Every once in a while I have the opportunity to open up our minds and hearts by having real conversations with incredible women.
This week’s interview is one of those times.
I got to sit down with Jahaan Blake, Sports Executive turned Career Coach, to talk about what it’s like to make it as a woman in a male-dominated industry, what it was like to experience the social uprising in 2020 as a black woman, and what she sees as true leadership.
When Jahaan and I sat down to go over the topics we wanted to cover together, we knew that these were the 3 we wanted to discuss. That being said, I don’t think either one of us thought we’d get as honest and vulnerable as we did.
Jahaan is so generous and real throughout this entire interview, and we just went for it.
What was it like as a Black woman in America during the Spring of 2020? Was she mad at her white friends? Were they only reaching out because someone told them to?
Which micro-aggressions, and well, aggressive-aggressive behavior had she stuffed down or tried to ignore?
How does all of that play into her work now? And then? How do we move forward through all of this with honesty and power?
Yep. We covered all of that and Jahaan was so powerful and real in her answers. I want to say it was a joy to interview her, but it was more than that. It was a gift, a powerful gift.
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