Beyond Her Grind is a bi-weekly podcast that helps women of color who are exhausted and tired achieve a life of ease and fulfillment within their careers. We have honest conversations about how we let life, relationships and societal pressures get in the way of our happiness, career dreams and our sleep! This podcast offers strategies and advice to help women refocus on their goals, self-care their way out of career burn-out, become financially liberated and find the courage to move beyond the grind.
I Did Nothing For a Month
I took a month off to just be. In this episode, I'm going to tell you how I decided to unplug and disconnect. I'll talk about how I prepared, what I did during the month and my takeaways. Finally, I share some tips on how to prepare for a sabbatical.
I'm over the grind
In this episode, I talk about Grind Culture. I get into what it is, why we do it and how we can get away from it. Throughout the episode, I reference the book I've been reading, "Rest is Resistance" by Tricia Hersey. I share how I've been impacted by grind culture, and how I'm over it. I discuss the importance of rest and share how I plan on living a lifestyle of rest and ease. Finally, I share some advice on how you all can start incorporating rest in your life and career.
"Rest is Resistance" by Tricia Hersey
Confined to the Grind
Why It's Important to allow yourself to rest
Reports show the black people experience more sleep deprivation than other groups
Starting Over at 35
In this episode, I talk about starting over at 35 after a layoff, a breakup and finishing my MBA. I discuss where I've been over the last 2 years and share my goal to dedicate the next year to travelling, reconnecting to my purpose and for developing my business. Finally, I discuss my new desire to live a lifestyle of rest and ease and step away from the grind culture.
"Rest is Resistance" by Tricia Hersey
On my mind: My grandmother, Sedona and reevaluating my career
In the last episode of the season, I share why I've been M.I.A. I discuss the passing of my grandmother and reflect on a part of her career that is so closely tied to mine. Secondly, I discuss how her passing has forced to reevaluate my values and what I want out of my career. Finally, I discuss how a solo trip to Sedona is helping me to re-center.
5 Tips to Help you Find a Job after you Graduate
Congrats, Class of 2021! You are one of millions of graduates that made it through all those virtual classes in a year of a pandemic! Now you may be thinking about your next steps. For many of you it is to find a job. My job is to help you do that. In this episode, I am sharing some tips and strategies to help you land a job as soon as possible.
Tune in to learn:
Statistics about the current job market
How to create a job target
The importance of creating an online presence
Online job search and networking as a strategy
Tracking and organizing your progress
Reaching out to employers
How Long Does it take to get a Job? In Her Sight
How Long Does it take to get a Job? NACE
U.S. Student Loan Statistics 2021
$10K Student Loan Forgiveness? That won't cut it for many black and Latina women
The Workforce added just 266,000 jobs in April, what that means for Workers
Andrea Calahorrano keeps our food safe during the pandemic and educates the Latino/x community about public health
This week I'm talking to Andrea Alejandra Calahorrano Silva about navigating the STEM field as a Latina. Andrea shares her experience about being one of the few women as an EHS advisor at U.S. Compliance in which she ensures that food companies are following health and safety protocols. She discusses the challenges of navigating this white male dominated field and shares advice for other women in STEM fields. We also discuss her passion for educating the Latino/x community about public health issues during Covid-19. Andrea is from Ecuador and has settled in the Chicago area to pursue her education and career. She received her baccalaureate degree in Biotechnological Processes Engineering from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and her Master in Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences with a concentration in Global Health from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Tune in to hear her:
Passion for biological sciences and her hope for more women, especially women of color to join STEM Careers
Work in mitigating the spread of Covid-19 as an EHS Advisor
Advice on building a community of women to support you during your career journey
Experiences addressing patronizing colleagues
Encouragement to young girls to follow their dreams in STEM
10/10 Would Recommend
Awesome podcast! If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation and someone you can relate to, Esther is the one! I enjoy the transparency and hopeful commentary she provides. Listening is like listening to a friend in your head. Thank you for creating this!
I enjoy this show! Esther feels like a friend giving amazing advice.
Great Podcast for ALL Entrepreneurs
Awesome podcast for those who may or may not fit the traditional mold of an entrepreneur. Esther is perfect for this role and communicates well that anyone has a chance to reach their dreams.