Abby Wambach is a soccer legend, New York Times best selling author and activist for equality and inclusion. A two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion, Abby has made an undeniable mark in international soccer history as the all-time leading scorer in the sport. In this episode, Abby will tell us about the norms she had to unlearn as an athlete in a male-dominated environment. She will also share some of the key lessons from her upcoming book “WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game”— and how she plans to lead women into future world of work.
“In the world of gender inequality, a lot of the solutions that are put forward focus on fixing women. These are initiatives that try to help women change, adapt and fit into a world of work that really supports white, middle class, heterosexual, able-bodied men.”
To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we wanted to do something special. In this episode, you’ll hear about Michelle King's journey and some of the challenges she's experienced as a researcher and advocate for gender equality. Towards the end of the podcast, she'll also be talking about what each of us can do to put equality into practice at work.
Michelle will be joined by Beatrice Cornacchia, Mastercard’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications in Middle East and Africa. Bea has been working at Mastercard for 28 years and has been the creative force behind the company’s brand strategy in 69 markets.
“An agenda to engage men to support gender equality, to support women's rights is very much a pro male agenda.” On this week's episode, we'll be hearing from public speaker, author and educator, Dr. Michael Kaufman, whose work focuses on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality. Dr. Kaufman is also the Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest network of men working to end violence against women.
Last month, Dr. Kaufman launched his new book entitled “The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution”.
In this episode, we'll share how men benefit from supporting gender equality efforts and what actions they can take to become better allies to women at work.
Major Nics Wetherill and Lance Sergeant Sophie Montagne are two extraordinary women who are part of the Ice Maidens — the first all-women team to ski across Antarctica using muscle power alone. On this episode, you’ll hear about the team’s record-breaking expedition which showcased the power of women working together to overcome insurmountable odds. Nics and Sophie will also share the life lessons they both learned when it comes to teamwork, leadership skills and mental resilience — which each of us can apply to working life.
Last month, Gillette, the razor company, released an ad campaign called “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be”. The ad has amassed 28 million views and has generated both praise and criticism for what some believe labels all men and masculinity as bad. To address the issues surrounding the campaign and understand the intent behind it, we invited Damon Jones, VP of Global Communications and Advocacy at Procter & Gamble, owners of the brand Gillette, on our podcast this week.
Mikaila Ulmer is the 14-year old founder of lemonade company Me & the Bees Lemonade and one of the youngest entrepreneurs to land a deal on the hit reality TV show, Shark Tank. Mikaila started selling lemonade in makeshift stalls at the age of four. Today, her products can be purchased in over 620 retailers, including Whole Foods. In this episode, Mikaila will share how she built a successful business and more recently, a nonprofit organization to help save the bees.
Heidi Zak, CEO and co-founder of bra and underwear company ThirdLove, shares her journey in building a truly inclusive brand that meets the needs of real women. In this episode, we will also talk about Heidi’s powerful open letter to Victoria’s Secret and why she was compelled to address the company’s body shaming comments that discriminated against minority groups.
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené are the co-authors of the book Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible. Elizabeth was a new a graduate when she started reading business books aimed at getting ahead. She read books like 'Lean In' by Sheryl Sandberg and ultimately discovered that there was a gap in the market. She thought that the available books weren’t written for young black women who are navigating their careers. On this episode, the best friend duo will talk about the career challenges they faced as young black women and how each of us can take steps to empower and support women of color in our own work environments.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian author, engineer and social justice advocate. Throughout her life, she has had to overcome stereotypes. Yassmin graduated with first class honours in engineering, and started a career working on oil rigs, often as the only woman and Muslim. On this episode, Yassmin shares her story and experience with overcoming prejudice, and how businesses need to get comfortable with confronting these issues at work.
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In 2018, British actress and activist Jameela Jamil made headlines when she called out the media for perpetuating images of “perfection”. She says that society continues to value women based on their body size, instead of their talents and accomplishments.
As a teenager, Jameela struggled with a prolonged eating disorder that severely impacted her health. Today, Jameela is speaking out for women, especially teenage girls, who might be blinded by images of perfection shared on social media and magazines.
To close out 2018, we're sharing our most-listened-to episodes featuring amazing guests we've had on the show! You'll hear career advice from champions of equality and women empowerment such as Amy Cuddy, Justin Baldoni and Dr. Cindy Pace. We're sharing practical tips and lessons you can take with you in the workplace in 2019!
We've probably all heard the term glass ceiling, which is used to describe the invisible barriers that prevent women from advancing to senior leadership roles. The general view is that women face this barrier later on in their career. But what if this isn't the case?
Managing Director at Accenture Labs Mary Hamilton joins us on the podcast today for a deeper dive into their report, "Getting To Equal 2018: Spotlight on Young Leaders". Mary will share with us the factors that drive inequality among millennial women. She’ll also reveal key actions that leaders and organizations can take to remove these barriers.
Have you ever wondered what a workplace designed for women and run by women would look like? What about an all women run and owned business that generates one million dollars in annual revenue?
They do exist – and on today’s podcast, we’ll be unpacking what this workplace looks like with Founder and CEO of Interior Marketing Group, Cheryl Eisen. In this episode, Cheryl talks about how she built a culture that supports and empowers women and why this is critical to the organization's success.
Pay inequality exists across all industries — including sports. The World Surf League recently announced that it will award equal prize money to male and female athletes beginning 2019. On today’s podcast, we have the pleasure of speaking with Sophie Goldschmidt, the League’s first female CEO. It will become the first and only US based global sports league, and among the first internationally, to achieve prize money equality. Sophie will share why the League wants to be at the forefront of pushing for equality in sports… and what this means for female athletes across the world.
Research has consistently shown that diverse leadership can yield higher financial returns. Yet companies still fall short in promoting women, particularly women of color, to senior roles. To unpack this issue, global talent and diversity expert Dr. Cindy Pace joins us on the podcast. She recently published an article on Harvard Business Review entitled “How Women of Color Get to Senior Management”. In this episode, we’ll upack the key challenges women of color face and what solutions work to combat this.
To celebrate World Kindness Day, we are highlighting the profound initiatives of extraordinary women from the Born This Way Foundation. Cynthia Germanotta launched the Foundation together with her daughter, advocate and international superstar Lady Gaga. The organization is aimed at empowering young people to create a kinder and braver world. On the podcast we’ve talked about online harassment, self-care and what we can all do to better support women at work. In exploring these topics, it’s important to emphasize the power of kindness and why it matters. How we treat ourselves and the people we interact with day to day have a ripple effect in our workplaces and at home.
On this episode, Cynthia will be joined by the Foundation’s Executive Director, Maya Enista Smith. Both women will inspire and challenge us to make a difference, and more importantly, be kinder to one another.
Have you ever wondered what a gender equal world would be like? In July 2018, The Economist published a fascinating article entitled “If 50% of CEOs were women, Generation XX: January 2069”. On this episode, we're imagining for a moment that gender equality is the norm. Women are advancing in corporations at the same rate and hold just as many powerful positions as men.
Sacha Nauta, public policy editor for The Economist, joins us to explore this world and together we try to answer the question: What got us to a gender equal future?
Time’s Up recently appointed Lisa Borders to serve as the organization’s first-ever president and CEO. She's charged with leading the group’s efforts to ensure protection and equal opportunity for working women across all industries. On the show, Lisa shares her plans for the organization, what taking on this new role means to her and the importance of engaging men in our fight for gender equality.
Múkami Kinoti Kimotho is a storyteller, creative entrepreneur and CEO at Royelles Inc.. After learning that her own 4 year old daughter is plagued by today's culture of negative self-image, she's now on a mission to ignite and empower young girls to be confident, authentic and fearless. On the podcast, Mukami shares some of the challenges she’s faced as an entrepreneur, and why she prioritizes balance over perfection when it comes to building her business.
Nigel Barker is an internationally renowned fashion photographer — best known for his role as a judge on the show America’s Next Top Model. A gender equal adovacte and humanitarian, Nigel recently became a Champion for Girl Up, the United Nation Foundation’s campaign that advocates for adolescent girls in the developing world. On the podcast, Nigel will talk about what it means to be feminist father, and why he wants his daughter and son to grow up empowered to become whoever they want to be.