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Designer Brandon Maxwell on Lady Gaga, being a mentor, and becoming a leader

The Council of Fashion Designers of America member has had a whirlwind couple of years, from dressing Michelle Obama, to designing Lady Gaga’s show-stopping turn at 2019's Met Gala, to his role as a judge on the hit show Project Runway. Photo credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images / ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images / Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
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Could your side hustle become a second career?

In this episode of Hit the Ground Running podcast, Yasmin and Christina turned to Jasmine Lawrence, founder of natural hair and body care line Eden BodyWorks, to learn more about how to turn their hobbies into additional streams of income. In addition to being the CEO of her own company, Lawrence is a product manager on the Everyday Robot Project at X. The first thing she advises? Stop thinking of your side hustle as a secondary job. Instead, think of yourself as someone who has dual careers.

Could your side hustle become a second career?
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How Nike stays ahead of the curve with its socially conscious marketing

It feels like, in recent years, there is no escape from brands speaking out on social and political issues. But amidst the cancel-culture chaos of socially conscious marketing, one brand stands out for its authenticity. So how does a company like Nike, with 60,000 employees, decide what issues it wants to tackle and the best way to go about it? Host Chris Denson spoke with Jarvis Sam, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, and Melanie Auguste, VP, Global Brand Marketing, about their approach.

How Nike stays ahead of the curve with its socially conscious marketing
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The founders of Philadelphia International Records look back at 50 years of Philly Soul

This Black Music Appreciation Month, Fast Company’s KC Ifeanyi spoke with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff—the innovative founders of Philadelphia International Records. As Gamble and Huff celebrate the 50th anniversary of PIR, the two explain the importance of their label and how they created that signature Philly Soul sound. KC also caught up with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, and Philly legend DJ Jazzy Jeff on how PIR has impacted their lives and careers.

The founders of Philadelphia International Records look back at 50 years of Philly Soul
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