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Skeptical People and the Consumption of Misinformation (Science Edition)

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 daily lives. We're looking at best practices...

Managing Difficult People at Work

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 relationships when you have to say “no.” Building...

The British Monarchy, Meghan Markle, and Imposter Syndrome

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...

How working parents manage childcare in a pandemic

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. The past year has exposed vulnerabilities for families, organizations, our economy, and in...

Well-Rounded Living

The downtime experienced during the pandemic provided a unique opportunity to “slow down” for many of us. Desire to create a well-rounded living situation was strong among the masses. However, there was a general sense of misdirection and confusion when the question of how to create a healthy, well-rounded environment in our home. Self-care in a pandemic The masses found themselves wearing down a line from pacing the floor of their living rooms. As cabin-fever set in, some...

Stacy reflects on Allyship

Over the last few weeks, The Bossy Bees have been talking about some heavy topics related to race and bias, and today we tackle allyship. As we depart this body of work, for now, know that our journey is not finished. We continue, in our own ways to unlearn, learn, and find ways to create equality and justice in our work, relationships, and communities. This work is not light or easy. You may feel hesitation to continue for fear of missteps and mistakes. We have those...

The Bossy Bees Talk about Racism

In today's episode, we continue our antiracist series with a conversation directly about racism. Through practice, Kim and I have created an open and honest space to talk to each other. We are talking about our experiences, interpretations on current and historical events, and insights we’ve learned from listening to others. We respectfully honor, even between each other, that our paths look different as we tackle ways to be anti...

The Bossy Bees Tackle Bias

In today's episode, we will be talking about implicit bias. We know it's a hot topic that often brings uncomfortable feelings to the surface, even for us. It's important to acknowledge 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 that you...

Business is Personal: Corporate

“There’s work, and then there’s you.” The Bossy Bees continue the conversation in a two-part series on the famous Godfather perspective on business, “It isn’t personal, it’s business.” This harmful and detrimental approach to business permeates the corporate world, despite the decades since the famous quote was first uttered in the movies. Can Corporate Be Personal? In the second of a two-part topic, we are talking about the...

Business is Personal: Entrepreneur

The Bossy Bees are tackling the famous Godfather perspective on business, “It isn’t personal, it’s business.” It’s time for entrepreneurs 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 business with an...

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