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The Dallas Weekly Features LMS and No Thanks

Speaking of People: L. Michelle Smith June 17, 2021 By Catrina Satterwhite, Dallas Weekly We are all familiar with companies like American Express, Microsoft, and Amazon creating the kinds of brands that set standards for other companies to emulate. But have you ever wondered who helps these companies thrive? As Daymond John of Shark Tank says, “Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.” The…

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,…

No Thanks, The Remix on DeDe In the Morning

I made a prediction lately that when 2020 Census data is released about the number of Black women business owners, we will see another surge in the stats that already had us opening more businesses than any other group. That’s primarily because women/moms were forced out of the job market to handle home management and students, but also because women in corporate are starting side hustles more than…

Discussing Karen and How People of Color Play into White Privilege with Texas Metro News

  “Some people believe that the White man’s ice is colder.” I’m still reflecting on the rich conversation I had with @marvasneed’s show yesterday, streaming live on Facebook for @texasmetronews. We went all the way in on privilege and all the way back to the plantation to get underneath the battles Black women fight to this day as they attempt to reach their leadership aspirations in business. This…

Southern Dallas Magazine Covers No Thanks, The Remix

“Even in the midst of a pandemic, there is an opportunity to raise your voice, to make the request and to make the demand. Just look around you–from Stacy Abrams to Keisha Lance Bottoms, and even in Texas where there are now more black women in judge’s seats than ever. The power in this movement is amazing.”   Thank you, Southern Dallas Business & Living Magazine for sharing…

…Tackling Imposter Syndrome as a Black Woman in HR

How Zapier Director of Compensation Jocelyne Wright-McLemore Is Tackling Imposter Syndrome as a Black Woman in HR by Kathrine Plumhoff/PowerToFly Jocelyne Wright-McLemore has a sticky note that she looks at every day: “I’m overqualified and I can do this.” Zapier‘s Director of Compensation put that sticky note up shortly after she rolled out a big new project at the online automation company and received some critical feedback on…

How Do Women Move Forward Now?

Experts say that women were one of the hardest hit by fall out from the pandemic in the U.S. According to one of the latest job reports, women were 100% of the thousands of job losses, with the weight of caregiving and online school weighing heavily on them.  But with our country showing initial signs of opening up again—vaccines, businesses cautiously reopening, some to full capacity and mask…

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