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The Maverick Paradox Podcast is a twice weekly show where Judith Germain demonstrates that Maverick Leadership exists everywhere, through her conversations with a diverse array of guests.

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Sep 18, 2023

In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Duro Oye about his charity, 2020 Levels, which aims to empower young, black, and underrepresented individuals by providing them with opportunities for personal and career development. Duro shared his personal journey and the importance of reaching back and helping others along the way.

Duro and Judith discuss the challenges faced by minorities in senior positions, including the mentality of being the only one and the reluctance to uplift others. They also acknowledge the generational shift in mindset, where younger generations are more willing to question and challenge these barriers.

They discuss the generational shift and the changing battles faced by younger generations. They also highlight the importance of recognising progress made and the value of diversity in corporate settings, particularly with the growing rate of mixed race individuals.

In this conversation, they discuss the challenges of addressing issues of diversity and racism within organisations. They highlight the importance of acknowledging and addressing these problems, as failure to do so can lead to a loss of diverse and talented individuals in the future.

Tune into this free-flowing conversation about mentorship and supporting the next generation of talent and entrepreneurs. 

Duro Oye is the Co-Founder and CEO of 2020 Levels.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It's about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine.

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The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

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