Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest podcast interviews (and food suggestions) from all over North America!

Lindsay Boccardo: Why are humans wired for connection, and what happens when we don’t get it?

Welcome to episode # 105 of Fraternity Foodie! Buckle up, because we have with us my good friend Lindsay Boccardo, global top rated virtual presenter, keynote speaker, and host of the YouTube show “The Porch”. She is fascinated by generations in the workplace. As a nationally-recognized Millennial, expert groups from across the country lean on Lindsay to help their teams work better together. With four generations of employees in the workforce right now, leaders are looking for new ways to help their organization stand out, recruit, retain and engage the talent on their teams. That’s where Lindsay comes in: She speak to groups large and small, coaches their top talent and provides real, actionable solutions for creating success in a multi-generational workplace. We find out why Lindsay chose Syracuse University and which celebrity went to school with her, why she couldn’t keep her rock band together after college, what it’s like to headline the biggest conferences in the business, how we can all get out of the endless “doing more” cycle, how students can find their dream job in this market, how we can further our listening skills and encourage collaboration, why humans are wired for connection and what happens....

Margaret L. Freeman: What are the details about sorority history beyond the founders?

Welcome to episode # 104 of Fraternity Foodie! Today we have with us Margaret L. Freeman, author of the latest book to hit the shelves called Women of Discriminating Taste: White Sororities and the Making of American Ladyhood. Margaret is a trained writer, researcher, and cultural historian. She completed undergraduate studies in history and anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received a masters in Public History from North Carolina State University and a doctorate in American Studies from the College of William & Mary. She has taught college courses in American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Sociology. She also worked as a Jill of all trades in humanities nonprofits. We find out why Margaret chose UNC Chapel Hill for her undergraduate experience, more about her experience in a NPC sorority, the motivation to examine the role of historically white sororities in the shaping of white womanhood in the twentieth century, the selection of new members on the basis of social class, religion, race, or physical attractiveness, the differences between organizations primarily based in the South versus the North, the history of contemporary sororities’ difficult campus relationships, differences in approach between fraternities and sororities in....

Jasmine C. Williams: How can we cope with all the chaos?

Welcome to episode number #103 of Fraternity Foodie! We have with us today Jasmine C. Williams, an over-caffeinated friend to many and dog mom to one. She is a proud motivational speaker and speaking coach. She found an easy, free way to cope with unexpected adversity: She started half-assing her way through life. She was barely going through the motions and struggling through most of her darkest days with a smile. Now, she shares the ugly truths about her journey through it all to help others draw their own roadmaps to happiness. We find out why Jasmine chose High Point University for her undergraduate degree (who can blame her?), the unexpected adversity she had in college and how she dealt with it at the time by “half-assin’ it”, how she is able to motivate students and professionals today, how she copes with all the chaos of a pandemic, politics in D.C., and daily stress, how to create the perfect work from home environment, how people can improve their speaking skills, how she got into writing, advice for recent college graduates that don’t feel career ready at the moment, and her favorite restaurants in the D.C. area. Enjoy! Link:

Tish Norman: Why is being a culturally competent leader important?

Welcome to episode # 102 of Fraternity Foodie! Today we have with us Tish Norman, the Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., an educational consulting company specializing in college & career readiness, women’s leadership, and the African-American experience. We find out why Tish chose Kentucky State for her undergraduate experience, why she chose Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, what it felt like when Kamala Harris became the Vice President Elect of the United States of America, what makes being a speaker the best job for Tish, why being a culturally competent leader is important, how can we sustain our fraternities and sororities during the pandemic and with great political divides, what some strategies are to promote diversity/equity/inclusion in our fraternity and sorority chapters, strategies for women (and particularly women of color) to achieve balance, and Tish’s favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Enjoy! Link: