Do you worry you're not the "type" who can succeed in starting and running a business? Do you feel alienated by the cult of entrepreneurship? Founder Morra Aarons-Mele knows that if we reserve entrepreneurship solely for those always-on extroverts, we will lose talent. Join Morra as she provides wisdom and practical tips for those of us in business who want to embrace our introverted selves while playing the game to build strong relationships and achieve success.
Pivots, Priorities, and Banning Guilt - Ep 28
Do you feel stuck in the corner of your career? Never fear. Morra brings on author and radio... Show More
Do you feel stuck in the corner of your career? Never fear. Morra brings on author and radio host Samantha Ettus to talk about why women should not place a low priority on their careers and how guilt drives bad decisions. Morra also chats with media strategist Wendy Sachs on the best time for women to pivot in their career paths. Show Less
Have you forgotten how to focus? Has social media eroded your attention span? Do you fondly... Show More
Have you forgotten how to focus? Has social media eroded your attention span? Do you fondly remember days when you grew immersed in your work for hours? It's not too late to regain your ability to focus and do deep satisfying work. Morra asks computer scientist and author, Cal Newport for his advice on how to regain. They also discuss the myth of the online personal brand. Show Less
Burnout and Renewal: From Media Whirlwind to...
If you've ever watched reruns of The Golden Girls and wanted to trade places with Blanche or... Show More
If you've ever watched reruns of The Golden Girls and wanted to trade places with Blanche or Rose - this episode is for you. The List Co-Founder, Glynnis MacNicol joins Morra to discuss the very real effects of burnout in our radically connected reality, and how she rebuilt her work life by founding a successful tech company that isn't about scale. Morra and Glynnis also talk about living and working as women in America under the Trump administration, and why you'd better know where your stash of cash is at all times. Show Less
The Advantage of Age in Tech - Ep 25
This show features two tech entrepreneurs, age 73 and 23. Tech entrepreneurs are not who you... Show More
This show features two tech entrepreneurs, age 73 and 23. Tech entrepreneurs are not who you think they are! They are all ages, from all walks of life. Gina Glantz, founder of GenderAvenger shares "the advantage of age" in tech, and Alex Shadrow, who started Unitiques.com in her dorm room shares the nitty gritty of growing a tech company without a roadmap. Show Less
Learn Negotiation Superpowers - Ep 24
"Put Down the F-ing Coffee"! If negotiations remind you of confronting an angry Alec Baldwin in... Show More
"Put Down the F-ing Coffee"! If negotiations remind you of confronting an angry Alec Baldwin in the film Glengarry Glen Ross - we're here to help. Collaborative negotiation coach Tanya Tarr shows how to tap into your negotiation superpowers and details the art of collaborative negotiation. You'll learn how to use inquiry, preparation, and your natural skills to make a great deal. Show Less
She Wrote an Open Letter to Her CEO, and Quit....
You work at a Fortune 500 company. Your boss (who just happens to be one of the few Fortune 500... Show More
You work at a Fortune 500 company. Your boss (who just happens to be one of the few Fortune 500 women CEOs) sends a very public olive branch to someone you abhor. What do you do? This woman quit, in public. Morra talks to former IBM Senior Content Strategist Elizabeth Wood about her departure from the company after IBM's CEO sent a particular letter to Donald Trump. They also dig into the new definition of corporate social responsibility, the myth of slacktivism, and the decision to leap...without a plan B. Show Less
Scared? Get Prepared and Own Your Power Instead -...
Resiliency is not a mood, and denial won't stop bad things from happening. Today's show will... Show More
Resiliency is not a mood, and denial won't stop bad things from happening. Today's show will empower you (promise) and offer easy and practical tips to own your personal and business security. Morra talks with Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Dept. of Homeland Security, about cyber security, emergency preparedness, the origins of the "Keep Calm" posters and how we can maintain our spirits in spite of a bleak political climate. Show Less
Work Life Fit - Ep 21
Do you have a healthy work-life fit? Morra tackles this question with Cali Yost, a flexible... Show More
Do you have a healthy work-life fit? Morra tackles this question with Cali Yost, a flexible work culture strategist, who differentiates between work-life fit and work life balance. Which should you strive for? Are we trying to do too much or do we just not know how to manage everything? Morra and Cali talk about who this applies to, if it can be learned, the difference between flexibility and sloppiness and how to develop healthy, streamlined communication in the workplace. Show Less
Easy Hacks for Social Anxiety - Ep 20
Morra interviews Dr. Ellen Hendriksen psychologist and expert on social anxiety, on how to... Show More
Morra interviews Dr. Ellen Hendriksen psychologist and expert on social anxiety, on how to employ practical tools to tackle anxiety in social or work situations. By the end of the episode you'll know how to turn a nerve wracking situation into a mild and positive experience. Show Less
Rude, or just Introverted? (plus a little...
It's a doozy double header: First, processing the internalized patriarchy of November 8's... Show More
It's a doozy double header: First, processing the internalized patriarchy of November 8's result, Morra brings on Karen Cahn, Founder and CEO of VProud Labs, to talk about how American women's financial dependence might have played a role in Trump winning the election. Morra also chats with KJ Dell'Antonia, a columnist and contributing editor for the New York Times Well Family Page, about the difference between being introverted and being rude, how introverts are taking over the world and the developing wisdom emerging from social media. Show Less
Owning Your Expertise - Ep 18
Morra chats with Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-Founder and Chief Community Officer at... Show More
Morra chats with Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-Founder and Chief Community Officer at SheKnows Media, about how to take ownership of your professional expertise. It's not as hard as you think. They also breakdown mentorship, "the female tax," how to use your ego (even when you don't have one) and how women who say they're not feminists still act like feminists. Show Less