Ep #97: How to Make the Workplace Work for Everyone with Minda Harts

In 2013, Minda Harts left her dream job.

At the time, she was the only Black woman in her department and the only Woman of Color too.

And she was being racially aggressed at work Every. Single. Day.

So, she did what I often recommend my Executive Ahead of Time graduates to do:

She spoke up. She advocated for herself. She tried to find allies.

And do you want to know how her colleagues and management responded?

“This is just how it’s going to be.”

So, she left.

But, as you’ll hear her describe in this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, she just packed up that trauma and took it with her to her next job.

Today, Minda is a sought after speaker, award-winning author, and all around brilliant thought leader who is on a mission to improve racial equity in the workplace.

And, just to make sure you understand what a badass she really is, she has also:

👉 Been named the #1 Top Voice for Equity in 2020 by LinkedIn 

👉 Been featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Fast Company, The NY Times, and Time Magazine

👉 Spoken at companies including Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, and Bloomberg

👉 AND she is currently a professor at NYU Wagner.

In this episode, Minda and I discuss the trauma Women of Color often experience in the workplace, how corporate leaders can truly commit to racial equity and create a workplace that works for everyone, and more.

If you listen to this episode and think to yourself “I want to think and act like a senior executive now”, then I am here to help. Because you are ready for that next level. Get your next promotion faster and easier than you’ve even imagined by joining at ExecutiveAheadOfTime.com

What You'll Learn:

  • Why Women of Color are often left out of the career narrative
  • How inequity hurts Women of Color in the workplace
  • The ways in which corporate leaders traumatize the Women of Color who work for them
  • Tools and frameworks to work through racial trauma and affirm yourself
  • Plus Minda’s career missteps and how she elevated her leadership to the next level

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About Your Host

Hi! I'm Stacy Mayer, a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by getting 1000 underrepresented corporate managers promoted into senior executive positions each year worldwide.

I help undervalued executives scale to the C-Suite using repositioning strategies that build your confidence and visibility, so you can earn the recognition and support you need from key stakeholders while embodying your unique leadership style.

My podcast “Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer” tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement.

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