Podcast Episode 02: What is emotional labor?

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A topic rarely discussed but impacting women on a daily basis. Nia is joined by creative strategist Narsha Njoya to dig in on how they've both experienced emotional labor. As a business owner, mother, and wife, Narsha knows just how much it takes to maintain emotional wholeness. She shares her insights. Plus Nia shares the highlight of the week. 

Highlight of the Week: 20/20 Shift introduces Knac.

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Introducing Creative Smart Talk

Introducing Creative Smart Talk

Creative Smart Talk is your guiltless accountability partner, where failure is celebrated, where we make space for women who are passionate but exhausted some days, where we affirm your ability to succeed, where we provide actionable advice without overruling your innate abilities. It’s about success defined by emotional wholeness. Smart conversations with creative women. Here, we serve each other. We laugh. We rant and we might even cry.

5 Ways to Develop a Millionaire Mindset

5 Ways to Develop a Millionaire Mindset

The book ‘The Millionaire Next Door’ tells that stories and profiles of the affluent in America, and one thing is for certain: you don’t need to come from money or even have a fancy job to make yourself wealthy.

20 Black Women you Should Know in the Tech Industry

Tech hasn't always been the most welcoming industry for people of color, especially women. Companies are now spending as much as $16 billion on diversity programs in an effort to change this. 

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Despite diversity and inclusion initiatives not being 100% successful, Black women, have continued to push through and break barriers to create more opportunities for those who will follow them. 

Here are 20 Black women disrupting the tech industry with the products, communities and expertise they bring to the table: 

Angel Rich - Founder of Credit Stacker app

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Saron Yitbarek - Founder of Code Newbies

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Image: Illinois.edu 

Safia Abdalla  - Software engineer, founder of Zarf.co

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Image: Safia Rocks 

Dara Oke  - Software engineer

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Image: Twitter 

Lateesha Thomas  - Program manager at Google and Women Techmakers

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Image: Twitter 

Annyce Davis  - Android developer

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Image: Twitter 

Kimberly Bryant  - Founder of Black Girls Code

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Morgan DeBaun  - Founder of Blavity

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Kathryn Finney  - Founder of Digital Undivided

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Tiffani Ashley Bell - YCombinator alum, founder of The Human Utility

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Byllie Bodie - Network engineer

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Image: AJC.com

Camille Eddy - Mechanical Engineer at X, Robotics

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Aisha Bowe  - CEO of STEM Board, Aerospace Engineer

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Erica Joy - Senior Engineering Manager at Patreon  

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Shanise Barona  - Full stack web developer, Co-Organizer of Ela Conference

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Janel Martinez - Co-founder of 2020 Shift

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Christina Morillo - Information Security Engineer at Microsoft

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Valeisha Butterfield Jones - Head of Black Community Engagement at Google, CEO of WEEN

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Courteney Ervin - Web developer at NY Public Library

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Bria Sullivan  - Engineer at Google

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Who are some other women killing it in the tech industry? 

Maura Chanz on finding her tribe and fighting imposter syndrome

Maura Chanz on finding her tribe and fighting imposter syndrome

Uplifting women to their greatest heights and being a champion of their talents is something that you may have thought only an older, professional woman could do for others. But on-air talent, blogger, and creative Maura Chanz is building her tribe of confident, successful women, and she's still under 25 years old. 

 

Shay Davis of the Bronze Hustle on creating your own opportunities after college

Shay Davis of the Bronze Hustle on creating your own opportunities after college

After graduating from college, we all think our degree is going to open all kinds of doors for us and we'd have the career and life of our dreams by age 22. Unfortunately, this isn't the case for many recent grads and it wasn't the case for digital media professional and blogger Shay Duriel Davis. 

Top 10 songs about sisterhood and women empowerment

Top 10 songs about sisterhood and women empowerment

Sisterhood isn’t always something that is celebrated in the music industry.The industry can be tough and most artist are writing songs about competing with other women, not empowering them.

Cultivating sisterhood: Collaborating your way to new friendships

Cultivating sisterhood: Collaborating your way to new friendships

Building a real sisterhood comes from getting to know like-minded women through support, conversation and collaboration. Cultivating sisterhood through collaboration is a great way to ensure that your new relationships are built on a solid foundation, and have the potential to grow. 

How to build online relationships into a valuable network

How to build online relationships into a valuable network

In the digital era we are operating in, there is no way around using social media to further your business, career and grow your network. But exactly how do you build genuine relationships online, that eventually turn into a meaningful connection?