Hustle Skirt

Hustle Skirt

Hustle Skirt is a new podcast by Author, Speaker, Business Professional and Economic Equity Expert, Debra W. Gould. The concept focuses on the entrepreneurial mindset and skills that enable professionals to overcome obstacles, pursue opportunities and succeed in various settings. The podcast will promote confidence, accountability, resilience, humility, and decisiveness to entrepreneurial listeners through lectures, interviews and talks hosted by Debra Gould. She believes in bolstering characteristics of responsibility, abundance, and excellence to excel to one’s greatest heights in business acumen, professionally and personally.

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August 22, 2023 20 mins

Freddi Williams Evans is an independent scholar and author who is internationally recognized for her scholarship on historic Congo Square.  Her book Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, the first comprehensive study of the location, received the 2012 Louisiana Humanities Book of the Year Award and is published in French. Her research and advocacy influenced the 2011 New Orleans City Council Ordina...

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Stephanie Chambliss, A New Orleans native, Ms. Chambliss is the Chief Executive Officer of Crescent City Coffee d/b/a PJ’s Coffee & Tea located at 5733 Read BLVD in New Orleans. There she oversees a staff of 18 full-time and part-time employees.  Ms. Chambliss received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and her Masters of Business Administration from Texas South...

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Ethel Harris, an RN with 27 years of experience and an entrepreneur since 2013, recently opened Fastest Labs of Metairie and NOLA-Westbank.  Passionate about travel, Ethel aspires to explore more of the world alongside her husband, Chris.  Contact Info: Ethel.h@fastestlabs.com Office: (504) 766-0880

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Jocylynn Coleman is a highly accomplished CEO of Affluent Consulting Group, a company that specializes in providing businesses with the tools and expertise they need to grow and succeed. With over a decade of experience in Accounting, Credit Education, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Financial Consulting. Jocylynn is a proud graduate of Jackson State University in Jackson, MS, and is also a ...

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Essence Banks is a heart disease survivor, supporter advocate of heart health since September 2004. At the age of 30, Essence experienced shortness of breath and heart palpitations during her workouts - she knew something was wrong and after several tests her cardiologist discovered over 90% blockage in 2 arteries. Essence founded Heart N Hands in 2014 to raise awareness and educate girls aged 10-18 abou...

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Angela O’Byrne, FAIA, president and owner of Perez in New Orleans, is a licensed Architect, General Contractor, and has a master’s degree in Real Estate Development. Under Angela O'Byrne's visionary leadership since 2000, Perez APC has grown into an international firm, with projects across the country and around the globe.

Contact Information: Website:  www.e-perez.com

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Iam Tucker joins the Company from Integrated Logistical Support Incorporated (ILSI Engineering), a 100% minority-female owned small business, where over the past 15 years she as President/CEO she has steadily grown her family business in employees & revenues. Iam graduated from University of New Orleans, Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Initiative and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Executive Edu...

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Lisa Wineburg is a licensed therapist with a specialty in trauma and PTSD.  She is the owner of New Beginnings Behavioral Health Service and is launching a nonprofit organization called The Butterfly Effect Trauma Response & Treatment Foundation this fall. Lisa is currently enrolled at Tulane University, pursuing her doctorate degree and researching the area of repeated trauma exposure and its effect...

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Dr. Calvin Mackie, an award-winning mentor, inventor, and speaker, established STEM NOLA, a non-profit organization, to expose and inspire communities, especially minority and low-income students, to STEM opportunities. STEM NOLA has engaged over 125,000 students since 2013, providing hands-on project-based learning. 

Website: https://stemnola.com/

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Chris N. Cheetham-West, is an MBA, an international speaker, author, Voted Top 50 Black Entrepreneurs in 2020 by D-Mars, and Founder of LR Training Solutions.

Global brands, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies seek out Chris and his company for their events and trainings. In his former position at Google, he managed marketing programs and strategies for key products. Experienced and driven, Chris’s career has allowed him...

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Robert Kennedy III is a trainer, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and coach in leadership communication and presentation confidence. Over the past 15+ years, he has executives and business leaders on bringing their communication to life. He specializes in Public Presentation Skills, Speech Preparation & Structure, Team-Building, and Presentation Planning, Development & Delivery.

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LaTierra is a cultural organizer and grant writing consultant, and Lakiesha, a marketing and communications professional. They are the founding worker-owners of the Womxnist Liberation Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder cooperative that leverages their talents and skills towards Black Liberation.

 

Contact Information: Womxnist Liberation Collaborative LaTierra Piphus Worker-owner 4035 Washington Ave, Ne...

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Chakissia Sapp, Founder of The Rashad Bailey Foundation. I'm an aspiring mother who is passionate and dedicated to making a change for mothers and families who have lost a child to gun violence. I was a young mother raising Rashad in Richmond, CA. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Colorado University. 

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Billy Arcement, The Candid Cajun, is an insightful leader, former state president of the Louisiana School Boards Association, 34-year senior corporate manager, professional speaker, syndicated columnist, and author of six books. His understanding of leadership principles and his Cajun wisdom translate into presentations that are not theory but truth.

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Dr. Kelli Joseph is currently the superintendent of St. Helena Parish School District where she has served for 12 years. She is also an adjunct professor at Southeastern University. She is an advocate for equity, access and opportunities for children in traditional public schools.

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T: (225) 222-4349

Website: Visit St. Helena Parish School District website to review the 2023-2024 school year information. 

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Louis loves serving the Lord. He was raised in the lower ninth ward, and is one of nine children. He is a graduate of St. Augustine High School class of 1980. After graduating from St. Aug, he served six years in the Louisiana Air National Guard where he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Louis has a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University, and a Master's in Public Administration from Troy State Univers...

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Robert E. Douglas, Ph.D. is a retired Engineering Manager with over 40 years of corporate experience. He has a BS, MBA, MPA and PhD degrees.  He has 28 years of military service (Retired LTC) after serving a tour of active duty in Iraqi Freedom.  He has been very active in Literacy, Dialogue on Race, Toastmasters, B R Rotary and 100 Black men.  Robert combines his military experience with his corporate expertise to engage audiences...

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Jon L. Renthrope, 35, is a native New Orleanian and member of the United Nation of Houma Indians, an indigenous tribal community located in the bayou region of Southern Louisiana.  He is CEO of Cajun Fire Brewing Company, the first Black and Native American owned brewing company in the U.S. South, and an internationally recognized brewmaster by trade profession.

 

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Twitter: @DrinkCajunFire

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Top Tutors For Us provides accessible, experienced test prep tutors resembling Black high-school students. Founded by Angelica Harris 10 months ago, it won the Skandalaris Venture Competition 2023, earning a $10K prize. Top Tutors assists predominantly Black organizations and school districts by offering resources for standardized testing. Angelica's own experience with the ACT inspired her to create the platform. Graduating from W...

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Steven Kennedy is the Chief Executive Officer of REO, LLC a real estate development, urban planning and policy consulting company in New Orleans, Louisiana. Steven is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Housing and Economic Development and Post-graduate studies at Tulane University School of Architecture Masters in Sustainable Real Estate Deve...

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