Living Our Best Life at LiveRamp

Written by LiveRamp & Kham Ward

We’ve all heard the adage, “live your best life.” But what does that mean?

At LiveRamp, this saying equates to living up to one’s truest potential in the most authentic way possible. We believe that the only way people can do this and perform their best is to give them power and freedom. This concept underpins one of LiveRamp’s core values: we empower people.

It is always gratifying when we see this value reflected back. With their permission, one employee shared in our annual survey that “LiveRamp has…

By Amy C. Waninger

Earlier this month, tennis champion Naomi Osaka explained that she would not participate in post-match interviews during the French Open. The pressure of the game was enough. The scrutiny of the press, a fear of public speaking, and a long struggle with anxiety and depression represented a clear and present danger to Osaka’s health. She made her statement, and she kept her word.

The Grand Slam organization fined her $15,000 after her first violation. The rules, they said, “ensure all players are treated exactly the same.” Osaka ultimately withdrew from the French Open for her own…

June 1st, 2021

(L-R) Pfizer’s Chief Patient Officer Dara Richardson-Heron M.D.,Pfizer’s Manager of Global Health and Social Impact Lili Wondwossen, Pfizer’s Senior director of political outreach and senior director for government relations for New York City, New York Myron Terry

[Houston, Texas]: Living Corporate announced today a new collaboration with Pfizer. The initiative will highlight the experiences of some of Pfizer’s most senior Black leaders through dynamic interviews, jointly published by Pfizer and Living Corporate, that provide candid, practical insights as to why Pfizer is a choice employer for historically marginalized professionals.

“I’ve been reflecting on how vital spaces like Living Corporate are for young Black and brown professionals navigating their career,” says Dr. Dara, Chief Patient Officer at Pfizer. …

By Madison Butler

Our Blackness is not a political statement however the fight for social justice is inherently political. Racism does not care which side of the political spectrum you sit on, it does not care how straight your hair is or well you assimilate into white culture. The fight to stay alive transcends political spectrums.

Over the last year, we have watched companies try to “opt out” of the conversation around social justice. These same companies claim to be advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion. …

Interviewed/Written by Dr. Clyde Barnett, III

My first reference to university hall directors was Jaleesa (Dawn Lewis) and Walter (Sinbad) from A Different World. As I watched A Different World, coupled with non-stop discussions of later going to college by most adults in my life, I found myself excited about college life possibilities and, more specifically, living on campus. I counted down to the moment I would be moving onto a college campus and experiencing all that my perception of college life had to offer. Recently, I began re-watching the series and reflected on how my perception of college life…

By Cosette Strong

Women’s History Month has long been one of my favorite months of the year. When I was younger and less cynical, I was encouraged by people’s acknowledgement of women’s contributions in newspapers or online articles. Over time, though, I noticed that many of these words were actionless virtue signaling and my disappointment would deepen.

Change can happen if we’re willing to do the work. The issues impacting women in corporate America continue to be serious. This was the case before 2020 set the world on fire. The TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) of all of this? A…

By Sacha Thompson and Katrina Jones

On International Women’s Day, we’re calling on companies to do more to create an equitable and inclusive environment for Black women at work. Lean In’s 2020 report on The State of Black Women in Corporate America revealed that Black women are severely underrepresented in leadership roles — they make up only 1.6% of VP roles and only 1.4% of C-suite roles. …

The end of Black History Month in Corporate America closes a plethora of candid conversations, virtual event(s), book clubs, and social media campaigns. Branded black and white images of Muhammed Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and Sojourner Truth checkered Instagram pages, paired with corporate statements of solidarity and hashtags. In an individualistic and capitalistic culture that craves the mythos of a messiah figure, there is no better place to look than upon than Black tombstones. …

Interviewed/Written by Dr. Clyde Barnett, III

When scrolling many social media platforms for much of the pandemic, college students have been using their accounts to share insight on their experiences with virtual learning. Some students have shared triumphs in their routines, fewer distractions, and boosted productivity. In contrast, other students have dealt with faculty unfamiliar with technology, a lack of access to support services and accommodations, internet connection issues, and arbitrary policing rules for engagement. Being a college student pre-pandemic was challenging enough, and college life during the pandemic has exacerbated challenges and presented new and nuanced ones.

Now, imagine…

Growing up in the 90’s involved wearing many different pairs of rose colored glasses. We were conditioned to believe that being colorblind was the future, and that education would solve all of our problems. Gen-Xers spent the 90’s convincing my generation that ignoring race, being great at algebra and staying quiet would solve racism. I was recently having a conversation with someone and we were talking about how the 90’s gaslit my generation.

PBS, Sesame Street, and every show we watched taught unconditional acceptance, but didn’t teach us what to do when society fought against our individual identities.

I walked…

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