6: Charging Your Worth as a WOC and Being an Imperfect Ally with Erica Courdae and India Jackson

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Charging Your Worth as a WOC and Being an Imperfect Ally with Erica Courdae and India Jackson

What does it mean to charge your worth as a woman of color?

We’re joined in this episode by two amazing guests, Erica Courdae and India Jackson, to unpack the term “charge your worth” and the weight that it can carry for women of color.

Erica and India are also reflecting on the significance of women of color and allies working together and the importance of being an imperfect ally to yourself and others. This episode will change the way you think about values, allyship, cancel culture, and so much more.

As an athlete, photographer, and creative consultant to personal brands, India Jackson spent the first decade of her career watching as talented professionals were forced to adopt identities that were sellable but not authentic. Watching as the market flooded with an intense focus on follower count and crafted personas, she committed to taking a more aligned approach to influence-building.

Erica Courdae is a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and executive teams committed to shifting focus, power, and resources in order to create more equity in their business and the world. She believes imperfect action is necessary to create meaningful social change and helps public figures engage in the work without fear of judgment.

In 2018, Erica and India co-founded Pause on the Play: a community, podcast, and consultancy committed to guiding individuals in the process of defining their values, diversifying their networks, and disrupting systems of oppression. Combined, they have provided training and consulting applied in businesses ranging from Christian Dior and Paul Mitchell School to Martha Beck Incorporated and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Their voices have been featured on podcasts, workshops, and online communities with a combined reach of over twenty thousand people.

What We Cover in This Episode:

  • Charging your worth as a woman of color
  • How to decide what to charge
  • Addressing limiting beliefs
  • Pricing to include generosity and giving back
  • Showing up mindfully
  • Making decisions based on your values
  • Quality and accessibility
  • A more dynamic and nuanced conversation around cancel culture
  • The importance of making distinctions between identity and behavior
  • Leaving room for apology and redemption

To learn more about their work, check out the Pause On The Play Podcast wherever you get your audio or by visiting www.pauseontheplay.com.

Creating meaningful change really is about progress over perfection. What do you need to do to leave things better than you found them? What do you need to charge? I hope this episode gets you thinking about these things and encourages you to take action.

Thank you so much for being here for this episode. Don’t forget to follow the podcast and leave a review letting me know what you think. This helps me to know what you are getting out of the episodes and it also helps this podcast reach more listeners that need to hear these messages.

 

Resources Mentioned:

Erica and India’s Website: https://www.pauseontheplay.com/
Follow Pause on the Play on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauseontheplay/
Connect with Erica on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericacourdae/
Join the Pause on the Play Community: https://www.pauseontheplay.com/community

 

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