Hustle Skirt

Hustle Skirt  is a new podcast by Author, Speaker, Business Professional and Economic Equity Expert, Debra W. Gould. The concept focuses on the entrepreneurial mindset and skills that enable professionals to overcome obstacles, pursue opportunities and succeed in various settings. The podcast will promote confidence, accountability, resilience, humility, and decisiveness to entrepreneurial listeners through lectures, interviews and talks hosted by Debra Gould. She believes in bolstering characteristics of responsibility, abundance, and excellence to excel to one’s greatest heights in business acumen, professionally and personally.

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Tuesday Aug 22, 2023

Freddi Williams Evans is an independent scholar and author who is internationally recognized for her scholarship on historic Congo Square.  Her book Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, the first comprehensive study of the location, received the 2012 Louisiana Humanities Book of the Year Award and is published in French. Her research and advocacy influenced the 2011 New Orleans City Council Ordinance that made the popular name “Congo Square” the official name of the location. 
Contact Info:Websites: and

Monday Aug 21, 2023

Stephanie Chambliss, A New Orleans native, Ms. Chambliss is the Chief Executive Officer of Crescent City Coffee d/b/a PJ’s Coffee & Tea located at 5733 Read BLVD in New Orleans. There she oversees a staff of 18 full-time and part-time employees.  Ms. Chambliss received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and her Masters of Business Administration from Texas Southern University. Her strong sense of leadership and community service are evidenced by her current participation in the following: The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chair, The Greater New Orleans East Business Alliance, Parliamentarian and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Member.
Contact Info:Email: pjsreadmanagers@gmail.comOffice: (504) 354-8622
PJ’s Coffee
5733 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127
Business Hours: 7am - 3pm, Sunday - Saturday 

Saturday Aug 19, 2023

Ethel Harris, an RN with 27 years of experience and an entrepreneur since 2013, recently opened Fastest Labs of Metairie and NOLA-Westbank.  Passionate about travel, Ethel aspires to explore more of the world alongside her husband, Chris. Contact Info: Ethel.h@fastestlabs.comOffice: (504) 766-0880

Friday Aug 18, 2023

Jocylynn Coleman is a highly accomplished CEO of Affluent Consulting Group, a company that specializes in providing businesses with the tools and expertise they need to grow and succeed. With over a decade of experience in Accounting, Credit Education, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Financial Consulting. Jocylynn is a proud graduate of Jackson State University in Jackson, MS, and is also a member of Christian Fellowship MB Church where she sings in the choir and Deaconess. Affluent Consulting Group is also a member of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce.  Jocylynn and her team have helped countless businesses achieve success over the years.
Contact Info:
(504) 230-0711

Thursday Aug 17, 2023

Essence Banks is a heart disease survivor, supporter advocate of heart health since September 2004. At the age of 30, Essence experienced shortness of breath and heart palpitations during her workouts - she knew something was wrong and after several tests her cardiologist discovered over 90% blockage in 2 arteries. Essence founded Heart N Hands in 2014 to raise awareness and educate girls aged 10-18 about heart health/heart disease prevention.
Essence H. Banks, MBAPresident/FounderHeart N Hands, Inc. 800-276-8082essence@heartnhands.orgwww.heartnhands.orgSeptember 16, 2023 Register at: for the Run/Walk/Bike
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Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

Angela O’Byrne, FAIA, president and owner of Perez in New Orleans, is a licensed Architect, General Contractor, and has a master’s degree in Real Estate Development. Under Angela O'Byrne's visionary leadership since 2000, Perez APC has grown into an international firm, with projects across the country and around the globe.
Contact Information:Website:

Tuesday Aug 15, 2023

Iam Tucker joins the Company from Integrated Logistical Support Incorporated (ILSI Engineering), a 100% minority-female owned small business, where over the past 15 years she as President/CEO she has steadily grown her family business in employees & revenues. Iam graduated from University of New Orleans, Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Initiative and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Executive Education Program amongst others.  Previously, Iam was a Police Officer with BRPD. She serves on numerous boards & commissions within the city & state. 
Her company continues to provide value added solutions to federal, state, and local public & private sector clients all over the nation and in select locales in South America. Iam’s most audacious goal personally & professionally is to be a beacon and torchbearer of the change that she wishes to see in the world towards greater equity & parity for disadvantaged communities.
Contact Info:
Telephone: (504) 909-9403W:

Monday Aug 14, 2023

Lisa Wineburg is a licensed therapist with a specialty in trauma and PTSD.  She is the owner of New Beginnings Behavioral Health Service and is launching a nonprofit organization called The Butterfly Effect Trauma Response & Treatment Foundation this fall. Lisa is currently enrolled at Tulane University, pursuing her doctorate degree and researching the area of repeated trauma exposure and its effects, with plans to graduate this December.
New Beginnings Behavioral Health Service

Saturday Aug 12, 2023

Dr. Calvin Mackie, an award-winning mentor, inventor, and speaker, established STEM NOLA, a non-profit organization, to expose and inspire communities, especially minority and low-income students, to STEM opportunities. STEM NOLA has engaged over 125,000 students since 2013, providing hands-on project-based learning. 
Website: Social Media handlers: @STEMNOLA on all platforms Office number: (504) 391-0730Email:

Friday Aug 11, 2023

Chris N. Cheetham-West, is an MBA, an international speaker, author, Voted Top 50 Black Entrepreneurs in 2020 by D-Mars, and Founder of LR Training Solutions.
Global brands, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies seek out Chris and his company for their events and trainings. In his former position at Google, he managed marketing programs and strategies for key products. Experienced and driven, Chris’s career has allowed him to present in 48 states and to teams in various countries including Serbia, Germany, Canada, and France. Chris and his team take the time to understand the needs of each new customer. Chris is the author of Leading in a Virtual World: Lead Remote Teams, Boost Productivity, and Master Virtual Collaboration. He is also the author of Digital Marketing for Results: How to focus on what matters.


Debra W. Gould

Debra W. Gould, MS is the president of Debra Gould & Associates, Inc. (DGAI) based in New Orleans, LA. DGAI is a Performance Management company that provides management consulting, training, facilitating, customer focus group, community outreach programs, research/analysis, and executive coaching services to commercial and government clients. Debra can be reached at
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