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The neutrality trap in our society, with Jackie Font-Guzmán and Bernie Mayer

Sometimes it’s not OK to be just neutral. In fact, it can be very dangerous when talking about effecting change and establishing social justice for everyone. In this episode,...

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How to marry aesthetics and logistics, with Becca Rose Atchison

What makes an amazing wedding experience for our clients and their guests?  Is it the design elements that make them stop in their tracks when they first see the...

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Practicing uncomfortable conversations, with former NCAA Volleyball Head Coach Jen Fry

The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy As an NCAA volleyball 15-year head coach, Jen Fry has plenty...

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Dubbing Districts—Naming Raleigh’s Emerging Nodes

Whether you’re a longtime Raleigh resident or a relative newbie and the thought of emerging districts grates on your nerves, hear us out (literally). Publisher Gina Stephens and Editor-in-Chief...

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Searching for validation: with possessions, respect from others, and from within: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, Kelly Breakstone Roth brought up conscious consumerism – being aware of what we’re buying at where it came from.  But why do we purchase the...

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Maria Loza: Golf Ball Engineer

Maria Juliana Loza has made a career of creating, designing, and testing golf balls – to help us golfers hit less houses and water hazards and hit more greens....

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Your employees are not OK, with Forbes Next 1000’s Dr. Tana Session

As a floating secretary for Ernst & Young, Tana Session found herself spending a lot of time in HR and soaking up every bit of knowledge she could. A...

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Pretty Fly—RM Chats Insider Itineraries for top Destinations

Wanna getaway? While travel is no doubt the buzzword for summer, every issue of  Raleigh Mag has a dedicated Getaway feature compiled by our well-traveled team—who has spent real...

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Bringing local artists to the global market through conscious consumerism, with Kelly Breakstone Roth

“We’re not encouraging people to consume. We’re encouraging people to make better choices when they decide to buy something.” This quote from Kelly Breakstone Roth can be applied to...

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In the News: Wells Fargo diversity policy faces backlash

The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy Interviewing diverse candidates for a position sounds like a great idea,...

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Social entrepreneurship and moving the needle, with Forward Impact Solutions’ Christopher Gergen

Christopher Gergen‘s first entrepreneurial venture—a coffee shop bar in Santiago, Chile—was impactful, but more impactful was the man who walked in and introduced himself as a “cultural entrepreneur.” In...

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Personalizing your automated client check-ins to surprise and delight, with Charlotte Isaac

Hi (First Name), Welcome to the (insert podcast here) Podcast! Are you wondering how to personalize some of your automated touch points with your (insert industry here) clients to...

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Building Equity: The Entrepreneurship of Venture Capitalists, with Leeds Illuminate’s Susan Kates

For entrepreneurs, seeking funding from a venture capital firm can seem intimidating. But, it’s important to remember that those investors are entrepreneurs, too. In this episode, learn about what...

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The History of Marketing in the Triangle

The Triangle’s marketing history is complicated, and Derek and Walk West CEO Abha Bowers gathered three of our area’s industry leaders to discuss the Triangle’s marketing growth, milestones and...

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Un-Covered—Get the Inside Scoop on Raleigh Mag Covers

Not unlike behind-the-scenes scoop on a reality TV show, our magazine covers have backstories—and even sometimes come with drama. Dive into the juicy details of some of Raleigh Magazine’s...

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Inclusive Leadership and Inclusive Medicine, with Horizon Therapeutics’ Irina Konstantinovsky

The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy   Horizon Therapeutics specializes in solving problems in rare diseases, and...

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When our ideas suck, and what’s great about competitors’ negative reviews: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, Mountainside Media’s Christie Osborne came on to talk about how she evaluates ideas from her team and clients, even the ones she thinks suck. Today,...

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From Terrified to Top 5% Podcast: Jackie Ferguson’s Diversity Beyond the Checkbox Journey

With millions of shows to compete with, reaching the top 5% of podcasts is an incredible feat, and Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox has achieved it! Hosted by Jackie Ferguson,...

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Improve Your Readiness for International Business Relationships (mini-episode)

Typically when we think about diversity equity and inclusion, we look at what’s going on in our companies and in our communities – and that’s usually just within the...

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Inside Scoop on Selling My Wedding Business + BTS Fun Reflections

In some exciting news, after 12 years of running A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning, Megan has passed the torch to the next owner. There have been tears...

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How STEM can EMPOWER ALL to be fully human through equitable opportunities that embraces cultural responsiveness

Valencia Hicks-Harris, Founder/Chief Executive Officer “The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility, we have the opportunity to labor for freedom,...

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Petopia—Raleigh Mag Chats the Pet Parenthood Movement

Pets are trending—at once boosting the market and bogging down the industry. And just like that “Morgan Treeman” plant or resting brunch face you perfected midpanemic, it isn’t a...

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Making access to equity more equitable, with Just Capital’s Ashley Marchand Orme

It’s easy for public corporations to talk about moving the needle on diversity, equity, and inclusion. But what happens when the curtain is pulled back and there’s full transparency? ...

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Leadership in a post-COVID hybrid workspace world, with Donald Thompson and Bradley Kirkman

Today, Bradley Kirkman and Donald Thompson discuss the future of work through the lens of emotional intelligence, generational differences in leadership, and diversity in the C-suite. Donald Thompson is...

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Evaluating your business ideas (even the dumb ones), with data nerd Christie Osborne

Early in Christie Osborne’s career, she realized that literally, everybody has ideas, even the people you wouldn’t expect to. But the challenge is evaluating those ideas based on if...

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Lindsay Siegel is fighting for the entrepreneurs who build with purpose, like People’s Choice co-founder Troy Walcott

Lindsay Siegel is the Head of Impact at a different kind of venture capital fund. Company Ventures is not just looking at profitability and return on investment – they...

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Dottie Pepper: From LPGA Tour Legend to Broadcaster to Author

Dottie Pepper is an LPGA legend, having won 17 tour events and earning almost $7M on tour. But being a golf pro isn’t as easy as it can appear,...

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Business in the Nations’ Capital – More than just politics with Angela Franco from the DC Chamber

When Angela Franco was a growing up in Columbia, her father would tell her, “Don’t think that you’re better than anybody else. If you want to go someplace, you’re...

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LGBTQ+ leaders we’re celebrating this Pride month

The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, by Jackie Ferguson and Roxanne Bellamy At The Diversity Movement, we celebrate Pride all year long. But,...

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Major Milestones—Celebrate City Icons With Raleigh Mag

We dedicate our careers—literally—to bringing you what’s new, now, next. But in this episode we take a step back and nod to the businesses (from hospitality to retail and...

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Can you be both supermom and badass entrepreneur? Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, Judy Pickett shared her struggles of building a business while being a mom – and eventually joining forces with her daughter Hilaire.  Today, Courtney and...

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College Coaches Ralph and Ray Bring Soccer Legends to their New Podcast, For the Love of the Game

Legendary college soccer coaches Ralph Perez and Ray Reid open up their rolodexes to bring soccer royalty to their new podcast, For the Love of the Game! We’re talking...

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PGA of America Launches Podcast with Earfluence

The PGA of America has partnered with Earfluence to bring you a new podcast, Getting to the Green. Getting to the Green explores the many ways that you can find financial success...

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35. Marcus Ginyard (former UNC Basketball Captain)

Marcus Ginyard graduated from UNC in 2010 with all the basketball accolades you can imagine including NCAA champion, team captain, defensive player of the year, and All-ACC defense. After...

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5 ways to build connection with new inquiries, with The Big Wedding Planning Podcast’s Michelle Martinez

Let’s think about the couples who fill out an inquiry form. They’re interested in the specifics of your services and your price point of course, but what they’re truly...

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Not here for mediocrity – Advancing big dreams with Greg Brown & Brandon Wolfe

Today Don chats with two dynamic leaders from Charlotte NC. Dr. Brandon Wolfe, Chief Diversity Officer at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, talks about his role, diversity equity...

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