062: Write. Now. Learn How to Be a Creative Writer in Your Business with Elaine Bennett, Founder of Bennett Ink

An award-winning speechwriter, Elaine Bennett helps leading corporate executives tell their stories memorably. She also teaches writing and storytelling skills to entrepreneurs and others who want to become leaders. A great believer in the benefits of writing every day, Elaine runs writing challenges to help people start their own writing practice. Elaine’s daily writing streak currently stands at 673 days. Sometimes she's also award-winning cabaret singer Elaine St. George, by one account the first out lesbian to do a cabaret show in NYC, way back in the ‘90s.

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·      Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Elain Bennett, and what does her business do?

·      What motivated Elaine to start her business?

·      How does Elain help empower LGBTQ communities?

·      How can you get in touch with Elaine?

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·      Visit Elaine’s Website

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·      Connect with Elaine by Email

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.