From riding past in her father’s taxicab to working inside the Oval Office, crisis management expert Judy Smith tells the little-known story of her path to becoming the first Black woman to brief the White House press corps. Smith, CEO of Smith & Company and the inspiration for Shonda Rhimes’s hit series “Scandal,” tells Yahoo
Judy Smith (Founder, president and CEO of Smith & Company, and inspiration for the protagonist of the TV series “Scandal”): I would choose two — maybe three — issues that the players can consistently drive. Those initiatives should be introduced in very clear and concise terms that resonate with the public. Repetition in messaging is important as well as coordination. Everyone struggles to get through the clutter. NBA players should continue to use their voices to advocate for social change and justice.