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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  • 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.

  • Episode 105: Getting Comfortable with Imperfection

    January 31st, 2020  |  31 mins 24 secs
    how to, imposter syndrome, mostly fine decision, perfection

    We wanted to dig into exploring how to break the perfection streak and aim for what NYTimes Smarter Living has referred to as a “Mostly Fine Decision.” Let’s get comfortable with mini mistakes and failures, which surprisingly helps us to be more successful in the work we do.

  • Episode 104: Building and Breaking Habits

    January 24th, 2020  |  35 mins 7 secs
    breaking habits, building habits, habits, routines

    This week’s episode is inspired by a Hidden Brain podcast episode, “Creatures Of Habit: How Habits Shape Who We Are — And Who We Become.” We share what stood out to us the most in the episode, how we’re making their tips actionable, and what we’re doing to build or break habits.

  • Episode 103: Where Do Your (Brand) Loyalties Lie?

    January 17th, 2020  |  54 mins 59 secs
    brand loyalty, how to, local businesses, marketing

    Today, we’re getting into what makes us loyal to a brand, what we pay attention to, and the impact of marketing. We also shout out a few of our favorite brands, including some local love.

  • Episode 102: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV: Golden Globes Edition

    January 10th, 2020  |  32 mins 11 secs
    golden globes 2020, hot take on tv

    Following the 2020 Golden Globes, it’s time for another hot take on TV. We’re sharing shows worth watching according to us.

  • Episode 101: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Meryl Streep

    January 3rd, 2020  |  40 mins 11 secs
    golden globes, meryl streep, oscars, women inspiring #teamqs

    We’re kicking off 2020 with this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS and giving a nod to the GOAT, our Queen — Meryl Streep and talking through what we can learn from her (hint: everything!).

  • Episode 100: Reflection, Growth, and 2020 Intentions

    December 20th, 2019  |  40 mins 47 secs
    2020 intentions, growth, reflection

    We're celebrating our 100th episode by reflecting back on what we've learned, our expectations vs. reality, and what our intentions are for 2020. Here’s to the next 100!

  • Episode 99: Communicating Household Roles With Your Partner

    December 13th, 2019  |  41 mins 54 secs
    communicating with your partner, fair play, household roles, how to

    We’re talking about what it takes to fairly split roles and responsibilities in our households, how to communicate effectively and divide the work with your partner.

  • Episode 98: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Cecile Richards

    December 6th, 2019  |  34 mins 46 secs
    cecile richards, planned parenthood, supermajority, women inspiring #teamqs

    In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS, we’re featuring Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood and co-founder of Supermajority. We dig into all she’s done with her career, and what we can learn from her about being informed and inclusive.

  • Episode 97: Holiday Season Survival Tips

    November 29th, 2019  |  34 mins 56 secs
    cooking, holiday party hacks, holiday party survival tips, how to

    As we prepare for the holidays, we’re sharing our favorite holiday season hacks to make party attending and hosting so simple and stress free.