Empowering global Black development with Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo, Ep 17

The working environment is undergoing a rapid and exhilarating change and you do not want to be left behind.

On How to be the Difference, we help you navigate in and around the intricacies of this new and exciting era, providing the latest career advice from leading industry experts. As the demand for tech-savvy professionals rapidly increases, “the world is your oyster…” has never rang truer, from remote teams and online working platforms to task automation.

If you are looking to begin your career, secure that promotion, find the right role to suit your family’s needs or identify better ways to attract and retain top talent for your company, look no further as we tackle the ever-evolving nature of the working environment, and its future.

Hosted by Talanta’s very own, our Co-founder and Head of Impact, Johanna Molina and Head of Experience, Paul Lynskey.

Re-empowerment through historically centered re-education

In this episode of How to be the Difference, Johanna and Paul sit down with Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo, co-founder and President of DIFFvelopment, a nonprofit organization that empowers Black visionary leaders to prioritize historically and globally conscious community-minded entrepreneurial activity.

Esi is inspired by how personal development and entrepreneurship can re-empower the global Black community. She addresses the repercussions that Black economics, the African diaspora, and colonialism have had on the modern Black experience – including access to internship opportunities as a Black person.

Esi talks about the importance of understanding one’s own history to become an agent of change and how DIFFvelopment equips Black visionaries with the tools and knowledge needed to overcome those structural and historical barriers. 

To learn more about amazing internship opportunities, check out Talanta’s website.

Outline of this episode:

  • [0:28] – A well-deserved break
  • [1:50] – Introducing Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo
  • [3:20] – Esi’s journey in non-profit organizations
  • [13:16] – The importance of understanding Black history
  • [23:50] – On Esi’s first time in Africa
  • [29:30] – Contributing to a more inclusive world
  • [33:55] – Advice to other women, young people, and Black leaders

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