42 episodes

Join host Meera Hardin on Brown Girl Trending, the podcast exploring work situations, success stories, and career info for women of color. Gain inside knowledge from Meera and guests to navigate the workplace and find success on your own terms. Tune in for inspiration, motivation, and actionable advice. Subscribe now and redefine what it means to excel in your career as a person of color. Let's make a lasting impact together.

Brown Girl Trending Meera Hardin

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Join host Meera Hardin on Brown Girl Trending, the podcast exploring work situations, success stories, and career info for women of color. Gain inside knowledge from Meera and guests to navigate the workplace and find success on your own terms. Tune in for inspiration, motivation, and actionable advice. Subscribe now and redefine what it means to excel in your career as a person of color. Let's make a lasting impact together.

    The Power of Community - Building and Sustaining Support Networks

    The Power of Community - Building and Sustaining Support Networks

    The Power in Community

    “What  is important to you in your community?” 

    ~Meera Hardin



     “Finding the like minded individuals, identifying your needs,  and being proactive… Introduce yourself. Don't wait for people to come up to you.”

    ~Meera Hardin



    Meera Hardin explores the transformative power of community and how it can be a catalyst for personal and professional growth. Drawing from her own experiences, Meera discusses the significance of finding, nurturing, and leveraging a network that supports and uplifts. Listeners will gain valuable insights into building meaningful connections that contribute to their success and well-being.

    Key Highlights:

    Meera shares her journey of building a supportive community, starting from her high school mentorship experiences to expanding her professional network. She provides practical advice on how to identify and connect with the right people, maintain those relationships, and leverage them for mutual benefit. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their networking skills and build a strong, supportive community.


    Finding Your People: Meera discusses strategies for identifying the right individuals to include in your network.


    Maintaining Relationships: Tips on how to sustain and grow your connections through regular communication and support.


    Leveraging Your Network: Insights into how to effectively use your community to achieve personal and professional goals.



    Resources Mentioned:


    Self-Confidence 101 Episode



    ABOUT MEERA HARDIN

    Meet Meera, a dynamic force in the media industry with nearly two decades of experience under her belt. She's not just a seasoned professional; she's also a passionate advocate for women's empowerment and career success.

    As an immigrant who has faced her fair share of career setbacks, Meera's journey to the top has been nothing short of remarkable. It's a journey that has ignited a profound sense of purpose within her. But Meera's story isn't just about personal triumph; it's about paying it forward.

    Driven by an unwavering commitment to mentor and coach women in her industry, Meera's motivation stems from her own challenges and hardships. She firmly believes that no one should have to endure what she went through, and that's why she's on a mission to empower others to achieve their goals swiftly and confidently.

    Meera's life is a testament to her unyielding spirit and her burning desire to create a lasting impact on the lives of those she touches. Tune in to learn more about Meera's transformative journey and her dedication to empowering women to thrive in their careers.

    Connect with Meera Hardin:

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    • 24 min
    The Art of Saying No: Setting Boundaries for Better Balance

    The Art of Saying No: Setting Boundaries for Better Balance

    In this episode, we dive into the essential skill of setting boundaries and the powerful impact it can have on achieving a balanced and fulfilling life. Learn practical techniques for saying no, understand your personal limits, and discover the numerous benefits that come from maintaining healthy boundaries. Through personal anecdotes and actionable advice, host, Meera Hardin, explores how saying no can lead to improved mental health, enhanced productivity, and better relationships.


    Understanding Boundaries: What they are and why they matter.


    Techniques for Saying No: Practical phrases and strategies to say no effectively and assertively.


    Understanding Personal Limits: Recognizing signs of overcommitment and setting clear priorities.


    Benefits of Boundaries: Improved mental health, enhanced productivity, and better relationships.


    Overcoming the Fear of Saying No: Addressing guilt and building confidence in setting boundaries.


    Practical Tips and Advice: Starting small and adjusting boundaries as needed.




    Assessing Requests: Learn to evaluate each request based on your workload and priorities to decide if it’s worth your time.


    Effective Communication: Master the art of saying no politely but firmly, using clear and concise language.


    Personal Limits: Understand your limits and prioritize tasks that align with your goals and values.


    Mental Health Benefits: Setting boundaries can reduce stress and prevent burnout, leading to a healthier mindset.


    Productivity and Relationships: Saying no to non-essential tasks allows you to focus on what truly matters, improving both your work and personal relationships.




    Start by setting small boundaries and gradually work up to more significant ones.


    Reflect on your commitments regularly and adjust boundaries as necessary.


    Practice saying no in a way that feels comfortable and respectful to you.


    Share your experiences and connect with others on social media or in the comments section.



    Resources Mentioned:


    Your Life in a Calendar by weeks, months or year



    https://www.bryanbraun.com/your-life/weeks.html




    ABOUT MEERA HARDIN

    Meet Meera, a dynamic force in the media industry with nearly two decades of experience under her belt. She's not just a seasoned professional; she's also a passionate advocate for women's empowerment and career success.

    As an immigrant who has faced her fair share of career setbacks, Meera's journey to the top has been nothing short of remarkable. It's a journey that has ignited a profound sense of purpose within her. But Meera's story isn't just about personal triumph; it's about paying it forward.

    Driven by an unwavering commitment to mentor and coach women in her industry, Meera's motivation stems from her own challenges and hardships. She firmly believes that no one should have to endure what she went through, and that's why she's on a mission to empower others to achieve their goals swiftly and confidently.

    Meera's life is a testament to her unyielding spirit and her burning desire to create a lasting impact on the lives of those she touches. Tune in to learn more about Meera's transformative journey and her dedication to empowering women to thrive in their careers.

    Connect with Meera Hardin:

    https://www.instagram.com/browngirltrendingpodcast/

    www.browngirltrending.com

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    • 18 min
    The Last Name Dilemma: Marriage and Identity Transformation

    The Last Name Dilemma: Marriage and Identity Transformation

    The Last Name Dilemma:  Marriage and Identity Transformation
    In this thought-provoking episode of the Brown Girl Trending podcast, we dive deep into the often overlooked but significant topic of changing your last name after marriage and its impact on personal identity. Our host, Meera Hardin, discusses the emotional and psychological journey that many women face when deciding whether to take their spouse’s last name, keep their own, or find a compromise that feels right.


    Historical Context: Understanding the tradition of name changing and its cultural significance.


    Personal Stories: Real-life experiences from Meera and her friends and what they've done to navigate the name change decision and outcomes.


    Identity and Self-Perception: How a name change can affect one’s sense of self and personal identity.


    Cultural Considerations: The impact of cultural background on the decision and the different practices around the world.


    Professional Implications: How a name change can affect one’s career and professional identity.


    Advice and Tips: Guidance for those contemplating a name change, including how to make the decision that feels best for you.



    Resources Mentioned:


    Self-Confidence 101 Episode



    ABOUT MEERA HARDIN

    Meet Meera, a dynamic force in the media industry with nearly two decades of experience under her belt. She's not just a seasoned professional; she's also a passionate advocate for women's empowerment and career success.

    As an immigrant who has faced her fair share of career setbacks, Meera's journey to the top has been nothing short of remarkable. It's a journey that has ignited a profound sense of purpose within her. But Meera's story isn't just about personal triumph; it's about paying it forward.

    Driven by an unwavering commitment to mentor and coach women in her industry, Meera's motivation stems from her own challenges and hardships. She firmly believes that no one should have to endure what she went through, and that's why she's on a mission to empower others to achieve their goals swiftly and confidently.

    Meera's life is a testament to her unyielding spirit and her burning desire to create a lasting impact on the lives of those she touches. Tune in to learn more about Meera's transformative journey and her dedication to empowering women to thrive in their careers.

    Connect with Meera Hardin:

    https://www.instagram.com/meerahardin/

    www.browngirltrending.com

    🎙️Host Meera Hardin

    • 18 min
    Building Self-Confidence 101: From Personal Experience to Practical Exercises

    Building Self-Confidence 101: From Personal Experience to Practical Exercises

    Welcome to a transformative episode of Brown Girl Trending! Today, host Meera Hardin is diving into the foundational topic of self-confidence. This episode is a blend of personal stories and actionable advice designed to help you build and sustain your confidence in various aspects of your life, whether it's stepping into a job interview, negotiating a salary, or navigating tough conversations.

    In this episode you’ll learn:


    My personal journey and experiences in building self-confidence.


    Effective exercises and affirmations that have worked for me.


    Physical preparation techniques to boost your confidence.


    Tips for feeling your best in high-stakes situations.



    Be empowered with the tools and mindset to walk into any room with confidence and authenticity. Tune in to this episode of Brown Girl Trending and embark on your journey to becoming your most confident self, ready to tackle any challenge that comes your way!



    Resources:


    Buy: "I Can & I Will" Weekly Motivation & Gratitude Journal



    ABOUT MEERA HARDIN

    Meet Meera, a dynamic force in the media industry with nearly two decades of experience under her belt. She's not just a seasoned professional; she's also a passionate advocate for women's empowerment and career success.

    As an immigrant who has faced her fair share of career setbacks, Meera's journey to the top has been nothing short of remarkable. It's a journey that has ignited a profound sense of purpose within her. But Meera's story isn't just about personal triumph; it's about paying it forward.

    Driven by an unwavering commitment to mentor and coach women in her industry, Meera's motivation stems from her own challenges and hardships. She firmly believes that no one should have to endure what she went through, and that's why she's on a mission to empower others to achieve their goals swiftly and confidently.

    Meera's life is a testament to her unyielding spirit and her burning desire to create a lasting impact on the lives of those she touches. Tune in to learn more about Meera's transformative journey and her dedication to empowering women to thrive in their careers.



    Connect with Meera Hardin:

    https://www.instagram.com/meerahardin/

    🎙️Host Meera Hardin

    • 22 min
    Beyond the Job Title: Unpacking Identity and Opportunity

    Beyond the Job Title: Unpacking Identity and Opportunity

    In this episode of Brown Girl Trending, we dive deep into the complex relationship between job titles and personal identity. Join host, Meera Hardin, as she explores how job titles can influence opportunities, networking, and self-perception, yet ultimately do not define who we are as individuals.

    This conversation will cover:


    The power and limitations of job titles in the professional world.


    Personal stories and insights on how a job title change has affected Meera’s identity


    Strategies to look beyond your job title and embrace a holistic view of your professional and personal self.


    Practical tips for leveraging your job title for networking and opportunities without letting it confine you.



    Whether you're climbing the corporate ladder or redefining your career path, this episode will offer valuable perspectives on maintaining a balanced and empowered sense of self in any role.

    ABOUT MEERA HARDIN

    Meet Meera, a dynamic force in the media industry with nearly two decades of experience under her belt. She's not just a seasoned professional; she's also a passionate advocate for women's empowerment and career success.

    As an immigrant who has faced her fair share of career setbacks, Meera's journey to the top has been nothing short of remarkable. It's a journey that has ignited a profound sense of purpose within her. But Meera's story isn't just about personal triumph; it's about paying it forward.

    Driven by an unwavering commitment to mentor and coach women in her industry, Meera's motivation stems from her own challenges and hardships. She firmly believes that no one should have to endure what she went through, and that's why she's on a mission to empower others to achieve their goals swiftly and confidently.

    Meera's life is a testament to her unyielding spirit and her burning desire to create a lasting impact on the lives of those she touches. Tune in to learn more about Meera's transformative journey and her dedication to empowering women to thrive in their careers.

    Connect with Meera Hardin:

    https://www.instagram.com/meerahardin/

    🎙️Host Meera Hardin

    • 11 min
    Navigating Mental Health as a Brown Girl

    Navigating Mental Health as a Brown Girl

    In this special episode of Brown Girl Trending, host Meera Hardin delves into the vital topic of mental health during Mental Health Month. Join her as she shares her personal journey with mental health, exploring its intersection with career success and familial connections. From breaking the stigma surrounding mental health in communities of color to empowering listeners to prioritize their well-being, this episode offers valuable insights and actionable tips for navigating the complexities of mental wellness in professional settings. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that emphasizes the importance of self-care and seeking support on the journey to success.



    Resources:


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
    Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor 24/7
    Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/ - A directory to help women of color find mental health professionals in their area.
    Asian Mental Health Collective: https://www.asianmhc.org/ - Resources and support for Asian communities regarding mental health issues.
    Latinx Therapy: https://latinxtherapy.com/ - Therapy resources and a directory of culturally competent therapists for the Latinx community.
    SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) - Free, confidential 24/7 treatment referral and information service for mental and/or substance use disorders.



    ABOUT MEERA HARDIN

    Meet Meera Hardin, a trailblazing figure in the media industry with a remarkable career spanning nearly two decades. Her journey began by leaving an indelible mark at premier agencies before rising to prominence in media sales.



    But Meera's story is more than just professional success; it's a testament to her unwavering determination and resilience, as she arrived in the United States as an immigrant. She fought her way to the top despite numerous career setbacks, and her journey has instilled in her a deep sense of purpose. Meera is not content with personal triumph alone; she is dedicated to paying it forward. Her unwavering commitment to mentoring women in her industry stems from her own challenges and hardships. She firmly believes that no one should have to endure what she experienced, and through her mentorship, she's on a mission to empower others to thrive and achieve their goals more swiftly. Meera's personal life is a powerful illustration of her unyielding spirit and her fervent desire to make a profound and lasting difference in the lives of those she touches.





    Connect with Meera Hardin:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meerahardin/

    • 14 min

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