This is the second episode of Let’s Talk Supply Chain’s brand-new show, Blended.
Blended is all about opening up conversations and giving the mic to all of the underrepresented voices in our industry – women, the LGBTQIA community, people of color, those with disabilities, whether they’re visible or hidden, and many more.
Today in Episode 2, ‘Story of my Life,’ we’re going to be delving into our guest’s personal stories: the experiences that made them who they are today and the impact, both positive and negative, that those experiences have had on their lives and careers.
[03.23] Introductions to our Blended panelists.
[09.35] Martin’s story; from serious ill health to harnessing his courage, finding his voice and following his own path.
“Our experiences propel us forward.” Martin
[12.18] How minorities can find themselves the butt of the joke and often find themselves joining in, in order to fit in and not rock the boat.
“I’m a black Mormon (which is rare!) so I’d get a lot of those ‘jokes;’ and if I don’t stand up and speak out, I’m doing not only myself a disservice but also anybody else that's at a disadvantage.” Lamont
[17.40] Madison’s experience as a black woman growing up in the suburbs, and the panelists reflections on language.
"Forums such as this, where we’re telling stories and educating each other around all the different flavors of humanity, are so important. And the more we do this, the more visibility we have into one another’s real life experiences - and then you can begin to adjust how we speak to one another." Madison
[19.37] Claudia’s story, the boardroom experience that opened her eyes and the groups reflections on the power of words.
“It said to me that women are not valued in financial transactions.” Claudia
[30.03] Madison’s story, how it led to her passion for humanitarianism and the panelists reflections on background, privilege and self-improvement.
[51.55] Angie’s story, facing misogyny in the workplace and the groups reflections on behaviors and encouraging change.
“As women we’re in a dichotomy: on one side we have to be assertive and confident, and on the other side we have to be very mindful that we’re being watched, in terms of our reactions.” Claudia
[70.13] The one piece of advice the panelists would share from their personal stories:
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