Queen Speaking

A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way.

About the show

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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Episodes

  • Episode 121: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Mindy Kaling

    May 22nd, 2020  |  43 mins 50 secs
    mindy kaling, witqs, women inspiring #teamqs

    We’re back with a new Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode about Mindy Kaling. She’s a creator, producer, writer, actor, author, fashion maven, and many other things. Her commentary about her life and work is refreshing and we’re excited to share why she’s this month’s pick.

  • Episode 120: Habits We Built In Quarantine That We’ll Keep

    May 15th, 2020  |  33 mins 38 secs
    building habits, building habits in quarantine, habits, routines

    We’d like to talk about habits we’ve established during this weird time that we’d like to consciously hang on to post-quarantine.

  • Episode 119: #TeamQS Movie Recommendations

    May 8th, 2020  |  41 mins 41 secs
    favorite movies, movie recommendations, quarantine movie recommendations, queen speaking movie watch list

    This week, we’re coming at you with our favorite movie recommendations as we spend more time in front of our screens.

  • Episode 118: What’s Bringing Us Joy?

    May 1st, 2020  |  40 mins 56 secs
    feel good recommendations, finding joy, finding joy during the quarantine, what brings us joy

    The world is weird right now so we wanted to talk about what’s bringing us joy and how we maximize it.

  • Episode 117: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV: Quarantine Edition

    April 24th, 2020  |  35 mins 5 secs
    favorite tv, hot take on tv, quarantine tv recommendations, queen speaking tv watch list, tv shows

    Since we’re all staying home, we wanted to revisit our “Hot Take on TV” series of episodes with some binge-worthy faves — our recommendations for TV shows to watch and re-watch!

  • Episode 116: “Can’t Do It All” Workshop Recap

    April 17th, 2020  |  39 mins 28 secs
    alaina talks therapy, can’t do it all workshop, stress and anxiety, values, workshop recap

    In early March, we attended the “Can’t Do It All Workshop” hosted by licensed marriage and family therapist, Alaina Brubaker at Rochester Brainery. Since many of us feel trapped by pressure and expectation to do more, we're recapping her tips to organize our lives according to our values and priorities.

  • Episode 115: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Farnoosh Torabi

    April 10th, 2020  |  33 mins 45 secs
    farnoosh torabi, so money podcast, witqs, women inspiring #teamqs

    In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we wanted to highlight someone we admire, but one who’s also been getting us through these uncertain times as we deal with quarantine and a rapidly shifting economy. Here’s to Farnoosh Torabi, her podcast, So Money, and all the things we can learn from her.

  • Episode 114: Support In Uncertain Times

    April 3rd, 2020  |  41 mins 38 secs
    giving back, how to, managing anxiety, support in uncertain times, support local

    There’s a lot going on for everyone right now — uncertainty with work, how we live, how we connect, and how we take care of ourselves. With a lot of things up in the air, we wanted to talk about how we can take extra steps to take care of ourselves mentally and physically when we’re inundated with unsettling news about the effects of COVID-19.

  • Episode 113: Quarantine Work From Home Tips

    March 27th, 2020  |  45 mins 24 secs
    wfh, work from home, work from home routine, work from home tips

    With the precautionary measures in place to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many companies have instituted work from home policies. We wanted to take the time to talk through remote work tips and best practices.

  • Episode 112: Syd and Breahn’s Latest Beauty Faves

    March 20th, 2020  |  43 mins 38 secs
    beauty faves, skincare, skincare routines

    We’re sharing our favorite beauty products from skincare to haircare, new finds and extra special additions.

    *Note: We recorded this ahead of the COVID-19 quarantine. Please enjoy some lighthearted content in the face of a tough time for us all. Stay tuned for episodes on work from home tips and how we're coping in these uncertain times coming soon!

  • Episode 111: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Tracee Ellis Ross

    March 13th, 2020  |  40 mins 55 secs
    tracee ellis ross, witqs, women inspiring #teamqs, women’s history month

    We’re doing a Women’s History Month debrief, then introducing this month’s feature: Tracee Ellis Ross!

  • Episode 110: A Fresh Perspective on Self Care

    March 6th, 2020  |  40 mins 46 secs
    self care, self care routine

    Today’s episode is all about a fresh perspective on self care. We’re going to dig into what self care means for us and how you can find a routine for yourself.

  • Episode 109: Communication In Context

    February 28th, 2020  |  41 mins 29 secs
    communication, communication and relationships, communication techniques, communication tips, workplace communication

    We’re diving into the different ways we succeed and fail at communication, and how to be better communicators in the workplace and in personal relationships.

  • Episode 108: Our New Take On Mentorship

    February 21st, 2020  |  31 mins 30 secs
    community, friendship, how to, mentorship, networking

    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.

  • Episode 107: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Deb Perelman from Smitten Kitchen

    February 14th, 2020  |  29 mins 47 secs
    deb perelman, smitten kitchen, women inspiring #teamqs

    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.

  • Episode 106: Why You Need A Personal “User Manual”

    February 7th, 2020  |  38 mins 45 secs
    adam grant, communication, how to, personal user manual, professional development

    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.