It’s here! Dr. Cadet is excited to announce the podcast is live! The Change Cadet Podcast is a place where we share stories of change, celebrate the little wins, and learn from experts about what it takes to make bold moves in the workplace and in life. Available on iTunes, Google Play,Spotify and Soundcloud.
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Dr. Cadet is a featured perspective in this well written piece by Linda Kinstler. The Wing, which Dr. Cadet is a member, has been attempting to recover from a racist incident with now a former black member in their Los Angeles location. As you know, Dr. Cadet advocates for WOC, POC, marginalized communities, but especially black women. Take some time to read this thought provoking article.
As many of you know Dr. Cadet lives with an invisible illness called coronary artery spams, a rare heart condition. As a result, her life is built around minimizing daily spasms that feel like mini heart attacks. When she flies, she preboards as the airports are stressful and stress can induce additional spasms and tachycardia. Dr. Cadet was denied prepoard when pre-approved to board the plane early. Read what happened.
Did you know that there is a Black Women’s Equal Pay Day? The date changes each year, but this year black women have to work until August 22, 2019 to make the same amount of money as a white man from the previous year. Learn more about how you can advocate for yourself or be an ally to black women in the workplace.
Dr. Cadet is so honored to be the first guest of The Get My Life Tour on an episode entitled Remaining Whole in Broken Spaces: How to Practice Wellness in the Workplace. This interview is incredibly important to Akilah as it was the start of a decline into severe depression. As you know Dr. Cadet comes out on top, but it doesn’t mean her success it is absent of darkness to get to her to her light. Hear Dr. Cadet and Lydia T. Blanco (amazing interviewer and writer for Black Enterprise) shine on this episode!
Dr. Cadet has partnered with The Wing and Women Sound Off to provide a night for those who are thinking about transitioning their career on August 5th. Women Sound Off and Change Cadet will take you through the steps you need to identify how you can make what you’re doing now work for your next career move. From an interactive panel to hands-on breakout groups you’ll be able to tap into your career confidence! Get you ticket!
Get Money Get Paid is a 1-day experience in Brooklyn, NY dedicated to helping women rise up at work. Dr. Cadet is thrilled to be one of the speakers for a company she loves to work with and support, Ladies Get Paid (join the network if you have yet to do so) that provides women with the tools and network to be their best selves at work! Tickets available now!
Dr. Cadet is thrilled to be part of her invisible illness hero Harper Spero’s article for JustBOBBI (as in Bobbi Brown cosmetics). As someone who lives with an invisible illness she was happy to share ways to support the invisible illness community! Also if you have yet to listen to Dr. Cadet’s episode on Made Visible please do to learn more about her heart condition!
The Areni Insitiute has an annual Think Tank with 65 invite only guests who will gather in Bordeaux, France to discuss the future of fine wine. Dr. Cadet is incredibly honored to be one of this notable group of leaders inside and outside of this prestigious industry. Dr. Cadet will be discuss diversity when I comes to people of color, women, and migrant workers.
In 2019, workplace inequality still exists. It has very real consequences for people all over the world -- consequences that often go unseen, unheard and invalidated. #NothingLess provides a platform for women to tell their stories, unite over shared experiences of inequity, and demand nothing less than what they’re worth. This April, in celebration of Equal Pay Day on April 2 Dr. Cadet will be part of the Ladies Get Paid panel on April 4th, 2109on negotiation, DE&I and recruiting at Hired in SF. Register today!
Dr. Akilah Cadet has partnered with Reflektive to offer a webinar about learning how to elevate the voices of women of color in your workplace. Check out the recording of their highest attended webinar yet!
The Olivia Pope of Diversity in the Workplace is featured on Women Sound Off. Dr. Cadet is described as “equally honest and rooted in her convictions, as well as graceful and sweet” highlighting how she is a proud Virgo like Beyoncé herself! Take a look!
Dr. Cadetshares her experience managing a business with an invisible illness.
Switch, Pivot or Quit Podcast
Ahyiana Angel, Chief Encourager and Podcast Host, has an intimate chat with the Olivia Pope of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Akilah Cadet. The Switch, Pivot or Quit podcast is a celebrated podcast for career women featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Apple must listen lists. Take a listen and learn how Dr. Cadet overcame severe depression and celebrates herself everyday!
Ep. 5: Akilah Cadet of Change Cadet
Mariela Torres interviewed the smart and hilarious Dr. Akilah Cadet about being depressed AF, stepping in dog sh*t in Thailand, how to love and put yourself first, becoming aligned with your purpose, women empowerment, being a women of color, channeling your inner Beyoncé and more.
Dr. Cadet was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle! Cadet says, “With all that is happening with President Twitter, many people, especially women and people of color, do not feel safe. A circle is a safe place; a place for synergy to create change.” More dimes are dropped in the article. Check it out!
With only 10% of California’s winemakers being women,Bâtonnage is a forum of those who have traditionally been overlooked or spoken over. The May 4th, 2019 forum in Napa was for charting a positive, inclusive course forward for all women and Dr. Cadet is thrilled to be one of their speakers. Hear Dr. Cadet dropping some serious gems from her panel Pathways to Inclusion.
Dr. Cadet is featured in HELLO VINTAGE’S look book. Fashion is important to Akilah as it is a way she expresses her awesomeness. She loves to shop vintage as she can find one of a kind pieces that allow her to shine. Learn more about her featured looks here.
Dr. Cadet is excited to host the first Conscious Conversations, an informal discussion around all things Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with the CEO of Hire Talent and Co-Founder ofConsciously Unbiased. Join them Jan 16th for a round table discussions with fellow-like minded peers to share your voice. Limited seating!
Dr. Akilah Cadet has been diagnosed with pericarditis, coronary artery spasms, and orthostatic hypotension, but she’s still searching for a reason why she’s experiencing intense and chronic pain on the left side of her body. On this episode, we talk about how why she no longer thinks of her health journey as a temporary bump in the road, why she decided to start talking about her health with clients, and how she advocates for herself, despite the bias she encounters as a woman of color, so she can find answers. Take a listen (Spotify and iTunes ) to her interview with the amazingHarper Spero.
The TRIBE, interviewed Dr. Akilah Cadet about being happy, the power of being a woman, her favorite source of information (spoiler alert it’s Beyoncé), depression, and more. Check out the interview for some fun facts about Dr. Cadet and maybe you may get a little #inspo! Oh if you are looking for more inspo take a look at the amazing women of color, Vanessa Acosta, who captured this queendom shot.
Consciously Unbiased Campaign
Dr. Akilah Cadet is proud to support the Consciously Unbiased movement to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Learn more about how you can do your part or purchase a T shirt.
Episode 22: How to Be the Beyoncé of Your Life and Career