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5 Interview Questions Global Majority People Wish They Could Ask | TIS Ep. 45

5 Interview Questions Global Majority People Wish They Could Ask | TIS Ep. 45

Episode Summary:

Interviews can be rough, especially for candidates of color. But they are a necessary part of the job search process. What a lot of candidates forget is that interviews are a two-way street: while the company is assessing you, you should also be evaluating them. That can be easier said than done, however. How *exactly* can candidates assess a potential company? Join Sharon and Lisa as they provide clarity around what red flags global majority job seekers should look out for, and what specific questions to ask when interviewing.
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The 12 Commandments of Introverts™ | TIS Ep. 44

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Introverts just want to be understood—but somehow that keeps eluding them. That said, the sisters are determined to do their part in normalizing introversion, and making the world a more introvert-friendly place. With that in mind, Sharon and Lisa present to you The 12 Commandments of Introverts (taken from the TIS Version, lol). In this tongue-in-cheek episode, you’ll discover what makes introverts tick, what makes them shut down, and how to successfully relate to the introverts in your circle. Tune in and enjoy!

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Introverts, Black Women, and The Return to Work | TIS Ep. 43

Introverts, Black Women, and The Return to Work | TIS Ep. 43

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As the world begins to open up more fully, many companies are tightening the screws and insisting that employees return to work. There are a few that are letting their employees choose, some that have embraced the WFH forever model (Twitter, Slack) but it seems that most (e.g. Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Apple) have decided that office is best. Here, Sharon and Lisa, the Introvert Sisters, discuss why they feel companies should not force introverts. Black women, or anybody that doesn’t want to, to go back into the office.

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Making Sense of Censorship | TISOT Ep. 11

Making Sense of Censorship | TISOT Ep. 11


Episode Summary:

The censorship and de-platforming of Black voices is unfortunately nothing new. From LinkedIn to Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, Black and Brown content creators struggle to get their content seen, and often have their voices suppressed. Both of the sisters have experienced this personally, most recently when Lisa had one of her posts removed by LinkedIn. Tune in to this special Off-Topic episode as the sisters discuss this ongoing suppression issue, and the best ways to push back against algorithmic bias. 

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Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate: Part 2

Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate: Part 2 | E 42

Episode Summary:

The sisters’ convo with James Pogson was so good that it couldn’t all fit into one episode! Ergo: here’s part 2. In this follow-on, Sharon, Lisa, and James continued chatting up a storm (as West Indians do, lol), delving into racism, microaggressions, code switching, and working while Black. And, of course, sharing a few more jokes about West Indian parenting. 

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Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate: Part 1 | E 41

Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate: Part 1 | E 41

Episode Summary:

In this special episode, Sharon and Lisa welcome their very first guest!! James Pogson is a Black British narrative storyteller, writer, humorist, theatre producer, and LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate!! As you can imagine, he’s extremely entertaining to talk to. Join the Introvert Sisters and James as they chat about their shared Caribbean roots, the joys of West Indian parenting, writing as a career, and (of course) introversion. 

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5 Key Quotes: 

  1. “At school, my first voice was my writing.” 
  2. “As a child, I was extremely quiet.”
  3. “Parties? Nah.”
  4. “We’ve always had Black heroes.”
  5. “A lot of white people don’t realize how many white people were born and live in the Caribbean.”

By The Numbers:

  • 0:35 – Sharon introduces our first ever guest, James Pogson
  • 1:32 – Lisa asks James whether or not he’s introverted
  • 4:50 – James shares how he got into writing
  • 13:42 – James reveals the inspiration behind his unique writing style
  • 24:41 – Back to his roots: James shares memories of one of his trips to St. Kitts

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