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Finding your career focus, the benefits of an entrepreneurial mindset, and making it easy for people to help you with Aisha Suleiman

In this episode, we talk to Aisha Suleiman, an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. Her company, The Inclusive Culture, helps organizations thrive by building a sense of community through empowering their employee resource groups and encouraging allyship in the workplace. 

 

Recognized as an EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leader (2020), Aisha has worked with renowned global brands like Amazon and IPG Mediabrands. Aisha is also a member of the Rugby Football League’s Inclusion Board. She uses her expertise to support the delivery of its Inclusion, Equality, and Anti-Discrimination plan.

 

In 2022, Aisha launched True White Allies – a ground-breaking film project that shares the stories of historical White anti-racists from as early as the 1700s to inspire increased allyship and action."

 

In this episode, we discuss:

 

  • Trying it all to find your career focus and how not knowing can set you up for success
  • Advice for immigrants early in their career
  • Getting ahead in your career by looking at things “differently”
  • The benefits of having an entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Knowing who you are while still growing in a corporate environment
  • Seeking help with your career growth starts by “making it easy for people to help you”
  • The benefits of having mentors with different backgrounds or industries



Connect with Aisha:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aishasuleiman/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theinclusiveculture/ 

The Inclusive Culture Website: https://www.theinclusiveculture.com/aishasuleiman 

Aisha’s free guide on how to start ERGs: https://www.theinclusiveculture.com/community 

 

Connect with Lola:

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/428192995622965 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolaaadeyemopm/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/immigrantsincorporate/ 

Apply to be on the podcast: shorturl.at/dnyEO 

 

More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:

 

Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 

 

Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.

 

This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.

 

Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.

 

For more information and additional resources, please visit www.immigrantsincorporate.org and www.eqimindset.com