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Badass Women at Any Age

May 5, 2020

Many companies today are embracing diversity and inclusion efforts, but not all are seeing the results they want, and some are unfortunately just going through the motions to check off a box. Jennifer Brown is a Diversity Inclusion Expert, an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker. She shares her own personal badass wisdom from going from a career as an opera singer to a passionate advocate for equality. Jennifer and I discuss what we can learn to be bolder and louder about who we really are in a corporate setting, and the inspiration behind Jennifer’s latest book, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change.


What You Will Hear in This Episode:

  • ● The more you embrace your power and flow state, the more you will begin to feel like a badass.
  • ● The internal doubtful voice may never fully go away, but the more you do what scares you the more evidence you have that you can get through it and even have confidence.
  • ● Jennifer was an opera singer, and her life on the stage helps now with her being able to command the audience as a highly sought after keynote speaker.
  • ● Even though she had never started a company before, Jennifer asked the right questions and drew upon her experience in corporate roles. She also hired to her weakness so that she could focus on her strengths. Jennifer also volunteered at conferences and taught herself the industry language so she could fit in more.
  • ● Jennifer came out as a member of the LGBTQ community, and knows first hand how important it is to feel safe and welcomed at work.
  • ● The more we include others, the higher our creativity and productivity in the workplace.
  • Quotes:
  • ● “Coming out in my business and then orienting the business's work around my truth was that missing piece.”
  • ● “Bringing the truth about the value of diversity and inclusion is like a battle every single day. People argue with us all day long about whether this is important.”
  • ● “You have to catch yourself in the act of diminishing who you are, or making a choice to not be all of who you are.”
  • Mentioned:
  • Jennifer Brown Consulting
  • Inclusion
  • The E-Myth