Hurting to Belong: The Impact of Hazing on Black Greek Letter Organizations

My Instagram and Facebook newsfeeds were lit earlier this month, overrun with celebratory posts, temporary profile photo frames, and pride filled hashtags as five of the Divine Nine Black Greek-Letter Organizations (BGLOs) celebrated their respective Founders’ Days. As these organizations commemorate 110, 107, 105, and 98-year legacies, it is hard not to feel proud of …

Speaking Truth to Power: The Politics of Intersectionality in the Workplace

I am part of a book club at work that meets monthly. The theme of this book club is women and leadership. Each month we pick a book, article, or other media that addresses the joys and challenges of being a woman in leadership or aspiring to leadership. The group is made up of women …

6 Tips for Creating Your Own Personal Professional Development

We have all heard the dreaded phrase, "There is no money in the budget for X,Y,Z..." Whether it was after asking for a raise, hearing about cuts to department resources, or as an explanation for a hiring freeze, limited budgets are commonplace in today's workplace. After working for several organizations that allowed me and my …

Getting Comfortable with being Uncomfortable in the Workplace

Yesterday someone shared a link to a video from the Late Night with Seth Meyers show. It is a conversation between Meyers and a Black woman writer on his show, Amber Ruffin. In the clip, the two are talking about last weekend's Alt-Right/Neo-Nazi/White Supremacy event in Charlottesville, Virginia. Amber is explaining to Seth that Black …