The Exchange for Entrepreneurs™ Podcast

Dexter John on the Experience of Being Black on Bay Street | The CSE Podcast Ep12-S2

February 09, 2022 CSE - Canadian Securities Exchange Season 2 Episode 12
The Exchange for Entrepreneurs™ Podcast
Dexter John on the Experience of Being Black on Bay Street | The CSE Podcast Ep12-S2
Show Notes

CSE's Barrington Miller is joined by Dexter John, CEO of Morrow Sodali (Canada), for a special Black History Month episode to discuss the experience of being a Black executive in Canada’s corporate world, including the importance of seeking mentorship and taking advantage of opportunities. The conversation also includes Dexter’s advice for young people to succeed and for executives to promote greater diversity.

Here's an overview of what Barrington and Dexter discuss in this edition of the "Exchange for Entrepreneurs" podcast:

0:00 - Introduction and background
1:52 - Thoughts on being a Black executive in Canada
5:30 - The importance of finding mentors among people of influence
8:33 - On entering business and corporate Canada
10:59 - His experience dealing with prejudice among coworkers and classmates
13:06 - Dexter’s experience being a CEO
15:59 - His advice for the youth of tomorrow to succeed in business
22:25 - On the future of corporate Canada in terms of diversity

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