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We've got a remarkable guest on the Cohort Sisters podcast today, none other than Dr. Janice Gassam Asare who received a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University . This multifaceted personality's accomplishments range from being an industrial organizational psychologist to one of LinkedIn's top voices in racial equity. On our journey with Dr. Gassam Asare, we learn about her passion for psychology that led her from dreams of healthcare to her unexpected love for industrial organizational psychology. She takes us through her academic journey, and why she shifted gears from an MBA program to focus on her true passion, influenced by her parents.
We're also getting real about the challenges that come with establishing a niche in a field dominated by diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Gassam Asare shares her intriguing original doctoral research idea about manipulating skin color and religious headgear on LinkedIn profiles to study hiring bias. Unfortunately, budget constraints led her to change course and research the impact of disclosing mental health issues on hiring instead. Our conversation explores the critical importance of advocating for oneself, especially when your research topic is related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Lastly, we dig into the potential of LinkedIn as a powerful tool for networking and professional growth. Our guest shares her inspiring journey of leveraging this platform to secure speaking engagements, forge communities, and even land a writing role with Forbes. She also talks about her transition from academia to her own consultancy, shining a light on the unique challenges she faced as a Black woman in this sphere. Don't miss out on her advice about bringing research expertise to large corporations, and how LinkedIn can be an invaluable resource for networking and professional growth. Tune in, grow, and be inspired!
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