Raise Your Hand

Raise your hand, say “yes” and work hard. Shawna Thomas did all of that and more on the road to her role as Executive Producer of CBS Mornings. Shawna’s journey begins in Houston where she grew up, and we first met. For me, our conversation is a full circle moment. A local TV anchor at…

Leading in the Age of DEI

Leading in the age of DEI is a hot topic in corporate circles these days. My guest this week has earned her place in those circles as a leader and mentor to those finding their way up the corporate ladder. Including those traditionally left at the bottom. Tell Me What the Team Looks Like Monica…

Behind the Scenes of January 6th

In this week’s episode of Our Voices Matter Podcast, a former Congressional intern takes us behind the scenes of the January 6th insurrection. As our nation’s Capitol descended into chaos, 24 year-old Sherman Tylawsky was locked down with members of Congress and their staffs. Not exactly how he envisioned the third day of his internship….

Black Women, White Women: Let’s Talk

What happens when Black women and white women get together and say, let’s talk? I mean brave, honest, real talk — about race. My guests this week can tell you what happens because they’re living it. Every Thursday evening at 6pm CST, Tamara Johnson-Shealey and Jen Buck host a weekly conversation about race on the…

Passion & Purpose

Priyanka Murthy, CEO of Access79, could teach a masterclass on combining passion and purpose. She’s an award-winning jewelry designer whose creations grace the ear lobes and necks of A-list Hollywood stars. Think J-Lo, Lupita Nyong’o, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Clare Danes and Julia Roberts. But here’s the really cool part. Priyanka is now combining her…