Can I Live?

Photo by Michael Henein on Unsplash

by: Minda Harts, Founder, The Memo

The word authentic is defined as “of undisputed origin.” How amazing is this definition?

Many of us have been deemed as underserved because of the color of our skin or our socioeconomic background, yet, in the same breath we're asked to bring our authentic selves to work. In other words, we are asked for authenticity, but just as long as it fits neatly in the box the company has provided.

On his infamous Unreasonable Doubt album, Jay-Z says in the song Can I Live, "I'd rather die enormous than live dormant, that's how we on it." This lyric always makes my heart sing!

At The Memo, we can’t tell you how to live the last two months of the year, but what we can recommend is that you find ways to live in and speak your truth, while you navigate through workplace politics and personal growth. We challenge each of you to "LIVE ENORMOUS"!

Each Monday of this year, we sent you a new weekly "Memo." We hope that in it, you've found inspiration as you start your week. We are committed to seeing more women of color on their way to achieving the best version of themselves in the workplace and beyond.

Over the last two weeks I've had the pleasure of speaking with many experts in the Talent Management and Diversity and Inclusion industry. A common theme in each of these conversations has been the desire for more professional development, or a desire to level up our skillsets. As we move forward, our team is committed to bringing you the best tools to help you advance in your career. As you think about your 2018 glow up, we hope that you will take a look at our library of pre-recorded career boot camps. Don’t go into the new year with old skills!

We are no longer underserved, we are UNDERESTIMATED.

Let’s finish this year strong and go after all the seats at the table!