Posts tagged diversity
Gia Morón: President of Women Grow.

Cannabis is the first industry, across most industries that had the most women in leadership. Yet those number aren’t strong enough. But it says a lot about where the industry is early on. We as women have stepped forward earlier... So, we look at the legalization of Cannabis, we’re still in the infancy stage. Yes it started out as a male dominated industry, but women have absolutely started fighting the fight earlier. And really speaking up and vocalizing that this will not be a repeated cycle that we’ve seen in other industries. That said, we are beginning to see more women coming into the space. And I think for several reasons. If you are looking at the plant from the medicinal side, women are generally the caregivers of their households... There are a number of women who are in the space that perhaps are not being recognized as leaders. These are the women that are caring for their families, they are caring for the communities, they are Advocates. They are in the forefront, really fighting for patient rights. And then when you look at from the Entrepreneurial side, there are many women who are saying “I opened the door, but I am not going to let it close behind me. And I’m going to help more and more women come up and come through to start building their businesses.I’d like to look at where we’re going, vs how we started out. Since how we started out was somewhat of a repeated behavior and pattern. What I believe we’re seeing is a change on the horizon. Which I hope to see more and more of.

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Gregory Stevens: Organizer, Former Baptist Pastor, GXDDESS.

Gregory Stevens moved to Palo Alto since he wanted to live and work in a Progressive town. This episode talks about a lot of very serious issues but it’s highly palatable (and delicious.)  Gregory is a bright and witty human who seems to never run out of energy. He became a Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Palo Alto — a Progressive Church. There he proceeded to question what Progress was and who gets to benefit from it. In a town filled with millionaires and billionaires, Gregory brought attention to the poor communities that are being displaced by gentrification, as well as Police Brutality. We talk about how we have to bring attention to dominant systems of power that are destroying our planet. Stevens says "Scream like hell when you see injustice. But don’t just scream — create. Your scream has to be a “doing". Create a space in which the world that you want is real. Do something that is not dominated by money. In the shell of this scary and dark world, we are creating a beautiful, bright, vibrant alternative. A heaven on earth.”  

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Claude Silver: Chief Heart Officer at Vayner Media and Gary V’s right hand woman.

People matter. That’s the most important thing. How do we go about making people feel good, and grounded? And that they belong? That’s our job. Then how do we take action on that? That’s what it’s about for me. Listening to people, then forward momentum. Forward motion.

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Hawk Newsome: President of Black Lives Matter NY.

Hawk Newsome is the President of Black Matter of the greater NY area. He is an activist, working at the forefront of the New Civil Rights Movement. Throughout his life Hawk has engaged in protests and activities to combat injustice. Over the past few years, he has worked tirelessly leading protests and seeking justice for the families of those slain by police officers. Most recently Hawk created controversy by speaking at a Trump rally. Resulting in mixed reactions from both sides. On this episode we talked a lot about love and dreams.

 

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Daniele Bolelli: Author, Martial Artist, Host of the History on Fire Podcast.

Daniele is an author, college professor, historian, martial artist, and host of the “History on Fire” podcast. As a huge history fan, I love Daniele’s show since it’s mostly about heroes, warriors, and leadership. Our conversation is focused on how we can become the best versions of ourselves. We talk about how to live a heroic life, bravery, wisdom, passion, discuss larger than life characters (like Crazy Horse, Jack Johnson, and the Pirate Queen) and more. This podcast is about overcoming adversity. As a historian we also touched upon how women have been left out of the pages of history books. In the words of Crazy Horse "Hokahey." Enjoy the podcast.

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