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Conversations during the call
00:05:27 Jennifer Janes: Frustrated but hopeful
00:06:15 Elizabeth Evans: Agitated energetic
00:06:18 Craig Pais: Excited and relieved
00:06:23 Kelley Jabr: Excited and busy
00:06:27 Debbie Duncan: Tired and frustrated
00:06:30 Brittany Burns: Scatterbrained & semi-anxious
00:06:31 Belma McCaffrey: Excited and anxious
00:06:32 Krystle Reniguntala: Overwhelmed, Hopeful
00:06:33 ada chen: Overwhelmed and anxious
00:06:34 Ellen Guthrie: Fed up + giddy
00:06:38 Caroline Comstock: overwhelm and anticipation
00:09:53 Belma McCaffrey: Is there a time that you felt you didn’t advocate for yourself?
How did you feel?
What do you wish had gone differently?
00:16:13 Belma McCaffrey: Is there a time that you did advocate for yourself – you perhaps felt confident in yourself and spoke up for what you needed
What was that like?
How did you feel in that moment?
What did you DO? How did you do it?
What led you to advocate for yourself this time that was different from other times?
00:21:13 Belma McCaffrey: What are you taking from this exercise?
00:39:13 Ellen Guthrie: I have to jump to another call, but I’m taking away the following things from these prompts:
00:39:39 Ellen Guthrie: Trust your intuition, know your worth, and respond instead of react.
00:39:54 Ellen Guthrie: Also: “How bad could it go if I’m speaking my truth?”
00:45:24 Debbie Duncan: I have another call.. really rich discussion..look forward to catching the rest via the recording.
00:48:11 Corina Aoi: Sometimes we don’t realize that advocating for ourselves is indeed advocating for others since there are always others who may not be in our vicinity who are going through similar experiences in the workplace. When I start to feel scared to speak up I accept that it will always feel umcomfortable to talk about uncomfortable topics but I try to realize that if there are others to advocate for, feeling like myself or a minority of others is not included in a space or affected in some way is far more uncomfortable than I could ever feel speaking up, so charge ahead.
00:49:53 Jennifer Janes: Great observation, Corina!
00:51:42 Dana Wakeley: I love everything that’s being shared. I’m taking lotsss of notes 🙂 So so happy I carved out the time to participate Today.
00:56:10 Aleta Williams: People take advantage
00:57:46 Corina Aoi: Exactly Kelley!
00:58:15 Aleta Williams: Ask for it
00:59:33 Corina Aoi: Quote from Malala Yousafzai: “I raise up my voice — not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”
01:00:13 ada chen: It’s almost like advocacy like Kelley was mentioning (esp with healthcare) is also additional work or energy to consider
01:00:24 ada chen: Like doing it takes time and energy, and I don’t think we actually factor that in
01:02:31 Aleta Williams: Paralisys
01:02:37 Caroline Comstock: it makes it harder the second time around without a track record of advocating in the first instance
01:02:47 Caroline Comstock: for me anyway!
01:04:14 Dana Wakeley: I have to jump off to get in the head space for leading a training shortly, but WOW I got so much out of today’s call. Thank you all for sharing so openly 🙂
01:04:31 Kelley Jabr: Thanks, Dana! It was nice meeting you 🙂
01:08:12 Corina Aoi: For Aleta, I imagine this is even tougher to do during a pandemic!
01:09:00 Kalena Michalec (she, her): You are so worth it! <3
01:09:50 Loren Barrows: You deserve it. You are only going to get stronger.
01:10:02 Corina Aoi: Aleta, thank you so much for opening up like this!
01:10:20 ada chen: Thank you Aleta <3 You are soooo worth it
01:10:28 Elizabeth Evans: I feel everything you are saying! It’s such a tough feeling at a time when we are so isolated. Everyone is worth it. You are worth it and I am here to remind you of that.
01:10:39 Jennifer Scheib: Yes, your vulnerability is beautiful Aleta. Thank you.
01:10:51 Jennifer Janes: We are enough and it so hard to remember that!
01:10:57 Krystle Reniguntala: You definitely deserve it. And it sounds like you are putting in so much work. Thank you so much for sharing. Appreciate your honesty.
01:11:27 Craig Pais: Thank you for sharing Aleta! I have had some of the same thoughts myself. It’s definitely a difficult time with everything going on. Thanks for being vulnerable with us
01:13:59 Loren Barrows: I need to jump for a 2:30.
Hang in there @Aleta Williams
01:14:05 Caroline Comstock: It’s extremely unsettling when all distractions are removed and some of the things we’ve been struggling with underneath are left out in the open. You’re not alone, not even a little. And what’s for you will never pass you by, but believing that of course takes a lot of optimism and strength which isn’t easy!
01:15:21 Jennifer Scheib: Crying is so helpful, such release when you let it happen.
01:15:23 Corina Aoi: Ah Caroline, great point “It’s extremely unsettling when all distractions are removed and some of the things we’ve been struggling with underneath are left out in the open”
01:24:20 Belma McCaffrey: 1. What are your takeaways from today’s conversation?
01:24:42 Belma McCaffrey: 2. Do you feel called to put anything into action? And if yes, what is the action you want to take?
01:25:34 Belma McCaffrey: Also want to highlight the book club that Ellen is organizing! https://www.facebook.com/groups/workbiggercommunity/permalink/778161726126253/
01:28:16 Kalena Michalec (she, her): Will that session be recorded next week?
01:28:25 Corina Aoi: What was her name again?
01:30:04 Elizabeth Evans: I am grateful to each of you for this work