Empowering Women And People Of Color In The Workplace

Marketing Podcast with Kimberly Brown

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Kimberly Brown. Kimberly is a career and leadership development expert a speaker and podcast host whose mission is to empower women and people of color in the workplace. Her personal and professional development company, Manifest Yourself, provides in-person and virtual workshops, training, and coaching to professionals looking to lead a dynamic career and life.

Key Takeaway:

Kimberly Brown’s mission is to empower women and people of color in the workplace. Her personal and professional development company provides in-person and virtual workshops, trainings, and coaching to professionals looking to lead a dynamic career and life.

In this episode, Kimberly shares how mentorships and sponsorships can help arm and propel women forward in a world full of challenges that women of color particularly face as they navigate their corporate careers and life.

Questions I ask Kimberly Brown:

  • [1:52] We’re finishing up the national mentoring month and getting ready to enter black history month as we’re recording this. Your work is focused on helping empower persons of color in the workplace – can you talk about the crossroad of these two monthly celebrations for you?
  • [2:57] What is inherently creating the disadvantage for both women and particularly women of color?
  • [4:22] Would you go as far as saying everyone needs a mentor?
  • [6:27] How do you identify a mentor?
  • [8:02] It’s become pretty popular in leadership circles to talk about coaching as a skill of a leader, how would you distinguish between mentoring and coaching?
  • [9:26] What are some tips for somebody to be successful as a mentor?
  • [11:35] Are there tangible benefits to being a mentor?
  • [12:53] Is there a mentorship format in a practical sense that you’ve seen work the best?
  • [16:00] Can your boss be your mentor?
  • [16:33] Do you think it is a necessity for black professionals particularly to have a mentor?
  • [17:27] Does the black professional have to navigate their career in a whole different way?
  • [19:37] Did you as a black professional feel an undue responsibility to help other black professionals?
  • [21:03] Where can people find out more about your work and perhaps pick up a copy of your book?

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