Hello beautiful people! So this is my last episode for Season 1, and I have the privilege of being interviewed by Fabiola from Episode 5.
I felt that it might be appropriate to sit on the other side of the mic for once, so that you can learn more about me! It has been a moment of reflection on my journey growing up abroad and trying to settle down, how I went from a career in retail to tech, and on my attempt to document the stories of Africans in the diaspora and the questions that we ask ourselves. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
03:00 – On why I always center my interviews around the third culture kid (TCK) identity, and whether I identify as a TCK or not
09:00 – On curiosity and the different paths that life takes us on, and how I would have never thought that I would one day work for a tech company – because I wasn’t an engineer
[I don’t really limit myself in what I can explore – Michaella]
14:00 – On how my failures have taught me to be adaptable, and how I almost moved to Kenya
[I wanted to be part of the decision makers – Michaella]
27:00 – On how I accepted an entry level job, with the goal of changing roles once I had my foot in the door
32:15 – On how unconscious bias showed up as I started in my new role, and my attempt to fit in
37:30 – How I chose a mentor to guide me, give me a different perspective of the workplace, and to help my attempt at moving internally
45:00 – Why I started the podcast out of feeling isolated in the workplace, even though I’m not making money from it
[I wanted to find people like me, who are trying to figure it out… We don’t know what we’re doing when we come here – Michaella]
56:00 – Learnings from running a podcast, and what I will explore going forward
[At the core of it, it’s a beautiful story of humanity – Michaella ]
What did you think of the episode? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments, and if you liked it – share it with your friends 🙂
In the meantime keep striving, keep thriving, and keep shining!