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Someone Like You

Someone Like You

By Liz Marie
Someone Like You highlights the experiences of women, immigrants and people of color who are building empires, creating amazing things and changing the world. It celebrates underrepresented stories and unheard voices.
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Marjorie Yan on navigating pressure, finding success & finding the right path
Marjorie Yan is founder of 329 Events, a wedding and special events planning company, and a realtor with Lashmet Group. After years in the corporate world, at the height of the pandemic, she took the leap into full-time entrepreneurship. On this episode, we talk about navigating pressure as a first-generation American, finding success based on happiness--not money--and how all the wrong paths prepare you for the right one.
February 4, 2021
Priya Sodha on mindset, leadership, navigating your career as a woman of color and pushing back against the norms of her Indian culture.
How do you as a woman speak up against micro-aggressions in the workplace? How do you as a woman speak up for yourself and navigate your own pathway... and then allow yourself not to be mistreated or find the triggering signal to say, 'I've had enough.'?
December 29, 2020
Jason Taylor on trusting the process, ministering through your work and navigating identity as a proud Afro-Latino.
THIS EPISODE MADE ME TEAR UP! Jason Taylor (@actknowledgeit) is a filmmaker, photographer, mentor and coach. On this episode, we talk about trusting the process, ministering through your work, creativity as a coping mechanism, giving women the credit they deserve and navigating identity as a proud Afro-Latino. Jason is one of the most positive and uplifting people I know, and you not only hear that in this episode--you understand how he became such a force for good. It was really a blessing to catch all this wisdom he spit!
October 30, 2020
Tony Arave on Mexican culture, integrity, prioritizing time over money and putting family first as a business owner
THIS EPISODE IS THE MOST PERSONAL AND RAW YET! Tony Arave is a father, husband and owner of Antonio Arave Plastering, a construction company that specializes in high-end, multi-million dollar custom homes for the likes of Bruce Willis, Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr. He's also my step-dad, who gave me a daily dose into the life of an entrepreneur. On this episode, we talk about Mexican culture, integrity, prioritizing time over money and putting family first as a business owner. It's funny, real, no-BS and full of life lessons! My step-dad is a pretty private guy, so it meant so much to me to be able to interview him. It was amazing to reflect on how he shaped my life and experience as an entrepreneur. And if you give it a listen, here's your *EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING* in advance. Now you know where I got my foul mouth from!
September 30, 2020
Sylvia V. Reid on dream-killers, self-care and living elegantly
Sylvia V. Reid is an ordained minister, life coach and the most elegant person I've ever met. After a lifetime of working in the church, she launched A Seat At Sylvia's Table, a lifestyle coaching non-profit that helps women move from merely existing to truly living. In this episode, we talk about dream-killers, embracing your many identities, prioritizing yourself, especially as an African-American woman, and what it means to live elegantly.
September 24, 2020
Brittany Diego on Goal-setting & Reverse Engineering Success
Brittany Diego is a celebrity stylist and founder of Fashion Mentor, an education startup that helps Black and Brown millennials lead successful careers in fashion. On this episode, we talk about gaining confidence after bullying, goal-setting, reverse engineering success as an immigrant and being Black in the fashion industry.
September 3, 2020
Lyric Everly on Creativity, Fear and the Land of Possibilities
Lyric Everly is a multi-disciplinary creative, mentor and Founder & CEO of Everly Agency, a full-service creative agency for visionary entrepreneurs. In this episode, we talk about creativity, conquering fear and limiting self beliefs, liberating yourself and living in the land of possibilities.
August 6, 2020
Greg Eubanks - Perseverance, Mental Health & Generational Wealth
Greg Eubanks is one of LA’s top-producing real estate agents, a mentor and personal development leader. In this episode, we talk mental health, having a chip on your shoulder, perseverance, and building generational wealth in the black community.
July 23, 2020
Dr. Naz Tadjbakhsh: Leadership, strengths and core values
Dr. Naz Tadjbakhsh is an organizational psychologist and author of Learning and Development in Practice: How to Create Training Programs that Make an Impact. In this episode, we talk about defying cultural expectations, sharpening your strengths, how to be a leader and using your core values to set boundaries.
July 8, 2020
Ronny Makadi Ngoie: Fighting all your life and paying it forward
Ronny Makadi Ngoie is CEO & Founder of Maintain Security in Los Angeles. His story traverses continents, from a childhood in the Congo, an adolescence in Europe through building his empire in the U.S.  In this episode, we discuss blackness, being an immigrant, fighting all your life and, paying it forward.
June 25, 2020
Ashley Simmons Peat: Kindness, big leaps and being a black woman in fashion
Ashley Simmons is founder of Simmons PR, an LA-based PR agency serving Australian fashion brands in the U.S. In this episode, we discuss kindness, making big leaps, staying inspired and being a black Australian woman in fashion. 
June 10, 2020
Lissa Prudencio: Google, success and the sh*t they don't teach you in school.
Lissa Prudencio is a Googler, YouTuber, founder of DVLPstudio, mentor and speaker. In this episode, we discuss defining success on your own terms, dealing with imposter syndrome, staying curious, Filipino parents & the sh*t they don’t teach you in school.
May 13, 2020