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THE DARKEST HORSE

THE DARKEST HORSE

By The Darkest Horse Productions
The Darkest Horse is a new podcast series that spotlights women, minorities and underrepresented leaders in tech who are beating the odds.

#TheDarkestHorse #BeatingTheOdds #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityInTech #Inclusion #WomenInTech #WoCinTech #PoCinTech #TechEquality #TechAccessibility #Allyship #GenderParity #SocialJustice #Equity
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TDH Ep25: Inclusive Return to Work Strategies 🔁
The Darkest Horse is proud to continue its monthly YouTube Livestream! Each month, TDH brings a timely topic to discuss, dissect, and engage with! In August we hosted a live conversation to explore “Inclusive Return to Work Strategies”, and how to make them inclusive in a mid-COVID reality. August Contributors include TDH Co-founder, Rada Yovovich; TDH collaborator Maya Toussaint and TDH Collaborator/Client Suzi Lilley. The group discussed how they each felt personally and professionally about #ReturnToOffice, the effective (or ineffective) RTW strategies they've seen in practice and how to be supportive during this unique time. If this topic resonates with you, and you’d like to create a DEI-minded return to work strategy, we invite you to reach out and learn more about TDH’s strategic road-mapping sessions! Participants were encouraged to engage through the Livestream chat where folx submitted questions for our co-hosts. Click here to watch the LiveStream episode on YouTube and/or check out the TDH blog for more resources! The transcript of our conversation is available here. --- To learn more about The Darkest Horse, follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 ✨CREDITS: Co-hosts: Rada Yovovich, Maya Toussaint, Suzi Lilley | Producers: Chanté Thurmond, Rada Yovovich, Zaiden Sowle | Editor: Zaiden Sowle | 🎶 Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar  --- #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #TheFutureOfWork #HumanPotential #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Accessibility #DEIA #ReturnToWork #ReturnToOffice #COVID #Delta #DeltaVariant #WorkplaceSafety #Workplace #Culture #Flexibility #Remote #Virtual #DigitalWork 
51:59
September 16, 2021
TDH Ep24: Nation, Citizenship + Place 🌎
The Darkest Horse returns with our second YouTube Livestream event recorded on July 29th, 2021. Our July event was titled "Nation, Citizenship and Place" hosted by The Darkest Horse Co-founder, Chanté Martinez Thurmond, TDH teammate fahad punjawni and new TDH collaborator, Hanna Kim. The trio explored the impacts of nationality, citizenship, place (and belonging) on the shaping of identities + lived experiences at work and in our greater communities. Important questions explored in this episode: How are you showing up/arriving in this space? How have you developed a sense of belonging with respect to place? Why does this topic matter and why now? Participants were encouraged to engage through the Livestream chat where folx submitted questions for our co-hosts. Click here to watch the LiveStream episode on YouTube and/or check out the TDH blog for more resources! --- To learn more about The Darkest Horse, follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 ✨CREDITS: Co-hosts: Chanté Martinez Thurmond, fahad punjawni + Hanna Le | Producers: Chanté Thurmond, Rada Yovovich, Zaiden Sowle | Editor: Zaiden Sowle | 🎶 Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar   --- #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #TheFutureOfWork #HumanPotential #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Accessibility #DEIA #Nation #Citizenship #Belonging #Statelessness #Intersectionality #Identity 
48:15
August 10, 2021
TDH Ep 23: Authentic Solidarity (Celebrating Juneteenth + Pride) ✊🏾🏳️‍🌈
The Darkest Horse kicked off our new monthly YouTube Livestream series on June 17th, 2021! Each month, we’ll bring a timely topic that we’re getting repeatedly asked about, thinking about, or that’s a growth edge for us. We’re very excited about it and hope you are too 🤗! Our first Livestream was "Authentic Solidarity: Celebrating Juneteenth + Pride" hosted by our Co-founder, Rada Yovovich and TDH collaborator, Erycka Montoya, where they discussed the value of celebrating both holidays (together) and how we can show up as allies in respectful and affirming ways. In this episode we review Terms + Definitions; Historic facts of each holiday; Do’s and Don'ts of celebrating.  Participants were encouraged to engage through the Livestream chat where folx submitted questions for our co-hosts. Click here to watch the LiveStream episode on YouTube and/or check out the TDH blog for more resources! --- To learn more about The Darkest Horse, follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 ✨CREDITS: Co-hosts: Rada Yovovich + Erycka Montoya Producers: Chanté Thurmond, Rada Yovovich, Zaiden Sowle Editor: Zaiden Sowle 🎶 Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar --- #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #TheFutureOfWork #HumanPotential #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Accessibility #DEIA #Solidarity #Juneteenth #Pride #LGBTQIA 
48:49
July 01, 2021
TDH Ep22: What is DEIA + Belonging?
BONUS episode featuring co-hosts, @NamasteChante and @Rada_y, who discuss The Darkest Horse's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Belonging Framework. Leaders, be sure to listen to this episode from start to finish to learn why we prefer to rearrange the order of the acronym and why we tell our partners and clients that “diversity” is actually a lagging metric! #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #TheFutureOfWork #HumanPotential #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Accessibility #DEIA #Belonging #DIB #DEIB #EmployeeEngagement #NPS #NetPromoterScore #EmployeeSentiment #WorkforceWellness #InclusionMatters #DiversityMatters #WomenAtWork #WorkingFromHome #WFH #WomenOwned TOPICS COVERED: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Belonging Diversity is a lagging metric NPS Score Employee Engagement  --- To learn more about The Darkest Horse, follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond Editor: Zaiden Sowle 🎶 Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar --- #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #TheFutureOfWork #HumanPotential #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Accessibility #DEIA #Belonging #DIB #DEIB #InclusionMatters #DiversityMatters #WomenAtWork #WorkingFromHome #WFH #WomenOwned
24:26
October 06, 2020
TDH Ep21: COVID-19 🗣️💁🏾‍♀️Panel Discussion
Special bonus episode featuring two guests, Ariel McGrew (CEO of Tactful Disruption) and MK Getler (Director of Customer Marketing at Alyce), who join TDH Podcast co-hosts Chanté & Rada, for a deeper discussion about *how* COVID-19 impacts us in our personal and professional lives AND practical ways we can take action! TOPICS WE COVER: Concentric Circles of Self  How COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) is blurring the lines between 9-to-5 and #5to9 (s/o to MK for this great reference!) Leveraging technology during this pandemic to offer FREE telebehavioral health services (available courtesy of Tactful Disruption)  An early prediction that 2020 is the Year of the Woman! How Alyce is getting #Phygital (physical + digital) Agility in the workplace Supporting your teammates and direct reports Empathy and positive intent --- To learn more about our guests, check out their social media: Ariel McGrew/Tactful Disruption Twitter Tactful Disruption Website  Instagram MK Getler MK Twitter Alyce Twitter Alyce Website --- To learn more about The Darkest Horse, follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich  Producer: Chanté Thurmond  Editor: Zaiden Sowle  🎶 Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar --- #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #TheFutureOfWork #HumanPotential #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Intersectionality #Accessibility #Belonging #Identity #Alyce #5to9 #TactifulDisruption #MinoritiesInMentalHealth #ADHD #ADHDAwareness WorkplaceAgility #InclusionMatters #DiversityMatters #WomenAtWork #COVID19 #Coronavirus #SocialDistancing #WorkFromHome #GSuite #Airtable #Trello #Zoom #Uberconference #DialPad #Doxy 
44:23
April 21, 2020
TDH Ep20: COVID-19 🦠 + The Future of Work (BONUS)
We're back with a bonus episode to talk about COVID-19 and the various ways it's impacting our lives -- personally, professionally, spiritually, etc. So far, we've learned that pandemics are great catalysts for exponential growth and change. Tune in as TDH co-hosts, Chanté & Rada, discuss a myriad of topics and questions related to the #FutureOfWork and the opportunity we have to embrace new ways of working! TOPICS WE COVER: The Impact of COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus)  Social Distancing Eight Dimensions of Well-Being (and Social Determinants of Health) Intersectionality Inclusion, Equity and Accessibility and the impacts of WFH Physical, Emotional and Psychological Safety The Future of Work from an inclusion perspective Getting intentional about how you show up at work, creating boundaries and defining your rules of engagement Review of our favorite apps/tools we use at TDH i.e. GSuite, Airtable, Trello, Zoom, UberConference, etc Practical tips and best practices that will enable you to successfully WFH --- Please follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond Editor: Zaiden Sowle 🎶 Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar --- #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #TheFutureOfWork #HumanPotential #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Intersectionality #Accessibility #Belonging #Identity #AccessibilityAwareness #ADHD #ADHDAwareness #JobHunting #WorkplaceInclusion #InclusionMatters #DiversityMatters #WomenAtWork #COVID19 #Coronavirus #SocialDistancing #DimensionsOfWellness #WorkFromHome #GSuite #Airtable #Trello #Zoom #Uberconference
33:04
April 07, 2020
TDH Ep19: Q&A (part 2)
Part 2 of our Q&A session featuring a very special guest, Zaiden Sowle (she/her), who is also our intern and editor of The Darkest Horse podcast!  This week we decided to #MakeSpace rather than #TakeSpace as we hosted a conversation about #Accessibility. Instead of answer questions ourselves, we invited our guest of honor to help us out. Tune in to learn more about Zaiden, how she advocates for herself while being a college student at #SimmonsCollege and how she has turned this part of her intersectional identity into a source of empowerment! TDH Co-hosts, Chanté & Rada, share how they can relate while revealing their own accessibility needs and how they've learned to navigate advocating for themselves in their professional lives.  --- Please follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich  Producer: Chanté Thurmond  Editor: Zaiden Sowle  🎶 Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar --- #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #TheFutureOfWork #HumanPotential #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Intersectionality #Accessibility #Belonging #Identity #LGBTQ #TransWomen #Transgender #TransWomenAtWork #SheHer #Identity #SelfAdvocacy #Empowerment #Neurodiversity #DeafAndHOH #DeafAwareness #AccessibilityAwareness #ADHD #ADHDAwareness #JobHunting #WorkplaceInclusion #InclusionMatters #DiversityMatters #WomenAtWork
24:25
March 24, 2020
TDH Ep18: Q&A (part 1)
This week we're sharing another a bonus episode and taking time to answer thoughtful questions submitted by our listeners (thanks to all who sent them our way!!). Follow along this short & sweet episode as we discuss what we've learned since starting our podcast, our definition of "radical inclusion", why identity matters (especially at work), how to spot inclusive and tolerant workplaces while you're job hunting, the importance of showing up to work as your whole self at work, cultural intelligence and so much more! --- Follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond Editor: Zaiden Sowle 🎶 Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar --- #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #EmergingTech #Health #WellBeing #HumanPotential #InclusionInTech #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #CulturalIntelligence #Intersectionality #Belonging #CoreIdentity #Values #Beliefs #Worldview #Identity #Work #JobSeekers #Jobs
30:53
March 03, 2020
TDH Ep17: Black History Month (BONUS)
This week we’re recognizing Black History Month (BHM) and we’re doing it TDH-style! Join co-hosts, Chanté + Rada, for their perspective on such an important topic.  In this episode we discuss:  The history of BHM Things we love and hate about BHM  Creating sacred and shared space  #BlackPride  Inclusion is a lifestyle  Cultural Appreciation, Cultural Appropriation and Tokenization!  The value of stopping to ask WHY?! Why do you/your company want to celebrate BHM and what is the significance of celebrating?  Tips and best practices on how we can all to observe BHM in a respectful and inclusive way  --- For more reading, check out our blog post on this topic! In the meantime, we'd love to hear from you about best practices, tips and general thoughts about BHM!  ---  Follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟  ---  CREDITS:  Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich  Producer: Chanté Thurmond  Editor: Zaiden Sowle  Instrumental: "Get Rich" by NorfStar  --- #TheDarkestHorse #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #BlackLivesMatter #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Belonging  #TheFutureOfWork  #TheFutureOfEverything #BlackExcellence #BHM #BlackPride 
30:40
February 11, 2020
TDH Ep16: Greater Than Code #161 (BONUS)
This week we’re rebroadcasting an interview featuring Bärí Williams on the Greater Than Code podcast!  About Greater Than Code (GTC): For a long time, tech culture has focused too narrowly on technical skills; this has resulted in a tech community that too often puts companies and code over people. Greater Than Code is a podcast that invites the voices of people who are not heard from enough in tech: women, people of color, trans and/or queer folks, to talk about the human side of software development and technology. Greater Than Code is providing a vital platform for these conversations, and developing new ideas of what it means to be a technologist beyond just the code. In this special episode we discuss: 01:48 - Bärí’s Superpower: Being a Black Woman 05:20/22:50 - Admitting and Knowing What You Don’t Know Intersectionality and Culture 10:00 - Born and Raised in Oakland Gentrification Being Connected to Your Roots 19:30 - Unintended Consequences Tutorial to Boy Scouts About Getting Stopped by Police Keeping the Kids Alive 33:15 - Where is the Light (In the Technology) Technology is the Mirror of the People Creating It Creating an Open Space 42:34 - Getting Organizations to Buy Into the Open Space Concept 48:50 - Who’s Job is it to Educate the Children About Bias Allyship Seeing White Podcast 58:47 - Diversity or Inclusion Lagging Metric or Leading Metric Draw People In With Inclusion 01:03:59 - Taking Space and Making Space Reflections: Arty: Multigenerational roots, becoming your own being, being raised to be proud of yourself and say what you think. Be the roots for the people around you. There has been a loss of grounding. Chanté: Bärí is the real deal. It takes only a few to change history. Being real is valuable. Jacob: Wants his son to know that he won’t have to worry when being pulled over, and he should be troubled by that fact. Bärí: What do you connect to, who do you connect to? What and who are you thankful for? Think about that. --- Learn more about Greater Than Code here Twitter: @GreaterThanCode Patreon: GreaterThanCode Follow Bärí: @BariAWilliams --- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich Editor: Zaiden Sowle Instrumental: "Get Rich" By NorfStar
01:18:49
January 21, 2020
TDH Ep15: Greater Than Code #133 (BONUS)
This week we’re rebroadcasting an interview featuring yours truly (Chanté) on the Greater Than Code podcast! (**Originally published on June 5th, 2019**) About Greater Than Code (GTC): For a long time, tech culture has focused too narrowly on technical skills; this has resulted in a tech community that too often puts companies and code over people. Greater Than Code is a podcast that invites the voices of people who are not heard from enough in tech: women, people of color, trans and/or queer folks, to talk about the human side of software development and technology. Greater Than Code is providing a vital platform for these conversations, and developing new ideas of what it means to be a technologist beyond just the code. In this special episode we discuss: 01:56 - Chanté’s Superpower: Spotting Talent (Dark Horses) 05:33 - Perceiving Talent/Potential Essentialism 09:15 - Confronting Biases and Societal Categorization/Division/Labeling 18:54 - Identity as a Feedback Loop 25:04 - Health and Wellness and Human Potential 27:00 - Privilege vs Potential Actuality, Capability, Potentiality Brain of the Firm by Stafford Beer Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis 36:31 - Framing; Framing as Related to Coaching Matt Ringel: Whiteboarding 101 Functional Fixedness RailsConf 2019 - Keynote: The Stories We Tell Our Children by Ariel Caplan 49:39 - Working with Organizations to Improve Diversity and Inclusion (Using Metrics) Campbell’s Law ---- Learn more about Greater Than Code here Twitter: @GreaterThanCode Patreon: GreaterThanCode ---- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond Editor: Zaiden Sowle Instrumental: "Get Rich" by Norfstar
01:24:16
January 14, 2020
TDH Ep14: Political Party Live Interview (bonus!)
Special Bonus Episode featuring TDH co-hosts, Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich (Co-founders of The Darkest Horse) being interviewed on Political Party Live for a warm-up to their live interview with Senator Cory Booker, recorded in June 2019 in Iowa City, IA. This was the 6th caucus episode of Political Party Live carried by CSPAN to a national audience. PPL is a progressively-leaning, millennial inspired live podcast series co-hosted and co-produced by Stacey Walker, the first African-American to serve as a Linn County Supervisor (Iowa) and his friends Simeon Talley, Veronica Tessler (and Misty Rebik). Political Party Live is a series of free, live-recorded events designed to engage and elevate the next generation of progressive leaders. Together, the cofounders have created a unique podcast model that blends art, culture and politics.  In this episode we discuss:  The importance of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging Addressing the pervasive issues of unconscious bias and the implications it can have on emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) 3 things that often get in the way of addressing and implementing D&I initiatives in the workplace The Algorithmic Accountability Act (Sponsored by Senator Cory Booker) --- Read more about this exciting interview and PPL here. To listen to the full interview featuring Senator Cory Booker, click here. Follow Political Party Live via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. --- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond Editor: Zaiden Sowle Instrumental 🎶: "Get Rich" by NorfStar #TheDarkestHorse #RadicalInclusion #EmergingTech #TheFutureofWork #HumanPotential #InclusionInTech #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #Belonging #UniversalHumanCenteredDesign #HCD #WeThePeople #PoliticalPartyLive #CoryBooker #Booker2020 #Iowa #IowaCity #IowaPolitics #IACaucus #RockTheVote #GoVote #Millenials
40:15
December 17, 2019
TDH Ep13: That's a Wrap [Season #1]
Co-hosts turned Co-founders, Chanté + Rada, are finally ready to wrap up Season #1 of The Darkest Horse podcast.  #TuneIn to this short & bittersweet episode to hear a review of our work so far, reflections and a glimpse into what’s to come here at TDH as we prepare for our transition into Season #2. As we transition into 2020 we’ll be making some big change to the show. Next year we’re going to change the format of the show which will allow us to dive really deep into TDH’s four domain areas: #RadicalInclusion, #EmergingTech, #TheFutureOfWork and #Health, #Wellbeing & #HumanPotential. We’ll also be exploring trending subtopics in each of those areas and investing in the production quality of the show.  Stay tuned and keep an eye out for bonus episodes between this season closer and Season #2 (coming in 2020). Until then, we're sending a big thanks to all of our guests and supporters of TDH Podcast. We’re grateful for all of your support. Feel free to drop us a line 📬📨, send a question/comment via Anchor's 🗣 Voice Message feature OR go to our website to send us a note or to🗳 nominate someone you think would be a great guest next season (yourselves included)! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond and Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond Editor: Zaiden Sowle Instrumental 🎶: "Get Rich" by NorfStar #BeatingTheOdds #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityinTech #TheFutureOfWork #WomenInTech #InclusiveTech #Accessibility #Equity #Inclusion #Diversity #Belonging #TheFutureofWork #Emerging Tech #HumanPotential #WomenAtWork #FemaleFounders
16:07
December 10, 2019
TDH Ep12: Cyberneticist and Biotech Supermind - Dr. Hugo Caicedo (MIT Innovation + Strategy Fellow)
In this episode Chanté interviews one of the smartest humans on the plant, Dr. Hugo Caicedo (Ph.D.), who works at Massachusetts Insititute of Technology in the Center for Collective Intelligence. Hugo’s work and expertise is at the intersection of biomedical engineering & technology, healthcare, emerging tech and innovation. He serves as a practitioner, scholar, speaker, consultant, advisor, and mentor at renown institutions such as MIT, Harvard, Yale and several others across the globe. Most recently Hugo earned a professional graduate certification in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation from Harvard University. Immediately prior to this he gained interdisciplinary biomedical pharmaceutical industry experience working at Johnson & Johnson. Hugo was the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship at the Health Science and Technology Division at Harvard-MIT, in 2012. He completed his doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned his B.S. in Electronic Engineering at the Universidad del Valle. In this episode we discuss: Intersectionality + racial/ethnic Identity The future of everything (and the research of Dr. Tom Malone) Emergence and convergence in technology The 4th industrial revolution Biotech supermind CRISPR The future of healthcare Molecular robotics The importance of Diversity & Inclusion Overcoming adversities Racial profiling --- Learn more about Hugo here Twitter: @DrHugoCaicedo --- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond Editor: Zaiden Sowle Instrumental 🎶: "Get Rich" by Norfstar  #TheDarkestHorse #DigitalHealth #Innovation #Biomedical #EmergingTech #InclusionInTech #DiversityAndInclusion #Inclusion #Equity #EmergingTech #Entrepreneurship #Cybernetics #CollectiveIntelligence #MIT #Harvard #DigitalHealth #Innovation #Biomedical #AfroColombian #Colombia #TheFuture #TheFutureOfEverything #Supermind
01:24:43
December 03, 2019
TDH Ep11: Jonathon Feit (Co-founder + CEO) | The Guy Behind The Guy
Jonathon S. Feit, MBA, MA, is Co-founder & CEO of Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT). an award-winning health technology company that connects emergency responders with care facilities even prior to a patient’s arrival. Prior to co-founding BLT, Jonathon served in the White House OMB. Before that, he founded and published Citizen Culture Magazine, the world’s first all-digital print form magazine. From 2004-2008 he was the youngest member of the American Society of Magazine Editors, and served on the faculty of Boston University’s College of Communication (Department of Journalism). Jonathon has Tourette’s Syndrome and is passionate about advocating on behalf of people with disabilities.  Jonathon earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, and a Combined BA/MA in Psychology, Religion, and Conflict Negotiations from Boston University.  --- In this episode we discuss: Invisible disabilities Turning your “disadvantage” into your competitive advantage X-MEN “Raising Tourette’s”  Stop leading with what makes you different and start leading with what makes you *unique* Fighting his way into the Army Reserve Battlefield Technologies Alexandra Drane & her thought-leadership re: #Unmentionables The Darkest Horse Press (Coming Soon; thanks for the great idea, Jonathon!) --- #TheDarkestHorse #BeyondLucidTechnologies #EMS #EMT #911Emergency #FirstResponders #EMS2020 #EMS2050 #HealthcareIT #HIT #DigitalHealth #DataInteroperability #BattlefieldTechnologies #ServantLeadership #InclusionInTech #Disabilities #InvisibleDisabilities #TourettesSyndrome #XMen #DiversityAndInclusion #Military #Enlisted #Army #91W #Medic #Patriot #USA #FieldMedic #MilitaryMedic #EntrepreneurLife #CarnegieMellon #CarnegieMellonUniversity #MIT #BostonUniversity #Alum To learn more about Jonathon: Website: http://www.beyondlucid.com/ Twitter/Instagram: @jonathonfeit Twitter: @BeyondLucid Facebook: Beyond Lucid Medium: Beyond Lucid Technologies --- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond | Editor: Zaiden Sowle |  Instrumental: "Get Rich" Norfstar
51:11
November 26, 2019
TDH Ep10: Flying Around the World ✈️ with Thomas Negrit (CEO of flywallet)
Have you ever wanted to travel around the world but didn't have the means to? Well, today our special guest, Thomas Negrit (CEO of flywallet) will share how his company is working on a solution that will make that a reality! Thomas (aka Mr. International) grew up in Paris, lived in London, attended college in the U.S. and worked for the United Nations! Growing up in a multicultural and multilingual family inspired this young man and his cofounders to created the ultimate #TravelHack ✈️. This episode is packed with lots of gems: 07:22 - BARACK OBAMA!! 09:28 - ABOUT THOMAS' ORIGINAL DREAM TO BECOME AN AMBASSADOR 12:06 - HOW HE WENT FROM WORKING FOR THE UNITED NATIONS TO STARTING FLYWALLET 22:46 - DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION 35:20 - WHAT MAKES THOMAS A DARK HORSE 39:41 - BLOCKCHAIN 46:31 - THE POWER OF FOUNDERS BEING VULNERABLE 50:03 - WHAT'S NEXT FOR FLYWALLET *** flywallet is a fintech making international travel affordable for ALL. No matter the destination, flywallet makes it happen by helping you save or paying for flights in installments. "Travel is the only expense that makes you richer". Follow them on Instagram: @flywallet and Twitter: @fly_wallet *** Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond and Rada Yovovich Producer: Chanté Thurmond Editor: Zaiden Sowle Instrumental: "Get Rich" by Norfstar #BeatingTheOdds #TheDarkestHorse #DiversityandInclusion #EmergingTech #BlacksInTech #FinTech #Travel #TravelHacks #Multiculturalism #Multilingual #Mixed 
01:00:08
November 19, 2019
TDH Ep09: Heather McGowan | The Future of Work
Heather McGowan is an international thought leader, author, speaker, educator, LinkedIn Top Influencer and expert on #TheFutureOfWork👩‍💻💼 and #TheFutureofLearning 📚.  She’s an innovation strategist who works with people and orgs on the Future Industrial Revolution; clients include Autodesk, BD Medical, AARP, The World Bank, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, etc. Her academic work has included roles at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); Becker College, where she created the Agile Mindset learning framework; and then at Jefferson University, where she was the strategic architect of the first undergraduate college focused exclusively on innovation. Heather is the co-author of "The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work" (coming Spring 2020) and a Forbes contributor.  McGowan holds a BFA from RISD and an MBA from Babson College. *** Things we cover in this conversation:  10:23 - IDENTITY AND HER FAMILY’S DIVERSITY AND HOW IT GAVE HER “CONFIDENCE TO JUMP INTO THE UNKNOWN”  15:32 - THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING LEARNING AGILITY  18:41 - TECHNOLOGY, JOBS, AND THE PACE OF CHANGE IN THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION  20:45 - DIVERSE LEARNING LEADS TO POWERFUL INNOVATION  25:25 - IMMIGRATION AND INNOVATION  ***  Heather's Website  Watch Heather’s Keynote Speaker showreel  Pre-order Heather's new book on Amazon! ***   SHOW CREDITS:  Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond and Rada Yovovich  Producer: Chanté Thurmond  Editor: Zaiden Sowle  Instrumental: "Get Rich" by Norfstar  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 #BeatingTheOdds #TheDarkestHorse #DiversityAndInclusion #Culture #Family #TheFutureOfWork #LearningAgility #TheFutureOfLearning #AgileMindset #4thIndustrialRevolution #FourthIndustrialRevolution #HumanPotential #WomenInLeadership #WomenInInnovation
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November 12, 2019
TDH Ep08: Meet Manu "Swish" Goswami...The Ultimate Multi-Hyphenate! 🌟
In this episode, we resurrect a #LostFile of our interview with Manu "Swish" Goswami (this is long overdue).  Listen to his interview to find out the secret to being a young, #TwentySomething, #SuccessfulEntrepreneur! He's a TedX Speaker, Former UN Youth Ambassador, Serial Entrepreneur, Forbes 20 Under 20, etc and Founder/CEO of Trufan.  In other words, Swish is the #RealDeal!!  --  Things we cover in this interview:  + Swish has the "It Factor"   + Don't underestimate the power and influence of a Gen Z'er!  + Learn what a typical day in the life of Swish looks/sounds like  + Find out who he considers his mentors...(we'll give you a hint: one is the author of #CrushingIt)  + Sage advice from Swish's mom: s/o to Priya Goswami!!  + Swish's thoughts on #DiversityAndInclusion  --  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟  --  CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond and Rada Yovovich | Producer: Chanté Thurmond | Editor: Zaiden Sowle -- Instrumental  🎶: "Get Rich" by Norfstar (warning: original music has explicit lyrics)  To learn more about Swish, check out his website: http://manugoswami.com Swish’s Instagram/Twitter/SnapChat: @GoSwish --  #BeatingTheOdds #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityinTech #TheFutureOfWork #WomenInTech #InclusiveTech #Accessibility #Equity #Inclusion #Diversity #Belonging #TheFutureofWork #Emerging Tech #HumanPotential #GenZ #YoungEntrepreneurship #AgeAintNothinButANumber
29:01
November 05, 2019
TDH Ep 07: Back in Action! 🎉 📶🦄
Guess who's back?! 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ We are!  Yeah, we know we've been M.I.A. but we hope you'll forgive us because we're back and here to stay! #TuneIn to this episode to learn what co-hosts and co-founders, Chanté Thurmond & Rada Yovovich, have been up to!  In this episode we discuss: What we've been up to (we'll give a hint...we've been hustlin' and focused on earning money so we can make bigger impact!)  Client Engagements  Partnerships: s/o to Launchways; Happy Spectacular/Happy At Work; Blacks In Tech and a few more that we promise to share in the weeks to come Sponsorships: we're actively focused on this right now so that we can support this podcast Other Speaking Events: EntreFEST, Political Party Live!, ROMBA, BiT Fireside Chat, ThinkHR webinar, Launchways D&I Summit, etc What to expect moving forward: 1) release of batch #2 of pilot episodes 2) record a fully produced show for a brand new season (#StayTuned) Welp, that's it for now. Thank you for listening! Feel free to drop us a line 📬📨, send a question/comment via Anchor's 🗣 Voice Message feature OR go to our website to send us a note or to🗳 nominate someone you think would be a great guest for our show (yourself included)!  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast | Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast 🦄🌟 CREDITS: Co-founders + Co-hosts: Chanté Thurmond and Rada Yovovich | Producer: Chanté Thurmond | Editor: Zaiden Sowle Instrumental: "Get Rich" by Norfstar (warning: original music has explicit lyrics) #BeatingTheOdds #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityinTech #TheFutureOfWork #WomenInTech #InclusiveTech #Accessibility #Equity #Inclusion #Diversity #Belonging #TheFutureofWork #Emerging Tech #HumanPotential 
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November 05, 2019
TDH Ep06: (Part 2) Healthcare Innovation + Leadership with Dr. Vidya Raman-Tangella
(Part 2) From India 🇮🇳 to NYC🗽, this physician 👩🏻‍⚕️ is taking health tech to the next level! The Darkest Horse Podcast 🦄 welcomes renown Healthcare Innovation Leader & Futurist 🚀, Dr. Vidya Raman-Tangella. As the former SVP of Innovation at UnitedHealthcare, Vidya shares her thoughts on the most transformative emerging technologies in healthcare 🚑 🏥. *🚨SPOILER ALERT🚨: the solution could be in the palm of our hands!📲* Ever the trailblazer, Vidya immigrated ✈️🌏 from India 🇮🇳 to attend Columbia University 🎒 and earn her Master's in Healthcare Administration (MHA). But her journey was far from easy: despite being the #valedictorian 🎓 of her program, she struggled to find the perfect job. Tune in and listen to her timeless advice for those who may be in a similar conundrum. Be sure to listen to part 1 & part 2 to learn how Vidya has consistently forged her own path, prepares her children for success and the million dollar💰question she encourages leaders to start asking a little more often! **To Connect With Vidya on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/vidyart #TheDarkestHorse #BeatingTheOdds #DiversityandInclusion #WomenInTech #WomenInHealthcare #DigitalHealth #Innovation #HealthcareInnovation #EmergingTech #WomenInLeadership #ImmigrantsWeGetTheJobDone #EmergingTech -- Want to join the convo? Drop us a line 📨, send a question/comment via Anchor's 🗣 voice msg feature OR go 🗳 nominate someone you think would be a great guest for our show (yourself included)! www.thedarkesthorse.com -- 💬 GET IN TOUCH WITH US! Email: hello@thedarkesthorse.com Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast -- Founder + Host: Chanté Thurmond Co-Host: Rada Yovovich
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October 26, 2018
TDH Ep05: Meet Healthcare Innovator, Vidya Raman-Tangella (Part 1)
From India 🇮🇳 to NYC🗽, this physician 👩🏻‍⚕️ is taking health tech to the next level! The Darkest Horse Podcast 🦄 welcomes renown Healthcare Innovation Leader & Futurist 🚀, Dr. Vidya Raman-Tangella. As the former SVP of Innovation at UnitedHealthcare, Vidya shares her thoughts on the most transformative emerging technologies in healthcare 🚑 🏥. *🚨SPOILER ALERT🚨: the solution could be in the palm of our hands!📲* Ever the trailblazer, Vidya immigrated ✈️🌏 from India 🇮🇳 to attend Columbia University 🎒 and earn her Master's in Healthcare Administration (MHA). But her journey was far from easy: despite being the #valedictorian 🎓 of her program, she struggled to find the perfect job. Tune in and listen to her timeless advice for those who may be in a similar conundrum. Be sure to listen to part 1 & part 2 to learn how Vidya has consistently forged her own path, prepares her children for success and the million dollar💰question she encourages leaders to start asking a little more often! **To Connect With Vidya on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/vidyart #TheDarkestHorse #BeatingTheOdds #DiversityandInclusion #WomenInTech #WomenInHealthcare #DigitalHealth #Innovation #HealthcareInnovation #EmergingTech #WomenInLeadership #ImmigrantsWeGetTheJobDone #EmergingTech -- Want to join the convo? Drop us a line 📨, send a question/comment via Anchor's 🗣 voice msg feature OR go 🗳 nominate someone you think would be a great guest for our show (yourself included)! www.thedarkesthorse.com -- 💬 GET IN TOUCH WITH US! Email: hello@thedarkesthorse.com Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast -- Founder + Host: Chanté Thurmond Co-Host: Rada Yovovich
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October 26, 2018
TDH Ep04: (Part 2) Kat Kuzmeskas "Queen of the Blockchain"
#TuneIn to hear part 2 of this dark horse story featuring Kat Kuzmeskas, CEO & Cofounder of SimplyVital Health (aka 👑 Queen of the Blockchain⛓). This dynamic #FemaleFounder was raised by a #SingleMother who taught her that perseverance and hard work really do pay off. Kat is a proud Texan and #TeachForAmerica Alum at the helm of a new digital health blockchain startup, SimplyVital Health (HQ in Boston). Find out how she went from teaching kids in the Rio Grande Valley to earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) from UConn to Hospital Administer at Yale New Haven to Blockchain Leader. -- Want to join the convo? Drop us a line 📨, send a question/comment via Anchor's 🗣 voice msg feature OR go 🗳 nominate someone you think would be a great guest for our show (yourself included)! www.thedarkesthorse.com -- 💬 GET IN TOUCH WITH US! Email: hello@thedarkesthorse.com Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast -- Founder + Host: Chanté Thurmond Co-Host: Rada Yovovich
30:44
September 22, 2018
TDH Ep03: Kat Kuzmeskas "Queen of the Blockchain" (Part 1)
#TuneIn to this part 1 of our conversation with Katherine Kuzmeskas, CEO & Cofounder of SimplyVital Health (aka 👑 Queen of the Blockchain⛓). This dynamic #FemaleFounder was raised by a #SingleMother who taught her that perseverance and hard work really do pay off. Kat is a proud Texan and #TeachForAmerica Alum at the helm of a new digital health blockchain startup, SimplyVital Health (HQ in Boston). Find out how she went from teaching kids in the Rio Grande Valley to earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) from UConn to Hospital Administer at Yale New Haven to Blockchain Leader. -- Want to join the convo? Drop us a line 📨, send a question/comment via Anchor's 🗣 voice msg feature OR go 🗳 nominate someone you think would be a great guest for our show (yourself included)! www.thedarkesthorse.com -- 💬 GET IN TOUCH WITH US! Email: hello@thedarkesthorse.com Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast -- Founder + Host: Chanté Thurmond Co-Host: Rada Yovovich
36:34
September 22, 2018
Greetings From Our Hosts: Chante Thurmond + Rada Yovovich
#TuneIn to this ✨Special Episode✨ to learn all about #TheDarkestHorsePodcast and meet our very own Dark Horses, 🦄 Chanté Thurmond (Founder + Host) and 🦄 Rada Yovovich (Co-Host). Start with this episode if you'l like to learn more about our Co-Hosts and TDH origin story! Want to join the convo? Drop us a line 📨, send a question/comment via Anchor's 🗣 voice msg feature OR go 🗳 nominate someone you think would be a great guest for our show (yourself included)! www.thedarkesthorse.com 💬 GET IN TOUCH WITH US! Email: hello@thedarkesthorse.com Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast Founder + Host: Chanté Thurmond Co-Host: Rada Yovovich #BeatingTheOdds #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityinTech #TheFutureOfWork #WomenInTech
22:23
September 14, 2018
TDH Episode 02: Patrick Connally (PART 2)
#TuneIn and listen to (Part 2) our debut episode of The Darkest Horse Podcast. Our first guest is Patrick Connally - a successful Engagement & Managing Consulting Director at Teradata. Patrick happens to be a #BlackManInTech who was raised by a #SingleMother in Denver, CO; has earned 2 advanced degrees; is an exemplary #SingleDad and mentor to other young men. We talk about his journey into #IT #BigData, #DiversityInTech and his overall experience working at multiple top consulting firms (Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, CapGemini). In this episode we dive into his personal life and how he navigates being a father. PATRICK'S CONTACT INFO: email: patrick@patricknconnally.com Twitter: @patrickconnally Instagram: @patricknconnally JOIN THE CONVO OR EMAIL US YOUR FEEDBACK! Email: hello@thedarkesthorse.com Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast website: www.thedarkesthorse.com Founder + Host: Chante Thurmond Co-Host: Rada Yovovich
27:42
August 24, 2018
TDH Episode 01: Meet Patrick Connally, Our 1st Dark Horse (PART 1)
#TuneIn and listen to (Part 1) our debut episode of The Darkest Horse Podcast. Our first guest is Patrick Connally - a successful Engagement & Managing Consulting Director at Teradata. Patrick happens to be a #BlackManInTech who was raised by a #SingleMother in Denver, CO; has earned 2 advanced degrees; is an exemplary #SingleDad and mentor to other young men. We talk about his journey into #IT #BigData, #DiversityInTech and his overall experience working at multiple top consulting firms (Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, CapGemini). This episode he talks about the power of data, especially from a #DiversityandInclusion perspective. PATRICK'S CONTACT INFO: email: patrick@patricknconnally.com Twitter: @patrickconnally Instagram: @patricknconnally JOIN THE CONVO OR EMAIL US YOUR FEEDBACK! Email: hello@thedarkesthorse.com Twitter/Instagram: @TDHCast Facebook: @TheDarkestHorseCast website: www.thedarkesthorse.com Founder + Host: Chante Thurmond Co-Host: Rada Yovovich
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August 24, 2018