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Women of Impact

Jun 19, 2019

Queen of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ marketing empire, tireless advocate for women, and all-around brilliant strategist, Dia Simms approaches everything like a scientist. In this episode of Women of Impact with Lisa Bilyeu, Dia explains how to improve second-by-second, how to negotiate for yourself by standing on the foundation of facts, and how to combat ignorance with excellence and grace.

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Dia describes dealing with stereotypes of her as a black woman  [3:15]

Dia illuminates the role of gratitude and excellence in success  [4:34]

Dia explains how to use underestimation as a weapon  [6:49]

What does not knowing have to do with finding out?  [7:48]

Dia and Lisa discuss learning at all times  [8:59]

Dia observes that people, especially women, have to take risk  [10:08]

Dia talks about why titles are not important  [13:21]

Dia tells the story of becoming P Diddy’s marketing empress  [15:16]

Dia promotes negotiation and self-advocacy, especially for women  [16:37]

Dia and Lisa discuss women and compensation  [19:35]

Dia describes her philosophy that all things are possible  [20:45]

Dia discusses being transparent about having big, crazy goals  [23:40]

Focus on one thing at a time instead of just lots of activity  [26:38]

Dia dismisses the idea of balance and advocates protecting your time  [27:43]

Dia talks about achieving career success when family is the number one priority  [29:58]

Dia explains that the team is everything  [32:04]

Dia describes impacting disadvantaged people  [32:39]

Dia tells stories of her mother’s extraordinary fortitude and optimism  [34:03]

Dia shows the research that diverse leadership improves the bottom line  [35:52]

Dia advocates becoming known as a problem solver  [38:08]

Dia explains the importance of kindness, due diligence, and being relentless  [39:30]

Dia talks about when you have to change your path to reach your dream  [42:20]

Dia approaches everything like a scientist  [43:14]

Dia describes always doing her best  [44:39]

Dia shares that her superpower is gratitude [45:31]