True Underdog
True Underdog
May 31, 2021
#72: Diversity in Business with Cheryl Contee
Play • 28 min

Today on the show Jayson is talking with Cheryl Contee, CIO of The Impact Seat, Chair / Founder of Do Big Things, and the Author of Mechanical Bull. Cheryl talks about how devastating it can be to be judged by your appearance in a professional, venture investment setting, how she has dealt with rejection because she’s a minority and what we can do to solve that problem going forward.

There’s a big problem today with minorities not getting the same opportunities as everyone else, and we all need to work together to help move past the situation.

 

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Mentioned in the Episode:

 

Website: https://dobigthings.today
Medium Blog: https://cherylcontee.medium.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylcontee/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherylcontee/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ch3ryl

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Bull-Achieve-Startup-Success-ebook/dp/B07RKY759R

 

Timestamps:

 

2:03 - Creating a Better, More Professional Space For Women

3:33 - First Black Female Founder to be Acquired by NASDAQ

5:33 - Dealing with Rejection

9:32 - Being Judged by Your Appearance

12:18 - Being a Woman, and Being the Breadwinner

14:38 - Women vs Men For Job Prospects

17:42 - Take the Moment You’re Given No Matter Who You Are

18:40 - Cheryl’s Book, “Mechanical Bull”

22:50 - Giving Back to People Who Were Like You

24:12 - Why Should We Embrace Failure?

25:42 - Practice Your Pitch on Clubhouse

27:27 - Where to Find Cheryl Online

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