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Desiree, a proud West Philly native, discovered her ability to inspire people to be the best version of themselves at an early age. She developed her social identity and passion for diversity and inclusion as a student at Spelman College, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Desiree’s professional experience includes corporate communications, campus recruiting and diversity and inclusion at BET Networks, NBCUniversal, MSNBC, Nickelodeon, and Turner— a Warner Media Company.
As the Founder of the ColorVizion Lab, Desiree focuses on transforming motivated black professionals into an irresistible hire and helps them develop the skills to thrive in Corporate America. She is now expanding her clientele to companies by helping them develop and retain top diverse Millennial and Gen Z talent through workshops, online courses, and speaking engagements. Abeid-McDougall, write about everything!
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In this episode, Desiree talks about:
finding a voice and learning the art of storytelling as a child
ways to get into media & communications as a non-traditional person or non-student
the internship that launched her into diversity & inclusion
the do’s and don’t’s of personal branding, especially for millennials
turning strengths she uses at work into an additional stream of income
how to overcome crippling motivation loss during a job search
After the episode, be sure to check out these resources!
Desiree’s contact info
Desiree on IG: @des.booker
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