Women at Work

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98 episodes
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36 min.
Release period
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Women face gender discrimination throughout our careers. It doesn't have to derail our ambitions — but how do we prepare to deal with it? There's no workplace orientation session about narrowing the wage gap, standing up to interrupting male colleagues, or taking on many other issues we encounter at work. So HBR staffers Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Emily Caulfield are untangling some of the knottiest problems. They interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.

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Emily’s Taking a Break from Nine-to-Five
Our free-spirited, entrepreneurial co-host is applying advice from all our episodes on side gigs, freelancing, starting a small business — and quitting — to her own life. Emily reflects on her decision to leave her design job at HBR to fully focus on a long-time creative passion, as well as how she's thinking about her career going forward.
When a Relationship with a Colleague Goes Sour
How do you address a falling-out with a teammate when they either won’t acknowledge you or just lash out? Amy Gallo brings her conflict management expertise to a coaching session for a woman whose project manager and former work friend went from helpful to hostile. The approaches that come out of the conversation are ones that anyone facing tension in a work relationship can use to find a way forward.
The Essentials: Delegating Effectively
Let’s be real: You can’t do everything yourself. Delegating to others helps you manage your workload and helps your colleagues who take on the tasks, decisions, and responsibilities to learn and grow. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy to do though. A leadership coach shares practices that will ensure the work gets done and will leave you and the person you delegated to feeling good about the experience.
The Essentials: Managing Up
Having a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship with your boss doesn’t require accommodating their every quirk, demand, and weakness. We discuss respectful, constructive ways to meet in the middle, set boundaries, and help them achieve their goals while making your competence known.
The Essentials: Persuading People
We all need to sell others on our ideas and offerings. Oftentimes that requires planning, perspective taking, and patience. A social psychologist highlights principles and tactics that’ll help you preempt colleagues or clients from doubting your expertise and get them to start or stop doing something.
The Essentials: Retaining Talent
Advice from a manager at Google whose full-time job is finding solutions to the problems that make employees want to quit. She shares what to say and do when a valuable team member seems to have one foot out the door. We also discuss the types of proactive conversations about career paths and compensation that managers should have with their people to keep them from being poached.
Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson on Starting and Scaling a Small Business
Entrepreneurs Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson share hard-won lessons from starting and running three companies together. They reflect on what makes their long-term partnership work and how they manage self-doubt and guilt. They also give tips for networking, hiring and retaining employees, learning the ins and outs of finance, and developing an exit strategy.
Forging Ahead — or Plowing Through
A satisfying career requires that we make thoughtful decisions, through self-reflection and strategic planning. But sometimes (like in 2021) plowing through our jobs day after day is the only thing that feels manageable. A reunion with three guests starts a conversation about the tension between wanting to fulfill our potential and needing to conserve what’s left of our energy.
Keep the Challenges of Freelancing in Check
What are the psychological and social skills freelancers need to achieve the self-made career they envisioned? Two researchers break down the common existential and interpersonal challenges that come with working in the gig economy. They share routines and practices that help independent workers keep themselves motivated, productive, and developing professionally.
What’s Changed About How We Show Up at Work
Which feelings (and shoes) are work-appropriate these days? An expert on authenticity joins us to share impressions of how professional behavior and dress are changing, plus advice for deciding how transparent and comfortable to be.
Becoming a Leader When Everything Is Shifting
How can you be seen as a leader, especially when you’re not even “seeing” the people you work with? We revisit an interview with two leadership development experts — essential listening for any woman who’s ready to step up — and share an update on how their advice applies in the context of remote and hybrid work.
Take Control of Your Onboarding
How are women who started a job remotely during the pandemic faring? We hear from several new hires about the hurdles they encountered and how they overcame them with the support of their managers. Then, HR executive Amelia Ransom and management professor Beth Schinoff share advice for onboarding, whether you’re starting a new position yourself or supporting a new member of your team.

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4.8 out of 5
1226 reviews
maddie@podcastingyou 2022/06/09
Amazing podcast!
This podcast is a great resource for business women everywhere! All the hosts are incredibly experienced and engaging, providing great insights and in...
2neos 2022/02/15
Change your settings to see newest first
That’s not a show setting, but an app setting. Haven’t actually listened to this podcast yet but highly recommended by my colleagues!
Jess Fick 2022/05/11
Don’t always listen to their advice
As a woman in a C level position in professional sports (yes, all men around me). The last episode I listened to was embarrassing and it has nothing t...
Dian Z. 2022/01/04
Great show but
Why ordering the episodes from old to new? I almost thought it stopped putting out new episodes. Other than that, I love it so much.
nycatskills 2021/11/17
Valuable Tools
I learn such valuable tools listening to this podcast. Keep up the great work, it’s much appreciated.
baurorag 2021/07/28
Love this podcast!
The hosts are so insightful and I love the way they speak. They bring on some great guests to the show who have a great deal of knowledge to share. Hi...
PCN33 2021/07/26
Always looking forward to new episodes!
Absolutely one of my fave podcasts to listen to. Feels like a mentor or colleague giving me advice or teaching me new things.
clare denison 2021/04/22
Free, relevant, digestible, valuable career advices
Gosh, i love this podcast so much. Its my go to listen for when im in learning mode or having questions to literally anything related to my profession...
JazKraw 2021/07/02
Ashley talks too fast
Love what you have to say. Slow down.
Danielle Az 2021/04/06
Family Management
Loved the first episode of the Family Management series, looking forward to more!


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