Episode 78: Politics – Why Having A Seat At the Table Matters Now More Than Ever w/ Lauren Bealore

Think politics don’t affect you? Think again! “There are a lot of things taking place at the location, state, and federal level but our voices are not in it…so where does this leave the future of politics if we are not at the table?” In this episode, Lauren Bealore discusses why it’s so important to be politically engaged and how having a seat at the table is crucial – especially for men and women of color. Some of the topics we discuss are the state of millennial and politics, the power of having people of influence in lobbying, donor, and policy positions, developing strategic partnerships, the generational gap, entrepreneurial trends we should be taking advantage of, and much more! Lauren is currently the Corporate Relations and Events Manager for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, a national lobbying organization that focuses on protecting conservation issues by holding elected officials accountable. Lauren is also an appointed and elected official, serving as a City Commissioner for the City of Southfield’s Total Living Commission and Precinct Delegate for Precinct 19 of the City of Southfield. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
– Why Shirley Chisholm was her childhood inspiration
– Studying social relations & policy at Michigan State
– The state of millennials and politics
– Why millennial voices need to be at the political table
– Why we need more people of color in policy, donor & lobbying positions
– What it’s like working at a lobbying organization
– How money controls politics
– Lauren’s “houseparties” story (social capital + social enterprise)
– How to yield your upward mobility to benefit others
– Developing thick skin
– Building strategic partnerships & raising money
– Why we need to capitalize on the future of tech
– Challenges Lauren faced in her career
– The generational gap in politics
– How to avoid burnout
– How you can be more politically engaged

LAUREN BEALORE’S KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Intentionality
2. Tenacity
3. Vision

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Website: http://www.laurenbealore.comhttp://www.iamyab.org

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About Rana Campbell

Rana Campbell is the host of the Dreams In Drive Podcast and owner and founder of Dreams In Drive LLC. She is a marketing/branding expert that loves helping creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs build brands that SHINE in the business world.

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