The Freedom Forum podcast: Jimmie McMillian, IMS senior corporate counsel

In this episode of The Freedom Forum podcast, Jimmie McMillian tells his story about growing up in a dangerous area of Chicago and in an abusive home, struggling in college but then finding his stride in law school.

McMillian, who took a pay cut to move from a prominent law firm to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, also talks about the struggles that Black men have in opening themselves up to mentorship, the importance of fathers in raising children, and the need to find happiness in work and at home.

And he details the hard work of corporate inclusion efforts with examples of what the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is doing to diversify its workforce, its racing teams and its fan base.

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