Donald Thompson | WRAL TechWire - Part 22

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Donald Thompson: How to reinvent yourself and pivot your career

Many of the professionals I know have taken this time to study their own happiness and direction. They feel inspired to make big changes and put their careers on different, more satisfying tracks. If you’re considering a pivot too, here’s my best advice for pushing forward through the stress and uncertainty of this year to keep achieving what you want from life. 

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Scared to talk about race, diversity, equity and inclusion? Here’s how to start

During the last two months as our country faced urgent and powerful calls for social justice, many of my conversations with fellow CEOs have taken a deep dive into issues of race, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). These colleagues tell me, “I want to do the right thing, but I’m scared of the backlash if I say something wrong.” Here are recommendations about how to proceed.

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African American tech leaders in Triangle demand change – Donald Thompson, Walk West, speaks out

In April, Donald Thompson launched The Diversity Movement, a set of online courses, videos, podcasts, events and consulting offerings focused on diversity and inclusion course. He’s also initiating some “uncomfortable” conversations about race and diversity with the podcast, “Ask a Black Guy/Ask a White Guy.” Today he speaks out about the death of George Floyd and the state of racial relations in the US.

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