Spring 2024 Courageous Conversations Recap

A recent article published by the Appalachian highlights the spring edition of the Walker College of Business' Courageous Conversations series.

The article, "Latest Courageous Conversation discusses race, experience in the workplace," was written by Mia Seligman, Enterprise Editor for The Appalachian. 

"This is a great article full of insightful quotes from the panelists," said Kristen Cheek, graduate assistant for Global and Civic Engagement in the Walker College who helps coordinate Courageous Conversations. "They provide helpful advice to make the job search process much easier; it is worth a read to those soon entering the work force."

“Doors will close in your face... But the biggest difference will be how you overcome it. Always use your voice.” 

-Cashae Cook

The Courageous Conversation took place on Wednesday, February 21 in the Parkway Ballroom and included four Black female professionals -  Mariah BreezeKwani TaylorNatazhia Lovett and Cashae Cook - who shared their experiences navigating the work force and choosing their career paths. During a Q&A panel, the women discussed challenges, opportunities, and successes that led them to the positions they are in now.

Read the article to learn more about the panelists' journeys and the advice they provide to college students soon entering their profession.

About Courageous Conversations

The Courageous Conversations panel discussion and reception create a space for meaningful dialogue to occur around issues of discrimination and implicit bias in the workplace.Visit the website for more information on upcoming events: www.business.appstate.edu/courageous