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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast


Episode #238 Workplace Bias, Burnout, and Entrepreneurship, With Glennae Davis

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Our honored guest on this episode is Glennae Davis, author of Yet Here I Stand: My Journey From Bondage to Liberty and Bias and Burnout: 10 Power Moves for Healthcare Workplace Equity, as well as the CEO and Founder of Rx For Life, a health equity, consultancy, and education agency. In this conversation, we discuss her career journey and how she discovered entrepreneurship or, more accurately, how it found her! As a Black woman with a vibrant nursing career in critical care, Glennae knows about bias and burnout in the healthcare industry! You’ll hear the story of an injury, compounded by her gender and race, that resulted in a four-year journey through the world of workplace compensation, rife with discrimination and institutional racism. You’ll also discover how Glennae took the pain of her most difficult challenges and turned them into opportunities to help others using the lessons and skills she learned. Find out what RX for Life does to help others in similar situations, from finding valuable rest to a 40-day faith-based exploration into empowerment and self-worth, plus we touch on some of the incredible offerings and hard-won advice that Glennae has to share with the industry. We hope you can join us for this moving and highly informative conversation around healthcare, bias, burnout, and so much more!

Meet Glennae Davis

Glennae Davis, BSN, RN is the founder and CEO at RX for Life, a health equity consultancy and education agency. A Black women with a vibrant career as a registered nurse in critical care, solid organ transplant and cardiac catherization, she knows about bias and burnout in the healthcare industry. She is the author of Yet Here I Stand: My Journey from Bondange to Liberty, and Bias and Burnout: 10 Power Moves for Healthcare Workplace Equity.

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Conversation Highlights

  • An introduction to Glennae Davis and what drew her to nursing.

  • We take a small detour through the joys of being grandmothers.

  • The injury that threw Glennae into the systemically biased world of workplace compensation.

  • What it was like for her to be stereotyped and misdiagnosed by colleagues and employers.

  • Her passion for addressing burnout in those who are struggling in the workplace.

  • What RX for Life does to help faith-based employees find rest.

  • Some of Glennae’s favorite products that can help heal and calm the nervous system.

  • The 40-day Scripture-based study and inner exploration to find what's keeping you stuck.

  • The empowerment problem: we're not taught to deal with situations that cause moral distress.

  • Glennae emphasizes the importance of believing in yourself and what you deserve.

  • Remembering that the corporation is not a real being: you are!

  • How Glennae’s knowledge of epidemiology has had a meaningful impact on her work.

  • Some fascinating advice for anyone looking to find their direction in life.

Glennae's Career Advice To Public Health Students and Graduates

“Rest is the foundation for true health. If you're in a state of stress, then there's no way you can rest your mind and understand what it is that you need to do to empower yourself in the workplace.” — Glennae Davis

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