Women in Leadership

Episode 168 – Cornetta Lane – building a new story

By on Mar 19, 2018 in Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Detroit, Disruption, Growth, Lead by Action, Move, Passion, Support Group, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

Cornetta suffered a tragedy not so long ago by losing her father and found out about the details on the evening news. She needed to process her grief and took the opportunity to share her father’s story through the secret society of twisted storytellers. Cornetta found that process to be so cathartic that she has dedicated her career to helping others to tell...

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Episode 164 – Anika Goss-Foster – running a think and DO tank

By on Feb 19, 2018 in Adaptive Reuse, Associations, Behavior, Board of Directors, Collaboration, Connect, Connect: Detroit, Detroit, Disruption, Growth, Lead by Action, Leadership, Learning Laboratory, Plan, Podcast, Purposeful Disruption, Reinvention, Reinvention Laboratory, Stakeholders, Sustainable, Teamwork, Vision, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

  We’ve all heard of think tanks, but how many think and DO tanks have you heard of? Detroit Future City is committed to advancing the quality of life for all Detroiters. The organization accomplishes this by partnerships with residents and stakeholders using data driven strategies that promotes community and economic development. This week we talk with...

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Episode 154 – Lauren Kase – mutual mentorship

By on Dec 11, 2017 in Collaboration, Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Disruption, Generational Shift, Millennial, Podcast, Professional Development, Support Group, Sustainable, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

    Lauren Kase is a San Francisco native that stayed in Detroit after receiving her degree from the University of Michigan. She is the Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Floyd Detroit. Listen this week as we discover what attracts the millennials to Detroit, Floyd’s unique positioning in the furniture industry and the importance of mutual...

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Episode 151 – Marlin Williams – the personal sabbatical

By on Nov 20, 2017 in Assessment Phase, Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Creating Space, Detroit, Diversity, Lead by Action, Leadership, Making Space, Passion, Podcast, Reinvention, Vision, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

Marlin Williams has found her calling in helping to diversify industries. Marlin’s path to where she is now is amazing. She started as a mortician, implemented diversity programs for a couple Fortune 500 industries and now lends her talents to TechTown Detroit. She is also the founder of Sisters Code, which is dedicated to exposing women from the ages of 25-85...

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Episode 150 – Melissa Butler – the infliction of arbitrary deadlines

By on Nov 13, 2017 in Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Disruption, Lead by Action, Market Relevance, Move, Plan, Podcast, Risk, Vision, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

We had so many gems from our talk with Melissa Butler, that we had to make two episodes! The first episode can be heard here. In this episode, Melissa discusses how she started The Lip Bar and her advice to would be entrepreneurs out there.   QUOTE IT   “If you don’t like your situation, change it.” (6:21)   “Don’t rush it … Launch with something that...

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Episode 145 – Dr. Tonya Matthews – keeping it real to build a culture

By on Oct 9, 2017 in Board of Directors, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Cultural Momentum, Detroit, Diversity, Lead by Action, Leadership, Networking, Passion, Podcast, Reinvention, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

Building a culture is one of the primary responsibilities of all leaders. A major ingredient for successful cultures is authenticity and this week’s guest excels in this trait. Listen this week as we interview Dr. Tonya Matthews, president and CEO of Detroit Science Center and discuss what it takes to build a successful business culture and how nurturing...

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