MProper Mimi

Mimi Jacks

Empowering Women at Home, Work and Play. This podcast focuses on the stories of success and challenges for women of color. Host, Mimi Jacks is a Passionate about helping women share their stories and encouraging others to live their best lives! We chat about empowering women, entrepreneurship & all things Diversity and Inclusion. I've got questions! Sometimes improper. Let's Talk! Mpropermimi.com read less
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Special Birthday Episode w/ Raphael and Corey!
Nov 25 2023
Special Birthday Episode w/ Raphael and Corey!
Mimi is invited to celebrate her birthday on the mic with her friends Raphael Harry, host of the White Label American podcast and Corey Gumbs, Founder of the Black Podcasters Association. Listen in as we cut up in the studio and hear how these guys recount stories of how their lives have been impacted by the women around them. Have you been inspired by this episode? Mimi invites you to leave an honest review of how this episode made you feel. Also, share this podcast with a friend. Every woman needs to know their story is powerful. Host - Mimi Jacks https://www.mpropermimi.com/ IG: @MProperMimi https://www.instagram.com/mpropermimi/ https://www.facebook.com/MProperMimi/ https://twitter.com/MproperMimi https://www.youtube.com/@mpropermimi/featured Support this show and future episodes by making a Buy Me a Coffee donation for Mimi! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mpropermimi Guests: Raphael Harry https://www.whitelabelamerican.com/ https://www.instagram.com/whitelabelamerican/ https://www.facebook.com/WhiteLabelAmericanPod https://twitter.com/PodWLA https://www.youtube.com/@whitelabelamericanpodcast Corey Gumbs https://www.instagram.com/theblackpodcastersassociation/ https://sleek.bio/blackpodcastersassociation https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackPodcastersAssociation   00:00 Intro 00:32 Happy Birthday Mimi! 01:06 Raphael was hijacked by Black Podcasters Association 04:46 Corey Gumbs is the founder of the BPA 05:15 Raphael almost wasn’t admitted into the BPA 06:42 The guys reflect on the empowered women in their lives 09:55 Setting boundaries and helping people 22:30 The importance of Black women in all of our lives 22:52 *NEW PODCAST SERIES* The Legacy of DeeDee 25:05 Chronicling your family history is priceless 26:40 Women carrying the household in many cases 31:00 Do men really want a woman who knows how to cook? 34:40 Thank you for celebrating with MProper Mimi 35:00 How to stay in touch with us
Resilience in the Workplace with Kandice Whitaker
Sep 4 2023
Resilience in the Workplace with Kandice Whitaker
If you thought being an opera singer and being in the corporate world are not related, I don't like to tell people they are wrong so what I will say is, you would be mistaken! In this episode, I am speaking with Kandice Whitaker, MBA who is the CEO of Alpha and Omega Consulting Inc. and host of the BAIL Yourself Out Happy Hour Podcast. Kandice has used her training as an opera singer to command attention when she steps in the room. And when she found herself battling racism in a prestigious college campus and then while working in corporate, she knew her faith would help her. And as she likes to say, "The Lord made a way". Join Kandice and me as we MProperly speak about: Black is TechIntrovertsLeadersConnecticutDiversityRacismCode switchingResilienceReligionSponsorsFeedback BiasStagnant GrowthBAIL Yourself Out Podcast Honorable Mentions The Power of Opera and How It Can Change Your Life Exploring the North’s long history of slavery, scientific racism Your Colleagues Are Not Your Friends–Here’s Why The value of Stubbornness and Resilience Positive Feedback Bias: How White Instructors Harm Learners of Color Follow Kandice in these online spaces: Website: https://www.alphaandomegaconsultinginc.com/  Podcast Website: bailyourselfoutpod.com Podcast: https://bailyourselfout.buzzsprout.com/ ‍‍‍♀️ This podcast is hosted by Mimi Jacks. Mimi is a single mom that is down for empowering women, entrepreneurship & all things Diversity and Inclusion Equality and Justice. She loves to ask questions and sometimes they are improper! Ready to learn more? Contact her here! ‍‍‍♀️ If you would love to connect with Mimi, join her in these following spaces: Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube ‍‍‍♀️ Have you been “MProperly” inspired by this episode? Mimi invites you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a
Maximizing a Minimalist Lifestyle with Asha Mae
Aug 21 2023
Maximizing a Minimalist Lifestyle with Asha Mae
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to jump in a RV with your family and just travel? Asha Mae does not have to wonder because for four years, she lived that life. From the cost associated to living in an RV to people asking her for drugs, Asha has some stories to share regarding this experience. Recently, after numerous opportunities were presented to her and her family, she and her family made the decision to return to a stationery residence in Phoenix but at any moment, she is ready, willing and able to return to her RV nomad lifestyle. Join Asha and me as we MProperly speak about: RVFlexible LivingCost of LivingPerceptionsGas PricesCampingAlabamaConnectionCommunityHome SchoolThe Cool Homeschooler Honorable Mentions 1 million Americans live in RVs. Meet the ‘modern nomads.’ Cost of Living in an RV Full Time [2023 Update] Inflation continues to rise—and gas prices are up nearly 50% since last year The Importance of Black Women Friendships Black families are changing the educational landscape through communal home-schooling Follow Asha in these online spaces: IG: https://www.instagram.com/asha_mae_sings/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashamaesings YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi0rYrgDi4sWJNbaTfCXfTg Website: https://ashamae.com/ ‍‍‍‍‍‍♀️ This podcast is hosted by Mimi Jacks. Mimi is a single mom that is down for empowering women, entrepreneurship & all things Diversity and Inclusion Equality and Justice. She loves to ask questions and sometimes they are improper! Ready to learn more? Contact her here! ‍‍‍‍‍‍♀️ If you would love to connect with Mimi, join her in these following spaces: Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube ‍‍‍‍‍‍♀️ Have you been “MProperly” inspired by this episode? Mimi invites you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend
Embracing Community, Therapy, and Your Name with Phindile Hlabangane
Aug 7 2023
Embracing Community, Therapy, and Your Name with Phindile Hlabangane
Some people who have the brightest smile and the most excitable energy are really introverts. Needing time alone is how they re-energize themselves. My guest, Phindile Hlabangane, knows this all to well. In her profession as a Graduate & Young Talent Specialist and a soon-to-be coach, she is regularly pulled in many different directions. Phindile shares how she balances her life and career with community, vacations and therapy. Join Phindile and me as we MProperly speak about: CommunityConnectionSouth AfricaIntrovertedExtrovertBeing comfortableSelf TalkKnysnaRecovering from BurnoutTherapyTraumaMental HealthIsolationInvestmentsAffordable therapy Honorable Mentions If You Relate to These 10 Signs, You’re Probably an ‘Extroverted’ Introvert Things To Do in Knysna That Will Make You Want To Stay Therapy by and for Black Women Here’s What You Need to Know as a Black Girl Looking for Therapy What to Do When You Can’t Afford Therapy The Importance of Names Follow Phindile in these online spaces: Instagram LinkedIn Twitter ‍‍‍♀️ This podcast is hosted by Mimi Jacks. Mimi is a single mom that is down for empowering women, entrepreneurship & all things Diversity and Inclusion Equality and Justice. She loves to ask questions and sometimes they are improper! Ready to learn more? Contact her here! ‍‍‍♀️ If you would love to connect with Mimi, join her in these following spaces: Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube ‍‍‍♀️ Have you been “MProperly” inspired by this episode? Mimi invites you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. Every woman needs to know she is powerful at home, at work and during play! Crackers In Soup was the podcast management team for this episode. Intro and outro music was created by Cyren Young
Sis, Book that Solo Travel Trip with BagLady Meredith San Diego
Jul 24 2023
Sis, Book that Solo Travel Trip with BagLady Meredith San Diego
When I am traveling with a group of people, I will arrive a bit earlier or stay a bit later so I have time to experience that new-to-me environment on my terms. Some women, especially black women, are nervous to travel alone but in this conversation with Baglady Meredith San Diego, those fears will be squashed. From providing emergency numbers in a plethora of different countries to seeking out small tours, no matter your age or ethnicity, Meredith has literally thought of everything to help empower you to travel. So book that trip and go explore. Join Meredith and me as we MProperly speak about: Solo TravelCarmen SantiagoFearAnxietySmall ToursNetworkingPick PocketsBarcelonaLiving AbroadExpatCommunity Honorable Mentions Where in the World is Carmen Santiago How to Get Over the Fear of Traveling Alone Small Group Journeys What You Can Do If You Get Pick Pocketed Abroad Away Abroad 7 Destinations for the Environmentally Conscious Solo Female Traveler Follow Meredith San Diego in these online spaces: Link page: https://bagladymeredithsandiego.com/links/ Website: www.bagladymeredithsandiego.com   ‍‍‍♀️ This podcast is hosted by Mimi Jacks. Mimi is a single mom that is down for empowering women, entrepreneurship & all things Diversity and Inclusion Equality and Justice. She loves to ask questions and sometimes they are improper! Ready to learn more? Contact her here! ‍‍‍♀️ If you would love to connect with Mimi, join her in these following spaces: Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube ‍‍‍♀️ Have you been “MProperly” inspired by this episode? Mimi invites you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. Every woman needs to know she is powerful at home, at work and during play! Crackers In Soup was the podcast management team for this episode. Intro and outro music was created by
Feeling Safe In Cis Streets with Kiebpoli Calnek
Jul 10 2023
Feeling Safe In Cis Streets with Kiebpoli Calnek
Whether you are at FreakNik, riding a bike or engaging in sex work, you deserve to feel safe. Luckily, I felt just that when I looked across the room and first saw Kiebpoli Calnek at a Black Podcasters Association party. Kiebpoli [KAY-PO-LEE] is  a trans-masculine, gender-expansive queer Black creative, writer and director, born and raised in New York City. From catcalling to play parties to bicycling around New York, we discuss everything that will make you scream "YAAAASSS! That is how it should be!" Join Kiebpoli and me as we Mproperly speak about: FreaknikCatcallingBlack Trans womenHigh Value womenSexual AssaultNew OrleansFat HamAbleismASLBicyclingSelf Limiting ThoughtsBoundaries Honorable Mentions Black Podcasters Association Freaknik united thousands of Black college students, but it posed risks for Black women Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics Ride Up Grades  Teaching Cycling Safety and Busting Misconceptions Rest for Resistance Financial Planning in the Black Community   Follow Kiebpoli Calnek in these online spaces: IG: https://www.instagram.com/kiebpoli/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlackAcrobat Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kiebpoli Website: https://www.kiebpoli.com/ ‍‍‍♀️ This podcast is hosted by Mimi Jacks. Mimi is a single mom that is down for empowering women, entrepreneurship & all things Diversity and Inclusion Equality and Justice. She loves to ask questions and sometimes they are improper! Ready to learn more? Contact her here! ‍‍‍♀️ If you would love to connect with Mimi, join her in these following spaces: Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube ‍‍‍♀️ Have y
Vibing for More Inclusive UX with the Nerdy Diva
Mar 21 2022
Vibing for More Inclusive UX with the Nerdy Diva
Have you ever thought about how the software programs or apps we use everyday to make our lives easier take into account diversity and inclusion in who they are made for or even the designers behind the scenes making them for us? Well this has been an MProper thought our host Mimi Jacks thinks about a lot when considering how to increase the number of women of color in Technology on all levels and interactions. Our special guest Shanae Chapman, is the Founder of Nerdy Diva, a small, Black woman-owned business that helps tech start-ups grow and scale into mature businesses with excellent user experience (UX), strategic diversity and inclusion, and investment in their community. You will definitely want to listen and share this conversation as Mimi and Shanae talk about her love for UX design, encountering diverse women in Corporate Technology, how social innovation is integrated with Technology and Diversity, the importance of APIs in sharing information to our communities and so much more. The fact that Nerdy Diva also is involved with angel investing for underrepresented founders blew my mind!  And after you hear this MProper Mimi episode I'm sure you will agree that one month alone i snot enough to recognize all the things that women do or are capable of! To Learn more about Shanae and Nerdy Diva find informative links below and be sure to sign up for the Nerdy Diva Newsletter.  One Love! https://www.mpropermimi.com/ IG: @MProperMimi https://www.facebook.com/MProperMimi/ https://twitter.com/MproperMimi Produced by Cyren Young IG: @CyrenYoung Nerdy Diva Links Website: https://nerdydiva.com/ Inclusive Design Resources: https://mailchi.mp/nerdydiva.com/lwt2021 97 Things Every UX Practitioner Should Know - Free Chapter: https://mailchi.mp/nerdydiva.com/97things Inclusive UX Article: https://uxpamagazine.org/workplace-culture/ Newsletter Sign up: https://mailchi.mp/0cdc271e78ea/nerdydivanewsletter Newsletter Archives: https://us20.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=dca765364c56e31e0224ff35f&id=12f2289e00 Angel Investing Thesis: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uK-PIUOpc6alW0MObB7M_-hB6hUlbH8e/view   Angel Investing https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-black-girl-bleu-prepare-for-streaming
MProper Musings - Catching up with Cy
Nov 9 2021
MProper Musings - Catching up with Cy
S2 Ep 14: MProper Musings - Catching up with Cyren Young Shout out to MProper Mimi co-producer Cyren Young for joining MProper Musings where we talk about about the thoughts we've had for the previous week. This week you get a little behind the scenes peek at just a few of the items we talk about and opinions we share before during and after working on new MProper Mimi episodes.  I really want to encourage YOU the listeners to share topics, opinions good reads etc. with us to chat about as well. Who knows! We may use your topic of find a guest for the show to talk with as well. Hit me up on MPropermimi.com or any social media handles @MPropermimi Co-Produced by Cyren Young and Mimi Jacks. Brought to you by MProper Mimi of MProper Mimi 0:00 Intro 1:28 Reactions to Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special Closer 18:08 Jon Gruden and infamous emails 31:26 Not Tony Dungy! I would consider him a reputable source. 39:55 What happens when players refuse to play...their jobs go to someone else 41:38 If professional athletes are having these problems, imagine the women in the workplace that are facing similar discrimination issues at work. 42:54 NYC worker vaccination mandate countdown 47:13 Mimi experiencing home, work and play in Portugal 51:50 Mimi always looks up Blacks in the diaspora when she travels to learn about their historical experience. 53:31 MProper Musing Closing - let Mimi know what you want us to chat about next, opinions on current news on mpropermimi.com or IG @Mpropermimi
Watch Her Win, New York: Entrepreneurship Pros, Cons and Everything in Between - Part 2
Aug 5 2021
Watch Her Win, New York: Entrepreneurship Pros, Cons and Everything in Between - Part 2
S2 Ep12 Part 2: Watch her Win, New York - Entrepreneurship Pros, Cons and Everything in Between (Part 2). MProper Mimi partnered with Watch Her Win New York President and Founder Obioma Richardson to do a live podcast recording in Chicago, IL. This event was a wonderful hybrid blend of six (6) powerful panelist speakers each sharing their own stories, tips and tricks to being successful entrepreneurs. The virtual portion of the webinar was managed by Rasheeda Frazier of Empowering Greatness, Inc.  Sometimes it takes a tribe to support each other and Mimi Jacks and Rasheeda enjoyed bring a lil bit of NYC to Chicago to support our sisterfriend Obioma with this event because that's what Queens do! In this second part of the live podcast recording, our panelists (listed below) continued the conversation about the importance of telling your story! They also spoke about their influences and support systems, their best and worst marketing experiences as well as answer questions from the webinar audience. Co-Produced by Cyren Young and Mimi Jacks. Sandi Robinson - Co-Founder of ChiGivesBack, Inc. @sandirobinson13 https://www.chigivesback.com/home Astin Hayes - Co-Founder and CEO of TipOff Games, LLC @astinjustice https://www.tipoffgame.com/ Foram Sheth - Chief Coaching Officer & Co-Founder of Ama La Vida @alvcoaching https://alvcoaching.com/about/ Marcus Lucy - Founder and CEO of the Marcus Lucy Experience and Urban Grind https://www.marcuslucyexperience.com/ Robin Harris - CEO and Creative Director of Model Atelier and Confidence Apparel @rhmodelatelier Norman Scales - Co-Founder of Confidence Apparel and Confidence Foundation @shop.confidence https://www.shop-confidence.com/ @watchherwin @empower_great @mpropermimi @buildbronzeville @la_chi_bk @sbdcbronzeville One Love!