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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Thursday Aug 10, 2023

Robert Kennedy III is a trainer, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and coach in leadership communication and presentation confidence. Over the past 15+ years, he has executives and business leaders on bringing their communication to life. He specializes in Public Presentation Skills, Speech Preparation & Structure, Team-Building, and Presentation Planning, Development & Delivery.
Notable corporate and government clients with whom Robert has worked include Barnes & Noble, Comscore, Johnson & Johnson, US Coast Guard, US Census Bureau, Social Security Administration, Neighborworks America, AARP Defense Acquisition University and World Bank.He is involved in his community through various boards including the school boards, Association for Talent Development Maryland Chapter, youth leadership programs and helping non-profits conduct mock interviews. He is also a professional member of the National Speakers
Contact information: Office: (410) 575-3657Website:

Wednesday Aug 09, 2023

LaTierra is a cultural organizer and grant writing consultant, and Lakiesha, a marketing and communications professional. They are the founding worker-owners of the Womxnist Liberation Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder cooperative that leverages their talents and skills towards Black Liberation.
Contact Information:Womxnist Liberation CollaborativeLaTierra PiphusWorker-owner4035 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70125Website: womanistcoop.orgEmail: womanist.liberation.collab@gmail.comOffice: 504.290.0939
Womxnist Liberation CollaborativeLakiesha TownsellWorker-owner1037 W McKinley Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205Website: womanistcoop.orgEmail: lakieshatownsell@xccentchick.comOffice: 414.501.7942

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Chakissia Sapp, Founder of The Rashad Bailey Foundation. I'm an aspiring mother who is passionate and dedicated to making a change for mothers and families who have lost a child to gun violence. I was a young mother raising Rashad in Richmond, CA. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Colorado University. 
Contact Information:
Instagram: rab_foundation21
Website: (under construction)

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Billy Arcement, The Candid Cajun, is an insightful leader, former state president of the Louisiana School Boards Association, 34-year senior corporate manager, professional speaker, syndicated columnist, and author of six books. His understanding of leadership principles and his Cajun wisdom translate into presentations that are not theory but truth.
Contact Information225-572-2804 (Personal Cell)

Tuesday Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Kelli Joseph is currently the superintendent of St. Helena Parish School District where she has served for 12 years. She is also an adjunct professor at Southeastern University. She is an advocate for equity, access and opportunities for children in traditional public schools.
Contact Information:
T: (225) 222-4349
Website:Visit St. Helena Parish School District website to review the 2023-2024 school year information.

Friday Jul 21, 2023

Louis loves serving the Lord. He was raised in the lower ninth ward, and is one of nine children. He is a graduate of St. Augustine High School class of 1980. After graduating from St. Aug, he served six years in the Louisiana Air National Guard where he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Louis has a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University, and a Master's in Public Administration from Troy State University.  He is also a graduate of the FBI Academy, Quantico Virginia.
He served 26 years on the New Orleans Police Department where he retired as a Police Major in 2008. Louis is a mentor in the public schools through the Silverback Society.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Volunteers of America SELA and the Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana. He is also the National Lead Owner Operator for McDonald’s Security Team and is on the Board for the National Black McDonald’s Owners. Louis is a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church where Reverend Fred Luter Jr is the Senior Pastor.  He is a Licensed Minister, Trustee Board member and Sunday School teacher.
Louis, his wife and daughter are the Owner/Operators of six McDonald's Restaurants located on the Westbank of New Orleans, where they employ over 200 people. 

Thursday Jul 20, 2023

Robert E. Douglas, Ph.D. is a retired Engineering Manager with over 40 years of corporate experience. He has a BS, MBA, MPA and PhD degrees.  He has 28 years of military service (Retired LTC) after serving a tour of active duty in Iraqi Freedom.  He has been very active in Literacy, Dialogue on Race, Toastmasters, B R Rotary and 100 Black men.  Robert combines his military experience with his corporate expertise to engage audiences with inspiring and informative messages in the areas of Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Motivation and Personal Success.  
O: 225-202-6309W:

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Jon L. Renthrope, 35, is a native New Orleanian and member of the United Nation of Houma Indians, an indigenous tribal community located in the bayou region of Southern Louisiana.  He is CEO of Cajun Fire Brewing Company, the first Black and Native American owned brewing company in the U.S. South, and an internationally recognized brewmaster by trade profession.
Contact Information:
Twitter: @DrinkCajunFire

Saturday Jul 15, 2023

Top Tutors For Us provides accessible, experienced test prep tutors resembling Black high-school students. Founded by Angelica Harris 10 months ago, it won the Skandalaris Venture Competition 2023, earning a $10K prize. Top Tutors assists predominantly Black organizations and school districts by offering resources for standardized testing. Angelica's own experience with the ACT inspired her to create the platform. Graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with three degrees, including a Master's in Computer Science, she achieved a 32 on the ACT, securing $1.5 million in scholarships and fulfilling her dreams."
P: (504) 505-1020 | LinkedIn

Friday Jul 14, 2023

Steven Kennedy is the Chief Executive Officer of REO, LLC a real estate development, urban planning and policy consulting company in New Orleans, Louisiana. Steven is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Housing and Economic Development and Post-graduate studies at Tulane University School of Architecture Masters in Sustainable Real Estate Development program. He began his career as an urban planner and economic development specialist working to improve distressed communities.
Steven has developed affordable housing for low to moderate income families in New Orleans. His focus has been on integrating sustainability in his projects. Steven also provides development consulting and urban planning services to third parties. Mayor Latoya Cantrell appointed Steven to the New Orleans Business Alliance in 2018. Steven was also appointed by the New Orleans City Council to serve on the Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Industrial Development Board which mission is to spur economic development for the city of New Orleans approving over $1 Billion Dollars in various real estate development projects.
Contact Information:Website:


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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