For this young Black woman, the road to a prominent post as product manager at Comscore, started with a pivotal diversity fellowship at ABC TV during her college years.   But is wasn’t easy:  She felt ostracized by her peers but yet she insisted that her voice be heard.  She learned from senior executives who mentored her.

Tershone Phillips reflects on her job path from Mindshare to Nielsen to Comscore where she is managing programmatic products.

Grateful for the support along the way for efforts at all these companies, and for the corporate embrace of  the Black Lives Matter mantle , she says that businesses need to address the systemic issues around racism.

A daughter of two retired Black NYPD officers, she shares her hope for police reform.

Straddling the Millennial and GenX  ages herself,  she hope that the passion of young people will power a new era of civil rights changes.

This video is part of an ongoing Beet.TV series of interviews with men and and women of color, addressing their personal experiences and hopes for essential change addressing racial inequality. Please find additional videos here.