The Bossy Bees

The Bossy Bees

A weekly podcast where we open up to discuss a range of topics that make us laugh, cry, and seriously ponder. We’re here to help you recognize all that you’ve accomplished. For all the times you were told you didn’t have what it takes or that you just aren’t ready, we know you are. Let’s uncover that skill and potential.

Episodes

July 21, 2021 54 min

Albert Myles is a Knowledge Program Manager in customer content services. His passion and curiosity in technology have led him to explore Artificial Intelligence (AI). Albert is eager to expand the horizons of his own understanding. His work depends on sharing knowledge driven by data! 

For Albert, as a knowledge Program Manager, the current path of AI has raised concerns. There are large gaps in data sources this AI depends on. Wit...

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Joining us on this week's podcast to discuss the many ways of failing forward is Eva Ogden!  Failure is a tool for personal success. We discuss the many ways in which we have failed. How, as leaders we can help others learn from failure. Looking at how failure plays a role in culture change. Learning to fail is not an act of bravery but rather a work of progress to build confidence to fail forward.

In today's episode we are ...

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June 28, 2021 44 min
It is an honor to have Joy Spencer join us for this podcast episode. She is fresh off the stage from a Testimony before Congress and inspiring us at every turn. Joy is the Executive Director at Equity Before Birth. A non-profit dedicated to saving the lives of Black birthing people and their infants. They strive to improve health outcomes through access to critical services and support. 

Joy is a fierce advocate for marginalized peo...
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Shahida Shahrir Mellon, MPH and doctoral candidate at the University of Washington in the department of Health Services, joins us on the podcast to discuss science skepticism and the spread of misinformation, and how that correlates to our current Covid vaccination numbers within the United States. 
We discuss how personal biases affect not only how research in medicine is conducted, but how we consume research and science in our da...

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Kim and Stacy are taking a look at some of the nuances around creating boundaries at work. We’ve come to realize that it’s a task much easier said than done, especially when it comes to dealing with difficult people in meetings and around the workplace. Kim and Stacy approach their work with similar drive to create success for the team, but different methods when it comes to drawing boundaries.

  • How to manage stakeholder relationship...
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    There are varying degrees of interest when it comes to the British Royal family, and Meghan Markle herself. Kim and Stacy are wonderful representatives from two camps, one obsessed and the other almost completely disconnected! Both have discovered, through conversations, that they share a different perspective than peers across the pond in the United Kingdom. In today’s episode, the conversation leads them to reflect on the histori...

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    As two full-time working parents in the middle of a pandemic, we have been feeling some new and unique pains in childcare over the past year. Kim and I are talking about the unprecedented year of childcare in a pandemic, the impact of the changes, and thinking about ways we can help our communities heal and grow into better opportunities.
    You can view all episodes and more on our website at thebossybees.com

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    On today’s podcast, we are talking with Sabrina Ribaudo. A certified Integrative Nutritionist and health coach. When the pandemic hit for Sabrina, she decided to pursue one of her passions and develop some latent and hidden skills. She discovered a path of joy to create a life of integration and balance not only for herself, but a way to coach others to well-rounded living!

  • Sabrina’s mission to provide a roadmap for people to take c...
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    March 31, 2021 19 min

    We honor and acknowledge both within ourselves and with you, our listeners that this is a hard topic and we all feel, experience, and move through this life differently. No matter where we may be on our journey, there are several truths that we’ve discovered in common along the way. One of those truths is that compassion and respect must be at the center of this journey, for oneself and others.
    Today’s podcast will close out our sho...

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    March 24, 2021 57 min

    In this podcast we are talking about:

  • What is anti racism and what it means to be an anti racist
  • The structure of racism, particularly focused on interpersonal, and how the cycle that keeps it going
  • Deconstructing the concept of racism, and recognizing another person’s experience -how that effects us from the moment we wake up every single day
  • What is “location” and why it’s important to understand your own intersectionality
  • The antirac...
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    March 10, 2021 47 min

    In today's episode, we will be talking about implicit bias, a hot topic that often brings uncomfortable feelings to the surface. Even for us, we know this is hard for other people too, which is why we are committed to this practice together. 
    We often hear, especially in the workplace, the intention to “eliminate bias.” We believe this perspective is harmful and does not set us up for success. By the end of this podcast, we hope...

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    The Bossy Bees have more than 40 years of experience working in a corporate work environment. In the second of a two-part series on "Business Is Personal," they continue to debunk the idea that "It's not personal, it's business" perspective as they have encountered in corporate organizations. 

    Unlike entrepreneurship, we have a different connection to a business that is not our own. Yet, we invest so much of ...

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    February 24, 2021 28 min

    The Bossy Bees are tackling the famous Godfather perspective on business, “It isn’t personal, it’s business.” It’s time to debunk this harmful and detrimental approach to business!

    In the first of a two-part topic, we are talking about the importance of embracing being personal as an entrepreneur. We dive into some of our own personal challenges we’ve encountered along our journey as entrepreneurs. We’re also sharing why approaching...

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    February 17, 2021 46 min

    The overlooked, underappreciated, and often misguided practice and application of self-care. The Bossy Bees are talking about what self-care really involves, and it doesn’t involve a manicure or pedicure. We are talking about where we’ve been misled and why artificial self-care practices cause more harm than good. Grab that coffee or tea and cozy up while we explore how we are taking back our own self-care to empower ourselves and ...

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    February 10, 2021 41 min

    Have you ever applied for a job and been told that “you don’t have enough experience” for that role? Kim and I are sitting down with you today to talk about some of our own similar encounters with people who have tried to knock us down. We are opening up to share what we’ve learned about our own real-world experience and the different ways we advocate for ourselves to remove barriers so you can also achieve those “stretch” goals to...

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    February 3, 2021 49 min

    Food is like the centerpiece of our everyday lives. In this episode, we share some of our experiences with food, customs, and celebrations growing up abroad and being raised by immigrant mothers. We touch on how we’ve lost a lot of those experiences in our current lives and how navigating it is a work in progress.

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    January 24, 2021 37 min

    Thank you for joining us, the Bossy Bees, as we kick off the new year with a new series. We’re focusing on what we’ve learned, what we’ve accomplished, and some of the things we are taking a second look at as we move further into motherhood, marriage, and our professional lives. 
    Our first episode takes us a bit back in time, revisiting memories for the first days, weeks, and months this friendship and partnership collided.

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