Active Listening That Leads to Understanding

Active Listening: How Diversity Has Impacted the Entertainment Industry

March 26, 2021

Moderator: Eddie Rhodman, Jr.

Panelists: Breion Moses, Latashia DeVeaux, Marissa Wallace, and Pamela Chinawah.

The Fyli Tribe joined together to celebrate Diversity in Entertainment. We heard from top creative and business talent extending across cultures. The conversation touched base on culture, religion, experience, skills sets and gender. We heard unique perspectives on how diversity has impacted industries such as film and music, plus the value and impact it has played on creativity and productivity. All donations received were split between Seven Hillz Foundation & BPRS-LA Foundation.

The Seven Hillz Productions Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a non-profit arm of Seven Hillz Productions, LLC, and shall be operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3). The foundation is dedicated to service, education, and creating awareness within the black community, in hopes of sparking a new trend that will inspire people of all ages. We understand the important role education plays in leveling the playing field for all members of society. Respectively, we offer scholarships to exceptionally promising students.

BPRS-LA Foundation 501(c)(3), provides scholarships and internships/apprenticeship programs benefiting college and graduates students of color. This year, BPRS-LA has amended its mission to benefit young professionals who may have graduated but have been in the workforce less than two (2) years as many have been impacted by COVID-19.

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Quiz

1. Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or started your business already?

A. Aspiring Entrepreneur
B. Started Business

2. Are you committed to a year filled with growth and accountability and have the time to contribute peer to peer mentorship to other community members while growing together year after year?

A. YES I have the time and fully committed
B. NO I have limited time and would prefer to pop in and out as needed

3. Are you open to travel and gathering in person for strategy sessions and events, or would prefer to be remote and fully online?

A. Open to travel
B. Virtual

4. Do you have a detailed business plan and strategy in place to grow your company even if you did not start it yet?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you willing to learn new skills, get vulnerable, and focus on accountability even when things get hard along the way?

A. Hell YES!
B. Willing to Try
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