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Hiding in the Bathroom and Other Unlikely Secrets of Success

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Do you worry you’re not the “type” who can succeed in starting and running a business? Do you feel alienated by the cult of entrepreneurship? Founder Morra Aarons-Mele knows that if we reserve entrepreneurship solely for those always-on extroverts, we will lose talent. Join Morra as she provides wisdom and practical tips for those of us in business who want to embrace our introverted selves while playing the game to build strong relationships and achieve success.

Do you worry you’re not the “type” who can succeed in starting and running a business? Do you feel alienated by the cult of entrepreneurship? Founder Morra Aarons-Mele knows that if we reserve entrepreneurship solely for those always-on extroverts, we will lose talent. Join Morra as she provides wisdom and practical tips for those of us in business who want to embrace our introverted selves while playing the game to build strong relationships and achieve success.
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Do you worry you’re not the “type” who can succeed in starting and running a business? Do you feel alienated by the cult of entrepreneurship? Founder Morra Aarons-Mele knows that if we reserve entrepreneurship solely for those always-on extroverts, we will lose talent. Join Morra as she provides wisdom and practical tips for those of us in business who want to embrace our introverted selves while playing the game to build strong relationships and achieve success.

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Episodes

Introversion, Leadership, and Patriarchy

4/10/2018
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Gender, age, perception all color how introverts experience the world and how the world experiences us. So I was excited to sit down with Jennifer Kahnweiler, "champion of introverts," and ask her expert advice on some of the most frequent questions I've gotten about introversion as host and author of Hiding in the Bathroom. What are the top myths about introverts? What's the best meeting style for an introvert? Dig in for some great and unexpected advice! This is an amazing precis for...

Duration:00:29:55

Cindy Gallop Disrupts Aging

3/5/2018
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Cindy Gallop is a former advertising executive who now runs Make Love Not Porn, a startup rewriting the rules of sex online. Cindy is 57 and she "shouts it from the rooftops." Whether you're a precocious 25 year old in a room full of older executives, a woman over 40 who feels increasingly uneasy, or a 60 something tech nerd feeling squeezed, there is a feeling that we should hide our age. Cindy doesn't do that. She dates younger men. She's a tech entrepreneur. She's a total role...

Duration:00:31:23

Black Women Winning Office: Higher Heights is Drafting the Playbook

2/6/2018
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“We have to create the leaders we want, and there is no more promising investment than Black women,” says my guest Kimberly Peeler-Allen. Peeler-Allen is co-founder of Higher Heights, which is building a national infrastructure to harness Black women’s political power and leadership potential. African American women are consistently the difference between victory for Democrats and loss, and we discuss her work, and the Democratic Party’s role in supporting turnout and new candidates. How...

Duration:00:33:39

What Does it Mean to Smash the Patriarchy

1/22/2018
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Living life through the male gaze has become so normal, we may not even notice. That's why it's important to step back and examine the terms and constructs we use to describe and dissemble a world where men dominate. Dr. Emerald Archer joins me to put her engaging and scholarly lens and helps us think about every day life through the lens of living in patriarchy. Plus, Morra's thoughts on Aziz Ansari, and how an experience with slashed tires made her get in touch with her rage. (Spoiler...

Duration:00:35:21

Dealing with predators at work

1/7/2018
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Morra recorded this episode with writer, attorney, entrepreneur, founder of #Changetheratio and The List, and feminist thinker Rachel Sklar during the fall 2016 Trump campaign. We talked about sexual predation at work and how to negotiate dealing with predators while advancing in your career. Our conversation is even more relevant right now, in January 2018. We talk about the temptation to "grade" severity of your harassment ("it's not that bad"), resisting the temptation to write men...

Duration:00:45:06

What's Up With Werk?

12/19/2017
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You might assume a hi pressure, hi tech startup couldn't allow for flexibility. Not so says Werk co-founder Annie Dean: "We can't expect our team to meet our deadlines and innovate at the level we expect them to unless we're taking the time to understand the nuance of their personality. Some people don't want to be in the chaos of the small office all the time. Maybe they need time to breathe." And don't buy the story that work from home or workplace flexibility is on the wane. It's...

Duration:00:17:04

Donna Brazile DGAF

12/11/2017
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"If you've been told to shut up, keep talking." Donna shares great advice on how to get a seat at the table, and then be heard. Discussing her four decade career managing legendary political candidates and legendary egos, email hacks and threats from foreign powers, Brazile downloads the evolution of her influence and provides practical tactics for making change and being heard, even if you're a "troublemaker" as she calls herself. "I've gotten kicked off the plane. I've gotten knocked...

Duration:00:34:00

22,000 Women are Coming for Donald Trump and the GOP

12/4/2017
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Mad as hell? Here's the good news: the women across our country. A surge of women have stepped up to run for office. Over 22,000 of them, according to Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List, super smart political strategist. Curious about running for elected office and what it takes? Stephanie will explain why you're ready. (We promise. You do not have to be Tracy Flick!) Listen in as we talk politics, Trump, and how introverts toying with public service can tackle their hesitancy...

Duration:00:32:13

The News Industry has a Sexual Harassment Problem. Now What?

11/28/2017
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Katherine Goldstein was on the fast track to a top leadership position in digital journalism, with senior roles at Huffington Post and Conde Nast before she was 30. Then she had a baby. I met Katherine when she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. Her groundbreaking work on Mothers in the Newsroom (where are they?) is must reading for the moment we're in, as is her thinking on sexual harassment in the news business. She'll tell us the story. Have a listen.

Duration:00:20:11

Anxiety is a liar

11/14/2017
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"I no longer give anxiety decision making power in my life," says Ashley C. Ford. There was a long time when I just leaned into my anxiety, she says, but now, she can separate the feelings from reality and dive in anyway. "Anxiety and depression are liars," Ashley says. So how to put them in their place? That's what we share on this podcast. Feelings are not facts. We also talk about the relationship between class privilege, race, and upbringing in managing mental health. PS: My husband...

Duration:00:28:03

My Life As An Unhappy Overachiever

11/1/2017
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In this exclusive short excerpt from the new book Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home) author and podcast host Morra shares her journey from serial job quitter and anxious overachiever to proud hermit entrepreneur. “I have the dubious distinction, of being an ambitious risk taker who also struggles with anxiety and depression. This has forced me to learn some very helpful coping mechanisms, and I want to share some today with...

Duration:00:08:34

Awesomely Luvvie: The Vision That Worked

5/9/2017
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Blogger and bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi's secret to building a great career and ensuring there's a team in her corner? Bringing her audience along on her professional journey. On this episode of Hiding in the Bathroom, Luvvie and Morra talk about getting paid what you're worth, creating true diversity at work, and how to turn your vision into reality.

Duration:00:37:10

Speaking Truth, Finding Power

5/2/2017
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Reporting from throughout the city each day, Chicago Tribune reporter and 2017 Nieman Fellow Lolly Bowean has built a career telling the stories of people you probably aren't used to seeing in the newspaper - and she's rarely stuck in the office! Morra and Lolly talk about rejecting cynicism, why journalism matters, and how to build power inside your organization (finding "the juice") so you can do your best work and tell those stories.

Duration:00:41:31

Money, Money, Money

4/25/2017
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Annoying fact: men have more money than women. Cool fact: you can use your money to get ahead. On this episode of Hiding in the Bathroom, finance maven and Ellevest founder Sallie Krawcheck shares her personal finance tips designed to help women everywhere lead the lives they want.

Duration:00:37:04

What to Wear to Work

4/18/2017
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Stressed out about what to wear to your next big meeting or work event? Want to build a power look, but not sure how? We've got you covered. Fashion icon Stacy London, former host of What Not to Wear, shares her philosophy on style and career, why fashion is feminist, and why these days she's wearing what she wants.

Duration:00:42:58

Wheel of Awesome

4/11/2017
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Genevieve Jones and Rachel Skidmore work in the "wheel of awesome," creating experimental media for Skybound Entertainment. Morra talks to Genevieve and Rachel about geek and niche culture, how they built their careers, and finding your leadership philosophy. Plus a preview of our conversation with style icon Stacy London.

Duration:00:41:04

Reaching Financial Wellness

4/4/2017
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Financial therapist Amanda Clayman wasn't always a money expert. In her twenties, she spiraled into serious credit card debt before she got serious about her money. Now she counsels people on healthy ways to reach financial wellness. Listen as Amanda shares her tips for budgeting for a life you want, managing money with your partner, and building a relationship with money that will serve you for the long term.

Duration:00:37:50

Building A Not-So-Linear Career

3/28/2017
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A self-proclaimed "math kid," LegalZoom CMO Laura Goldberg started her career in finance so she could pay off her student loans. But she was passionate about the online music industry, so she took her skills to Napster, where she worked as COO before hopping industries again - twice. Morra and Laura talk about the early days of the internet, navigating bro-culture at work and how to propel your career forward while building a life you love.

Duration:00:30:56

Werk, Werk, Werk

3/21/2017
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Flexibility isn't just a perk - it's essential for keeping talented women in the workplace and on track for leadership positions. Morra talks to Annie Dean and Anna Auerbach, co-founders of the job site Werk, about their tips for negotiating flexibility, caregiving while working and taking control of your schedule so you can thrive.

Duration:00:30:44

Radical Self Care

3/14/2017
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When you're creating your own path or starting your own business, it's hard to remember to take care of your body. That's when you burn out (and your business can't afford that). Radical body mover and therapist Sukie Baxter joins Morra to explain how we can change the way we move, avoid burnout, and take up the space we deserve.

Duration:00:33:00

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