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I have SOMETHING to say!


Welcome to “I have SOMETHING to say,” where subject matter experts are unafraid and unapologetic about sharing their perspectives regarding issues that impact our lives. They speak up because they give a shit. If you’re tired of canned answers and want to FINALLY hear real people cut through the B.S. and talk about real issues, this podcast is for you.

Mar 18, 2021

I’ve never met a person that works in a corporate environment, runs a nonprofit and is also an activist, let alone two…until now.  In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY my co-host Chris and I talk to his good friends Emily and Joshua Walker two technology professionals who are advocates for creating equitable pathways for Black and Brown people to work in STEM-based jobs. A Digital Marketing expert, Emily is helping spearhead change in the organizational culture of the company she works for, alongside her colleagues. She explains that there is usually a lot of Diversity at the bottom of the org chart, but it’s important to have everyone in the company be part of creating solutions to the lack of diverse representation in the higher rankings. Joshua who is an Honorable Army Vet turned techie, shares why he wrote his book “Venti Fried Chicken” to inspire real (and diverse) people to get into technology after he went through the experience of becoming a self-taught technician. As an active Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leader in the company he works for, he told them “You know I’m going to continue to be myself, right?”, before he accepted to take on this responsibility. For a deep-dive into the Walker experience visit: www.VentiFriedChicken.com