Inspiring Elevating and Developing Black Talent with Samuel Tholley of Hidden Pages and Faith Locken, Founder of We Rise In

“I’m not surrendering to the peaks and troughs of social ways, acceptance and rejection. I’m standing firm in my core principles.”

Today’s podcast episode is a special one – it’s a Hidden Pages’ takeover. 

In this episode, Samuel Tholley, Founder of Hidden Pages is joined by Faith Locken, Founder and CEO of We Rise In – an award-winning business network with the mission to inspire, elevate and develop the careers of black professionals.

Tune in to discover:

➡️  We Rise In: on a mission to improve diversity at senior levels [2:46]
➡️  How frustration led to Faith’s first startup [6:09]
➡️  George Floyd and the resurgence of Black Lives Matter  [From 7:35]
➡️  Finding mentorship in different forms [9:11]
➡️  Building resilience on the lonely Founder journey [12:39]
➡️  Mental barriers and supporting families in the black community [14:47]
➡️  Backing yourself to work on your side hustle [19:20]
➡️  Being passionate and discovering your why [26:19]
➡️  Accountability and shining a light on reverse mentorship [27:11]
➡️  Scaling We Rise In [29:44]

Helpful links:

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➡️ Find out more about We Rise In: 
➡️ Find out more about Hidden Pages: and

🎧PLUS! If you want to hear more from Samuel and Hidden Pages, listen to his episode here: 

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