Month: May 2018

All Month: May 2018

May 25, 2018

Member Profile Spotlight: Jean Jackson


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Jean Jackson was introduced to Cable in 2015 through her friend and past Cable CEO Susan Huggins. Jean has since used Cable to connect with women of all ages in a wide variety of businesses, allowing her access to unique learning opportunities and the opportunity connect with other businesswomen.
Believing that equal pay, the mentality that women must “do it all” and finding a strong mentor are three of the biggest challenges professional women face today, Jean wanted to help combat the lack of mentorship available to women by taking advantage of the different networking options and programs that Cable offers – including its mentorship program. Jean is eager to help women not feel as though they’re walking into the business world alone, to realize that mistakes happen, and to know there is a network of women to help them grow in their respective careers.


When asked what advice she has for women just starting their careers, Jean replied –
“Let go of fear, be respectful of the experience of those who came before you, those who are older, probably wiser, and have much to share. Find a mentor, and be a mentor. Kindness is the greatest wisdom of all.”
Jean Jackson is an inside sales officer for Cumberland Trust & Investment. She shepherds client relationships/accounts for CT’s future appointments in estate planning documents when CT is named as trustee or executor in the client’s documents to take effect at some point in the future.
Thank you for joining Cable, and for your commitment to supporting the development and growth of professional women. We appreciate you!

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May 15, 2018

Member Profile Spotlight: Dez Stephens

Dez Stephens initially joined Cable more than 20 years ago because of her eagerness to network with other Nashville professionals. Over the past two decades, she has developed relationships with various Cable members and was surprised at how quickly she connected with other entrepreneurs and executives who were facing the same types of challenges and issues that she was dealing with at the time. Inspired by the dedication and determination of her peers, Dez took the initiative to collaborate with these individuals to begin making a difference not only in her profession but also in the greater community.

Through her networking experience with Cable and other organizations, Dez decided to make a career shift to become a professional coach to young entrepreneurs. She has recommended Cable to her colleagues and students because she strongly believes in the face-to-face and online connections this organization offers.

When asked what her biggest career achievement has been so far on her journey, Dez stated:
“[Receiving] the Prism Award from the International Coach Federation Tennessee Chapter for the work I do in Central America providing professional coach certification training to low-income students there. My company has donated nearly $1 million in tuition to the country of Honduras, where the average citizen lives on $1 per day.”

Giving back is incredibly important to Dez, and she and her fellow coaches are making a big difference in people’s lives. Together they are educating and inspiring others through professional coach training and media, and are seeking to expose as many people as possible to the benefits of professional coaching. Ultimately, Dez hopes to reach the Asian market and produce TV and film projects that feature professional coaches.
Dez Stephens is the founder and CEO of Radiant Health Institute.

Thank you, Dez, for your longtime involvement in Cable and your service to others.

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May 10, 2018

Nashville Cable Presents 2018 Power of Inclusion Awards

Dr. Fallon Wilson, Don Hardin Group and Thistle Farms recognized for their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the community

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Nashville Cable, the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement, annually recognizes a local individual, business and nonprofit organization with the Power of Inclusion Award for their commitment to diversity and inclusion within the Middle Tennessee community. This year’s recipients received the 2018 honors at a Cable monthly luncheon May 9 at the Omni Hotel.

The 13th Annual Power of Inclusion Awards luncheon featured guest speaker Linda Galipeau, who spoke on the topic of “why getting diversity, inclusion and belonging right is good for business.” Galipeau is the CEO of Randstad North America, an executive board member of Randstad Holding and chairwoman of the Randstad Innovation fund. Galipeau is passionate about diversity and has a track record of creating opportunities for others, championing women, and producing results for the betterment of the workplace and community.

Click here for Linda’s Presentation.

The 11 2018 Power of Inclusion nominees are all known for making waves in creating and implementing diversity within their industries and spreading the importance of inclusion and acceptance throughout Middle Tennessee and beyond. This year’s individual, business and nonprofit award recipients are each creating avenues for cultural awareness and change as they seek a more diverse workplace and leadership model.

The winner of the Individual Power of Inclusion award is Dr. Fallon Wilson,CEO and co-founder of Black in Tech Nashville.Wilson was nominated because of her efforts to create more opportunities for diversity within the tech industry and to see more inclusion within the Smart City Planning Group board. She is also widely involved in the Tech Inclusion Forum and has been recognized at the local, national and international levels for her work in STEAM, STEM and tech.

The winner of theBusiness Power of Inclusion award is Don Hardin Group because of its long and storied history of diversity and inclusion within the company. Don Hardin Group actively seeks relationships with MWBEs that are interested in joining the construction industry. It also works closely with MWBEs and majority firms to partner with mentorship programs so they are able to see more diversity and inclusion within staff, boards and permanent professionals within the company.

The Not for Profit Power of Inclusion award winner is Thistle Farms.This organization is committed to serving women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Thistle Farms’ overall emphasis, Love Heals, has inspired its By Women For Women business model, which embraces diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its business – from the individuals they employ to the products and services they provide. Last year, Thistle Farms provided $1 million in salary to 59 women. Now 40 organizations across the country have replicated this program to bring healing to women and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

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