WayMaker Fireside Chat

WayMaker Fireside Chat

WayMaker Fireside Chat aims to provide influential, motivational, and inspirational content that aids and equips all those who listen with what they need to live their best life and positively impact the lives of others.

Episodes

January 27, 2023 29 min
In this episode, we sit down with Tara Jaye Frank. Tara is a speaker, consultant, equity strategist, and author, who has recently released her newest title, The WayMakers. We'll discuss the content of the book, why waymakers and mentors are so critical to equity in the workplace and so much more.
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In this episode, we sit down with Shetellia Riley Irving. Shetellia has made history by becoming the first-ever Black woman to represent an active NBA talent, which happens to be her stepson, NBA superstar Kyrie Irving. In this podcast, she will discuss the challenges associated with representing such a massive star, what she has learned, and impart wisdom regarding how to balance work and family life to listeners.
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In this episode, we sit down with women's basketball pioneer Liz Galloway McQuitter. Liz is a former WBL player, collegiate-level head and assistant coach, and now serves as the President of Legends of the Ball, Inc. In this podcast, we'll discuss Title IX, and how Legends of the Ball inspires future generations to break through barriers, realize their potential, and become leaders for positive change.
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In this episode, we sit down with Jahkil Jackson. Jahkil is a young Chicago-born native who has a passion for helping those in need. This passion prompted him to found Project I Am, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless population. Through the organization's efforts, Jahkil has raised over 275,000 USD for the homeless population and has touched over 70,000 lives worldwide. In this podcast, We'll discuss the orig...
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In this episode, we sit down with Grace Janes. Grace Janes is the Brand Director of Proctor & Gamble. In this podcast, she'll discuss how Proctor & Gamble's Widen the Screen initiative is making an impact, the origin and vision of the Queen Collective, who her personal waymakers are, and so much more.
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In this episode, we get to sit down with Christina Norman. Christina is the Head of Content for the National Basketball Player's Association (NBPA). She is an accomplished creative executive who has helped launch, transform and grow numerous brands. Today, she'll discuss her creative career, share the wisdom she's gained along the way, and empower WayMaker listeners.
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In this episode, we have the honor of sitting down with Charles D. King. Charles is the CEO and Founder of Macro, a multi-platform media company whose mission is to represent the voices of people of color. Charles will discuss his upbringing, the origins of Macro, and how listeners can get involved.
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In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Angela Bundrant. Angela is the CEO of PlayersTV, the first athlete-owned media network and content provider. Today, she'll discuss the mission of her organization, how PlayersTV is changing the game and her career advice for younger listeners.
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In this episode, we sit down with Forest T. Harper to discuss INROADS. Forest T. Harper is the President and CEO of INROADS – a non-profit organization dedicated to opening career doors for ethnically diverse high school and college students across the nation. Together, we'll discuss the powerful vision of INROADS and how they're evening the playing field.
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In this episode, we sit down with Marc Pritchard and Damon Jones, Proctor & Gamble's Cheif Brand Officer and Chief Communications Officer, respectively. Together, we will discuss the origin of P&G, how it has lasted nearly 185 years, its mission to be a force for good, give back, and much more.
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In this episode, we sit down with Wes Moore. Wes is an author, entrepreneur, television producer, United States Army veteran, the former CEO of the Robinhood Foundation, and the Democratic candidate for the Governor of Maryland. Together, we'll discuss what inspired Wes to declare candidacy, what he aims to accomplish if elected, and his hopes for Maryland and the United States moving forward.
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In this episode, we sit down with rapper Fyütch. Fyütch is a Grammy-nominated musician and educator who gained musical notoriety as the lead singer of Biscuits and Gravy, who has opened for musicians such as Kanye West and Pharrel. He is passionate about educating, entertaining and empowering youth, and today will discuss where this passion originated and how his mission transformed over time.
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In this episode, we sit down with Cheryl McKissack Daniel. Cheryl is the President and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the largest Black-owned construction company in America. She'll be sharing insights from her 30+ years in the construction industry, speak on the origins of the business and give career advice to WayMaker listeners.
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July 15, 2022 36 min
In this episode, we sit down with Isaac Keys. Isaac Keys is a former American and Canadian football player and is now an actor appearing in series such as STARZ's highly-acclaimed Power Book IV: Force series. Today, he'll be discussing his upbringing, his big career transition, how he got into acting and much more.
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In this episode, we sit down with Dr. William Yates. Dr. William Yates is a Chicago Surgeon who specializes in hair transplants. Today, he'll be discussing how he got involved in medicine, the hair transplant process and industry, and the growing diversity in the business.
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In this episode, we sit down with America's first Black billionaire Bob Johnson. Bob Johnson is an American entrepreneur, media mogul, philanthropist, investor, the co-founder of BET Networks, and the Founder of RLJ Companies. Today, he'll be sharing insights about his career, how America can level the economic playing field, and his advice to WayMaker listeners.
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In this episode, we sit down with the Executive Chairman at Adtalem Global Education, Lisa Wardell. Adtalem is an education-centric organization that works to educate diverse communities and helps empower physicians, nurses, and social workers. Lisa will discuss her career, the vital work Adtalem is doing, and how the organization positively impacts communities nationally and internationally.
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In this episode, we sit down with Chicago native Glenn Marshall. After graduating with a Journalism degree, Glen quickly entered the news and television industry, reporting in a variety of roles for organizations all over the United States. Today, he'll share his journey, his challenges entering the industry, his favorite aspects of the job, and so much more.
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In this episode, we sit down with Pamela Robinson. Pamela Robinson is the Founder of the popular 40+ Double Dutch Club. We'll be discussing the quick growth of the group, the purpose it serves to its members, and Pamela's vision for the club moving forward. Pamela will also give her advice to WayMaker listeners regarding their own startups and passions.
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In this episode, we sit down with Patrick Franklin. Patrick Franklin is the President and CEO of UrbanLeague in West Palm County, a position he has held for over 20 years. We'll discuss the vision behind UrbanLeague, how they get the job done, Patrick Franklin's involvement with the organization, vaccines, and much more.
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