La Trenza Leadership: Creating Leaders ~ Transforming Lives

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We Weren’t Born to Be Random: Culture as Comfort

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“Through culture, we become specific people, living in specific times and places. Culture gets under our skin. It becomes comfortable–second nature to us. That specificity makes encounters with other cultures foreign and strange–they don’t eat like us or talk like us. But they too have culture. Culture as Comfort examines this human alchemy, how culture makes us who we are, and how we can harness these insights to become more comfortable not only in our own culture but across the many cultures we encounter in today’s globalized world.” — Daniel Lende, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida. Click this link to order a copy of the Book: Culture as Comfort.

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Do we inherit culture? What role does biology play, if any? What is your comfort zone? Can culture be lost? We use the word so loosely but do we “really” know what it means.

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Women In Leadership ~ Global Emerging Markets with Ripa Rashid

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“The war for talent is heating up in emerging markets. Without enough “brain power,” multinationals can’t succeed in these markets. Yet they’re approaching the war in the wrong way—bringing in expats and engaging in bidding wars for hotshot local “male” managers. The solution is hiding in plain sight: the millions of highly educated women surging into the labor markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Increasingly, these women boast better credentials, higher ambitions, and greater loyalty than their male peers.”

But there’s a catch: Attracting and retaining talented women in emerging economies requires different strategies than those used in mature markets. Complex cultural forces – family-related “pulls,” such as daughterly duties to parents and in-laws, and work-related “pushes,” such as extreme hours and dangerous commutes – force women to settle for dead-end jobs, switch to the public sector, or leave the workforce entirely.

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Ripa Rashid is a subject matter expert on global leadership and culture and gender dynamics in the workplace.  As of August 2013, Ripa will join the Malaysian-based international leadership and corporate governance center ICLIF as Director of Research and Curriculum. ICLIF’s mission is to develop a new generation of world-class leaders who are able to effectively manage their organizations in a more challenging and rapidly changing environment. Until earlier this year, Ripa was Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion at Time Warner.  In this capacity, she worked with leadership across the company to create and implement strategies to foster a culture of inclusion across Time Warner. Ripa served as an expert on a wide array of diversity topics, including targeted talent and inclusion strategies for women, multicultural, LGBT and other diverse executives, and on the links between diversity, innovation and corporate performance.

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Success Flows From The Passion: Melissa Maxwell

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Melissa Maxwell is a director, writer, actor, filmmaker, teacher, motivational speaker and so much more. She will be appearing as our guest on EMOs Connections, July 3, 2013 from 6P – 7P EST on www.blogtalkradio.com/emosconnections. She is recognized for her talented acting appearing in film, television shows, commercials; presentations at TED Talks, consulting and teaching at several schools of art and production companies, performing in dozens of theaters, winner of awards, national and international acclaim and producer and director of Fetus Envy among many different projects. Join us as she tells you why you don’t have to live a life of resentment and regret. Join us as she assists you in getting beyond “one day I’m gonna” and the rejection of “I wonder if”. Allow her passion to ignite that which is within you. We want to know more about this passion. Did she always have it? Where does this confidence come from? What is she working on now? What are some upcoming projects…and don’t forget about Fetus Envy! Join us and bring your voice to the connection.

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July 2013’s Upcoming Schedule

Very talented and powerful guests are on the way: Actors, authors, directors, filmmakers, performers, musicians, chocolatiers, national and international, women and men, diversity in action. Tune in and send us an email so that we get you on the list for upcoming events and our newsletters. The shows will air and always remain in the archives on EMOs Connections on Blogtalk and through this page. Stay tuned as we will provide specific background, bios and information on each show individually.Slide1July 10, 2013 – Rochelle Vincente Von K is a Viennese born Australian singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and choreographer. Her globetrotting career started in Australia gracing magazines such as Vogue, TV and film appearances, and touring to crowds of 40 000+ people with bands such as Wilson Pickett, Fatboy Slim, Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) & Krome Angels, as well as performances for Radio One, XFM and Tate Britain. After arriving in the UK, she made a short film for the UK Film Council, ‘I Make My Pictures For What Hollywood Spends On Lipstick’, which hit film festivals from London to LA. Rochelle is also a Japanese reiki master teacher (12 years), chocolatier to the stars (Academy Awards, Bill Maher, David Wilcock), and interviewer. Chocolate, Music, Entertainment, Reiki, Raw and More.

July 17, 2013 – Ripa Rishad is a frequent speaker and panelist and has been invited to speak by leading global organizations and businesses, including the Asia Society, the Conference Board, International Women’s Forum, OECD and the United Nations, among others. She is the coauthor of Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women are the Solution (Harvard Business Press, 2011) and numerous publications and whitepapers, including “Asians in America: Unleashing the Potential of the “Model Minority”” (CWLP 2011), and a series of reports on female professionals in India, Brazil and China (2010-2011). Ripa will join the Malaysian-based international leadership and corporate governance center ICLIF as Director of Research and Curriculum.  Women and Global Leadership, Innovation & Gender Advancement.

July 24, 2013 – Beatrice Olliver – a long-time student of Mr. Ma. She has been studying Qi-Gong with him since 1996. She also is a licensed psychotherapist, who had a successful private practice in  Rockville, MD for 8 years. She is the co-founder of the center. She closed her private practice last year to open the center. we offer Qi-Gong meditation, Heart meditation, Reiki and Biogenesis. We offer various holistic approaches to healing. We work with energy as Light. Light means God. Qi-Gong has been around for 5,000 years. It started as martial art before the same power was used for healing purposes. Qi-Gong is a very simple, enjoyable exercise. It can BE done standing, sitting or lying down. “Qi” or “Chi” means “energy”. “Gong” means “work”. “Qi-Gong” means “harvesting one’s own energy”. Heart Meditation Qi-Gong and The Center For Qigong, Meditation.

July 31, 2013 – WE Are BNC – We are a Christian Rap Group; our sole purpose is to use our talents to glorify God, and to use our gifts to bring others to Christ. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for he glory of God.” 1 Cor 10:31. Brothers N Christ (BNC), came together in 2003 to give today’s lovers of rap music a Christian alternative to mainstream rap music. All lyrics are original, created and written by the artists in the group. Lyrics reflect the experiences and lives of Christians. BNC’s home congregation is Central Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland. All features and artists are members of area Churches of Christ and are brothers and sisters in Christ. Music, Alternative, Positive Message and Flow.

August 7, 2014 –Dr. Ramesh Manocha, MBBS BSc (med) PhD is a GP, educator and researcher. He completed his undergraduate medical studies at the University of New South Wales. His PhD was completed at the Royal Hospital for Women and focused on the scientific evaluation of meditation and the mental silence experience. Ramesh is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Sydney University and is also the founder and convenor of Generation Next, a national circuit of professional development seminars for education, health and welfare professionals. He also chairs a major series of seminars around Australia focused on family medicine that feature topical issues in clinical practice and public health issues relevant to primary health.  Scientific Evaluation of Meditation, Sahaja and Mental Silence.

August 14, 2013 – Valerie Hegarty, Born in Burlington, Vermont, Hegarty received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, most recently Figure, Flowers, Fruit at the Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York and Autumn on the Hudson Valley with Branches, a High Line Public Art Project in New York. For Valerie Hegarty, the joy of her work lies in its destruction rather than its making. Centring her practice on the politics of the American myth, Hegarty’s canvases and sculptures replicate emblems of frontier ethos – colonial furniture, antique dishware, and heroic paintings of landscapes and national figures only to demolish them by devices associated with their historical significance. This description doesn’t even come close to touching the essence of this profound artist. What and How She Sees As it Comes Forth…

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Diversity: You Must Stand on A Higher Ground

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HOLDING POLARITIES OF DIFFERENCE

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