The Book Cellar
We are excited to host Tricia Brouk and Pamay Bassey as they discuss Brouk's new book The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy.
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About Tricia Brouk: Tricia Brouk is an international award-winning director. She has worked in theater, film, and television for three decades. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Tricia applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. Tricia founded The Big Talk Academy where she certifies speakers in the art of public speaking. She was the executive producer of Speakers Who Dare and TEDxLincolnSquare and now The Big Talk Live. She is currently being featured in a new documentary called Big Stages, which highlights the transformation of her speakers. Tricia’s commitment and devotion to inclusion is a priority as all of her shows, events, and communities are diverse. She curates and hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC, The Big Talk, an award-winning podcast on iTunes and YouTube. The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy was a #1 New Release on Amazon in December 2020. She was awarded Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals and Top Ten Speaker Coaches in Yahoo Finance in 2021. Her documentaries have received critical acclaim—winning Best Documentary Short at The Olympus Film Festival and Los Angeles Movie Awards.
About The Influential Voice: With over thirty years of experience in film, TV, and theater, Tricia Brouk uses her platform to create a safe, inclusive space for others to learn how to share their stories. The Influential Voice is a powerful reminder of the responsibility we have to use our voices for good, and that by staying silent, we are preventing someone from hearing our powerful story. When you become an influential voice and share your story, you can change—and even save—a life.
About Pamay Bassey: Pamay Bassey is Chief Learning and Diversity Officer for the Kraft Heinz Company, where she drives an culture of continuous learning, bold creativity, and intellectual curiosity, is responsible for the company’s global learning and development strategy and initiatives, and amplifies the work that every Kraft Heinz employee does to create and nurture a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Prior to Kraft Heinz, Pamay was the Global Head of Learning Platform and Professional Development for BlackRock. Before her time at BlackRock, she was president and chief learning architect of The Pamay Group, an e-learning design and strategy company, and served as a faculty member for several online universities. She began her career in Accenture’s Media Technology practice.
Pamay is also Chief Experience Officer of the My 52 Weeks of Worship Project, through which she facilitates courageous conversations about cultural and interfaith diversity, inclusion, and understanding. Her 2018 TEDx talk, Navigating Sacred Spaces, is based on her project work and her book: My 52 Weeks of Worship: Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey.
Pamay is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chair of the National Advisory Boardfor the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, and serves on the Board at Houlihan Lokey and at the M&G Etomi Foundation, which exists to exists to break the harsh cycle of poverty by creating various programs and activities to teach the value of self empowerment and improvement to the people of the Niger Delta region in Southern Nigeria.
Pamay earned a B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University, with an artificial intelligence concentration, and a M.S. in computer science from Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program in Chicago, an advanced study of improvisational comedy and theater.