188: What It Means to Be A First-Generation American and Entrepreneur

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to the Kauffman Index, more than 27% of entrepreneurs in the US are immigrants despite representing only 13.5% of the population. Furthermore, 43% of the companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list were founded or co-founded by first or second-generation immigrants. This data speaks volumes about their ability to […]


179: How First-Gens Navigate Social Mobility

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. The past decade has seen an increase in the number of first-generation students in the U.S. attend four-year colleges and universities. This unprecedented shift is linked, in some part, to college initiatives aimed at reducing structural barriers to college access. Interestingly, social scientists believe improved educational opportunities for low-income students […]


148: How We All Benefit From an Inclusive Society

Unfortunately, we live in a society that has stereotypes for everything. From love to lifestyles to career paths, people will always find something wrong with your life’s choices. However, that does not mean that you should bow to societal pressure. You can never be perfect; you can only be you, and it’s time you drop […]


136: Don’t Leave It On the Pillow

It’s no secret; the best performing organizations are continuously championing wellness and inclusivity. Unfortunately, determining what makes your team diverse isn’t as straightforward as it seems. It takes a trained eye to highlight the social and cultural aspects of our lives that make us unique.    While different ingredients define uniqueness, you, as a leader, have […]


117: How to Advocate for Change

Do you ever feel like it’s difficult being a person trying to make an impact in this world? Don’t, because there’s no better time to advocate for change than now. Here’s how you and other institutions can start that change today.  How to encourage the thought process of students for driving change on campuses? – (6:25) Let’s […]