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Empowered in Color is dedicated to helping people of color thrive in both business and in life. The core of Empowered in Color is positive representation. As a society we are just now discovering the importance and power of positive representation, and we want to do the same when it comes to work. We want you to see other people working in different industries making a name for themselves and doing great things, and we want you to be reminded that it is possible for you too. Empowered in Col ...
 
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Today's episode is short, but we're expanding! While this episode is basically an update episode, I've learned so many things about myself and changed as both a person and entrepreneur that I hope you can learn and take note from in your own business or your own team! If you're interested in DEI consulting services for your company or organization,…
 
Happy Latinx Heritage Month! Today we're covering an extremely personal topic on the podcast: spirituality. We're talking to Yvette, The Bratty Brujita, about how she fell into becoming a spiritual practitioner & being paid for it, how it has helped her heal from previous traumas, and why we ALL need to be more in tune with spirituality. It was a r…
 
We are BACK and coming back strong! Today we have our first-ever venture capital-funded entrepreneur! Surbhi is a co-founder of Symbl AI and is an immigrant. Today she shares her story getting into tech, becoming a startup founder, and even a little bit about being an entrepreneur on a visa and what that process has been like. Mentioned on this wee…
 
I've spent the last few months at a career crossroads, torn between what my head says to logically do and what my heart wants me to do to be fulfilled. Today's episode will detail all of that and the break Empowered in Color will be going on until September. I'll talk about what I've been dealing with, what I've learned about myself in the process,…
 
We want to close out Pride Month talking about something that impacts how we approach everything we do at Empowered in Color: Intersectionality. If you've been following us for a while you're likely familiar with the term already, but we think it's always good to have a refresher and relate it back to Pride because even many people of color still a…
 
One year after the murder of George Floyd, support for the Black Lives Matter movement and police reform has gone down especially from white folks, and many companies haven't done much change internally to make significant strides towards true Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI). Today's episode was taken from our first-ever workshop/webinar back …
 
While the month of May is meant to celebrate both the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, Pacific Islander (also known as Pasifika) folks are often tokenized or completely left out of the conversation and celebration. Today I'm sitting down with Lilian Dirrebes, a Palauan American from Portland, Oregon to talk about her identity as a P…
 
After a monthlong break, we are back to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) as well as Mental Health Awareness Month! Today's episode is a short reminder of how we all need to be better in celebrating this month for the AAPI community by being intentional about inclusion and not just tokenizing us. It's also quite …
 
This episode was originally going to be a reflection of the last 3 years of Empowered in Color, but with the recent Anti-Asian events, I decided to focus on that with a little bit of reflection on how podcasting with EIC has helped me be able to speak the way I am speaking about these events today. Mentioned on this week's episode: Instagram Live V…
 
March is Women's History Month, and earlier this week we celebrated International Women's Day! In honor of that, I'm sharing with you my story on how I have become more confident in myself and who I am as a woman and woman of color. I'll even share some practical, actionable tips for you whether you are a woman working on yourself or a man listenin…
 
We're releasing an online course! After years of putting it off out of fear, we are releasing Network and Get Work, the ultimate guide to connecting with people online and offline, no matter the situation so that you can further your career. The course will be released by April 2021 at the latest, but here's what you can expect in today's episode: …
 
Last month, we hosted our 2nd Annual Empowered Summit! It was a success, though not in the ways that I expected, and this week I'm sharing lessons learned as a result. Whether you are interested in hosting virtual events or just like attending them, you are bound to learn something new in today's episode! You'll learn about: What it takes to host a…
 
Six months ago, I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) by a psychiatrist for the first time as an adult. It's been six months since my diagnosis and being placed on meds and on this episode I talk about what my experience has been like so far and how you can either get help yourself or at least have a better understandin…
 
Monday and Tuesday, January 11-12, 2021 we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Empowered Summit! Especially with recent events in the U.S. Capitol, we believe now more than ever that people of color NEED to do something to create the lives that they want to have the freedom and joy we deserve no matter what happens. That no matter what happens in the U.…
 
2020 was a hellish year for everyone, but if you're reading this, you can say we made the most of it. Let's reflect on EIC from the past year, how we lived out our word of the year (thrive) and how we will frame 2021: Envision. Mentioned on this week's episode: On January 11-12, 2021, we are hosting the 2nd annual Empowered Summit! Join us and othe…
 
When we hear about vegan or vegetarianism, we tend to think of hippie white people who are overcharging for bland vegetables. Toni of Plant Based on a Budget has made it her mission to change that preconceived notion. Toni also has two vegan cookbooks out: The Friendly Vegan Cookbook and Plant Based on a Budget. On January 11-12, 2021, we are hosti…
 
It's the last month of 2020, finally! For so many reasons, this year may tire you out more than usual. Today's episode, we are talking about the balancing act of being gracious to yourself and not overworking yourself this holiday season, but also taking some of our extra time at home to prepare for the new year. To help you prepare for the new yea…
 
November is Native American Heritage Month, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to highlight a dear friend and native creator trying to showcase the real lives and issues of modern-day Natives in America. Megan is your average Native woman who has grown up on the reservation who wants to tell authentic stories about how Natives are, n…
 
Hi friends, today's episode is a short one due to the craziness of the U.S. election! Here's how we can stay active and maintain momentum even as the news of the election comes and goes: 1. Learn who your representatives are at every level! At the city, county, state, and national levels there are representatives who are meant to speak on your beha…
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! My birthday is this week (October 15, to be exact) and I wanted to celebrate my birthday with... failure? It sounds weird at first, but if you think about it, failures make us who we are. Even though the last few months I've been on a roll with everything I'm doing, I wanted to reflect on some big failures in my life in the la…
 
After months of talking about her on the podcast, I'm so glad that I finally got to sit down and actually *record* one of my conversations with Joy, the mastermind behind Basic Brown Nerds, Carrera Digital, and her personal brand, Build with Joy. We talk about her story being one of the few women of color in her STEM programs throughout high school…
 
We're kicking off Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month early with Steven Hernandez, a corporate philanthropist based in Detroit, Michigan! Today, Steven shares his story of how he got into his current career, which perfectly encapsulates the reason behind Empowered in Color: exploring career paths you may have never considered before because of seeing so…
 
If you didn't know already, we moved! We moved from the greater Los Angeles area to Vegas in the middle of a pandemic, and I wanted to share my audio diary of the experience. Some tips for moving cities in a pandemic: Have a criteria for must-haves in a city and a home and don’t settle or compromise on it. Research the cities you are considering Lo…
 
Mental Health Check: We just want to make sure you're all taking care of yourselves the best that you can during the pandemic. I also wanted to talk a little bit about my recent ADHD diagnosis and why it's important now more than ever to make sure you are taking care of your mental health and that we are all destigmatizing what that looks like as w…
 
Today's episode was recorded back in January prior to the pandemic, but I believe that its message is evergreen and is even more important and relevant now! Ryann Richardson is Miss Black America, a tech founder, a keynote speaker, and so much more. Today we are talking about the concept of "taking up space," especially for women of color. Mentione…
 
This episode is not part of our regularly scheduled programming, but we cannot be a podcast that addresses race & not talk about this. Today's episode is for all nonblack people to have ways to take ACTION. Ways you can take action: PROTEST! Get out there & stand in solidarity & protect Black people from the police! Pass out water and snacks to pro…
 
Womxn of Color are still dealing with issues in the workplace such as pay equity, microaggressions, being overlooked for promotions, just to name a few. Sage Quiamno co-founded Future for Us to empower womxn of color to advocate for themselves and push forward in their careers. Mentioned on this week's episode: Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdo…
 
Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM)! We are kicking off this month by featuring Bangladeshi-American NY-5 Congressional Candidate, Shaniyat Chowdhury (or Shan for short). This conversation dramatically changed my views on politics and young peoples/poc's involvement in it so I hope that whether you want to run for public office one …
 
We have admittedly been going through waves of productivity and relaxation during this COVID pandemic. We don't want the pandemic to dictate every single piece of content we put out for the next few months, so we wanted to have an episode dedicated to talking about the main chunks of the coronavirus pandemic that we felt was important to cover. Men…
 
When people think of "influencers," people think of beautifully curated Instagram profiles, traveling all the time, and tons of free stuff. While being an influencer or full-time content creator includes all of those things, there are many more things that happen behind the scenes compared to what we see, including dealing with a lack of representa…
 
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