ZigZag

ZigZag

Join host Tiffany Spraggins-Payne every Thursday as she speaks with female entrepreneurs and business owners in STTEM (Science, Technology, Transportation, Engineering, Mathematics) and related industries about their journey, experiences, and their competitive advantage. (When others Zig, they Zag)

Episodes

November 15, 2018 44 min
Danielle Jeter is the owner of AOI Events and PR. Danielle speaks to Tiffany about her how her relationship with E. Steven Collins (The Unofficial Mayor of Philadelphia) helped shape her and how her motivation every morning is to pay it forward by creating opportunities for people who look like her.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/AOIEventsPR/
https://www.instagram.com/aoieventspr/
https://twitter.com/aoieventspr
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Audra Anusionwu is the founder of BeautiFitStrong. She and Tiffany speak about her travels through the valley which lead her to the peak of starting her own business.

Audra drops some amazing gems in this episode.

Links:
http://www.beautifitstrong.com/
https://twitter.com/BeautiFitStrong
https://www.instagram.com/beautifitstrong/

The Enterprise Center Links:
To learn more about live events and programs The Enterprise Cen...
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Collie Turner is the Head of Inspiration and partner at TAPP Network, a digital marketing agency and creative suite for nonprofits. She is also the founder of Heroic Gardens, a new nonprofit initiative to create gardens for Veterans to maintain - which she hopes will be an economic vehicle, providing work to our Veterans.

Collie's life has had many zigs and zags, which she shares very intimately with Tiffany, in one of our more...
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Krystal J. Brumfield is the President and CEO of Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), a nonprofit dedicated to advance the full participation of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation and aerospace industries. AMAC provides advisory and resource support to organizations in aviation as well as individuals working in or trying to enter aviation.

Krystal speaks about her unusual p...
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This week Tiffany speaks to Jovida Hill, the Executive Director for the Philadelphia Commission of Women. (PCW) Jovida speaks at length about gender equity and what the PCW is doing to achieve the goal.

Links:
https://www.phila.gov/departments/commission-for-women/

On October 24th, 2018 PCW will be hosting a Fair Work Week event at The Enterprise Center. Follow this link for more details:
https://secure.everyaction.com/ztteFXQ...
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For our 31st Zig Zag installment, we are bringing you a recording from our live panel for Philadelphia's 34th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.

On Monday, October 1st, 2018, Tiffany moderated a panel discussion about success in construction contracts and obtaining bonding.

Panelists include:
• Iola Harper, Deputy Director of Commerce @ Philadelphia's Office of Economic Opportunity
• Lisa Mattioli, Divers...
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For our 30th Zig Zag installment, we are bringing you a recording from our live panel for Philadelphia's 34th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.

On Monday, October 1st, 2018, Tiffany moderated a panel discussion about success in construction contracts and obtaining bonding.

Panelists include:
• Iola Harper, Deputy Director of Commerce @ Philadelphia's Office of Economic Opportunity
• Lisa Mattioli, Divers...
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We are re-running Tiffany's 3rd episode with Iola Harper, Deputy Director for the Office Economic Opportunity for the City of Philadelphia. We are re-airing this interview because Philadelphia's Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week is kicking off on October 1st, 2018

Tiffany is moderating a panel discussion about bonding and contracts and construction, on which, Iola will be a panelist. The event is Monday, October 1s...
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Hello Everyone! This is a re-airing of Episode 21 with Suzie Nieman. Girl Develop It was just awarded $50,000 at the WeWork Creator awards, so we thought it was a great time to showcase Tiffany's interview with Suzie, the co-lead of Philadelphia's Girl Develop It chapter.

https://technical.ly/philly/2018/09/18/girl-develop-it-wins-50000-at-wework-creator-awards/

Tiffany speaks with Suzie Nieman, a rock-star woman with h...
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September 13, 2018 33 min
This week, Tiffany speaks to Jumoke Dada, the owner of Signature RED, a company that provides technical consulting services and creates tools and resources for women interested in careers in tech. Jumoke speaks about how her faith helps her do her work and how she breaks out of creative ruts.

Links:
To learn more about The Enterprise Center's Lighting The Torch event, visit ltt2018.eventbrite.com

Links:

https://dadaverse.org/
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September 6, 2018 36 min
This week Tiffany speaks to Devonne Jackson, an electrical engineer and senior project manager at Burns Group, a full-service engineering-consulting firm.

The two speak about Devonne's unique ability to know where she should be, using emotional intelligence to bring out the best in your staff and how her mother helped foster her belief that she was "college material."

To learn more about The Enterprise Center's Ligh...
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This week Tiffany speaks with Kimberly McGlonn, PhD about Grant Blvd, her new sustainable aparrel brand. Grant Blvd's first line is sourced entirely from men's apparel found in thrift stores, using no new fabric.

It is also a social enterprise working on criminal justice reform and helping incarcerated individuals get access to education through a partnership with Books Through Bars.

This is part 2 of 2. Listen to part on...
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This week Tiffany speaks with Kimberly McGlonn, PhD about Grant Blvd, her new sustainable aparrel brand. Grant Blvd's first line is sourced entirely from men's apparel found in thrift stores, using no new fabric.

It is also a social enterprise working on criminal justice reform and helping incarcerated individuals get access to education through a partnership with Books Through Bars.

This is part 1 of 2. Check back in next...
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This week we have a very special guest! Sihah Waris is in a fellowship with The Enterprise Center and she is here all the way from Islamabad, Pakistan. Sihah owns and operates two IT businesses.
Solugix is an IT service and web-design suite for small-to-midsize enterprises, and Rise Mom provides a video feed for working mothers to check on their young children at daycare throughout the day and also provides a community for these m...
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August 9, 2018 8 min
Tiffany is out of town this week at COMTO (The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials). We searched through the Zig Zag archive to give you some of the best and most practical advice Tiffany has gotten, as well as some of the best moments. It's a very short episode this week!

Here are the links to the original episodes and some info on these rockstar women!

1) Shana Salley-MacMillan, founder of Black Women Give - https:/...
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August 2, 2018 32 min
Yasmine Mustafa is the co-founder and CEO of ROAR for Good, an awareness and wearable-tech company that is working to reduce violence against women with their amazing, Athena product.

She has one of the most incredible stories we've heard thus far. Yasmine is Palestinean, and spent her childhood in Kuwait, her birthplace. Yasmine visited America for the first time as a young girl. While here, her younger brother was born.

A few...
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Tiffany speaks with Nicole Brown, an environmental engineer with AECOM, who works on water-related projects including water security and infrastructure improvement.

They speak about Nicole's experience as a black engineering student in the early 90's, her transition from design to project management, and her philosophy on engaging young people to be their best selves.

Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-brown-9617495/...
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Tiffany speaks with Suzie Nieman, a rock-star woman with her sights set on increasing inclusivity in tech.

Suzie works as a technical project manager for Four Kitchens, a digital agency, and volunteers as co-lead for Girl Develop It Philadelphia, the local chapter of a national non-profit providing education and support for women entering tech.

They speak at length about Suzie's unusual journey into coding and project managemen...
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Thank you all for helping us make it to episode 20! This week, Tiffany speaks with Judith Burton, founder of ArvaSero Consulting, a green-urban-ecosystem consulting firm. The two speak about Judith's experience coming to America as an immigrant and her desire to improve urban communities through infrastructure redesign and putting community members in the driver's seat.

Links:
http://arvasero.com/
https://www.linkedin.com...
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Tiffany speaks with Angela Harris, a Project Manager at Independence Blue Cross (IBX) and most recently, an adjunct professor at Drexel. Angela speaks at length about the importance of including more women in STEM.

While there is a lot of emphasis on getting more women into STEM, Angela feels that an under-addressed issue is retaining women already working in STEM.
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