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Recognize Your Own Ability to Affect Change

Posted by Deanna Singh | Nov 12, 2020 3:00:00 AM

I am so excited to share with you my recent conversation with Melinda Briana Epler, the Founder and CEO of Change Catalyst, which works to create inclusive tech ecosystems through strategic advising, startup programs, and resources. In our conversation, she shares how her personal experiences gave her the opportunity to see inequalities as a result of the corporate culture, and how it inspired her to start Change Catalyst in order to have a bigger impact in the tech space. She shares the importance of recognizing the change you can affect, and how to influence those who may be able to do more. I really enjoyed our conversation, and whether you are in tech or outside of it, I know you will too.

Topics in this episode

  • Creating behavioral and organizational change through storytelling
  • Your ability to create the change you seek within an organization
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Recognizing microaggressions
  • Owning the work that we can do
  • Strategy and accountability comes from the top, down
  • Techniques to build trust with leadership
  • Lessons learned in the tech industry that can be applied to other spaces
  • Using the media as a way to hold companies accountable


Written by Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh, Founder/Chief Change Agent of Flying Elephant, is known for giving audiences the tools and courage to imagine, activate, and impact the world as agents of change. She is a trailblazer and dynamic speaker who is at the forefront of social change. She is an accomplished author, educator, business leader, and champion for marginalized communities. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also the author of two children’s books, I am a Boy of Color, and I am a Girl of Color and a business book, Purposeful Hustle.

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