40 Minute Mentor

October 16, 2023

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

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.

Samuel Tholley & Faith Locken on 40 Minute Mentor
“I’m not surrendering to the peaks and troughs of social ways, acceptance and rejection. I’m standing firm in my core principles.”

Samuel Tholley & Faith Locken

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  [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]

Listen on

Helpful links

➡️ Connect with Sam: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-tholley-758135105/
➡️ Connect with Faith: https://www.linkedin.com/in/faith-locken-710b2263/
➡️ Find out more about We Rise In: https://www.werisein.co.uk/ 
➡️ Find out more about Hidden Pages: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hidden-pages/ and  https://www.instagram.com/_hiddenpages/?hl=en

🎧PLUS! If you want to hear more from Samuel and Hidden Pages, listen to his episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_-blY_kUQ 

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