<< BACK TO EPISODES

Black Talent in Today's Workforce: Is There Enough? Or Are We Intentionally Not Looking for It? | Angela Shaw

October 28, 2020
PLAY ON APPLE PODCASTPLAY ON GOOGLE PODCASTPLAY ON SPOTIFYPLAY ON STITCHER
Email:
LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/angelalshaw
Website:

Episode Summary

Angela Shaw is a teacher of good HR, and a volunteer HR leader. She views her servant leadership as the path to her legacy in HR. Angela believes herself to be a poster child for the underrepresented and puts her self in the publish eye to serve those people not otherwise seen. She is currently the Vice President of Human Resources at Campus Advantage D&I Advocate, a TEDx + Public Speaker and a Volunteer Leader. She is an advocate, a disrupter, and a black woman.

Episode Note

When it comes to black talent in today's workforce, do you believe there's not enough of it? Or maybe, we just aren't intentionally looking for it?

Today, we're bringing back Angela Shaw to dive deeper into what every day feels like for a black person, especially in the workplace, and how people need to intentionally welcome diversity into their business instead of depending on systems that are currently in place. And how we do that? Ironically, it's not through large movements and aggressive battle cries - it's as simple as sitting down, having genuine conversations, and actively pushing for diversity in the workplace.

8:17 - Black talent in today's workforce: if there not enough? or are we not looking for it?

11:22 - A diverse workforce is a better workforce

20:30 - Diverse people often have to assimilate to the white standard of professionalism.

27:00 - White people don't consciously think about equality because they don't live in fear of prejudice.

28:06 - Change starts with cleaning your own house. Revolutionary change is expensive - start with small steps.

33:00 - Diversity - does it have any benefits to your life as a whole?

40:16 - The line between supporting black culture and appropriation.

51:06 - Lack of understanding is what creates fear.

1:04:00 - Small changes are more digestible. Dramatic changes create barriers and make people defensive.

1:12:45 - Being picked out because you're the only one is definitely better than being ignored because you're the only one.

1:19:50 - Angela's passionate plea to entrepreneurs
"Get to know people who are different than you, give value to their stories and let it change the way you do things"
 

GET IN TOUCH:

Mark Leary:  
www.linkedin.com/in/markhleary
www.leary.cc

Angela Shaw:
www.linkedin.com/in/angelalshaw 


Production credit:

Engineering / Post-Production: Jim McCarthy
Art / Design: Immanuel Ahiable

Latest Podcasts

Listen in on a candid and in-depth conversation between two people with a passion for excellence in the entrepreneurial world.
Why You Ought To Be Careful What You Wish For In Marketing  | Darrell Evans

Why You Ought To Be Careful What You Wish For In Marketing | Darrell Evans

September 1, 2021
Listen Now

Digital marketing is not just about pushing buttons inside of social media platforms. It’s all about understanding how your customer thinks, feels, acts, and speaks in their normal daily life. Darrell Evans joins me on the show today to get into the nuts and bolts of what marketing truly is.

Unleash the Art and Humanity of Your People Through Process  | Maceo Jourdan

Unleash the Art and Humanity of Your People Through Process | Maceo Jourdan

August 25, 2021
Listen Now

The way you can reduce the risk of unknown unknowns and build better businesses is to have process in the picture. It could sound terrifying at the onset, but let Maceo Jourdan and I convince you why it’s absolutely necessary.

What Does An Integrator-Visionary Relationship Really Look Like From the POV of an Integrator?  | Melissa Bushman

What Does An Integrator-Visionary Relationship Really Look Like From the POV of an Integrator? | Melissa Bushman

August 18, 2021
Listen Now

How do I empower my leadership team to achieve these great things? How do I give them everything they need to be successful? In today’s episode, we take a closer look behind the scenes of a Visionary-Integrator relationship with Melissa Bushman.

Your Road to Success Begins Here: Adopt the Walk-On Mindset  | Jim Roddy

Your Road to Success Begins Here: Adopt the Walk-On Mindset | Jim Roddy

July 21, 2021
Listen Now

Having passionate goals in mind is of no use if there’s no action and consistency to move towards them. It takes courage and grit, coupled with the walk-on mindset. Jim Roddy joins me on the show to talk about how ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary skills when their energy is channeled.‍

© Copyright 2021 | All rights reserved for Mark Henderson Leary, LLC