Episodes
Ah, working a 9 to 5. Endless fun, constant new challenges, never a dull moment… wait what? While a 9 to 5 job definitely has its perks, it doesn’t always address all of your interests. Starting a side hustle can be a great way to channel passions that are sidelined in the office, and make some extra cash, too. But where do you start and how do both at once? In early 2019, Safiya Driskell started her blog “Slice of Safiya” while working full-time in the digital marketing space. Today she is...
Published 09/16/20
There’s no denying that the stress of living during a global pandemic can take its toll. While there’s a lot we can do to help keep our loved ones and ourselves safe from COVID, we cannot keep mental health on the back burner. But what does mindfulness and practicing gratitude have to do with our mental health? And what can meditation really do for you? To help us learn more about mindfulness and meditation, we turn to Yvette Pelgrom. Yvette has lived in different countries across Asia,...
Published 09/09/20
Being the only woman in a room full of men can be intimidating. Being the only POC in a room full of white coworkers can feel doubly so. When these two factors come together, women of color are forced to face more microaggressions and general discrimination in the office. Carrying this burden alone can be exhausting! Elizabeth Kim discusses her journey as a woman of color, from her childhood growing up as a minority in the evangelical Bible belt, to her current job working as behavioral...
Published 09/02/20
Nervous about graduating and moving away from your friends? Starting a new job in a different country altogether? Parting with close friends can feel like the end of the world, even if you are excited to pursue a new opportunity. If only there was a playbook to navigate long distance friendships. Cue Henny Vogt, a badass woman working in sales at LinkedIn. Henny has kept in touch with friends from all over the world and has a lot of tips to share. From childhood friends back home in...
Published 08/26/20
For women who are undercompensated at their job, asking for a raise can be a necessary but stressful step to take towards earning a fair and competitive salary. Women also face many challenges in the workplace that compound this problem. Worried you’ll come off too bossy? Ungrateful? Today Eden Ashebir, Senior Digital Strategist at Anne Lewis Strategies in DC, discusses salary negotiations in a candid and straightforward way. She speaks about her experience as a Black female professional,...
Published 08/19/20
Picture this: you’ve channelled your entrepreneurial spirit and devoted your hard work towards your own company. You are in charge of your work schedule and your professional goals. No waiting around for someone to promote you -- you are your own boss. Sound too good to be true? Today we talk to someone who can speak on how personal branding can transform your career. After writing an article on landing her dream job that exploded on LinkedIn, Michaela Alexis has become one of the most...
Published 08/12/20
On the very first Femme Hive episode we are addressing a topic that motivated Thamina to start this podcast in the first place: Her experience with post-graduation depression after graduating from college in 2017. Thamina invited her friend Judy Zhu to engage in a vulnerable conversation and share her story of dealing with loneliness, shame and guilt during the first few months after getting her degree.
Published 08/05/20
On this episode, Thamina is joined by Whitney Hazard who is a Product Marketing Manager at Google. After graduating from college in 2018, Whitney moved to San Francisco for her dream job, expecting to be able to build a social life that mirrored the one she had in college. However, soon she found out that the social change from school to adulthood is a lot more drastic than we give it credit for. Whitney is candidly sharing her experience of building relationships in a completely new...
Published 08/05/20
Money. Your money. If you feel like you aren’t doing enough to get your finances in order, you're not alone. With so many experts preaching different investing rules, figuring out how to manage your money can be stressful - especially when you're fairly new to the game. Thankfully, we clear up a lot of financial myths this week with Lesley Chen-Young, the founder and executive director of Common Wealth Coaching. Lesley explains how there is no “one-size-fits-all” strategy for personal...
Published 08/05/20
A first taste of the journey ahead. The first 3 episodes are launching on August 5th! #FemmeHiveLife
Published 07/15/20
Published 07/15/20