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Say No to RTO | TIS Ep.58

Episode Summary:

On this week’s episode of the Introvert Sisters we talk about returning to the office or as it’s called, RTO! Is going into the office necessary? Dive into how office life harms us as Black, introverted, women, and why we love working from the comfort of home. Sorry workmates, we do NOT want to come to happy hour!

The Introvert Sisters Podcast is sponsored by All Things Equitable Inc.: We make it Easy to be Equitable

The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click below.

Previous Episode: The Introvert Sisters Share Their Podcasting Secrets 

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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. On mental health in the office:   I need, a moment I need, a little time to be able to breathe and recalibrate myself mentally. I’ve been told no, you can’t do that.Lisa Hurley
  2.  On why commuting is the worst: Before I had a car, I had to get up and get a 5:30 bus because I had to get two buses to get there by nine. First one was 5:30 in the morning, you imagine in winter, right? Sharon Hurley Hall
  3. On white supremacy in the office: So the issue is, they want you there, so that they can have you under their control, in their view, so they can micromanage and overlook everything that you’re doing.” -Sharon Hurley Hall

5 Juicy Quotes:

    1. “Well, that being the case, why am I spending my money to commute in and try and, you know, appear committed to companies that are not committed to you?” -Lisa Hurley
    2. “There’s so much trauma that you avoid, by not being in the office.  You don’t have to deal with the micro-aggressions of all kinds, you don’t have to deal with being stopped at the door, because the security guard who’s seen you every day in the last five years, never actually believes that you work there.” -Sharon Hurley Hall
    3. You’re being treated inhumanely, you’re being micro-aggressed. But you have a computer at home, and you could do this in warmth and comfort. -Lisa Hurley
    4. Don’t give me the free lunch, pay me.” -Sharon Hurley Hall
    5. “We love to do our work excellently and not have to go into an uncomfortable office and be micro-aggressed.” -Lisa Hurley

 

By The Numbers:

  • 0:32 – Are the Introvert Sisters team in person or work from home?
  • 1:41 – Micro-aggressions in the office.
  • 8:53 – The struggles of being introverts in the office. 
  • 12:18 – We hate commuting!
  • 12:48 – White supremacist in the office vs online. 
  • 16:50 – Bringing it back to the struggles of introversion in the office. 
  • 20:22 – We aren’t fans of the office environment. 

Resources:

The Introvert Sisters Share Their Podcasting Secrets | TIS Ep. 57

Episode Summary:

Have you ever considered making a podcast? Are you a newbie podcaster? This episode is for you! This week the Introvert Sisters spill some of their tips on podcasting as well as some of the difficult realities of running a podcast. Not just anyone can pick up a mic and make a podcast… At least not one this good!

The Introvert Sisters Podcast is sponsored by All Things Equitable Inc.: We make it Easy to be Equitable

The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click below.

Previous Episode: Shifting Mindsets on Sustainability with Stacey Alvarez de la Campa

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Three Juicy Quotes

  1. “Everything we do could itself be a full time job.” – Lisa Hurley
  2. “How do we free ourselves to be able to spend more time doing what we love with the people that we love, in the way that we love to do it?” – Lisa Hurley
  3. “[How do we create a world] where we can do the things that are important and empowering and impactful while maintaining some energy, some time for ourselves.” – Sharon Hurley Hall

5 Tips for Podcasters:

  1. Be realistic about how frequently you are going to upload. 
  2. Make templates for graphics and show notes. 
  3. Reuse content across platforms. 
  4. Have a coherent visual identity. 
  5. Use your strengths and acknowledge your weaknesses. 

By The Numbers:

  • 1:01 –  What do the Introvert Sisters have going on besides the podcast?
  • 4:52 – Podcasting tips

Resources:

Shifting Mindsets on Sustainability with Stacey Alvarez de la Campa | TIS E. 56

Episode Summary:

Just in time for Earth day The Introvert Sisters sit down with Stacey Alvarez de la Campa, founder of Worldwide Sustainability Warriors. We talk all things sustainability, hope, and how climate change is specifically affecting our beloved Caribbean. We learned so much in the episode and hope you do too!

The Introvert Sisters Podcast is sponsored by All Things Equitable Inc.: We make it Easy to be Equitable

The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click below.

Previous Episode: Introverts and Personality Tests: Why We Love Them

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Introverts and Personality Tests: Why We Love Them | TIS E. 55

Episode Summary:

Have you ever taken a personality test? We have, and spoiler alert: we can’t get enough! This week we talk about the ins and outs of taking personality tests. Are they reliable? Were they even built for people as complex and amazing as the Introvert Sisters? Dive into the world of INFJs, personality tests, and how they can be used for and against us, on this week’s episode of your favorite podcast. 

The Introvert Sisters Podcast is sponsored by All Things Equitable Inc.: We make it Easy to be Equitable

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Previous Episode: Exploring Colorism with Dr. Sarah Webb

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Exploring Colorism with Dr. Sarah L. Webb | TIS E. 54

Episode Summary:

It’s Dr. Sarah L. Webb everyone!! The Introvert Sisters sit down with fellow introvert Dr. Webb and get into what it really means to start the journey of healing from colorism. She’s the founder of Colorism Healing, so you know she has a lot of gems to drop! As always we get into the details and share our experiences as well as hear some truly moving stories from Dr. Webb herself. 

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Previous Episode: Introverted, Caribbean, and Black

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Please Meet Our Sponsor, All Things Equitable

Hi folx,

Earlier this month we put out the call for a sponsor for our podcast. Simply put, while  recording it remained – and remains – fun, the production and marketing work threatened to overwhelm us. Frankly, we knew we needed help otherwise season 4 was going to be our last. 

Though we needed help, we didn’t just want any sponsor. We wanted someone whose commitment to anti-racism matched our own, and who would be happy to let us operate in our zone of excellence without trying to censor our voices. After blogging about it, we posted on LinkedIn and were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support we got. 

In particular, Lisa and I were verklempt because Janelle Benjamin of All Things Equitable offered to sponsor our podcast. And she did it within 5 minutes of us posting. Lisa and I have been connected with Janelle online for a while, and have seen and loved the work she’s been doing both via her consultancy, and her YouTube video series “White and Work at Work” and “Twice as Hard”. We’ve had many interesting and enlightening conversations online. She’s good people, and we couldn’t be more delighted to have All Things Equitable as a sponsor.  Read More