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Podmas - From Jet Mag Editor to PR for Girl Scouts with L'Oreal Thompson Payton

On this episode of the SPQ Chat we hear from L'Oreal Thompson Payton, about her transition from journalist and Digital Content Editor at Jet magazine to Media Relations Manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago. She shares with us how the Travon Martin story impacted her life and became a gateway to change. L’Oreal gives major insight on thinking strategic to make a Switch, Pivot or Quit as well as how mentorship has played a key role in her career and life overall. Hear what insight from her mentor, Ebony magazine Editor-in-Chief, Kyra Kyles shared that resonated in a real way years later. Also learn why L’Oreal recommends therapy to help you navigate life.

Learn more at, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @LTintheCity

Host, Ahyiana also shares that the Plot Twist Planner is coming in the beginning of the new year!

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What we’re talking about:

  • Making a move to Chicago to follow a dream

  • How to use your transferable skills

  • How social media stalking can get you a new job

  • Navigating fear and imposter syndrome in making a SPQ

  • Advice for getting a mentor

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“A good story sells every time.” - L'Oreal Thompson Payton

“I am not a risk taker by any stretch of the imagination. I’m the person who wants to know the outcome before I do it so that I know it’s safe.”- L'Oreal Thompson Payton

“You gotta sit with yourself. Sitting with yourself can be ugly, it requires some dirty work. At the end of the day, it’s worth it.” - L'Oreal Thompson Payton


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