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We Shine Together.

>> THE SCENE: Supporting BLACK GIRL POWER. Cheers to these trailblazers; Oprah, Michelle Obama, Beyonce, RiRi, Condoleeza Rice, Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Tracee Ellis Ross, Halle Berry, Kamala Harris, Ursula Burns, Simone Biles, Misty Copeland, Thasunda Duckett, Serena Williams, Mary Winston, Meghan Markle, Lupita Nyong'o…and the list goes on!

Hi Lady,

Welcome to The Search Scene newsletter issue #3!

My newsletter is geared towards helping you search for work and love, but this issue is dedicated to black women. These boss ladies are in our communities, our cities, our world. And I want to make this issue about our friends and sisters.

I will never know what it feels like to be black, but I am willing to listen, learn, adopt a new perspective, take mindful action, and be a good friend. We need to focus on how much more we have in common, support each other and realize that we are stronger together, versus against one another.

Let’s change the story so future generations don’t face the same discrimination and racial injustices. Wouldn’t it be great if we could remove hate, ignorance, indifference? We need more peace, respect, understanding, love. Our world can only be as good as we are — and change is desperately needed.

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My first friend at JPMorgan was a black female (I’m still friends with her to this day). For privacy reasons, let’s call her Janelle.

After work one day, Janelle pulled me aside and told me she was struggling with a colleague because of passive-aggressive comments and actions made towards her…and no one else. She reasoned that it was because she was black. While listening to her, I felt angry, sad, and helpless (and I am sure these feelings were amplified for her). I knew this was a bigger issue of racism that has permeated our society, for ages. All I could do at that moment was to listen and pray that one day, women of color wouldn’t have to deal with such BS. And what I aspire to do now is to really try and understand these issues, and help change the narrative.

We should never feel like we were passed up for that job promotion or that date because of our skin color. How can black women (or any women of color) get ahead in corporate America when there are so few of them in the C-Suite? Does a black woman's emotional and psychological well-being also prevent her from moving ahead? What impact does societal conditioning, racial injustice, unconscious bias, imposter syndrome have on a black woman’s career success…or is it all of the above? If we aren’t black, what can we do as allies and friends, to change society…for the better?

>> DONATE to The Loveland Foundation

“The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing. We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for.”


Some reads (with stats) to educate yo’self about workplace inequality for black women:

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BG Music: Work (ft. Drake) - Rihanna

“It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels small, it really can make an impact.” - HRH Meghan Markle


BG Music: We Found Love in a Hopeless Place (Ft. Calvin Harris) - Rihanna

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous; be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” - Serena Williams

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Due to recent events, we will be muting our next newsletter until the following week. Please stay safe, and be supportive. Until next time!

With Love,

The Search Scene