25 episodes

The education system teaches us to learn and recall information and at the end of it we are tested and expected to then pass exams. After all said and done the reality is, we are supposed to get a job at the end of it. I was unaware of the difficulties I would encounter at work especially as a black woman. How do I navigate work and how do I keep a job? Education institutions do not prepare you for work, racism, bullying and oppressive managers in the workplace. Where the education system have not prepared you, I will. Toya Talks is a platform birthed on my day to day uploads on Snapchat. I discuss the realities of work from the perspective of a black women and how I have successfully navigated work using my experiences. Toya Talks Podcast covers the world of work and not just the corporate world. Black women for too long have been overlooked and underrepresented in the workplace. Toya Talks is a safe place and a platform to share, grow and learn more importantly educate ourselves so we can navigate and grow in the world of work more smoothly. Prepare to laugh, learn and grow!!!!

Toya Talks Toya Washington

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    • 4.9, 82 Ratings

The education system teaches us to learn and recall information and at the end of it we are tested and expected to then pass exams. After all said and done the reality is, we are supposed to get a job at the end of it. I was unaware of the difficulties I would encounter at work especially as a black woman. How do I navigate work and how do I keep a job? Education institutions do not prepare you for work, racism, bullying and oppressive managers in the workplace. Where the education system have not prepared you, I will. Toya Talks is a platform birthed on my day to day uploads on Snapchat. I discuss the realities of work from the perspective of a black women and how I have successfully navigated work using my experiences. Toya Talks Podcast covers the world of work and not just the corporate world. Black women for too long have been overlooked and underrepresented in the workplace. Toya Talks is a safe place and a platform to share, grow and learn more importantly educate ourselves so we can navigate and grow in the world of work more smoothly. Prepare to laugh, learn and grow!!!!

    White Proximity ( 2 metres please!)

    White Proximity ( 2 metres please!)

    What a week. A week fraught with the emotional rollercoaster of new level of lows.In this episode, I discuss the strategic element of white proximity and the need for black people to infiltrate organisations and sit in the rooms, offices and tables that...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Last Dance. (Karen.... we have all seen you)

    The Last Dance. (Karen.... we have all seen you)

    Karen has been moving mad and possessed as usual only this time we saw the steps, lengths, and depths she was willing to go to in weaponising her whiteness and attempting to put the life of an African American Man in danger. I share my thoughts and the...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Capital 'S' for Support

    Capital 'S' for Support

    Support,  its explanation and expectation were recently trending on Twitter together with a recent episode of Insecure, we saw the theme of Support and the lack thereof. What does Support mean to you?Understanding what support looks and feels like and...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Dilemma - 'Sacked whilst pregnant, during a pandemic!'

    Dilemma - 'Sacked whilst pregnant, during a pandemic!'

    During this pandemic, employers are using the economic strain to businesses to make emotionally fueled decisions that negatively directly affect employees/contractors. This week is a dilemma episode from a young lady sacked last week after revealing she...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    B.A.M.E - Our Racial Experiences are not the same: Defining & Clarifying Boundaries.

    B.A.M.E - Our Racial Experiences are not the same: Defining & Clarifying Boundaries.

    Before you consider someone an ally it is important we examine their intentions and how such allies serve all parties. Allies need to be proactive in summoning and demonstrating change otherwise such voices become just loud noises. Remember it was the...

    • 49 min
    Dyslexia - I Am A Successful Professional With A Learning Disability.

    Dyslexia - I Am A Successful Professional With A Learning Disability.

    Having a learning disability is not a measure of intelligence and too often I see people associate the two with each other.I am a black woman with a learning disability who has navigated the workplace successfully. It has not been without its...

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

breneeo ,

What all black women need!

Toya is amazing and speaks from a place of knowledge and experience. I wish I had all these teaching and words of wisdom earlier in my career, although never to late!
Look forward to weekly podcast!!

Remmy09 ,

Wish I had this podcast a decade ago

I look forward to Toya’s Tuesday podcast and wish she had the capacity to do two a week. As a 30 something black woman I have refined my ability to navigate white dominated Social work yet listening to Toya has given me a further confidence and conviction in putting certain MF’s in their place.

I wish you the best of luck with your business venture. I’m with you on this journey.

_nadiajade_ ,

Candid but comforting

Really insightful and honest podcast with real life stories that are really entertaining but educational. Thank you Toya for sharing your experience with us to learn and grow and laugh

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