Episode 87

87 You Could Actually Move the DEI Needle Further Along by Hiring A Black Mentor

You are far ahead of the curve if you’re lucky to have authentic friendships with a Black person. I say that not to put you down in any way, but from experience, we will keep you honest and be 100% real with you, whether you like it or not.

I have always been that "safe Black person” that many white colleagues could come to and ask questions to help them better understand how to navigate the Black people on their teams. I answered their questions to help move them closer to understanding Black people, including me, a little better.

Well, tune in to this episode to hear about my white friend, Ellen’s, experience and to learn more about what having a Black person as a mentor could do for you in your organization.

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What You Learn:

  • My friend Ellen’s experience and her uniqueness in being ahead of the curve
  • What having a Black person as a mentor could do for you in your organization
  • If you focus on your personal growth first, you will also understand the need for your leadership to grow
  • That it’s time to stop playing with people’s emotions and wasting company money

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As an Executive Coach for Women, Professional Speaker, Corporate Metaphysician™, Author of The 5 Phases of Dating – The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide to Attracting and Maintaining Authentic Relationships, and the Creator of The Happy Executive Woman™…

Anita teaches women of color how to heal from past relationships and corporate trauma, increase their confidence and improve their leadership skills.

She is a board member of the Women Impact Network and Women In Technology, where she focuses on coordinating and creating professional development training for the members.

Anita also coaches White allies on how to ACTivate Your Privilege!™ and is hired to speak and train as The Corporate Metaphysician™ at organizations willing to begin reversing corporate America’s trauma by taking an honest look at their “unconscious DEI efforts,” all using practical and metaphysical concepts.

Recently featured in…

  • ValientCEO Magazine!
  • Speaker’s Magazine

For all coaching, media, or consulting inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact Anita at https://anitacharlot.com/contact.

To learn more about how to partner with Anita, go to https://anitacharlot.com/services.

To join the waiting list for the upcoming For My Black and Brown Sisters monthly membership community, go to bit.ly/formyblackandbrownsisters

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Anita Charlot

Executive Relationship Coach for Women | Author | International Speaker | Global Woman Award Winner

As a happily married dual-preneur that has been in the business of relationships for almost 30 years, I have helped hundreds of women at the top of their industry navigate their competing work, love life, and home responsibilities with confidence and calm, all while being in command of their emotions.