, and Jason Gillikin discuss.   Transcript Dr Bill Ferro: Welcome to the Quacks and Hypochondriacs Podcast. I’m…

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Telling Prince “I Quit” and Narrowly Missing 9/11, with Nichole Lowe

Nichole Lowe had it all in her 20’s – she had her own production company where she worked on commercials, documentaries, television shows – and even shows and music videos for Prince. Life was pretty amazing – until she realized it wasn’t the life she wanted. Nichole is now CEO of SoleLife, a tele-coaching and…

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Creating a strategic and disciplined approach to DEI, with Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh has been researching, designing and building solutions to complex social challenges for the last 20 years, but she was born into diversity, equity and inclusion work. As founder of Flying Elephant, a holding company for social impact companies, Deanna is on a mission to build innovative opportunities for underserved communities. In this episode,…

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DEI for the Startup Community 4: Pendo Head of DEI Jessica Jolley

Pendo is what startups aspire to be. Launched in October of 2013 with 4 founders, it has now raised over $200M, has over 500 employees, and is valued at over $1B. In many ways, Pendo is the poster child for startup success. But with that growth comes challenges. Today, Jessica Jolley, Head of Diversity, Equity,…

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