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Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Ground is a weekly podcast hosted by Hire Ground Founder and CEO Cloe Guidry-Reed and diversity and inclusion leader Adam Moore. Each week we will have an in-depth discussion with procurement leaders and supplier diversity teams, successful suppliers, relevant associations, historians, and economists. We make the enterprise ecosystem more viable, profitable, and competitive by clearing the path for minority, women, LGBTQ, and veteran-led small businesses to ...
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A weekly update on all that is new in the world of GDPR, plus interesting guests, some 'how to' slots and details of new GDPR related solutions. UK based but with items of interest to a worldwide audience.
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Have you ever felt this pull inside that there's something more for you to be and contribute in this life? Have you ever wondered what your thing is that makes you special and different? Yeah, that was me until I went through my rock bottom when I discovered my husband's addiction and infidelity. At that point, I had two choices - I could let it destroy me, or I could level up. That choice began my road to healing, purpose, redemption and growing in to the woman that Jesus made me to be. I'm ...
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On this episode of Breaking Barriers, Building a Higher Ground, I had the pleasure of speaking with Adam Moore and Cloe Guidry Reed about the future of supplier diversity in 2024. In the rapidly evolving world of supplier diversity, Adam and Cloe delved into the emerging trends and challenges that businesses should prepare for in the coming year. C…
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February 2021 was Black History Month, a movement that is not and should not be confined to one month of the calendar year. Despite the best intentions of many companies to promise change in the workplace for the better, Black History Month’s message can easily get lost regardless of the many corporations pledging to make a positive change in their…
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The Supply Chain Advisory Board for the University of Georgia is the primary contact between industry and Supply Chain professors and students. Marty Parker is a UGA alumnus and lecturer who helped launch the UGA Supply Chain Advisory Board and is currently an honor supply chain leader for UGA. He is a partner at TechCXO, providing companies with o…
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Welcome to Hire Ground, where we delve into the strategies that cultivate an inclusive and thriving workplace. Today’s episode, featuring the insightful Vicky Brown, CEO of Idomeneo Enterprises, takes us on a journey through the intricacies of creating an empowering employee experience. With a wealth of knowledge in HR and employee training, Vicky’…
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It’s 2024 and the bar for SUCCESS on social media is being raised! Are you willing to do things differently and implement the changes necessary so that your time spent scrolling actually results in dollars instead of sucking the hours out of your day? Send me a DM @abbeycappa with the word “PASSIVE” if you want a step-by-step blueprint for setting …
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Welcome to another enlightening episode of Hire Ground, where we explore the intersecting paths of supply chain inclusion, supplier diversity, and creating a more equitable economy. On today’s episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Takema Robinson, an inspiring leader and catalyst for social justice through corporate change. Takema Robinson, foun…
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In this week’s episode, we dive deep into the critical intersection of law, ESG, and racial equity with our guest, Johnjerica Hodge. As a partner at Katten and co-chair of their ESG risk and investigations practice, Johnjerica plays a vital role in guiding companies through the complexities of maintaining their ESG and DEI commitments while facing …
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Do you ever feel like Instagram is a swirling pool of engagement tips and reel hooks that NEVER END??? Well today we are cutting through the noise and boiling it all down to just THREE simple things you need in order to increase your income on socials in 2024. If you’re ready to start creating passive income (Aka: making sales in your sleep) make s…
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In this episode of Breaking Barriers, Building a Higher Ground, we had the pleasure of speaking with Leslie Chang from Caelux a California-based startup at the forefront of solar technology innovation. Leslie, as the director of strategy and policy, shared her journey from studying economic history to consulting for global development organizations…
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Ever wonder why it feels like you have no control over how soon someone is willing to *finally* buy from you? Good news- you do!!! While we can't "force" anyone to click purchase (and honestly we wouldn't want to!) There is a LOT you can do on your end as a leader and business owner to "speed up" that buying process and help MORE people on a weekly…
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I used to think that building a “personal brand” was like a fashion statement for your business… what presets you use on your photos, what colors you use on your website, and the overall “feel” that someone gets when they look at your content…. But NOPE that’s not even the main point of it! A personal brand is having a product and income stream tie…
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In this special episode we focus on Hire Ground, the innovative minority-woman-led B2B software company that sponsors and produces this podcast. Hire Ground gives enterprise buyers the tools to confidently source and manage suppliers while helping diverse entrepreneurs access new business opportunities. Through tailored configuration, data-driven m…
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As business owners we’ve all heard the phrase “take messy action” over and over again… but what IF that messy action is actually KEEPING YOU STUCK on the treadmill of hustling without the income to show for it? Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before taking any NEW action in your business this year. As a CEO it’s your job to make sure you’re ac…
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Zuzy Martin-Aly is the host of the Girls in Tech podcast, a nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate the gender gap in tech one episode at a time. She is an expert in brand strategizing and marketing and works with clients and agencies to promote their products or services in the most creative ways possible. Zuzy is also an award-winning …
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It goes without saying that 2021 fared leagues better than 2020 did. Many companies will start engaging with their consumers to celebrate the world’s grand reopening, especially now that we’re near the end of the year. However, what does it mean when your business only engages with the market when all is said and done? How do you engage with your d…
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Sarah Marske is the Founder and CEO of Saramar Group, a marketing consultancy firm specializing in connecting brands to the U.S. Hispanic market. Saramar Group integrates three core solutions for business growth with social impact: Hispanic Marketing Services, Social Impact Initiatives, and Consulting & Training. Sarah was previously the Multicultu…
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Bruce Katz is the Founder of New Localism Associates, a firm that helps cities finance, deliver, and design innovative initiatives that focus on sustainable growth and inclusion. He received the Heinz Award in Public Policy for his contributions to city planning and influences on the community’s economy and livability. He authored the book The New …
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Hey there! Before we dive into today's podcast, let me give you a sneak peek into my chaotic life as a mom wrangling kids for dinner and soccer practice. But hey, this won't be a long episode. I'm thrilled to share that come January, I'm launching a new course, and if you're on the email list, you'll be the first to know, with some exclusive offers…
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Everyone has an experience of being promised something and then discovering the promise cannot be kept. While it may be easier to accept someone’s information without intending to follow up, you never know when that decision could come back to haunt you. It’s important whether you’re on the corporate side or the supplier side to remain transparent …
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In this podcast episode, I share the transformative journey of healing my marriage, marked by infidelity, addiction, and a pursuit of thriving. Outlining ten crucial steps, I stress the significance of seeking external support, individual and collective growth, honest communication about needs, and facing the fear of divorce. Personal accounts incl…
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As the founder of four companies, Monique Mills is no stranger to blazing the trails of entrepreneurship in technology and digital transformation. She is passionate about helping companies overcome obstacles and innovate new roads to technological development and is intent on solving big problems within the modern world. As the founder and chief st…
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Christine Rogers is the President and COO of Aspireship, a company helping tomorrow’s leaders by ensuring they perform at optimum level in their current roles with training, interview preparation, leadership development, and career development coaching. Aspireship looks to proactively match such leaders with fast-growing employers in need of talent…
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Hey there, it's Joy Harrington, and I'm thrilled to have you on the show today. We're tackling a topic close to many hearts – the connection between resentment and libido. On my Instagram, I often dive into how these two aspects, especially for women, are intertwined. Resentment can be a significant barrier to emotional and physical intimacy, often…
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Abraham Xiong is the President of Government Contractors Association, Inc., a national trade association of commercial contractors and government agencies. The organization’s goal is to help small or minority-led businesses get their fair share of opportunities in the government market. Abraham is also the co-founder of Blockchain Chamber of Commer…
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In this podcast episode, I open up about the pervasive issue of feeling alone within marriages and share my journey in flipping this narrative. Drawing from recent coaching experiences and personal reflections, I explore the common thread of women feeling overwhelmed by the belief that everything is solely their responsibility. I delve into the roo…
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Amanda Hammett is the CEO of Core Elevation, a company dedicated to helping high-performance leaders achieve even greater results and working with Inc. 5,000 corporations to strategize attracting, retaining, and engaging top-level talent. She is also the host of the Next Generation Rockstars Podcast (aka Millennial Rockstars), where she proves her …
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In this episode, I, Joy Harrington, find myself driving to an appointment, lost in thought about that inner narrative we all grapple with – that voice telling us we're messing things up, that we're not good enough, that we've made a mistake. I've realized that this critical voice often emerges when I take a chance on something new, something I trul…
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It’s no question that having supplier diversity can elevate a company’s financial growth—especially if more companies actively pursue supplier diversity. In fact, CVS Health reported their supplier diversity program contributed an astounding $5.5 billion to the US economy in 2018. This shows supplier diversity isn’t just a trend or a fad businesses…
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In this episode, I delve into the crucial topic of asking for what you need in your marriage. I begin by sharing a personal story of someone seeking advice on feeling unheard and unfulfilled in their relationship. It's a common struggle, and I stress the importance of open communication to avoid resentment and unhappiness. I highlight the link betw…
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Joy White is a mindset and wellness coach, keynote speaker, and the founder and CEO of Flawed Masterpiece, a health and wellness business that wants Black women to adopt a lifestyle of self-care, healing, and inner peace. She has over 16 years of experience holding executive positions in non-profit boardrooms, international law firms, and small bou…
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Dr. Janelle Williams is the co-founder and CEO of Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative, a catalytic nonprofit that seeks to build Black wealth through community wealth-building strategies. Committed to advancing investments and policies that increase opportunities for disinvested communities, Janelle has led several strategies for the Federal Reserve…
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In this episode, I dive into what I've discovered as the primary cause of divorce in today's marriages – resentment. I explain how resentment accumulates as stored negative emotions within our bodies over time, often stemming from unaddressed issues or suppressed feelings. As a result, it can lead to communication breakdown, unresolved conflicts, e…
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Matthew Sekol is the Global ESG and Sustainability Advisor at Microsoft. Matthew has over 20 years of experience in storytelling, pioneering disruptive strategies, and influencing transformation by unpacking and clarifying organizational risks and opportunities to senior stakeholders. In addition to serving as an advisor at Microsoft, Matthew is an…
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LaMecia Butler is the Program Manager for Meta’s Supplier Diversity. As Program Manager, LaMecia shapes the engagement between Facebook’s supplier diversity team and key stakeholders, which include internal buyers, management, media, diverse suppliers, and industry partners. LaMecia is also the Principal of GEM Legacy Management LLC, a firm that co…
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In this episode, I'm excited to share a transformative seven-step forgiveness process that has had a profound impact on my life and relationships. I learned this powerful method from my coach, who inherited it from her coach, and it's been a game-changer. This process helps you release resentment by addressing the stories and lenses that shape your…
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Vicky Brown is the President and CEO of Idomeneo Enterprises, a strategic business process outsourcing firm that specializes in Human Resources. Vicky’s HR expertise and leadership experience encompass industries such as technology, entertainment, and advertising. In addition to her role as CEO of Idomeneo, Vicky is an accomplished coach who helps …
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Jon Suber is the Supplier Diversity Manager at Freddie Mac, a government-sponsored private bank providing mortgage capital to lenders to make homeownership possible for millions of families and individuals. Jon has a BSBA in Marketing from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in Supply Chain Management fro…
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In this podcast episode, I reflect on the pivotal moments when I realized my husband had become my safe place and share insights on fostering a strong, intimate relationship. I discuss the importance of shifting perspective, separating facts from interpretations, and the power of empathy through the seven-step forgiveness process. I emphasize the n…
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“We know that women are making tremendous strides, but they’re still fighting for opportunities for success in the workplace and as entrepreneurs.” – Cloe Guidry-Reed March has arrived and Spring is in the air! March may be the month of rebirth and regrowth, but it is also the month dedicated to honoring women in business. March 8th was Internation…
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In this episode, I delve into the significance of being the director of my own life rather than constantly outsourcing vital decisions. I illustrate this idea with relatable examples, like my visits to the nail salon, where I often grapple with whether to speak up or accept results I don't like. I discuss the adverse effects of continuous outsourci…
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“Supplier diversity for me from a corporate standpoint isn’t so much a definition or a case study as it is a program where we’re actively helping reduce barrier of entry to small and diverse businesses into corporate America” – Adam Moore Do you think you understand and practice supplier diversity and inclusion? The Harvard Business Review describe…
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“We realize that you can be everything to everybody. There is absolutely no way that we can all be good at everything, and we’re looking for specialists to come in.” – Adam Moore Do you know why you did not get that call back? There are many topics and attitudes we believe are good to share during sales meetings, because we think it adds value. How…
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Today, I'm thrilled to share powerful lessons I gained during a remarkable two-week adventure in Indiana. My time with successful friends revealed fresh perspectives on building wealth. From their open-mindedness, embracing others' expertise, and fostering positivity, to their genuine kindness and accountability, I discovered five unconventional ke…
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“A succession plan is critical for small, medium, and diverse businesses—it is how your business lives beyond you.” – Adam Moore A business succession plan is something not commonly discussed among small and diverse businesses. After all, it’s especially difficult for any founder—especially those who think of their business as their child—to think …
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Welcome to today’s episode where we delve into personal growth, business strategies, and thriving relationships. In this episode, we uncover the crucial concept of misalignment between internal and external value that could be affecting both your business and relationships. I will share to you some personal insights, emphasizing that the disconnect…
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“A business continuity plan sounds scary, but it allows you to do much more than just run a business—you have to come out of being the ‘Chief Everything Officer’ and truly become the CEO.” – Adam Moore An emergency is bound to happen in any organization, whether it’s a Fortune 500 company or a small, diverse business. For any business, preparation …
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In today’s episode, I'm finally back in my bedroom after a short stint in Scottsdale, gearing up for more summer travels. I've been reveling in the joy of routine while also recognizing the beauty of breaking away from it. Today, let's dive into a topic that's been on my mind – forging deeper connections with our kids as they grow. The parent-child…
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“Through business excellence, we can transform communities that have had historically high rates of poverty into predictable wealth.” – Louis Garcia This week on Breaking Barriers: What inspired Louis’s entrepreneurial desire Louis’s thoughts on inclusive generational wealth Using business excellence to elevate communities from poverty Why many bus…
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In this episode, I share recent experiences, from a gym mishap where I fractured my elbow during a warm-up exercise to enjoying summer travels with family in Colorado. As the one-year anniversary of my son Sterling's passing approaches, I'm contemplating how to celebrate his life authentically and find joy amidst grief. Uncertain about my online pr…
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“The intersection between caring for the environment and managing your company in a sustainable, ethical way is called corporate social responsibility.” – Elba Pareja-Gallagher Elba Pareja-Gallagher is an Environmental, Social, and Governance expert, sustainability consultant, and keynote speaker. Elba is the founder and Principal of Sustainability…
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