In this episode, Dr. Kira Banks describes the impactful mentorship experiences that shaped her career trajectory as a psychologist and community researcher. She emphasizes the importance of using academic tools to engage communities and is passionate about helping people navigate systems of oppression. In her consulting work, she works with organizations to establish equitable environments and works to support individuals and groups to help them understand themselves, others, and oppression. Dr. Banks has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed outlets and has contributed to Harvard Business Review and popular media outlets such as Huffington Post and The Atlantic.
TIMESTAMPS: Intro (00:00) | Quote (01:53) | Leadership Journey (07:22) | Organization (13:41) | Institutional Response (21:26) | Advice for Leaders in Turbulent Times (24:22) | Sources of Inspiration (29:19) | Self-Care (31:18) | Book Recommendations (34:26) | Advice for Younger Self (36:00)
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