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Read My Lipstick

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The Read My Lipstick podcast highlights the stories of ordinary women of color who are doing extraordinary things everyday.
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Episode 12: Stunna | Briayna Cuffie

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Episode 19: Revival
As Season 2 wraps, I’d like to catch you all up on a few things and introduce you to a new member of The Red Lip Collective team. She’s AHMAZING and has really begun to get us laser-focused on what we’d like to accomplish as The Red Lip Collective and how we can ensure the greatest impact for you - our audience.
September 13, 2019
Episode 18: Rouge | T’Edra Jackson
I don’t know about you, but I’ve often felt like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get through professional, business and personal commitments. I struggle with FOMO and shiny squirrel syndrome, so in my mind I want to get everything done and please everyone involved...such an unrealistic plan, right? That’s why I’m excited to talk to T’Edra Jackson who works with women to gain clarity around their purpose and being more intentional about what we choose to do and not to do.
August 29, 2019
Episode 17: Standout | Sarah Williams
Parents, risk, and convenience. These are just a few of the reasons people continue to pursue careers or work in roles they don’t love. This is the story of our next guest, Sarah Williams, who ceased her pursuit of a career in law to do what she loves. As a career coach, she utilizes the lessons she learned during her transition to help other women move into the career of their dreams. Website:
August 9, 2019
Episode 16: Bordeaux | Della Mack
For many of us, it’s all too familiar to be the first to achieve something. Like attending and graduating college or being the only person who looks like us in the room. With our success comes another barrier, the absence of community and the absence of someone who may be experiencing obstacles in the same way we are. Today’s guest, Della Mack, is an Army Captain who has taken what she’s learned from these challenges to help others like her transition into leadership roles and make their value crystal clear. 
July 18, 2019
Episode 15: Maleficent | Monique Russell
Novelist Katherine Thurston said, “No weapons are more potent than brevity and simplicity”. Communication can be tricky, because you want to be clear about the details without taking years to explain the concept. And don’t forget about your audience. Connecting with your audience of executives is much different than connecting with new grads who want to absorb it all to help navigate their careers.  Our next guest, Monique Russell, founder of Clear Communication Solutions, helps leaders all over the world build development strategies and she’s here to share some of her wisdom with us.
July 4, 2019
Episode 14: Jungle | Ebony Joyce
Get a degree and you’ll be rewarded with a career, great pay, and benefits, they told us. I can’t be alone when I say - THEY LIED! Student loan debt has reached an all time collective high of 1.5 trillion dollars and many graduates are out here underemployed, undervalued, AND underpaid. But, you’re in luck! Ebony Joyce, is here to share how she leverages her past struggles to educate, guide, and empower professionals to level up in their careers.
June 6, 2019
Episode 13: Cadmium | Nye Jones
For generations, our society has been systemically set up in a way to keep certain groups out. Black women are in a peculiar position as we are neither white or male and although we are the most educated group in America, we still lack representation in corporate leadership and in the boardroom. So much so that many of us have opted out of the corporate rat race all together. Despite these facts, our next guest Nye Jones accepts the challenge of proving folks wrong and leverages her experiences to drive change in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. 
May 30, 2019
Episode 12: Stunna | Briayna Cuffie
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re aware of the many firsts and historic victories for women of color and the LGBT community in the 2018 midterms. Black women, Latinx women, Native American women and Muslim women are out here making it crystal clear that holding office is not out of reach for any of us. Our next guest, Briayna Cuffie, has been involved in politics for nearly 20 years and has some advice for those of us who have or are considering public office.
May 23, 2019
Episode 11: Cruella | Tet Salva
Our idea of what it means to be a Mom comes from our learned values and experiences. This week’s guest, Tet Salva, founded MomWarrior to challenge and shift that paradigm.
May 16, 2019
Episode 10: Minimalist | Dominique Hollins
SEASON FINALE: As our first season comes to a close, we chat with Dominique Hollins about her work in the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) space and red flags you should look for if you're navigating your career as a DEI professional.
April 11, 2019
Episode 9: Stevie | VernaLee James
Being strong and vulnerable are not mutually exclusive.  Guest, VernaLee James, discusses how the label of "strong black woman" has served her and how it has let her down.
April 4, 2019
Episode 8: Intermission
In celebration of Women's History Month, we'd like to thank all of the incredible women who graced the first seven episodes of the Read My Lipstick Podcast.
March 28, 2019
Episode 7: Cosmo | Tamica Sears
This episode of the Read My Lipstick podcast, features Tamica Sears. She’s an HR professional by day that side hustles as an Executive Coach - helping women ground themselves to make the impossible, possible.
March 21, 2019
Episode 6: Ruby Woo | Keonda Buford
Corporate America isn’t for everyone. Especially when there is a lack of opportunity for growth and development. This week’s guest, Keonda Buford, discusses how she made the decision and her life now as an entrepreneur.
March 14, 2019
Episode 5: Brick Rose | Bianca Jackson
Bianca Jackson has dedicated her time to building community. During this episode, she shares more about how she’s added value to and received value from her community.
March 7, 2019
Episode 4: Fire Engine | Tiffany Williams
 It's #tHERSday, y'all!  No matter the obstacle, Tiffany Williams does not cry past Tuesday.  She plans her next move and takes the necessary steps to #makeithappen.  Tune in as she hands you the keys to the city with practical tips you can implement today!
February 28, 2019
Episode 3: Uncensored | Bria Williams
This #tHERSday we discuss our Bria’s journey to Project Management Professional (PMP), from almost giving up to being approved to sit for the exam.
February 21, 2019
Episode 2: Heart Beat | Whitney Olivia
In this episode of the Read My Lipstick podcast, we sit down with the incredible Whitney Olivia, Founder & CEO of Perched Cosmetics. We discuss how this dream became a reality and how it feels to launch her line today, February 14th!
February 14, 2019
Episode 1: Kitten Heels | Crystle Johnson
As the introductory episode of the Read My Lipstick Podcast, host Crystle Johnson introduces herself and her reasons for creating the podcast.
February 7, 2019