Culture

What should women of color do now?

  It’s been a long three years. The health and economic crisis has been quite a tax on us mentally, physically and financially. Then an ongoing cultural crisis came to a boiling point with the world’s collective rebuke on anti Blackness and continues to simmer with accountability (George Floyd) and justice (Ahmaud Arbery) found in some cases, and in others, not so much (Breonna Taylor). To add to…

    Women leaders, especially my women of color… are you pouring out without replenishing? You carry a heavy load. A stark reminder to lean in to your friends, family and therapist and be vulnerable when it counts most. We can’t get this history making, boundary breaker Cheslie Kryst back, but we can be smart about these big-octane, exceptional lives we lead. When you are on empty, tell…

OPERA America Launches 2021–2022 Year with New Board Leadership and Structure

I’m so pleased to be elected to an officer role on the board of OPERA America. I look forward to supporting the incoming Chair, Carol F. Henry as Co-Chair over the next few years. Carol is an esteemed philanthropist and founding trustee of the Los Angeles Opera. I’m extraordinarily proud of the work that Marc A. Scorca, CEO and Timothy O’Leary Chair Emeritus and Executive Director of Washington Opera and the Kennedy…

How do you break the paradigm on DE&I?

My guest Thursday believes the answer lies in the concept of culture and not necessarily segmentation. Ring a bell? In my last days in integrated marketing, I was applying the same principal (inclusion marketing). Leslie is now applying it to people resources in organizations. My conversation with Leslie Short Founder of The Cavu Group couldn’t have been more timely, as themes from my latest message to DE&I decision…

Are you controlling?

Are you controlling? Is someone trying to control you? If you are a woman, chances are that the answer could be “both-and.” In today’s episode of The Culture Soup Podcast®, we explore this idea, and it’s interactive with journaling prompts throughout. Ready to get coached? I take you through 5 journaling prompts throughout today’s discussion on this episode, and you will be able to explore why you may…

LMS Talks Sports & Culture with Larry Lundy on The Culture Soup Podcast®

How has the sports industry changed in this unprecedented time of societal, cultural and technological shifts?Sports is culture, and culture is sports, but recently, we have seen where some have suggested that sports has no voice in social issues, especially the racial ones. But more and more, we are seeing teams, players, executives and even leagues making their positions clear. Most recently, we’ve seen sports figures advocate for…

LMS Elected Board Co-Chair of Opera America and Additional 3-Year Term

Thrilled to be re-elected to the @operaamerica board during Wednesday’s global meeting of directors…this time as an officer! I am now a board Co-Chair, as a member of the Executive Directors cabinet of four, close advisors. This next 3-year term will be exciting to usher the opera industry into a new and exciting era as we are moving to more hybrid and in-person interactions in the opera houses.…

LMS Talks about Juneteenth with CW33

Recognition is good, but ” …we have bigger fish to fry than a Juneteenth barbecue.” That was the core message I delivered live on CW33’s Morning After Show. Some other critical points: Know the history. Juneteenth originated in Texas because the Union soldiers came to state to finally tell the slaves that they were free–2 whole years after the emancipation proclamation. It was a slap in the face,…

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