Danielle Weisberg, Carly discussed on Skimm'd from The Couch

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I wanted. Wanted to dig in a little bit. You are known as such a thought, leader and diversity space, and you know when our team saw that we were speaking to you this week. Everyone freaked out like we're talking. We're talking to celebrity and a think what I'm actually most fascinated by. When we go back to like the twenty five year old at this huge job. Even go back before that. How did you actually carve out a role and a position for yourself that many companies didn't have roles for there weren't really many examples to look for I. Really want to understand how you took an interest in a passionate I think he called it like a calling around working in diversity inclusion and turn it into your career. Yeah, I mean that's a pretty straightforward answer I. I have been a recipient and or participant in some of the biggest national diversity programs, and then my education was informed by scholarships received. Because I'm a person of color. So since two and a half years old and I still have the progress report. Where they're talking about me, they're saying you know. Tiffany likes the quiet ones you know I'm. I'm thinking of like two and a half three year old tiffany like walking around head. Start trying to I know. was I starting to protest I? Don't know what I was doing with the way that the proper support made it seem is I. I pretty much had that early age of understanding in questioning. Why am I treated a certain way because of my color? So when your whole life is informed by that? Maybe it wasn't even informed. Where I was in the hospital in the seventies, I don't know <hes>, but I was born across the street from the school. That I eventually went to so to think of my mom holding me while looking out the window at. The manicured lawns. The Windsor School, not even thinking that her daughter day is going to matriculate there and and seven years of her life. Growing into this diversity professional and I do think that they were key pivotal moments in my my life that really informed me was almost like lights in a room, and I just had to follow them, because I knew even when I was in inroads, which is an industry internship program that places young people of Color in business marketing. I had my internship at Verizon. And I knew even being part of Inroads I. Love The way this feels. I love the fact, this woman. Her Name Was Sandy banker at inroads at Bryson had the job of making us feel important special within a corporate environment. She was energetic. She was excited to come to work, and so I was like okay. That's what I'm GonNa, do I don't know how I'm GonNa get air because I want to feel like she feels when she comes into work, and so I always had it in the back of my mind, and so even when I. Started working in agency I questioned why there weren't more diverse people, and I went directly to the president had the conversation, and now people would grasping their pearls like how can you just go and talk to the president and set up a meeting I'm like Whoa? Why not because that that idea of speaking directly to authority empower about things that are not going well, are people not being accounted for with something I had been doing apparently since I was three, and so you know stories from my family and my mom I put i. put the pieces together that. Basically had a blueprint for this and was destined for this even the first second generation of my family were there. Teachers nurses were all in some sort sort of service, so my calling happened to be diversity in corporate America someone else my family would be. <hes> would be a teacher or nurse, so it's it's kind of. It's kind of generational and <hes>. Some would say genetic, but I knew probably at eleven that I was going to do this work. I just didn't know what it was called

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