Busting Through the Concrete Wall
On this week’s episode of Shifting the Law, Johnny sits down with Charlene Wheeless, renowned communications pro, author, speaker, and equity champion to discuss navigating the workforce as a woman of color. Listen to hear Johnny and Charlene discuss breaking the concrete wall, changing company culture, and dismantling a system that seeks to keep minorities out by encouraging more diversity in the workplace.
Shifting the Law with Johnny Merritt
October 26, 2021
5 Ways to Elevate Your Voice
As we emerge from a year of confusion and muted voices, who better to keep us inspired than those who never lost their voice —keynote speakers.
Draw inspiration from these 5 speakers who deliver words of wisdom to help you lead better than before. Many celebrities and politicians have lost their appeal over the past year, as people seek more authentic voices that resonate personally. Keynote speakers have positive, can-do attitudes that are a perfect fit for our brave new world.
Real Leaders Magazine
by Grant Schreiber
October 13, 2021
You are Enough! An Interview with Charlene Wheeless
YOU ARE ENOUGH! draws from Wheeless’s experiences climbing the corporate ladder and battling breast cancer to illustrate life lessons for others.With wit, raw honesty, blazing courage, and solution-driven sensibility, Charlene reminds us that we are enough!
Inside Scoop Live
October 11, 2021
Author and public speaker, Charlene Wheeless, talks about how unapologetic authenticity has helped her thrive and who she channels when she gives her public speeches.
September 16, 2021
Taking the Lead means inspiring your followers (as well as your peers, boss, and stakeholders) and yourself to take the action to achieve the outcomes you want for your organization and for yourself.
September 1, 2021Watch Here
Charlene Wheeless is teaching women about reclaiming a life of authenticity with her new book, You Are Enough!
Reclaiming a Life of Authenticity
Breast Cancer Conqueror with Dr. V.
August 30, 2021
I changed my life to save my life,” says author Charlene Wheeless.
Book Review: “You are Enough” by Charlene Wheele sss
The cW Library, Summer 2021, Issue 11: Bookshelf, by Britt Julious,
July 14, 2021
Former executive and renowned communications and leadership expert Charlene Wheeless speaks the truth about the transformative nature of her experiences, and how she has used them to help others realize that they are enough.
June 23, 2021
The Keys to Being Enough
In her new book, Charlene shares her courageous story of breaking down stereotypes and barriers.
You’ll gain insights on: How feelings of not “being enough” can happen to high achieving top leaders; Life lessons when facing human struggles in a complex world; 3 useful ideas for thinking differently to be the “best version of yourselves”
Business Advancement Inc
June 4, 2021
Rebuilding Life with Purpose, Passion, and Authenticity
Charlene Wheeless is a renowned communications visionary, author, and speaker with more than three decades of experience in business, corporate affairs, and communications.
April 26, 2021
Chad and Bob talk with Charlene about busting stereotypes and breaking through ceilings. Charlene is an executive, author, cancer survivor, mother, speaker, and a former NFL cheerleader. She shares the message that its choice (not chance) will change your life.
Win Make Give Podcast
March 29, 2021
Cancer Survivor, C-Suite Strategic Advisor and Communications Pro, Charlene Wheeless
Charlene discusses being a recovering C-suite executive; what she wishes she had done differently while battling breast cancer; the example she wishes she’d set for her daughters; and the importance of seeing strength in vulnerability; and her quest to live a life of purpose and unapologetic authenticity.
BEE Episode 21
March 17, 2021
Does Your Reality Match Your Rhetoric?
As someone who has engaged with corporate America for more than 30 years, and as a Black citizen of the United States, I was impressed with the way many companies called for racial and social justice last year.
Greenville Business Magazine
Scratching My Head Over DE&I
I am a Black professional, A Black woman, and for my entire career, I’ve supported and advocated for DE&I. I must confess, though, that over that time I’ve become disheartened by the progress that has been make u002du002d or lack thereof.
Speak Out, by Charlene Wheeless
Enterprising Women Magazine
Change Agents & Black History Month
“Now is our time to turn the corner on racism and communicators can be leaders in that” – Charlene Wheeless, Senior Advisor for Equity and Justice talks with Licy Do Canto, Managing Director, Washington, DC, APCO Worldwide, about the role of corporate America in elevating the dialogue in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement…
CommsLife by APCO Worldwide
February 24, 2021
Building a Meaningful Life with Charlene Wheeless
Want to know how to build a career while being constantly underestimated? Need encouragement to succeed as the first and only one that looks like you in the boardroom? Unsure of how to ask for what you want? Well, we have the show for you…
The LevelUp Latina Podcast,
January 13, 2021
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Will Die on the Vine if You Don’t Do This First Crucial Step.
A Conversation with DE Expert Charlene Wheeless
Rich Black Woman with YAZ
December 24, 2020
It Will Take An Innovative Spirit to Boost DEI and Tech
The tech sector is hardly alone in its need to make significant strides to increase the number of diverse professionals within its ranks. PRWeek’s Racial Equity Summit shines light on the necessary steps to make progress.
By Gideon Fidelzeid
December 17, 2020
Charlene Wheeless: Her Story. Her Purpose
Oftentimes, we find ourselves in the least imaginable places. Our hopes and dreams of becoming one thing transforms into potential we never thought we would reach
by Elizabeth Korda
November 23, 2020
Do You See Me?
I have a lecture series called “Lessons from Being Invisible,” and it has been popular for more than a decade. It’s because these stories and the actions that create them resonate.
October 28, 2020
APCO Names Wheeless Equity, Justice Lead
Charlene Wheeless, most recently VP-global corporate affairs at Bechtel Corp., is now senior advisor for equity and justice issues at independent firm APCO Worldwide.
By Kevin McCauley
October 20, 2020
Embracing Inclusive Leadership
In this episode, Amir talks with speaker, author, and communication expert, Charlene Wheeless, about how leaders can tap into their capacity for self-awareness and authentic communication to create more inclusive workplace cultures.
The Transformative Leader
with Amir Gannad
October 5, 2020
Here’s Why Your DE&I Program Doesn’t Work
I’ve worked in Corporate America for more than three decades and, in that time, I have had the pleasure of working for some great companies and great leaders…
InBusiness Greater Phoenix
by Charlene Wheeless
September 1, 2020
How Leaders Can Better Support Black Employees
Lead by example. There is no better way for a CEO to underscore commitment than through personal action
Colorado Biz Magazine
by Charlene Wheeless
August 27, 2020
How to Support Black Employees & Colleagues Now
What does Black Lives Matter mean in the corporate world? How do we support women of color? We speak with Charlene Wheeless, a corporate leader, and woman of color, on how to navigate no matter your heritage.
Women’s Entrepreneurs Extraordinaire
August 26, 2020
Why You Need to Create a Safe Space for Conversation with Candice Georgiadias
There is a lot going on in our world right now and people need a safe space and room to have uncomfortable and difficult conversations without fear or consequences or retribution for telling the truth about how they feel.
August 31, 2020
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2020: Acknowledging Inequity
It takes a Black woman in the United States roughly 20 months to make the same amount of money that a white, non-Hispanic man earns in one year. I
by Mark McGraw
August 13, 2020
Phyllis Newhouse is joined by communication and leadership expert Charlene Wheeless to discuss her upcoming book and her consulting practice helping executives identify and solve their biggest organizational issues.
Living a Life of Purpose and Truth with Charlene Wheeless
Charlene started her career in Corporate Communications straight out of college and never looked back. She shares her journey with us.
As Told by Nomads with Tayo Rockson
July 12, 2020
Dear CEOs: America Needs Your Leadership
It is clear that there is a racist division of power in our country that must be dealt with—and it will take all of us, especially our corporate leaders, to do it successfully.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE MAGAZINE
by Charlene Wheeless
July 10, 2020
How Can Leaders Better Support Black Employees in the Workplace
During this very human movement — amid social demonstrations, protests for systemic change and public outcry against acts of violence and police brutality — it’s important to also think about how people are impacted in your organization.
Chief Learning Officer Webinar
July 1, 2020
Pursuing a Path of Greater Purpose
Emily is joined by Charlene Wheeless to discuss her journey in overcoming breast cancer, why going through treatment inspired her to start her blog, Just Between Us Girrls to tell the messy, raw, & uncomfortable truth of what life is like after cancer. Tune in to hear the two discuss Charlene’s history as an NFL cheerleader + C-suite executive, and journey toward post-traumatic growth (instead of stress).
Hosted by Emily Cassell
June 29, 2020
It’s Time To Recognize the Moment We Are All Occupying
We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment for our country. What we see playing out in front of us isn’t just about police brutality; it’s about a trifecta of police brutality, murder, and the weaponization of skin color.
by Charlene Wheeless
June 25, 2020
How CCOs Can Help America Change
Page Chair Charlene Wheeless has been convening conversations to share ideas about the concrete steps that they can take to address systemic racism. In this podcast she speaks about what’s happening, what needs to be done about it and how CCOs can lead the charge.
Hosted by Eliot Mizrachi
June 18, 2020
Conversations about Race in the Workplace
The conversation of race isn’t an easy topic. But communications expert Charlene Wheeless and founder of AnySizeDeals Steve Nson chat with Bold TV about what we all can do better.
June 16, 2020
6 ways to support black employees and coworkers right now
How can business leaders and colleagues provide support and have constructive discussions in the workplace?
by Charlene Wheeless
June 4, 2020
The Crux of the Story
In our twenty-ninth episode of The Crux, we welcome Charlene Wheeless, former principal vice president of global corporate affairs of Bechtel Corporation. We discuss the Arthur Page Society’s 2020 agenda, an organization’s purpose and prioritizing health.
The Crux of the Story with Gray Sheffer and Mike Fernandez, Boston University
PR Pros Anticipate a Rise in Crisis Communications in 2020
PR pros look at anticipated trends in crisis, diversity and ethics. Several see crisis preparation rising in the new year for various reasons. Others see a rise in diversity and inclusion as well as transparency. Finally, communicators who can provide a relief to the noise of the 2020 elections will ride high.
by Seth Arenstein
January 2, 2020
Bechtel’s Charlene Wheeless Named Next Page Chair
Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel Corporation corporate affairs, has been named the next chair of the Page board of trustees.
Wheeless will assume the role at the start of 2020. She will replace Aedhmar Hynes, whose current term on the board runs until 2022.
by Diana Marszalek
October 4, 2019
TNJ Announces Leaders
The Network Journal has recognised Charlene Wheeless, principal vice president for Global Corporate Affairs of Bechtel as one of the ’25 Influential Black Women in Business.’
WOMEN WHO MEAN BUSINESS AWARDS
Charlene Wheeless holds the impressive title of being the first-ever African-American corporate vice president at DynCorp. By the age of 35, she had ascended to the role of the youngest female vice president in the company’s history.
November 24, 2008