The Introvert Sisters
5 Interview Questions Global Majority People Wish They Could Ask | E 45
Season 3, Ep. 45
Interviews can be rough, especially for candidates of color. But they are a necessary part of the job search process. What a lot of candidates forget is that interviews are a two-way street: while the company is assessing you, you should also be evaluating them. That can be easier said than done, however. How *exactly* can candidates assess a potential company? Join Sharon and Lisa as they provide clarity around what red flags global majority job seekers should look out for, and what specific questions to ask when interviewing.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
The 12 Commandments of Introverts™ | E 44
Season 3, Ep. 44
Introverts just want to be understood—but somehow that keeps eluding them. That said, the sisters are determined to do their part in normalizing introversion, and making the world a more introvert-friendly place. With that in mind, Sharon and Lisa present to you The 12 Commandments of Introverts (taken from the TIS Version, lol). In this tongue-in-cheek episode, you’ll discover what makes introverts tick, what makes them shut down, and how to successfully relate to the introverts in your circle. Tune in and enjoy!The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
Introverts, Black Women, and the Return to Work | E 43
Season 3, Ep. 43
As the world begins to open up more fully, many companies are tightening the screws and insisting that employees return to work. There are a few that are letting their employees choose, some that have embraced the WFH forever model (Twitter, Slack) but it seems that most (e.g. Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Apple) have decided that office is best. Here, Sharon and Lisa, the Introvert Sisters, discuss why they feel companies should not force introverts. Black women, or anybody that doesn’t want to, to go back into the office.The beauty's in the details. Visit our website for the show notes and full transcript.
Making Sense of Censorship | TISOT Ep. 11
The censorship and de-platforming of Black voices is unfortunately nothing new. From LinkedIn to Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, Black and brown content creators struggle to get their content seen, and often have their voices suppressed. Both of the sisters have experienced this personally, most recently when Lisa had one of her posts removed by LinkedIn. Tune in to this special Off-Topic episode as the sisters discuss this ongoing suppression issue, and the best ways to push back against algorithmic bias.The beauty's in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website.
Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn's Poet Laureate: Part 2 | E 42
Season 3, Ep. 42
The sisters’ convo with James Pogson was so good that it couldn’t all fit into one episode! Ergo: here’s part 2. In this follow-on, Sharon, Lisa, and James continued chatting up a storm (as West Indians do, lol), delving into racism, microaggressions, code switching, and working while Black. And, of course, sharing a few more jokes about West Indian parenting.The beauty is in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website.
Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn's Poet Laureate: Part 1 | E 41
Season 3, Ep. 41
In this special episode, Sharon and Lisa welcome their very first guest!! James Pogson is a Black British narrative storyteller, writer, humorist, theatre producer, and LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate!! As you can imagine, he’s extremely entertaining people to talk to. Join the Introvert Sisters and James as they chat about their shared Caribbean roots, the joys of West indian parenting, writing as a career, and (of course) introversion.The beauty is in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website.
5 Coping Strategies for Introverted Expats | TISOT Ep. 10
As remote working has become more of the norm, more and more people have chosen to relocate to a country in which they have always dreamed of living. (Barbados, anyone?) These new expats not only have to adjust to their new home, but also find ways to fit in and not feel like outsiders. This tends to be easy for extroverts, but for introverts, not so much. In their latest Off-Topic episode, Sharon and Lisa share their experiences as lifelong expats, and strategies for how introverts can have an easier, more enjoyable expat journey.The beauty's in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website.
The Introvert Sisters Talk Racism, Anti-Racism and Writing | TISOT Ep. 9
What’s more fun than meeting one anti-racism writer? Meeting two, of course. In this special co-production with Sharon's Anti-Racism Newsletter, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they got started in writing, and anti-racism writing; what's made most impact on their readers; and why doing their part to dismantle white supremacy is a lifelong quest.The beauty's in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website.
What If Introverts Treated Extroverts The Way They Treat Us? | E 40
Season 3, Ep. 40
“Why are you so quiet?” “Are you upset?” “You need to come out of your shell.” “You should speak up more.” Every introvert has heard phrases like these over and over, and to be honest, it gets irritating. It can be difficult moving through life knowing that just by dint of how you exist, people consider you to be deficient, and that you need to be “fixed.” In this episode, the sisters turn the tables. They flip these questions and statements that extroverts direct towards introverts, in the hope that some behavioral mirroring will show extroverts just how messed up, judgmental, unhelpful, and unnecessary these kinds of words can be.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.