MProper Mimi

MProper Mimi

Empowering Women at Home, Work and Play. This podcast focuses on the stories of success and challenges for women of color. Host, Mimi Jacks is a Passionate about helping women share their stories and encouraging others to live their best lives! We chat about empowering women, entrepreneurship & all things Diversity and Inclusion. I've got questions! Sometimes improper. Let's Talk!


November 25, 2023 37 mins

Mimi is invited to celebrate her birthday on the mic with her friends Raphael Harry, host of the White Label American podcast and Corey Gumbs, Founder of the Black Podcasters Association. Listen in as we cut up in the studio and hear how these guys recount stories of how their lives have been impacted by the women around them.

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If you thought being an opera singer and being in the corporate world are not related, I don't like to tell people they are wrong so what I will say is, you would be mistaken! In this episode, I am speaking with Kandice Whitaker, MBA who is the CEO of Alpha and Omega Consulting Inc. and host of the BAIL Yourself Out Happy Hour Podcast. Kandice has used her training as an opera singer to command attention w...

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Did you ever wonder what it would be like to jump in a RV with your family and just travel? Asha Mae does not have to wonder because for four years, she lived that life. From the cost associated to living in an RV to people asking her for drugs, Asha has some stories to share regarding this experience. Recently, after numerous opportunities were presented to her and her family, she and her family made the ...

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Some people who have the brightest smile and the most excitable energy are really introverts. Needing time alone is how they re-energize themselves. My guest, Phindile Hlabangane, knows this all to well. In her profession as a Graduate & Young Talent Specialist and a soon-to-be coach, she is regularly pulled in many different directions. Phindile shares how she balances her life and career with communi...

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When I am traveling with a group of people, I will arrive a bit earlier or stay a bit later so I have time to experience that new-to-me environment on my terms. Some women, especially black women, are nervous to travel alone but in this conversation with Baglady Meredith San Diego, those fears will be squashed. From providing emergency numbers in a plethora of different countries to seeking out small tours...

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Whether you are at FreakNik, riding a bike or engaging in sex work, you deserve to feel safe. Luckily, I felt just that when I looked across the room and first saw Kiebpoli Calnek at a Black Podcasters Association party. Kiebpoli [KAY-PO-LEE] is  a trans-masculine, gender-expansive queer Black creative, writer and director, born and raised in New York City. From catcalling to play parties to bicycling...

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May 23, 2023 50 mins

It's summer time y'all! Mimi Jacks is back with another MProper episode with lifestyle content creator, coach, wife and mom Ashlei Cupid. We talk about being consistent with our content while being present and living life at the same time. Anything worth having is worth working for. No wonder we are so busy and sometimes forgetful in caring for our families, relationships and ourselves. 


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This week on MProper Mimi, your host Mimi Jacks has a fun convo with Paulette Erato, the host of La Vida Más Chévere: Through the Childfree Lens. You will laugh when you find out how Mimi and Paulette met on TikTok. As they talk about many different topics you will learn why it is so important to build a community where Childfree Black and Brown people feel supported. Paulette talks about navigating a life f...

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MProper Mimi is finally back for Season 4, and what better way to get jump started than to talk about our finances! Remember that African Proverb that says "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Well, Mimi Jacks and our guest for this episode Felicia Gopaul, CFP talk about being purposeful and working together to build healthy Financial Goals. You may not like to talk about money, but Mimi and Felic...

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October 3, 2022 39 mins

MProper Mimi has been MIA but don't you worry! Mimi Jacks has been eating very well. Tune in and catch up with your host of the MProper Mimi show, Mimi Jacks as she chops it up with the multi-talented culinary experts and chefs that make up SPAD Catering. Shyam, Ashley, Stewart and Tionna. It was so much fun to chat with the crew about how they each started their journey and love of cooking, the ins and outs of leadership and flexi...

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MProper Mimi host Mimi Jacks is joined by Courtney Williams, founder of The Brown Bike Girl as they talk about the importance of cycling safety and biking advocacy consulting. Whether you cycle or not, we provide a fun glimpse into the concerns of bike safety in the city, how to influence change and train up others as well as the intersectionality of cycling and health and government in our communities.

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"Hey Sis, Are You Ok?" might be a phase you have heard before or even used amongst your friends and family. During this episode of MProper Mimi, our host Mimi Jacks is chopping it up with Kim Moore of Black Woman Be Whole about a new mental health workbook "Hey Sis, Are You Okay?" designed to help prioritize your menatl health. We are out here talking about ways that we want to help women heal and be whole and of course having a go...

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Usually on MProper Mimi when we talk about knowing your triggers it has to do with dealing with trauma. Not this time! For this episode “knowing your triggers” we are referring to those things that make our allergies and/or asthma flare up. I was able to speak with an allergy specialist, Dr. Lakiea Wright to have an important conversation about her journey to becoming a specialist in the ...

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April 4, 2022 35 mins

Have you ever experienced a setback or learned a valuable lesson through trial and error that you wished you could share with others so that they would never have to go through what you have been through? Or sometimes the stories we decide to share with those around us are to connect with them through similar adversities. Our guest this week on MProper Mimi is Stephanie Smith and she and Mimi Jacks talk alot about why we share our ...

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Have you ever thought about how the software programs or apps we use everyday to make our lives easier take into account diversity and inclusion in who they are made for or even the designers behind the scenes making them for us? Well this has been an MProper thought our host Mimi Jacks thinks about a lot when considering how to increase the number of women of color in Technology on all levels and interactions. Our special guest Sh...

March 12, 2022 55 mins

Welcome to the first MProper Mimi episode of Season Three!! What better way to kick it off than to talk to two podcast mavens about using their platform to empower women. Listen as MProper Mimi host Mimi Jacks and Unique, the host of Becoming Unique interview each other to share with you how they came to a point in their lives of being true to themselves. Join us as we talk about self limiting beliefs and how acknowledging that we ...

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November 9, 2021 55 mins

S2 Ep 14: MProper Musings - Catching up with Cyren Young

Shout out to MProper Mimi co-producer Cyren Young for joining MProper Musings where we talk about about the thoughts we've had for the previous week. This week you get a little behind the scenes peek at just a few of the items we talk about and opinions we share before during and after working on new MPro...

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S2 Ep 13: MProper Musings - Ctaching up with Mimi Jacks.

A special thank you to all the listners for checking in on MProper Mimi. I figured I would give you a little update and info on the carrying ons of what our host Mimi Jacks has been up to. From dancing on the edge of circles to jumping on a plane to go to Portugal.

0:00 Welcome

0:30 An Extremely busy Mimi

2:04 My 2nd Job For the culture - Black is Tech

5:20: Clip from Ov...

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S2 Ep12 Part 2: Watch her Win, New York - Entrepreneurship Pros, Cons and Everything in Between (Part 2). MProper Mimi partnered with Watch Her Win New York President and Founder Obioma Richardson to do a live podcast recording in Chicago, IL. This event was a wonderful hybrid blend of six (6) powerful panelist speakers each sharing their own stories, tips and tricks to being successful entrepreneurs. The virtual portion of the web...

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S2 Ep12 Part 1: Watch her Win, New York - Entrepreneurship Pros, Cons and Everything in Between (Part 1). I just have to say wow! Mproper Mimi partnered with Watch Her Win New York President and Founder Obioma Richardson to do a live podcast recording in Chicago, IL. This event was a wonderful hybrid blend of six (6) powerful panelist speakers each sharing their own stories, tips and tricks to being successful entrepreneurs. The vi...
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