Each week, Abby Zufelt, a digital marketer & social media strategist, will be providing insight on the latest news in social media, business and marketing to help you be knowledgeable at work - and to impress your coworkers and boss, too! Episodes will also discuss topics every working girl cares about, from email etiquette to office drama. She'll cover it all along with the occasional guest who will also be sharing their stories of inspiration and motivation. Working Girl Talk is aimed to educate and motivate you to be the best version of you inside and outside of the workplace.
Refresh On Your 2021 Goals, My BTS Meal Experience & What Does Google's New Retail Shop Mean?
There are about six months left of 2021! Time is flying and it's the perfect opportunity to acknowledge your wins and set your focus on where you're going. Abby will be walking you through a checklist on assessing your goals and what step to take next.
This is the perfect episode to come back to, month after month, year after year, to refresh and reset on your goals.
But first, a lot happened this week in the tech and business world, let's start by diving into some headlines.
This Week's News:
- McDonald's launches BTS merch after meal success (Business Insider)
- Google opens retail space in NYC (The Verge, YouTube)
- Zuckerberg drops off Glassdoor's Top 100 CEO list (Bloomberg, Google Trends chart)
- Employee preferences are changing (Future Forum)
- Spotify buys "Call Her Daddy" for $60 million (MarketWatch)
Switching Careers & Diving into Sustainable Fashion - Danielle Salinas & Shriya Bisht Misra, co-founders of Maison de Papillon & Project Gaia NYC
Have you ever wanted to take the leap and dive into a new career? If so, listen up!
Today, we're chatting with Danielle and Shriya, co-founders of women's apparel line, Maison de Papillon, and Project Gaia NYC, a collaborative, multi-brand concept store showcasing elevated, purpose-driven brands.
Both of them decided to switch career paths and ended up meeting at Parsons in NYC. They instantly connected and had the idea to create something chic, effortless and sustainable.
In today’s episode we talk about:
⭐️ Their career journeys
⭐️ Advice on how to make that career pivot and when to know it’s time
⭐️ Starting Project Gaia during the pandemic
⭐️ Fashion waste
⭐️ Making sustainability approachable
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The Future of Work: Predictions & Priorities in Post-Pandemic Careers
Business Insider shared a post earlier this month that said, “A study from professional network app Blind shows employees prefer flexibility over a 30k raise."
Seeing that sparked a lot of thoughts amongst myself and the WGT community. Thoughts about: how work from home is a more commonplace conversation in workplaces now, that WFH is actually something that could be a non-negotiable for someone taking a job vs. years past when it may not have been, thoughts about what's really a priority for employees and employers, etc.
Last year has sparked some mindset shifts, and today, we're talking about what the experts say and some of my own predictions.
Today's episode is to help listeners become aware of some of these shifts and the opportunities that can arise from them, as well as an opportunity to assess your own career priorities.
The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/05/work-from-home-2-days-a-week/618841/
The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/technology/welcome-to-the-yolo-economy.html
PTO 101: How to Request Vacation Time (& Get It Approved!)
Vacation is all you’ve ever wanted, but how do you ask for it? I've seen a lot of memes and TikToks recently about PTO. A lot of them are to the effect of: "Me working on my day off to show my boss how dedicated I am."
I laugh because it's relatable. But WHY is it relatable?
Something so simple can bring a lot of stress. In today’s episode, we’re covering:
⭐️ How to ask for vacation time (and get it approved)
⭐️ How to prepare for your time off
⭐️ How to not work on your vacation time.
Even if this isn’t a current struggle of yours, there may be something new you haven’t thought of before.
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10 Lessons Learned From 100 Episodes
It's WGT 100!🎉 In today's episode, Abby shares 10 lessons learned from editing, creating and producing 100 episodes of the podcast. Get ready for some life lessons, laughs and inspiration.
Thank you for supporting the show! Here's to 100 more episodes.
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This Week's News:
- New quarters featuring famous women (The Seattle Times)
- Chick-fil-a's sauce shortage (The Hill)
Get Featured & Be Seen as an Industry Leader with Gloria Chou, PR guru
As a former TV producer and U.S. Diplomat, and now a PR expert, Gloria Chou has had a super diverse career path. Hers is a story of following your values and purpose when it comes to your career journey, no matter how uncertain or scary it may seem.
If you want to be seen as a thought leader and share your story and insight with the world, get ready to take some notes.
On this episode:
⭐️ Gloria's career path
⭐️ How to use rejection to your advantage
⭐️ Why do YOU need PR?
⭐️ Gloria's CPR Method to help you craft your story
⭐️ Best days/times to pitch the press
⭐️ The art of the follow-up
⭐️ The mindset of pitching
🚨 Register for Gloria's upcoming FREE Masterclass taking place May 18, 2021.
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Gloria's PR Starter Pack: www.prstarterpack.com
Gloria's Facebook Community: www.getfeaturednow.com
Gloria's website: gloriachoupr.com
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This Week's News:
- TikTok's company culture (CNBC Beyond The Valley)
- Google's new work schedule (Engadget, 1440 Newsletter)
- Krispy Kreme files IPO (CNBC, 1440 Newsletter)
- Honest Company files IPO (CNBC)
I love this podcast! I always leave inspired and looove listening!
Inspiring insights for any career woman!
With insightful success stories from guests in various industries to the host Abby’s down-to-earth approach, this is hands down my favorite podcast! As a career woman myself, I always leave each episode feeling motivated and inspired to take on a new week and to keep pushing towards my goals. Whether you’re a small business owner, entrepreneur or someone just starting out in the working world, this is a podcast you’re going to want to add to your rotation...
Love this podcast!
I look forward to Abby’s podcast every week! Love her interviews and solo episodes which are all packed with tons of value! Thanks for adding inspiration to my Fridays!
Sarah Brush @eventivebrush