098: Live Podcast Recording! Harness Your Rainbow Superpowers & Gain a Competitive Advantage at Work with Panelists from the 2018 NGLCC Business Leaders Conference

098: Live Podcast Recording! Harness Your Rainbow Superpowers & Gain a Competitive Advantage at Work with Panelists from the 2018 NGLCC Business Leaders Conference

During this live podcast recording, hear from some of today’s most inspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs interviewed at the NGLCC’s annual leadership conference in Philadelphia. The conversation explores what it takes to have an out boss mindset, and how to gauge when to come out to business partners, colleagues, clients, etc. (even for those who are implicitly out). We then spend a good amount of time discussing how to leverage our rainbow superpowers gleaned from years of lived experiences to build a thriving business. If you’ve ever wondered if, or how, your LGBTQ identity offers a competitive edge in the world of business, this live podcast recording is for you!

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097: Fuel Your Social Enterprise with Your Passion & Past Work Experience with Sonia Fay Stolfo, Founder of the Afrikan Clothing Co.

097: Fuel Your Social Enterprise with Your Passion & Past Work Experience with Sonia Fay Stolfo, Founder of the Afrikan Clothing Co.

Sonia Fay Stolfo identifies as a queer entrepreneur who has made Portland, Oregon her adopted home for the past decade. Equipped with a degree in Economics and several years of nonprofit experience, she hatched the idea to start the Afrikan Clothing Co., a social enterprise based in Kenya. The business is dedicated to producing custom fit women’s clothing while investing profits back into the community through projects that support young women and girls. She is currently working to secure seed funding for her business, and believes in its immense potential to lead the way forward for conscious business practices.

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080: Protect Your Rights and Get Paid Fairly for Your Work with Katie Lane, Founder of Work Made for Hire

080: Protect Your Rights and Get Paid Fairly for Your Work with Katie Lane, Founder of Work Made for Hire

Katie Lane is an attorney and negotiation coach who helps creators protect their rights and get paid fairly for their work. Her clients include comics creators, game designers, authors, illustrators, and musicians. Basically, if you make stuff, you’re Katie’s kind of client. Her loves include teaching people how to negotiate, reading contracts with a red pen, bow ties, and Star Trek. 

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Learn How To Leverage Your LGBTQ Superpowers at Work

Learn How To Leverage Your LGBTQ Superpowers at Work

On Thursday, June 28 at 9 am PT/12 pm ET, join Rhodes Perry - host and creator of The Out Entrepreneur - and learn from some of the 1.4 million #OutBosses crushing it in business all while bringing their whole selves to work. During the live webinar, participants will gain concrete strategies from some of the ~100 #OutBosses interviewed on the podcast who shared what their LGBTQ superpowers are, and how they leveraged them in their businesses. The conversation will explore what it takes to be more authentic in your work, no matter if you are an employee or entrepreneur. By learning from LGBTQ entrepreneurs, you’ll move into your own rainbow superpowers, and gain a competitive edge. If you’ve ever wondered if, or how, your work could benefit from leveraging your LGBTQ superpowers, then this live webinar is for you!

Register here.

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077: Start Here, Start Out, and Stay True to Your Authentic Self with Bernadette Smith, Founder and President of the Equality Institute

077: Start Here, Start Out, and Stay True to Your Authentic Self with Bernadette Smith, Founder and President of the Equality Institute

Bernadette Smith is the Founder and President of the Equality Institute, and an award-winning author of three books. She’s a long-time friend of the show, and kicked off the very first episode of The Out Entrepreneur. On today’s show, you have the opportunity to learn from a seasoned entrepreneur who shares some of the challenges and blessings of being your own boss. If you’ve ever thought about taking the entrepreneurial leap, start here, start out, and stay true to being your authentic self 100% of the time!

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076: Reach the Right People Through Social Media with Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver

076: Reach the Right People Through Social Media with Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver

Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver, a business providing website, social media, and digital advertising solutions to global clients including Honda, Salesforce.com, and the American Heart Association. Thomas has been credited as one of the “most innovative people in Washington, DC” and a top “minority business leader” by the Washington Business Journal. His company’s collaborative culture and cutting-edge strategies have been featured in media appearances on CBS, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and now, The Out Entrepreneur.

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074: Eliminate Workplace Toxicity by Bridging the Empathy Gap with Dara Barlin, Founder & CEO of DARE Consulting

074: Eliminate Workplace Toxicity by Bridging the Empathy Gap with Dara Barlin, Founder & CEO of DARE Consulting

Dara Barlin is really passionate about transforming toxic culture and creating spaces where people can feel awesome at work, so that they can do really great stuff in the world. She recently started DARE Consulting to help organizations rethink how they treat their employees, and figure out how to make trust a center-piece of their workplace environment. Dara's written a book and several articles on organizational change and organized dozens of campaigns for social progress including A Big Project, which brought people together from 97 countries to identify a common blueprint for global change. 

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025: Know that You Already Have Everything in Your Closet to Help You Get Out with Rick Clemons, The Coming Out Coach

025: Know that You Already Have Everything in Your Closet to Help You Get Out with Rick Clemons, The Coming Out Coach

Rick Clemons is the Author of Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, Host of The Coming Out Lounge podcast, certified life coach, TEDx Speaker, world record holder, and a guy who’s helped 1000’s of people in over 50 countries across the globe come out of the closets of their lives to escape their BS, explore their fears, and elevate their authentic self-expression. Rick’s signature mantra is “make your quirk work,” whatever that beautiful quirk is. Tune into the episode, and check a special offer listed in the detailed show notes.

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