My guest this week is Nikki Innocent. Nikki is a 2-time TEDx speaker, certified women’s leadership coach, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) strategist and the host of the podcast Checkbox Other, that focuses on the journey toward belonging.
Five years ago, Nikki left behind her career in corporate America to live and lead fully as herself focusing on belonging, releasing the pressure to “fit in” and embracing the ways she differed as a creative, biracial, Millennial woman. Nikki’s work focuses on fostering a new generation of leaders looking to leverage their unique power and privilege to lead their lives authentically to make the future a more inclusive place.
In this episode, Nikki and I talk about her journey away from corporate America into her new adventure of entrepreneurship. We also talk about her experiences being "other" in a number of situations and how she helps leaders in organizations navigate tricky discussions. Following the interview, my co-host Carmen and I discuss "Cancel Culture" and "Calling In vs. Calling Out". Carmen shares this interesting NYT article about Loretta J. Ross, a professor at Smith College, who teaches a course on the topic.
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