Today was a special edition of Lunch with Lakysha as we welcomed guest speaker Juanita Thompson, Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships Manager at American Cancer Society. Lakysha shared her personal experience battling cancer and expressed gratitude for those that helped her along her journey. Family, friends, Cox Communications and other breast cancer warriors all rallied aroundContinue reading Lunch with Lakysha & Friends →
We were joined by Lavonne Pledger who helped us end our week with positive energy and a great workout. It’s always fun to stay fit while bonding with our colleagues. Lavonne provided helpful tips to help us stay healthy during a time when many of us are challenged to get the physical activity we need.
NAMIC-Virginia and NAMIC-Carolinas partnered to bring you “The Art of Diversity” Paint Nite. We came together for a fun night of painting, great conversation and laughs hosted by The Golden Easel. It turns out we have quite a creative group among NAMIC-Virginia and NAMIC-Carolinas. Even those that struggle to stay within the lines had aContinue reading The Art of Diversity Paint Nite →
NAMIC-Virginia and WICT presented an intimate conversation between two amazing authors. Shinese Collins authored Resilient on Purpose, her story of finding courage, hope, and a path to peace on her journey to become resilient on purpose. Devon Croom is author of Abused Not Broken, an inspiring work designed to give hope to the hopeless andContinue reading Author Talk: Your Words. Your Story. →
We were joined by licensed Zumba instructor, Brandon Khiry, for Groove to the Music Thursday. Brandon led us through a Zumba class for beginners and it was a great mix of high-energy music and exhilarating dance. Thank you to everyone that joined us for a great class we won’t soon forget.
Aileen Anonas, Senior Partner, World Financial Group, joined us to complete our web series on the six steps to financial independence. Aileen shared her mission to help people from all walks of life build a better future. We reviewed the first four steps from prior sessions including cash flow, emergency funds, debt management and properContinue reading Make Money Moves (Part 3 of our Web Series) →
We were joined by Khalilah, Infin8te Lotus Owner, Lead Instructor, for Meditation Monday. Khalilah gave us techniques we can use to reduce stress and refocus on positive thoughts. She shared an inspirational quote to get our week off to a great start, “Meditation is that one thing that gives you time back because it extends your life”. ClickContinue reading Winning with Wellness Series – Meditation Monday →
Our GIG Talk was a powerful discussion about emerging technology and it’s impact on society. Rob Stoddard, SVP, Industry and Association Affairs at NCTA, moderated our all-star panel of industry executives. The panel included Mike Braham, SVP and General Manager at Trapollo and Abhi Ghosh, Senior Product Manager at Cox Communications. We were also joinedContinue reading GIG Talk: Understanding Tomorrow’s Generation of Connectivity →
In our first session we spoke to the panelists about the reasons both systemic and cultural differences exist. In Part II of our series, we focused on identifying actions people can take to make a difference. We had an amazing panel take part in the discussion. Our moderator was Vonya Alleyne, SPHR, SHRM-SCP. Vonya servesContinue reading Let’s Talk About It! (Part II of our Series) →
That was fun! Sometimes we have an event that is educational and informative but also leaves you with joy for having attended. This was that type of event. Our hour with Lakysha helped us focus energy on how to get started on our boards and some advice to work through the process. Most of theContinue reading Vision Board and Chill (Part of the Lunch with Lakysha Series) →
Vicki Hamilton, Leadership Coach, Corporate Strategist and Change Management Advisor, joined us to share her experience and insight on maintaining our values and priorities as we face personal and professional challenges. Vicki discussed the value of Subliminal Vision Board apps and other ways to leverage technology that is supportive of our aspirations in a yearContinue reading Game Face: Corporate Success Strategies →
Tonight we had a real conversation with an awe-inspiring panel of guests to discuss the state of race relations in our companies, communities and culture. Our moderator was J.D. Myers II, MBA, Senior Vice President and Region Manager of Virginia at Cox Communications, Inc. J.D. is also part of Cox’s national diversity council, Chairman, VirginiaContinue reading Are You Listening? →
We were joined by Lavonne Pledger who helped us end our week with positive energy and a great workout. It’s always fun to stay fit while bonding with our colleagues. Lavonne led us through full body movements using high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT intervals are typically one minute long broken up into 30 seconds ofContinue reading Fun Fitness Friday →
Drag me to lunch was a great way to end pride month. It was a fabulous panel discussion moderated by Tonya Walley, VP Field & Maintenance Ops, Cox Communications. The panel included Sandra Onassis Lopez, drag queen extraordinaire and performer at Croc’s 19th Street Bistro in Virginia Beach. Tonya was also joined by Sylvia GrayContinue reading Drag Me To Lunch →
We had an educational afternoon in the second part of our 3-part series – Make Money Moves! Our host, Aileen Anonas, addressed how to manage debt of any size. Aileen also led us in conversation about how we can protect ourselves, especially in times of uncertainty. Be sure to check out our events page andContinue reading Make Money Moves →
NAMIC-Virginia was joined by an incredible panel of leaders in our industry. Moderator, LeVoyd Carter, is Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Cox Communications. Our panelists included Carvel Wallace, Vice President, NAMIC-NY. Carvel also is the Manager, Affiliate Distribution Operations for AMC Networks. We were also joined by Dave Duff, Vice President, Content Distribution, REVOLT MEDIAContinue reading Men With a Purpose →
We were joined again by Khalilah, Infinite Lotus Instructor. Thank you to everyone that participated. Khalilah shared approaches to self-care techniques that respect our need for inner peace. She discussed healthy boundaries and the need to recharge. We appreciate Khalilah’s partnership with NAMIC-Virginia as we promote the health and well-being of our members during stressfulContinue reading Meditation Monday →
We were joined by Ciji Townsend, creator of Balanced Not Busy. Ciji shared some self-care detox tips to help us understand how to better balance our lives in our new normal. We had some laughs and heard some jokes which gave everyone a nice break from their day. Follow our events page and join usContinue reading Self Care Is Not Selfish →
We got the weekend off to a great start with some positive endorphins that definitely raised our spirits. Professional Zumba instructor, Kathy Parham, led us in a virtual zumba class that was fun for everyone. Follow us on social media and engage with us in one of our upcoming events!
Dr. David Arrington, Best Selling Author and CEO of Arrington Coaching, joined us to share what it takes to become the obvious choice in business and in life. We partnered with Cox’s Black/African American Employee Resource Group for this eye-opening event where we learned how to increase our value and land a promotion in anyContinue reading Are You Promotable? →