In today’s episode of the Mastering College to Career Podcast, I speak with Tech Career Strategist and Author of Master the Humble Brag: A Guide to Writing About Your Professional Wins, Lizzie Ann Jones.
Lizzie Ann Jones discovered she was black through acts of hatred and racial slurs at the innocent age of five. Though this is a time when she should have been able to be joyous and carefree, this is the age her mother informed her that black people have to give 200% to be on the same playing field as everyone else.
This sad truth that Lizzie faced as a young child is what many black and brown people face every day in this country.
Times like these are always rough because I know I could never truly understand the pain and suffering that black people have gone through and continue to go through. My heart and support go out to this community because when one of us is hurting we all are hurting.
In this episode we discuss some harsh truths about our society and give advice to students of color in these times of crisis.
Tune in today’s episode titled “ Becoming an Advocate in the Workplace: Taking a stand even when standing alone” to learn about the importance of self care and mental health, documenting your success, putting yourself in a place to become an advocate and selecting a workplace that truly fosters diversity.
Connect with Lizzie on these platforms:
LinkedIn Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heylizzieann/
Also, purchase a copy of her book here:
During this podcast, I shared about my Mastering College to Career Academy. If you would like to get more information about it please visit: https://www.masteringcollegetocareer.com/join-academy or email me any questions at [email protected]
Produced by: Jordan Alford
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