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A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way.
Together we’ll celebrate our triumphs and dig into our setbacks. We're giving voice to the experiences we live on a daily basis in search of continued self awareness. Let's find more ways to create opportunity for ourselves and advocate for our communities.
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Today, we’re revisiting mentorship after reading a recent Quartzy newsletter. We’ve both experienced a fair amount of changes since 2018, so we thought it was time to look at what’s changed since that first conversation, and how we approach this still hard-to-identify challenge to find, be, and have a mentor. Links in this episode: * Vote Save America (https://votesaveamerica.com/) * Quartzy the newsletter (https://qz.com/re/quartzy-the-newsletter/)
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we’re giving a nod to one of our fave bloggers, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. She taught us cooking basics and makes adventurous, but approachable recipes — as she calls them “unfussy” — plus more on what we can learn from her. Links in this episode: * Bon Appetit: The Smitten Kitchen Is Back, and the Kitchen’s Still Tiny (https://www.bonappetit.com/story/smitten-kitchen-deb-perelman-interview) * The New York Times: Marcella Hazan (https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/marcella-hazan) * Bon Appetit: This Garlic Bread Is the Secret to Converting Bean Haters (https://www.bonappetit.com/story/kid-friendly-beans-on-toast) * Smitten Kitchen Everyday (https://www.amazon.com/Smitten-Kitchen-Every-Day-Triumphant/dp/1101874813) * Smitten Kitchen blog (https://smittenkitchen.com/) * Smitten Kitchen on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/smittenkitchen/) * Smitten Kitchen: Chilaquiles brunch casserole (https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/05/chilaquiles-brunch-casserole/) * Smitten Kitchen: Pasta e ceci (quick pasta and chickpeas) (https://smittenkitchen.com/2017/10/quick-pasta-and-chickpeas-pasta-e-ceci/) * Smitten Kitchen: Charred cauliflower quesadillas (https://smittenkitchen.com/2015/02/charred-cauliflower-quesadillas/)
Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and author, has talked about the value of creating a personal user manual to communicate your work style to your manager or your teammates. We loved this idea and wanted to dig into why it makes sense, what to include, and how to present it to your teammates. Links in this episode: * Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard: Adam Grant (episode 163) (https://armchairexpertpod.com/pods/adam-grant) * Harvard Business Review: To Achieve Big Goals, Start with Small Habits (https://hbr.org/2020/01/to-achieve-big-goals-start-with-small-habits) * Queen Speaking Personal User Manual Worksheet (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ORmxQoPnPvW6wbKsBbHep8KcJNXqT1V0/view?usp=sharing)
We wanted to dig into exploring how to break the perfection streak and aim for what NYTimes Smarter Living has referred to as a “Mostly Fine Decision.” Let’s get comfortable with mini mistakes and failures, which surprisingly helps us to be more successful in the work we do. Links in this episode: * Ideas.TED.com: How you can use the power of celebration to make new habits stick (https://ideas.ted.com/how-you-can-use-the-power-of-celebration-to-make-new-habits-stick/) * NY Times Smarter Living: It’s Never Going to Be Perfect, So Just Get It Done (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/smarter-living/its-never-going-to-be-perfect-so-just-get-it-done.html)
This week’s episode is inspired by a Hidden Brain podcast episode, “Creatures Of Habit: How Habits Shape Who We Are — And Who We Become.” We share what stood out to us the most in the episode, how we’re making their tips actionable, and what we’re doing to build or break habits. Links in this episode: * Amazon: Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick by Wendy Wood (https://www.amazon.com/Good-Habits-Bad-Science-Positive/dp/1250159075/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1FYTINXKX38F2) * NPR’s Hidden Brain: Creatures Of Habit: How Habits Shape Who We Are — And Who We Become (https://www.npr.org/2019/12/11/787160734/creatures-of-habit-how-habits-shape-who-we-are-and-who-we-become) * Medium: Incrementalism and the Power of the Small Step (https://medium.com/the-post-grad-survival-guide/incrementalism-and-the-power-of-the-small-step-4c412402fe68)
Today, we’re getting into what makes us loyal to a brand, what we pay attention to, and the impact of marketing. We also shout out a few of our favorite brands, including some local love. Links in this episode: * Bob’s Red Mill (https://www.bobsredmill.com/) * Nisolo (https://nisolo.com/) * Patagonia (https://www.patagonia.com/home/) * Warby Parker (https://www.warbyparker.com/) * Cuyana (https://www.cuyana.com/) * Bon Appetit (https://www.bonappetit.com/) * Everlane (https://www.everlane.com/) * Ole Henricksen (https://www.sephora.com/search?keyword=OLEHENRIKSEN) * Nike Training Club (https://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/nike-plus/training-app) * Crooked Media (https://crooked.com/) * Spotify (https://www.spotify.com/us/)
Following the 2020 Golden Globes, it’s time for another hot take on TV. We’re sharing shows worth watching according to us. Links in this episode: * Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard: Adam Grant (episode 163) (https://armchairexpertpod.com/pods/adam-grant) * Chernobyl on HBO (https://www.hbo.com/chernobyl/season-1/1-12345) * The Morning Show on Apple TV+ (https://tv.apple.com/us/show/the-morning-show/umc.cmc.25tn3v8ku4b39tr6ccgb8nl6m) * Fleabag on Amazon Prime (https://www.amazon.com/Fleabag-Season-1/dp/B01J4SNM8K) * Fosse/Verdon on FX (https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/fosse-verdon) * Dead to Me on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/80219707) * The Politician on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/80241248)
We’re kicking off 2020 with this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS and giving a nod to the GOAT, our Queen — Meryl Streep and talking through what we can learn from her (hint: everything!). Links in this episode: * Mic: 9 Meryl Streep Roles That Changed the Course of Hollywood (https://www.mic.com/articles/91727/9-meryl-streep-roles-that-changed-the-course-of-hollywood) * Simply Streep Biography (http://www.simplystreep.com/content/information/biography/index.html) * Tastes of Streep on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tasteofstreep/)
We're celebrating our 100th episode by reflecting back on what we've learned, our expectations vs. reality, and what our intentions are for 2020. Here’s to the next 100! Links in this episode: * Nick Wignall: How to Become an Exceptionally Good Listener (https://nickwignall.com/good-listener/?ck_subscriber_id=458776291) * Career Contessa newsletter: Lauren Letter (http://careercontessa.leadpages.co/subscribe/) * Queen Speaking show notes (https://www.queenspeaking.com/episodes)
We’re talking about what it takes to fairly split roles and responsibilities in our households, how to communicate effectively and divide the work with your partner. Links in this episode: * Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) by Eve Rodsky (https://www.amazon.com/Fair-Play-Game-Changing-Solution-When/dp/0525541934) * The New York Times: How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/upshot/same-sex-couples-divide-chores-much-more-evenly-until-they-become-parents.html) * Culture Amp’s People Geekly newsletter (https://hello.cultureamp.com/subscribe-to-the-people-geekly)
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS, we’re featuring Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood and co-founder of Supermajority. We dig into all she’s done with her career, and what we can learn from her about being informed and inclusive. Links in this episode: * Planned Parenthood (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/) * Supermajority (https://supermajority.com/) * The New York Times: A ‘Women’s New Deal’ (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/us/cecile-richards-supermajority.html) * Business Insider: Abortion rights, grassroots activism, and getting a woman elected president: Former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards re-enters the political fray (https://www.businessinsider.com/cecile-richards-planned-parenthood-abortion-rights-womens-activism-2019-4)
As we prepare for the holidays, we’re sharing our favorite holiday season hacks to make party attending and hosting so simple and stress free. Links in this episode: * Modern Love on Amazon Prime (https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Love-Season-1/dp/B07VNF5351) * Half Baked Harvest: French Onion Potato Soup (https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/french-onion-potato-soup/) * Fine Cooking: Classic Tomato Soup (https://www.finecooking.com/recipe/classic-tomato-soup) * Skinnytaste: Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili (https://www.skinnytaste.com/crockpot-turkey-white-bean-pumpkin/)
We’re talking about how small (or big) adjustments to our work environments can affect our productivity, the changes that make a difference, and how to ask for what you need. Links in this episode: * Succession on HBO (https://www.hbo.com/succession) * The Morning Show on Apple+ (https://tv.apple.com/us/show/the-morning-show/umc.cmc.25tn3v8ku4b39tr6ccgb8nl6m)
As women we have the tendency to over apologize. In this episode, we get into how to replace “I’m sorry” and only use it when necessary to be stronger communicators. Links in this episode: * The Cut: How Do I Make Plans Without ‘Getting a Drink’? (https://www.thecut.com/2019/11/11-ways-to-make-friends-without-drinking-alcohol.html) * Career Contessa: How to Stop Apologizing at Work (+ What to Say Instead) (https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/stop-apologizing/) * Just Not Sorry — the Gmail Plug-in (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/just-not-sorry-the-gmail/fmegmibednnlgojepmidhlhpjbppmlci)
This episode is inspired by Man Repeller’s article on Bon Appétit’s test kitchen YouTube channel and Claire Saffitz’s success. Our conversation dives into what it means to be authentic, the value of authentic content on social media, removing fear, and connecting with people. Links in this episode: * Roc Girl Gang on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rocgirlgang/) * Hypebooth on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hypebooth/) * Sir Rocha Says on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sirrochasays/) * Plann Instagram Scheduling Tool (https://www.plannthat.com/) * Man Repeller: How Bon Appétit Became a YouTube Sensation—and Why Claire Saffitz Is the Perfect Star (https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/10/how-bon-appetit-became-a-youtube-sensation-and-why-claire-saffitz-is-the-perfect-star.html)
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we’re spotlighting Ellen Bennett. She’s the woman behind Hedley & Bennett, an apron and kitchen apparel company that started in 2012. We’re digging into why quality matters, owning your mistakes, and her persistence. Links in this episode: * Buzzfeed: 16 People Who Are Just Having A Real Hard Time With The English Language Right Now (https://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/struggle-with-words) * Ellen Bennett on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ellenmariebennett/) * Second Life Podcast: Ellen Bennett: Hedley & Bennett Founder and CEO (https://www.secondlifepod.com/episodes/ellen-bennett-rebroadcast) * Career Contessa: Ellen Bennett, Hedley & Bennett (https://www.careercontessa.com/interviews/hedley-and-bennett-ellen/) * Fast Company: How 29-Year-Old Ellen Bennett Became The Culinary World’s Apron Queen (https://www.fastcompany.com/40405178/how-29-year-old-ellen-bennett-became-the-culinary-worlds-apron-queen)
We’re talking about the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and how we move between both depending on what we’re doing and where we are in our lives. Plus, tips to stay motivated and get re-motivated. Links in this episode: * Fortune’s raceAhead e-newsletter (https://cloud.newsletters.fortune.com/fortune/nloptin?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=raceahead&utm_content=2019101119pm&nl=RACEAHEAD) * Nick Wignall: 10 Psychological Tricks to Stay Motivated and Stick with Your Goals (https://nickwignall.com/stay-motivated/?ck_subscriber_id=458776291) * Career Contessa: 13 Ways to Motivate Yourself at Work (https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/how-to-motivate-yourself/)
We’re talking about the different ways we use public speaking skills beyond the stage. Our skills can help us on phone and video calls, in one-on-one conversations, and when leading team or client meetings. Links in this episode: * Episode 40: Preparing for a presentation (https://www.queenspeaking.com/40) * Ethos3: 5 Shocking Public Speaking Statistics (https://www.ethos3.com/2018/03/5-shocking-public-speaking-statistics/) * Ideas.TED.com: Tap into the power to persuade by using these 6 techniques of clear and compelling speech (https://ideas.ted.com/tap-into-the-power-to-persuade-by-using-these-6-techniques-of-clear-and-compelling-speech/)
We often talk about the anxiety we feel in different situations, and it’s always been helpful to know that we’re not alone in these feelings. In this episode, we’re exploring how we can talk about our anxiety and ask for support, while being aware of the boundaries that need to exist with the people we love and what that conversation might look like in the workplace too. Links in this episode: * Nylon: It’s OK to Set Boundaries with Your Anxious Friends (https://nylon.com/setting-boundaries-with-anxious-friends)
We’re excited to be talking about chef and TV co-host, Carla Hall in this month’s WITQS. Many know her as a contestant on season five of Bravo’s Top Chef where she warmed the hearts of the show’s fans. We’re talking about her vivacious spirit and what we can learn from her about embracing change. Links in this episode: * Milk Street Radio: Carla Hall Reclaims Soul Food (https://www.177milkstreet.com/radio/carla-hall-bong-appetit-soul-food) * Forbes: Chef Carla Hall's Guide To Embracing Your Authenticity (https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2019/04/21/chef-carla-halls-guide-to-being-authentic/#66064dd17379)
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