Living Diversity & Inclusion: Gail Moody-Byrd. An Interview with SAP

My first conversation with SAP digital and social channels senior director Gail Moody-Byrd, a black woman based in the heart of Silicon Valley, fell on the day a Google engineer was fired for his widely-shared criticism of the company’s diversity initiatives and ideological monoculture. It was a story we had both taken a keen interest…

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Why I Do Social Media and You Should Too (Part 3)

I’ve been composing this blog in my head for the past month. What’s incredible is that every day, what I want to say evolves because have new experiences with social media regularly. And that is the point here – indulging in social media is a way to continuously grow and expand how you experience the…

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Witnessing #IAmNotYourNegro

Blown away. Shaken to my core. Embraced in all my pain about race in this country and finally, a vehicle to give voice to it, intelligently. That is #IAmNotYourNegro ‘s impact on me. The magnitude of the impact of this film is immeasurable. The power of James Baldwin’s emotional and intellectual dissection of race relations…

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Apple Music’s launch: three upselling lessons for enterprise

SUMMARY: Gail Moody provides an alternative view to the Apple Music launch as a consumer but also with an eye to the enterprise. I’m a passionate music fan, always in dogged pursuit of building the ultimate playlist of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Mad Men closing songs – whatever I’m feeling that day. I’m also an Apple fan-girl.…

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Black women in the workplace, 2016 – climbing a steep ladder

SUMMARY: It is difficult enough for women to achieve equal status with men in the workplace. A recent study confirms what black women have known for many years – it is doubly difficult. Some employers though are demonstrating an enlightened approach to this specific inequality. Finally, vindication. Quantifiable evidence. The oh-so-familiar truth that black women…

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