Welcome to "Can You See Me?" - a space to intentionally highlight everyday women and people of color who are leading in their communities, businesses, professions, or homes. This show is purposed to provide a platform Hey for women of all races and people of color from different socioeconomic backgrounds to contribute to their community, promote their business or profession, inspire others and strengthen diversity.
Check out this great interview with Professor Laura Dorsey! We discuss her career in finance, challenges being the only Black woman and many times the only woman in the room, and her current transition into retirement and a new state!
More about Laura and LLD Condulting in her own words below:
Hello, I am Professor Laura Lenear Dorsey. I have been a Professor for almost 20 years. While working in the finance industry of corporate America, I returned to college to complete a Bachelors in Business Management (BSBM) and a Masters in Organizational Management (MAOM). That was a life changing experience for me and I changed careers from corporate to education. I found my passion in education. I educate, inspire and empower my students with strategies that will make them successful in their chosen careers. Most of the strategies have to do with writing. With that, I have taken my love for writing and for sharing writing strategies with others and created LLD Consulting. Now, I have expanded my passion out of the classroom into small businesses and working with entrepreneurs. I specialize in taking your voice and the message that you want to convey and creating that written component. My clients range from an Olympic athlete, attorneys, authors, entrepreneurs both for profit and non-profit. In addition, I am a contributing writer and editor for several magazines. To check my availability for a complementary consultation regarding your writing needs, click the button below and fill out the form.
Bridgette Eaton lost her mom to Sarcoidosis. Now she uses her loss to advocate for people like me who have been diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Bridgette Eaton is a crisis counselor and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She obtained her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown origin that can cause lung damage, skin rashes, and eye disease and can affect other organs of the body.
Sarcoidosis causes your immune system to overreact, which can cause health issues. People with sarcoidosis have clusters of inflamed tissue called "granulomas" in different places in their bodies.
Sarcoidosis often improves without treatment.
Sarcoidosis occurs more often in African-Americans than in Caucasians, and African-Americans may experience more severe symptoms
Kashonna Holland is an engaging keynote speaker, an inspiring coach, a motivational author, and an insightful corporate trainer. Kashonna is the President & CEO of Simply Kashonna, a business built to promote BOLD, FEARLESS and COURAGEOUS living. She goes beyond surface issues to address the pink elephants that inhibit personal, professional and spiritual potential.
Kashonna has helped many people walk through the ambiguity of their lives and on to defining their life’s purpose by discovering their authentic self. Both, in the corporate arena and in the non-profit world, strategic growth and development of people have always been the focal point of her service. Corporately, she has held positions in both Human Resources, as well as the Staffing industry. Additionally, Kashonna spent years in an executive role where crisis intervention and spiritual guidance were her primary responsibilities. Understanding that leadership training and development is essential to any corporation or organization’s growth, Kashonna launched Leading Forward LLC, which is dedicated to enhancing employee engagement, performance, productivity and morale.
Kashonna is also the author of 7 Days to Simply Shift: A Daily Guide to Transforming Your Mindset Personally, Professionally and Spiritually. In 2016, Kashonna was the recipient of the Fannie Lou Hamer Award and currently serves on the Howard County Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency and Howard County Commission for Women as a community advocate. No matter the venue, Kashonna will impact you with her contagious energy, vibrant smile, and sincere message.
About Kumea Shorter-Gooden
I grew up in Washington, D.C. and earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. I have taught, trained, consulted, and published on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion for more than 25 years. The following experiences have shaped my consulting practice:
In the 1960’s, I was recruited and given a full scholarship to integrate a girls’ independent school in Northern Virginia.
As a professor, I mentored and educated clinical psychology graduate students, with a focus on their development as culturally responsive practitioners and researchers.
I have conducted research on how African American women navigate racial and gender bias, and I co-authored the award-winning book Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America.
As a licensed psychologist, I practiced psychotherapy with a diverse population of individuals and couples – in community mental health centers, a college counseling center, and independent practice.
I have served as a senior administrator and Chief Diversity Officer at two institutions – Alliant International University and the University of Maryland, College Park.
A powerful and convicting conversation with Dr. JiaJoyce R. Conway of York, PA. Dr. Jia was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a graduate of Coppin State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degree in Nursing. She furthered her education at Chatham University in Pittsburgh where she completed her doctorate degree as an advanced practitioner. Dr. Conway knew early in life that she wanted to take care of, help and educate others. Always a nurturer, pursuing a path that combined healthcare, education, mentorship and coaching just came naturally. Education was not only a route to the pursuit of happiness, but it was how she learned to cope. Consuming herself in work and schooling was a means of not having to deal with her pain of loss and sexual abuse. Despite achieving great success in her career; it was not until she had birthed her first child and nearly lost her marriage did the change truly come. It was at these two major turning points in her life that she made the decision to take her life back from pain and push towards purpose. Dr. Conway is the CEO of Changing From the Inside Out Ministries, LLC and The Epitome of a Woman Life Coaching Academy.
Part 2 - Conversation with Ms. Tracy Allen continues! A candid conversation with Ms. Tracy Allen, LCSW-C and owner of Reclaiming Hope LLC in Baltimore City, Maryland. You don't want to miss this! Tracy candidly discusses mental wellness, the joy and challenge of entrepreneurship and mental health in the Black community.
A candid conversation with Ms. Tracy Allen, LCSW-C and owner of Reclaiming Hope LLC in Baltimore City, Maryland. You don't want to miss this! Tracy candidly discusses mental wellness, the joy and challenge of entrepreneurship and mental health in the Black community.
Listen in on my time with Author and Coach, Diane L. Haworth of Virginia. Her first book, "How to Choose Love When You Just Want to Slap Somebody" was published by Balboa Press in August 2014. Her TV show, "Heart-Centered Success with Diane L Haworth" debuted in January 2018 in the Washington, DC area with episodes available on YouTube.
After freeing herself from illness, excessive weight and an unsupportive relationship, Diane wanted to help others find the freedom and happiness she now enjoys. As a result, Diane is passionate about helping those who are ready to transform their lives and attract the joy she feels is our birthright.
Since 2007, Diane has specialized in blending traditional coaching practices with spiritual truths to help clients release mental, physical and spiritual blocks to success in all areas of their life.
Interview #5 - A good cup of Chai and Conversation with Author and International Speaker, Cordelia Gaffar. Listen as Cordelia speaks of miscarriages, motherhood, becoming a requested speaker and “Sweet Talk”.
The very first segment of “Can You See Me”!! An exclusive interview with Ilka V. Chavez, Author of “What Leaders Say & Do”, President/Owner of Corporate Gold LLC. She is truly a Beyond Measure Woman, and leader of leaders!!! Enjoy!!