While our annual conference is going virtual this year, one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to bringing an incredible line-up of inspirational speakers to share their expertise and unique insights. Over the next couple of months we’ll be introducing you to these dynamic and engaging leaders by sharing some of their personal and career advice. Join us for our 2020 Annual Conference: Moments of Impact: Transforming Organizational Culture on November 5 to learn more from these remarkable trailblazers.
We are honored to introduce Minda Harts, CEO of The Memo LLC and Author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table.
What was the most meaningful piece of leadership advice you have received? Who has had the most influence on your career?
The most meaningful advice I’ve received is don’t be ambivalent about your career. There hasn’t been just one person, but it’s been a collective effort of family, friends, and peers. Success is not a solo sport!
What have you learned during COVID that has changed your perspective?”
Carpe diem. The world is changing and I had to decide if I was going to evolve as well. Sometimes change can be good, yet necessary.
How do you recharge? Where and when are you most content?
I love to read physical books. I try and wake up a little earlier each day so I can read a little bit before I get my day started; it helps center me. Currently, I have learned to be content wherever I am, and right now that is my house.
What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
I am my best advocate. No one is ever going to advocate for you like you.
How do you pay it forward?
By creating career resources for women of color in the workplace.
What can we be doing to create more inclusive organizations?
Listen, Educate, and Activate. Leaders must learn to tap into their emotional intelligence and unlearn what might have been comfortable and contributing to systems that are only beneficial to the dominant majority.
How has flexibility impacted your life?
It’s allowed me to be flexible. There are no rules right now and I get to redefine success for myself.
What book is on your nightstand?
Begin Again, by Eddie Glaude Jr.
Register for the conference today.