Today, Black Women Be Managing!!! Susan Callender, business leader, consultant, and coach, joins us to talk about how Black women can own their own businesses and not just survive, but thrive. We explore manifesting security that is based in our own agendas, and how to BE the person who sets the agenda and scale, but not at a harmful cost to the self. Other topics include the necessity of taking care of ourselves first, even while trying to support the liberation of others. This week's offering: Tea Time. For more content created for Black women, by Black women, visit tarryingplace.org.
Our Guest Today:
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) were once considered obligations by many firms, given no more than lip service, with doubtful or non-existent impact on the bottom line. Susan Callender not only makes it her mission to demonstrate the dynamic value of DEI but has the real-world experience to prove it. As a respected business leader and consultant, she can claim what few business coaches can—clear results. She’s enabled multiple companies to achieve over $1 million in revenue since initiating her consultancy over ten years ago, but her most impactful decision came in 2019 when she accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer at Epoch Education, Inc. Susan has built a career leveraging her experience as a corporate litigator and consistent success as an entrepreneurial investor and executive to serve as a mentor and guide to start-ups and emerging businesses. Her background provides the perspective and knowledge that it’s possible to embrace DE&B and use it as a clear competitive advantage. Susan Callender believes that instituting a responsible culture of belonging is both motivational to employees and impactful to a company’s growth.