Today, we’re excited to welcome Dr. Merary Simeon to the show.
Dr. Merary is a native of Puerto Rico who moved to New Jersey in her teenage years. She is the first person in her family to graduate from high school, college, build a career in corporate America, and most recently obtain a doctorate degree.
During her 20+ years of career, she has worked for several Fortune 100 companies both in the United States and Latin America bringing her leadership expertise on areas such as diversity and inclusion, talent management, leadership consulting, culture change, executive coaching, and public speaking.

Dr. Merary believes in creating opportunities and being a role model for other women. In today’s episode, she shares her number one motivation for self-betterment, how she balances motherhood and her successful career, the purpose behind her podcast Color Forward, and about the new book, Radical Woman.
Lastly, we dive deep into how she lives her values and the boundaries she has in place to live those every day.

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 11 where Laura interviews Tracy Renee Williams on creating a safe space for black professionals, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-How to build boundaries to prioritize time and energy.
-All about Merary’s book, Radical Woman.
-Empowering others through self-development.
-The power of having a supportive network of friends and family and how it can help boost your energy.
-What leaders can do to support other women in the workplace.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Dr. Merary’s website here.
-Want to give her book a read? Find Radical Woman by Dr. Merary Simeon here!
-Connect with Dr. Merary on Instagram @merarysimeon or find her on LinkedIn.
-Tune into Dr. Merary’s show, the Color Forward Podcast.
-Find your Free Values Worksheet HERE.

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More about Merary:

Dr. Merary Simeon is a proven and celebrated human resources executive who is community-minded and people-invested. She wears many hats, including being a wife, mother, co-founder of Color Forward podcast, author, board member, and kingdom work advocate. Dr. Simeon’s diverse experiences have equipped her with a deep understanding of the needs and opportunities critical to leaders at all levels.

Dr. Simeon holds a doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University and a master’s degree in Human Resources from Fordham University. She is a native of Puerto Rico and currently resides in Frisco, Texas, with her family. She credits her success to Jesus Christ. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength,” Philippians 4:13.

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