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Jumla Network

Jumla Network

By Jumla Network
Jumla Network is a strategic consultancy and knowledge network focused on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (I.D.E.A). Join us for conversations with members of the Network: business thought leaders, industry experts, and IDEA practioners. We'll explore the latest topics and trends and explore what's happening where many of us spend most of our time- at work. #LeadWithAListen
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Introducing Russell Fugett #GirlDad
In this special episode Paige, Russell‘s daughter, interviews him to find out what he’s excited about and looking forward to when it comes to Good Word Digital.
September 08, 2020
Introducing Krystal Warner
On this episode Russell speaks with project manager Krystal Warner. Russell and Krystal go back to their days at the multicultural student services center at The George Washington University where Krystal was a student leader and Russell was on staff. In the years that followed Krystal adopted Russell as her mentor. A year and a half ago, Krystal officially joined the Good Word Digital team. For most of our clients she will be the first point of contact and is an important part of everything we do.
August 31, 2020
The Neighborhood Ice Cream man, Mr. Solo
Russell interviews Crofton, MD ice cream man Mr. Solo. Mr. Solo shares the values that have driven him to continue to serve the community. We learn how his business has endured during COVID, the history of his ownership of the ice cream truck, and his outlook on the future. The episode concludes with a call to action for the Crofton community.
August 28, 2020
Introducing Brandon Lumpkins
On this episode Russell speaks with Sr. digital strategist Brandon Lumpkins. Over last decade Brandon has worked globally with individuals, businesses, and brands of all sizes as their growth partner in all things #Digital. We are excited to have his expertise in house through a strategic partnership with his firm SocialEndless. A brilliant digital tactician, Brandon is a native of #DMV currently based in Dallas, TX.
August 24, 2020
The Relaunch of Good Word Digital
Good Word Digital is back! After 7 years in business, Good Word is focusing on loving its customers and its community. This renewed focus is based on the value of radical generosity. In this new season, we’re returning to our initial mission of helping you get out the good word. Take a listen to find out how!
July 21, 2020
Interview with Tunji Williams, founder of dealWIP
Today we release an interview conducted in February 2019 with Tunji Williams, founder of transaction due diligence tech start up dealWIP. Learn more at
June 18, 2019
South African Wrap up: Durban & Joburg
After a month long spring break, Russell summarizes his last few days in South Africa and previews what’s ahead in South Africa and for the podcast.
April 17, 2019
South Africa Tech Commercialization & Capetown Start Up Incubators
An overview of the South African universities technology commercialization meeting from March 4 and an overview of three start up incubators, two in CapeTown and one in Stellenbosch.
March 12, 2019
Southern Africa Venture Capital Conference Recap #SAVCA2019
The first EVER Southern Africa venture-capital conference was a success. We provide a quick recap with some of the insights and trends that were shared. #SAVCA2019
March 04, 2019
South African Startup Ecosystems: a interview with Kyle Farmbry.
Russell is going to South Africa as part of a US business delegation that will focus on university technology transfer & commercialization, access to Capital in Southern Africa, and entrepreneurship. Today’s guest, Rutgers University Dean Kyle Farmbry, is leading the delegation. Kyle will share a bit of his background as it relates to over a decade of research and work in South Africa and, in doing so, will provide context and a preview of the delegations journey.
February 19, 2019
Mark Cannady on Virginia politics & Small Business + Spotify podcast acquisitions
Chair of the Virginia Democratic Small Business Caucus Mark Cannady join us to discuss the current state of small business in Virginia in light of the ongoing political scandal in Richmond. As a final note we also discuss Spotify’s push into the podcasting industry with the acquisitions of Gimlet Media and Anchor.
February 07, 2019
Social Media & The Rise of Platform Generated Content
Check out this special longform edition of our podcast where our founder and president Russell Fugett gives a presentation on social media and the rise of platform generated content at the Baltimore Business Journal Social media symposium on December 18, 2017. In light of todays Axios report regarding Bloomberg news platform TicToc, which initially launched on the day of Russell‘s presentation, we thought that sharing his speech was timely.
January 29, 2019
MLK Day: Reginald F. Lewis & Access to Capital.
A special MLK Day edition where we discuss the legacy of Reginald F. Lewis and access to capital in light of the growing American wealth gap between blacks and whites. We also congratulate Tristen Walker on the sale of Bevel to Procter and Gamble.
January 21, 2019
EVZDROP Founder Dustin O’Dell
An interview with Dustin O’Dell, the Founder of EVZDROP, A social music app. Find out more at and @evzdrp_music. Download the app available now on the Apple app story and coming to Android soon!
December 12, 2018
Domestic Violence: a Convo w/ Sandi Timmins, House of Ruth (Baltimore)
Today we have a very special and timely conversation with Sandi Timmins the executive director of House of Ruth. The House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear. Learn more at
December 08, 2018
Venture Capital News | Google hijacked.
Venture Capital financing for early stage start ups continues to trend towards larger investments in fewer companies. This week Google was hijacked by servers in China & Russia. Enjoy this 5 minute 2 for the weekend!
November 16, 2018
AfroTech 2018 Highlights w/ Alex Knight
Today we interview Alex Knight of the law firm Cooley LLP. He gives us his perspective and highlights from AfroTech 2018. He also tells us a bit about the African-American executive network that he runs at Cooley as well as the upcoming tech prayer breakfast in Washington DC.
November 14, 2018
Election Recap with Andrew M. Lee
Election Day Recap with Media Strategist and Activist Andrew M. Lee. Andrew has garnered press coverage in the Washington Post,New York Times, LA Times & Huffington Post amongst others. He served as deputy Press Secretary in Congress to the House committee on foreign affairs. He has worked with several political organization organizing millennials in the last 2 presidential elections and continues to work on a number of ballot and other political initiatives nationwide. You can follow him at
November 08, 2018
Election Day Preview with Larry Harris Jr.
Today we interview Larry Harris Jr. Larry is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, formally a consultant at the monitor group, and was an Obama campaign staffer in Florida during the 2008 campaign. More recently Larry has been a blogger for Huffington Post, a social entrepreneur, a political activist, and a musician. Learn more about him at & @LarryHarrisJR.
November 06, 2018
Episode 1: An Intro and Trends from
A introduction of this podcast and a little bit of discussion of the launch of TRENDS from
October 10, 2018