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:
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