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Laura Butler, CEO and Co-Founder at UpLift Group, Inc.

Episode #26: Laura Butler, CEO and Co-Founder at UpLift Group, Inc.

Laura Butler is equal parts Military Commander, Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes, and Teacher. In our last episode of 2020, Laura discusses team building at UpLift Group, creative solutions to hard problems, diversity and inclusion, and so much more. 

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Jodi-Ann Burey, TEDx Speaker

Episode #25: Jodi-Ann Burey, TEDx Speaker

Jodi-Ann Burey (she/her) has a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. Her work centers the experiences of historically underrepresented communities and is grounded in the systemic intersectional approaches needed to address inequities. A true multi-hyphenate, Jodi-Ann is a speaker, writer, conversation curator, entrepreneur and educator. She is also the creator and host of Black Cancer, a podcast about the cancer narratives of everyday people of color, which was recently featured on POPSUGAR and NBC – Dallas. Jodi-Ann is also an affiliate instructor at the University of Washington’s Communication Leadership graduate program. Jodi-Ann holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She prides herself on being a cool auntie, a twist-out queen, cancer survivor, adventurer and reluctant dog owner. Jodi-Ann is currently working on her first book.

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Ha Na Park, Partner at Presence

Episode #24: Ha Na Park, Partner at Presence

You’ll find Ha Na Park posing for Instagram, live streaming on Facebook, lip syncing on Tik Tok, and interviewing punk rock bands for her YouTube channel – all to collect insights that’ll inform her clients on how to trend with their digital and social campaign. She’s an expert in multicultural campaigning and founded Presence, a Digital Creative Agency located in Seattle. She’s an award-winning marketing expert with a proven track record leading projects for Fortune 100 clients, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. With more than 10 years of experience in the Latino and Asian communities and eight years of award-winning work in multicultural marketing and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices, Ha Na knows how to create messaging that resonates with emerging audiences. She is passionate about helping clients refresh their existing brand to crush their content game and genuinely connects with emerging generations.

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Preet Sohi, Founder of employHER Inc.

Episode #23: Preet Sohi, Founder of employHER Inc.

Preet Sohi found herself in LA, striving to become an actress. Long story short, she ended up working at Wells Fargo and loved the job and the fast-paced life that came with being a Business Development Manager. 10 years later, she decided to go into tech. She started with an idea and today, she’s the Founder of employHER Inc. – an ecosystem, connecting diverse professionals globally.

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Laura Malcolm, CEO and Founder of Give InKind

Episode #22: Laura Malcolm, CEO and Founder of Give InKind

Give InKind changes the way people give, receive and coordinate support through major life events. From the birth of a new baby to the loss of a loved one, and everything in between, friends, families, and communities are looking for easy ways to come together to support one another – in ways that go beyond sending money or flowers. Give InKind makes it possible to give that support quickly, easily and from anywhere. CEO and Founder, Laura Malcolm found herself facing hardship and despite the difficult times, she came out stronger. Not only did she create something, a company that would impact and change lives, but she found a way to ask and seek out help in those difficult times.

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Farah Allen, CEO of TheLabz

Episode #21: Farah Allen, CEO of TheLabz

“There is this time when you’re starting, you don’t know anything,” said Farah Allen, CEO, and Founder of TheLabz. “Then, something happens and you realize that you do know. You know now. You know enough.”

Allen is known for connecting dots and resolving problems using technology. She combined her passion for technology, problem-solving, and music by starting her own company called TheLabz. TheLabz a cloud-based blockchain music creation and real-time collaboration platform, programmatically collecting song data needed for the facilitation of electronic exchanges of contracts, digital copyrights, and intellectual property protection. This episode has the scoop on how Allen did it all – from the process of starting her company to what she wishes she knew before her venture and her specific advice for new entrepreneurs.

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Danielle Griebel, CEO of BlueZones Systems Inc.

Episode #20: Danielle Griebel, CEO of BlueZones Systems Inc.

Danielle Griebel is the CEO at BlueZones Systems Inc. Griebel takes a rather unorthodox or undermined approach when it comes to business. She believes in kindness and compassion. To some, this may be seen as a fault or a sign of fragility, but Griebel believes that “your loving nature is not a weakness in business.” She values community, people, and service, and our discussion focuses on how she incorporates these qualities into her technology-based business.

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Subha Rajana, CEO of Biarca

Episode #19: Subha Rajana, CEO of Biarca

“Do what you need to do to advance your career but don’t forget that people matter.” Meet the CEO of Biarca, Subha Rajana. She describes herself as an entrepreneur, a woman in tech, and a mother. She discusses women empowerment and education and how we shouldn’t take it for granted. Subha is also a mentor and she believes in women doing what it takes to succeed in their career but also not forgetting their priorities and what matters. Today, we discuss compromise, mentorship, and careers.

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Jami Moore, President of Jem Tech Group

Episode #18: Jami Moore, President of Jem Tech Group

Jami Moore, the President of Jem Tech Group discusses the joys of being an entrepreneur. Jami loves helping customers solve their technological challenges and has a passion for consulting them on how to be more efficient. 18 years ago, she took over her dads business and has scaled it to the well-established company it is today. Jami has extraordinary leadership skills as she leads by example and believes in the core values that she has set for her company and its employees.

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Angela Hood, CEO of This Way Global

Episode #17: Angela Hood, CEO of This Way Global

Angela Hood, the CEO of This Way Global. This Way Global is known for being the AI for jobs. The company matches people to jobs. Angela discusses the bias in diversity as well as inclusion in regards to jobs and how she believes that a company represents the customer. Our conversation gets into talent vs. diversity and how diversity is not just about looks but also in the way we all think. This Way Global tries to find the balance between using technology to help people find jobs while keeping the human touch as well.

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