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Cheryl Contee on Perseverance and Building Equitable Organizations: World-Changing Women Podcast

worldchangingwomen June 5, 2020

What do you do when you’re on a mission to build meaningful companies, but the cards are stacked against you?“I was experiencing real bias. Plain and simple. And I wasn’t going to wait around until it happened again.”
– Cheryl Contee
 
In this episode, we’ll be hearing from serial tech entrepreneur, Cheryl Contee. Cheryl co-founded and sold her first company, Attentive.ly, and is now the CEO and Founder of the mission-driven digital agency, Do Big Things. On top of that, Cheryl is the author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success, and she’s an award-winning political blogger. We recorded this conversation on June 3rd, 2020 in the midst of national protests of the murder of George Floyd. In our conversation, we talk about systemic racism in business and building diverse and equitable workplaces.Featured Voices

Cheryl Contee

CEO + Founder

Do Big Things

Nina Bernardin

Host


Show Notes
The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working by Tony Schwartz and Jean Gomes
HBR Article: Advice on Launching a Tech Startup When You’re Not a White Man by Cheryl Contee
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About the World-Changing Women Podcast
The World-Changing Women Podcast with host, Nina Bernardin, shares the stories of female founders and business leaders who’ve built successful, game-changing companies that have a positive impact on the world.
 
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