Growing Beyond White Approval

Growing Beyond White Approval | Laurielle Noel | Diversity Dish

Growing beyond white approval is what Laurielle Noel says she’s doing now.

So much of the way we’re socialized is based on white approval and comfort. Listen in on this conversation where Laurielle shares a story that will have you saying “What?” and also saying “YES!!”

Enjoyed this episode? Don’t forget to  Review for a chance to be Shouted Out in a future episode. . . also Download, Rate & Share to help more people find this podcast.

Growing Beyond White Approval | Laurielle Noel | Diversity Dish

Come dish with us in the Dishing on Diversity Facebook Group where we can also answer your diversity, equity and inclusion questions!

On Instagram follow Diversity Dish and Sedruola 

Show your support for this community by joining the Patreon community

Learn how you can work with Sedruola


Hey, has anyone ever told you that you were not capable of doing something or maybe they doubted your ability or your intelligence? If so, you’ll definitely want to go back and listen to the last episode where Hervey Heriveaux talked about his trials and how he overcame the doubt that people had in him and this retired CEO at 50 years old. We’ll also share with you why it’s important to have a legacy in everything that you do. But for now, let’s get into this episode with Laurielle Noel,

Welcome to diversity dish, where we’re dishing on everything. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice related. My name is Sedruola Mariska, and we’re bridging the gap between what needs to be said and what needs to be heard. Those individual experiences that are often ignored, or just simply dismissed. Sometimes I’m dining alone. Sometimes I’m dining with friends and sometimes I’m dining a la cart, no matter how I’m dining, it promises to be delicious. Let’s dig in.

Thank you for being here. Before we get into our episode, I’d like to send a shout out to my supporters over at Patreon. Those people who are experiencing extra training, exclusive audio, exclusive podcasts, articles, and workshops. They’re the ones who are helping me continue this work and who helps support this podcast. If you’d like to find out how you can become a patron, find me backslash Sedruola Maruska. Now let’s get into our episode.

Hey Laurielle

How Are you? Thank you so much for inviting me. Absolutely.

So full disclosure. Laurielle is actually my baby sister. She’s on the show for more reasons than just that my sister is a formidable woman. And I’m going to tell you a little bit more about her so that you can know exactly who’s serving you up today. She is the co-owner and chief operating officer at Burrows, Inc. And the sweet spot she’s been in that position since 2012 beyond her responsibilities as an operations, she is also co-producer and also a performer. But prior to that, Laurielle graduated Georgetown law in 1999. She worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in both New York, city and Paris. And she’s a serial entrepreneur who found herself as a real estate agent in Manhattan. Then she found this, Hey, you sound, you sound really impressive on paper, baby.

So you meet me in person too, but so

Laurie, oh, it is. It’s good to see you or have you here. So I like to start all the interviews with kind of the same questions because it kind of breaks the ice. I know you get on and you’re just all leased up and you’re just a little nervous, but I want to ask you, what are you passionate about right now, right now in your life right now? What are you pressing?

I’m passionate about staying as stress-free as possible, does that count? Oh, we are going through a confluence of crises unprecedented in my lifetime and my parents’ lifetime. And so I’m passionate about walking almost five miles a day, eating healthy, sleeping enough hours every day. And um, me and my partner, we have a no stress zone here and that we’re passionate about it, keeping that going, uh, as long as it’s.