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Women’s experiences at work can be challenging, rewarding, and downright ugly – sometimes in the same week. The Broad Experience sparks candid conversations about women, men, careers, and success. We discuss the stuff everyone’s thinking about, but not always talking about. Leaves you feeling more e… read more

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Episode 144: Class and Career (re-release)

April 23rd, 2019

29:26

In this show, originally released in 2016, we look at how class can play out at work. Each of my guests works in a professional setting but both grew …

Episode 143: True Equality: When it's OK to be Mediocre

April 8th, 2019

20:50

We all need inspiration in the form of successful women. But sometimes the pitches I get about the latest amazing, do-it-all star who's 'killing it' …

Episode 142: Working Daughters: Your Career + Parent-care

March 21st, 2019

37:42

More and more working women are taking care of an ill or aging parent. And while there's plenty of discussion about working mothers and what can be done to support them, there's almost none about working daughters. This …

Episode 141: When I'm 85 - an interview with Madeleine Kunin

March 5th, 2019

26:04

A few years ago I spoke to former Vermont governor Madeleine Kunin for a show called Politics is Power. When I took some of her career advice and …

Episode 140: The Coaching Cure, part 2: The Coachee

February 20th, 2019

26:34

This is the second of two shows on women and the coaching industry. This time we find out about one novice coachee's first experience of leadership coaching at work. We talk to management expert Anne Libby and coach …

Episode 139: The Coaching Cure, part 1: The Coach

February 4th, 2019

28:02

The coaching industry has been exploding over the last several years. Life coaches, wellness coaches, career coaches, executive coaches - it can seem like everyone's hiring a coach for something. And the industry is …

Episode 138: Focus Amidst the Chaos

December 28th, 2018

23:54

Right now a lot of us are thinking about our intentions for the new year. Plenty of people have a side project they're hoping to get off the ground - …

Episode 137: Pregnancy Loss and Work

December 8th, 2018

36:38

In this show we take on a taboo topic - pregnancy loss. Around a fifth of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and many women are dealing with the after effects alone, while they're at work. Some go to work as if nothing had …

Episode 136: Loyalty Has Limits

November 15th, 2018

22:01

So many women stick around in jobs they've had for years, unsure of their next step. In the first part of this episode we look at why it can be so …

Episode 135: The Comeback

October 30th, 2018

23:39

Many women will take time out of the workforce at some point in their careers. But getting back in can be notoriously hard. In this show we meet Lisa Unwin, co-author of the book 'She's Back'. We discuss how to change …

Episode 134: Running for Office

October 6th, 2018

22:39

The US midterm elections are just around the corner. In this episode we meet two women running for office for the first time, Suzanna Coleman and …

Episode 133: The Ambition Decisions

September 18th, 2018

26:14

In the early '90s Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace graduated from college with big dreams for the future. But more than 20 years later they didn't …

Episode 132: The Military Spouse and the Challenge of Work

August 20th, 2018

29:01

Why is it so hard to combine a career with military life? That's the question we look at in this show, brought to you by Stacy Raine, a military wife herself. Women who marry a US service member often start out with …

Episode 131: Would You Work in a Women-Only Space?

July 29th, 2018

22:41

Women-only workspaces are becoming more and more popular for freelancers and entrepreneurs. One such space, The Wing, has garnered a lot of press and …

Episode 130: How to Make the Most of Your Time (re-release)

July 12th, 2018

21:33

We say it repeatedly - that we're 'crazy busy' and 'don't have time' for various things we enjoy, or used to. The pressure of work and life is too much. Or is it?


In this show I talk to author and journalist Laura …

Episode 129: Will They Still Like Me? The Power of Negotiation (part 2)

June 21st, 2018

22:56

When Neda Frayha landed her first job as a physician she didn't even think to negotiate. The money was a big jump from what she'd been earning as a medical resident. Who was she to complain? Then years later she learned …

Episode 128: You're Worth It - The Power of Negotiation (part 1)

June 13th, 2018

36:21

Women hear that we negotiate less than men, that we're not as good at it as men, that we get backlash when we do negotiate. All such negative stuff. …

Episode 127: Resilience

May 28th, 2018

25:54

"Empower yourself. You will be underestimated and misunderstood. Do it anyway." Those were some of the first words I heard Dana Canedy speak at a women's careers event earlier this year. In this show I ask Dana to …

Episode 126: The Hell of Networking (re-release)

May 15th, 2018

20:47

All the career manuals say it: to get ahead on the work front, you have to keep expanding your network. But for a lot of women there's something cringey about networking, from walking up to strangers and introducing …

Episode 125: Saying No to Office Housework

May 2nd, 2018

17:30

Women, and particularly women of color, get lumbered with most of the office housework. Stuff like ordering lunch, clearing up after a meeting, or …

Episode 124: Fair Pay, part 2: Transparency Matters

April 10th, 2018

18:38

This is the second part of a two-episode show on women's pay. In this one we talk about why companies should be more transparent about their pay …

Episode 123: Fair Pay, part 1: It Begins with Babysitting

April 5th, 2018

28:12

This show kicks off a two-part exploration of the pay gap and women's ongoing efforts to get equal pay for equal work. First, we talk to researcher and author Yasemin Besen-Cassino. She found out the pay gap begins a …

Episode 122: Leading in Faith (re-release)

March 21st, 2018

28:09

It's far more common than it used to be to see women in roles such as rabbi or priest. But these hard-won jobs aren't without their frustrations as …

Episode 121: A Book of Her Own

March 9th, 2018

22:13

Scan the business section of any bookstore and you'll see reams of books written by men, far fewer by women. In this show we talk about women as writers and readers of business books. Is it imposter syndrome, fear, or …

Bonus episode: Femininity and Power

February 27th, 2018

9:31

"When you see the countries that have been run by women, they’re not necessarily the Anglo-Saxon countries." In this extra episode we're back with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. She's fresh from 30 years of living in France, …

Episode 120: Does Your Partner Support Your Success?

February 19th, 2018

30:37

This time we're talking about couplehood and careers. My first guest is shocked that her mentees' boyfriends refuse to marry them until they - the men - are the main breadwinner. My second guest isn't surprised at all. …

Episode 119: Women in Medicine are Burning Out

February 5th, 2018

33:57

Most women and quite a few men have at least one female doctor. A lot of those doctors are burning out faster than their male colleagues. In this …

Episode 118: A Year for Women?

January 22nd, 2018

25:43

We could be entering a new era for women at work. Women aren't whispering about bullying or harassment any more, and we're speaking up about equal …

Episode 117: Behind the Scenes at The Broad Experience

December 31st, 2017

17:17

This time, a short show in which I'm the interviewee. Sara Holtz of the Advice to My Younger Me podcast talks with me about how I came to start The …

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December 21st, 2017

2:40

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Episode 116: The Reckoning

December 15th, 2017

24:38

Sexual harassment at work used to be something everyone knew about but no one talked about. Now everyone is talking about it. Scores of women are publicly naming prominent men as harassers. Many of those men have lost …

Episode 115: Putting Yourself First

November 28th, 2017

24:47

For many women, looking after after ourselves in the midst of work and family life can feel like a stretch. In this show we meet two women who ignored what their bodies were telling them before switching tack and …

Episode 114: My Answer is No (If That's OK With You)

November 14th, 2017

24:56

A lot of women have trouble saying no to requests at work and in the rest of life. We don't want to let people down, and many of us enjoy helping others. But too many women are withering under the weight of tasks and …

Bonus Episode: Unpacking Sexual Harassment

October 27th, 2017

23:47

Before the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes and Donald Trump, Jennifer BerdhahI and I sat down to talk about sexual …

Episode 113: What's in a Name

October 19th, 2017

33:22

Plenty of us work remotely in one way or another, known to clients or collaborators by name only. In this show we meet a woman who, in her …

Episode 112: Your Weight, Your Worth

September 29th, 2017

28:36

Finding a weight-loss DVD in your mailbox, wondering why you didn't get that promotion, or just being told you need to lose weight 'for your health' …

Episode 111: Hiring Hell

September 13th, 2017

22:22

Remember rejection letters? Some of us do, but they're a lot less common in today's hiring world. In this show we look at how and why the hiring process is getting longer, not to mention more frustrating and less …

Episode 110: Stress and the Benefits of Being Outside

August 2nd, 2017

25:52

In this show I talk to science writer Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, about how spending time outside can help lower our stress levels and allow us to gain perspective on daily problems. Most of us live and …

Episode 109: Ambition on Hold

July 13th, 2017

22:35

In this show we reunite with Tess Vigeland, one of the guests on my most popular show to date - episode 75, Redefining Success. Within a few years …

Episode 108: Conservative Women Speak Up

June 28th, 2017

29:14

America is politically divided, and women with different views are not talking to eachother. In this show we hear from two conservative women about …

Episode 107: Expect the Unexpected

June 12th, 2017

23:14

Lauren Tucker was like a lot of other women who've been working in corporate life for years - itching to go out on her own. So she did. But things didn't turn out the way she expected. In this show we talk about dashed …

Episode 106: Authenticity vs. Conformity (re-release)

May 29th, 2017

24:55

Authenticity is a buzzword that crops up a lot these days. We're all meant to 'be ourselves' at work. But how realistic a goal is that for women, really? In this show I speak to Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of the book …

Episode 105: The Assistant

May 15th, 2017

26:26

A few years ago I found out the most popular job for women in America is the same as it was in the 1950s - administrative assistant, or secretary. I …

Episode 104: Starting Over

April 27th, 2017

24:33

Brooke Lark was raised to think having a career was selfish and motherhood was sacred. She had four children by the age of 29 and never expected to work outside the home. But as she began to have more contact with the …

Episode 103: Conservative State of Mind

April 5th, 2017

18:38

Patricia Jones was born and raised in Utah, a state with a conservative bent and one of the highest wage gaps in the US. 60% of the population is …

Episode 102: When Women Work For Free (re-release)

March 22nd, 2017

20:43

Women have a problem valuing themselves, both setting prices and believing they're truly worth something in the marketplace. A lot of us charge too …

Episode 101: Your Work, Your Private Life

March 10th, 2017

26:12

The boundaries between work and home are fraying all the time. We spend work time doing personal stuff, and time at home working. We talk about our personal lives at work too, and vice versa. But some of us aren't …

Episode 100: Owning It - an Interview with Sallie Krawcheck

February 20th, 2017

30:50

For years Sallie Krawcheck was one of the few famous women on Wall Street. She earned millions of dollars, had a huge office, and the use of a …

Broad Experience Shorts: Going on Leave

February 13th, 2017

9:28

In this week's mini-show Rachael Ellison is back to talk about leave. She says delegation plays a big part in having a successful leave, but more …

Episode 99: Hate to Delegate

February 5th, 2017

23:51

A lot of women admit it: we have trouble delegating. How many times have you said, "It's just easier if I do it"? But you can't pull off a senior …

Episode 98: Leaning Back

January 20th, 2017

23:52

A lot of women dream of scaling back their careers after they have kids, even if it's just for a while. Some quit altogether and stay out of the …

Episode 97: Women's Work

December 22nd, 2016

22:38

We talk a lot on the show about being a woman in a man's (work) world. But lots of women are in female-dominated fields, and that can bring its own challenges - one of them being lower pay. Meanwhile your boss is still …

Episode 96: Burnout

November 29th, 2016

20:30

Anyone can burn out at work, but women seem to be doing it faster and younger than men. In this show we take a closer look at what leads to burnout and how to prevent it in the first place. My guests are career and …

Episode 95: Better in Scandinavia

November 14th, 2016

27:59

The Nordic countries have a reputation for equality and excellent work/life balance. American women look enviously at these nations as they scrape together a short maternity leave or finish another 10-hour day.

But …

Episode 94: Class and Career

October 30th, 2016

28:07

In this show we look at how class can play out at work. Each of my guests works in a professional setting but both grew up in blue-collar households, …

Episode 93: Women in Politics (re-release)

October 10th, 2016

29:56

Countries like the US and UK may thrive in many areas, but not when it comes to women in politics. The US Congress is about 20% women and in the UK, …

Episode 92: Illness and Secrecy

September 28th, 2016

22:58

A lot of people are working with some kind of health condition. Many of them keep that a secret from bosses and co-workers. In this show we look at perceptions of weakness at work, and talk to two guests with health …

Episode 91: Sandberg vs. Slaughter

September 12th, 2016

15:42

Two women dominate discussions about women in the workplace today: Sheryl Sandberg and Anne-Marie Slaughter. In this show New Yorker writer Sheelah …

Episode 90: Working with Asperger's

August 21st, 2016

6:55

This is a mini-episode. It sprang from my conversation with Tina Alberino, who featured in the last show on the beauty business. She surprised me at the end of our interview by mentioning she was awkward with people. …

Episode 89: Inside the Beauty Business

August 9th, 2016

26:56

Self-care. You hear that phrase all the time if you're a professional woman. We're all urged to care for ourselves, to take time to do yoga, go to …

Episode 88: Selling Empowerment

July 25th, 2016

24:21

Women's conferences are springing up all over the place, promising empowerment, inspiration, and motivation. But at the end of the day are they galvanizing real change, or do they just make women feel good? My guests …

Episode 87: Work and Intimacy (part 2)

June 24th, 2016

26:00

In this show we hear the second half of my conversation with sexuality counselor Evelyn Resh. We talk about why prioritizing your children can backfire, the sex/work dynamic in gay relationships, and why Evelyn hasn't …

Episode 86: Work and Intimacy (part 1)

June 17th, 2016

21:09

Remember sexuality counselor Evelyn Resh from episode 19, Women, Work, and Sex? She's back. In this show we take another look at what our work lives do to our intimate lives, and what we can do about it. We had so much …

The Broad Experience 85: Far From Home - Women in Aid

June 2nd, 2016

21:28

A lot of us give to causes we care about. But how many of us ever think about the workers at some of these nonprofits - aid organizations like …

The Broad Experience 84: When Women Decide

May 17th, 2016

22:14

For centuries women didn't have the opportunity to make decisions outside the home. Now they do. But even today, after decades in the workplace and in public life, our decisions are questioned more than men's. In this …

The Broad Experience 83: I Did It My Way

May 3rd, 2016

20:24

This is the second of two shows on generational differences at work. They're there, even if we don't always acknowledge their existence. This time we focus on Gen X women and some of the ways in which they differ from …

The Broad Experience 82: Generation Clash

April 18th, 2016

19:40

This week we look at generational conflict between women at work. We all know it’s there, lurking, even if we talk about it behind eachother’s backs. This show features a generation expert plus a baby boomer and a …

The Broad Experience 81: Money vs. Fulfillment

April 5th, 2016

26:00

In this show two guests take on two listener questions. The first asks whether women have to strive so much for equality. Can't they just be happy if they enjoy their jobs...even if they know the guy before them got …

The Broad Experience 80: Daughters in Charge (re-release)

March 21st, 2016

19:53

Traditionally it was always men who followed their fathers into the family business. But in the last 15 years, the number of women joining family …

The Broad Experience 79: Equal and Different

March 7th, 2016

20:58

In this show we reconnect with a previous guest, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. You won't hear her use expressions like 'women's leadership'. We talk about the concept of balance, nature versus nurture, why companies have to …

The Broad Experience 78: Unpacking Sexual Harassment

February 22nd, 2016

20:44

This is the second of two shows looking at unwanted attention at work. This time I talk to Jennifer Berdhahl, who actually studies sexual harassment for a living. We talk about what really motivates it, how to tackle …

The Broad Experience 77: Don't Call Me Sweetie

February 8th, 2016

22:57

There's outright sexual harassment, and there are the subtler ways of keeping women in their place. This is the first of two shows that looks at harassment and unwanted male-to-female attention at work - and what to do …

The Broad Experience 76: Communicating While Female

January 25th, 2016

24:20

The way women communicate is getting a lot of scrutiny these days: from upspeak and vocal fry to indirect emails and over-apologizing, we're being …

The Broad Experience 75: Redefining Success

December 18th, 2015

27:00

It's the end of the year - a time when a lot of us think about changing our lives in one way or another. In this show we talk to two traditionally …

The Broad Experience 74: On Confidence

December 3rd, 2015

20:29

Study after study shows women have less confidence than men. But you hardly need a study to work that out. Just look around you - how many women do you know who exude the same self-belief as the men in your life? …

The Broad Experience 73: A Nanny Speaks Up

November 17th, 2015

22:26

The income gap between women is widening fast as well paid, highly educated women outsource traditionally female tasks to women who earn far less, …

The Broad Experience 72: The Power of Image (re-release)

November 1st, 2015

12:04

Our appearance affects the way others see us, whether we like it or not (hello, Hillary Clinton). Most successful women spend a lot of time thinking …

The Broad Experience 71: Our Bodies, Our Work

October 19th, 2015

26:42

Every month for much of their lives, women go through something at work that men do not. In this show we delve into the intersection of menstruation and work. The workplace is becoming ever more female, yet women are …

The Broad Experience 70: A Female Education

October 5th, 2015

23:42

In this show we look at the merits a single-sex education and what that does for you as you enter the workplace. America still has more than 40 …

The Broad Experience 69: Working with Other Women

September 23rd, 2015

25:21

It's a cliché but it's true: many women dislike working with other women. They claim female bosses and colleagues undermine them, talk behind their …

The Broad Experience 68: Introverts at the Office

September 8th, 2015

21:17

Last year I released a show on authenticity at the office - how authentic, really, can women be at work, I asked? It depends on the place, but for many women the answer is 'not very.' That said, the conversations on …

The Broad Experience 67: How to Make the Most of Your Time

August 24th, 2015

20:46

In this show I talk to author and journalist Laura Vanderkam about women and time management. Her latest book is 'I Know How She Does It - How …

Broad Experience Shorts: Non-Mom

July 14th, 2015

7:09

I did a show last year called Professional Women, No Kids. It did way better than I expected. This is a 7-minute show on the same topic, using some of my interview tape that didn't make it into that first show.

Do you …

The Broad Experience 66: Men on Women

June 30th, 2015

19:35

In this episode two men share their views on women and men in the workplace. One is straight, one gay, one works in tech and one in the arts.

We talk …

The Broad Experience 65: Transcending tradition: women in India

June 19th, 2015

22:34

India has a huge population and a burgeoning economy. More and more women are getting an education, yet only a third of women work outside the home. …

The Broad Experience 64: Forced out

June 1st, 2015

24:12

Most of us have a bad breakup with work at some point. You don't have to be fired for things to end on a sour note, but however the end comes, …

The Broad Experience 63: Getting your hands dirty

May 19th, 2015

17:42

What could be more male than a construction site? Only 9 percent of US jobs in the industry belong to women, and even fewer involve manual labor. So …

The BroadExperience 62: Claiming credit

May 4th, 2015

18:22

In this show we hear from some familiar guests, using parts of our conversation you've never heard. Lauren Tucker heads the tech division of an ad agency. She talks candidly about race and whether bosses ever see your …

The Broad Experience 61: Get ahead. No guilt (re-release)

April 20th, 2015

19:00

Subtle gender discrimination at work, female guilt, and how to say no - these are the topics we discuss in this show, which I first released in the autumn of 2013. One guest is a young journalist who didn't even believe …

The Broad Experience 60: Leading in faith

April 6th, 2015

26:29

This time, a show on women in religious roles. It's more common than it used to be for women to become rabbis or priests. But these hard-won jobs …

The Broad Experience 59: Politics is power

March 23rd, 2015

29:16

Countries like the US and UK may be doing well in many areas, but not when it comes to women in politics. The US Congress is about 20% women. In the …

The Broad Experience 58: When Men Stay Home

March 9th, 2015

25:55

More and more men are staying at home to look after kids while their wives or girlfriends support the family. In this show we explore what that …

The Broad Experience 57: Women, work, and stress

February 23rd, 2015

26:44

Chances are you've noticed that professional women are often stressed out. In this show we aim to find out why and bring some relief. First we meet …

The Broad Experience 56: All the right moves

February 9th, 2015

22:31

This is the second of two shows on women in their twenties. Last time we heard from two young women talking about communication problems, confidence, and the competition they're up against. This time two women in their …

The Broad Experience 55: A difficult decade

January 26th, 2015

21:44

For some the twenties are a fun, relatively carefree time (who are these people?), but for many women this decade is stressful. They're trying to …

The Broad Experience 54: Power and body language

December 17th, 2014

19:49

In the summer I did a show about communication at the office, but it left out one glaring component: body language. So today we tackle hunching, spread legs, eye contact, and kissing by gender - all in a business …

The Broad Experience 53: A technical problem

December 1st, 2014

21:04

This has been a big year for stories about women in tech, ranging from depressing tales of sexual harassment at startups to controversy over egg freezing and advice from a prominent CEO on *not* asking for a raise. The …

The BroadExperience 52: When women work for free

November 18th, 2014

19:26

Women have a problem valuing themselves - both setting prices and believing they're truly worth something in the marketplace. We tend to charge too …

The Broad Experience 51: The curse of comparison

November 2nd, 2014

17:50

Who hasn't compared themselves to someone else at work, envying the relationship they have with the boss, or the amount of attention they get for their work? Then there's the other side of comparison - boosting your ego …

The Broad Experience 50: Starting a business

October 20th, 2014

23:55

Female entrepreneurship is rising fast. In the US, a third of businesses are now owned by women. But look a bit deeper and you find nearly all these …

The Broad Experience 49: The pace of progress

October 6th, 2014

23:35

So much attention is focused on women in the workplace today that you might think progress is everywhere. Yes, more women are joining company boards, and some prominent women have top jobs. But other numbers haven't …

The Broad Experience 48: Professional women, no kids

September 22nd, 2014

26:06

More and more women are reaching their mid-forties without having children. Sometimes this is by choice, and sometimes it's not. But here's what both sets of women have in common: they're operating in a world where …

The Broad Experience 47: Authenticity vs. conformity

September 8th, 2014

25:03

'Authenticity' is a buzzword that crops up a lot in articles about the workplace. We're all meant to be in an era where we can 'be ourselves' at work. But how realistic a goal is that for women really? In this show I …

The Broad Experience 46: Communication at the office

August 11th, 2014

22:03

A lot of women run up against communication problems at work - everything from failure to be heard in meetings to giving orders to having male …

The Broad Experience 45: Killing the Ideal Woman (re-release)

July 28th, 2014

14:03

In this show we look at how much women are still trying to live up to the stereotype of the ideal woman - and how that may be hurting our careers. You know her: she's does everything (at home and at work), she looks …

The Broad Experience 44: The motherhood factor

July 14th, 2014

25:10

For years, motherhood was considered our only job. Today, many women head back to work full-time not long after becoming parents. For some, …

The Broad Experience 43: Navigating expectations

June 30th, 2014

17:31

What happens when you're a woman at work who doesn't look traditionally feminine? We meet a couple of young women who know what it’s like to look for a job when you don’t appear the way society expects. And when you’ve …

The Broad Experience 42: The outsider within: transgender in the workplace

June 16th, 2014

21:29

In this show, we hear about transgender men's experiences of the workplace. What does that have to do with women and work? A lot, it turns out. These guys began their working lives presenting themselves as female, then …

The Broad Experience 41: Stop fixing women, start fixing companies

June 2nd, 2014

20:19

On this show my guest says it's not women who need to lean in, it's companies. At a time when women are 60% of university graduates, 51% of the …

The Broad Experience 40: The hell of networking

May 20th, 2014

19:41

Ask a group of women how much they enjoy networking and most will shudder. They see it as fake, transactional, not something they want to spend time on. Research backs this up: women do not connect with other people in …

The Broad Experience 39: Daughters in Charge

April 20th, 2014

20:31

Traditionally it was always men who followed their fathers into the family business. But in the last 15 years or so, the number of women joining …

The Broad Experience 38: Women, work, and sex (re-release)

April 6th, 2014

22:23

In this show, sexuality counselor and author Evelyn Resh says many busy professional women are putting their sex lives to one side as work and kids swallow their time and energy. She wants to change that. This show is …

The Broad Experience 37: Leaning In (re-release)

March 24th, 2014

25:46

A year ago, the first rumblings were heard in the press about a business book by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. No one could have predicted then that …

The Broad Experience 36: Emotions at the office

March 9th, 2014

17:02

How OK is it to show your emotions at work? Traditionally, not very. Some of my guests say that's changing. Others say we still work in male-dominated companies where crying or getting angry will damage your reputation …

The Broad Experience 35: Advertising is broken - women speak out

February 24th, 2014

15:58

The ad industry draws plenty of women, but hardly any of them end up making the creative decisions that influence the marketing messages we see every day. In this episode of the show we ask why so few women end up in …

The Broad Experience 34: Make them laugh - women, men, and humor at the office

February 10th, 2014

10:11

You've heard it before: women aren't funny. Or at least not as funny as men. Well it turns out if you're a senior woman in a corporation, perception is reality. Always a devotee of the self-deprecating joke, I was …

The Broad Experience 33: What is success?

January 27th, 2014

20:50

Success - we all want it. But what, exactly, does it mean? Career coach Kathy Caprino and mindful leadership coach Emily Bennington are my guests on …

The Broad Experience 32: Home as career-killer

December 16th, 2013

17:41

Liz O'Donnell, author of Mogul, Mom & Maid, tackles some of the ground Sheryl Sandberg didn't touch on in her women-in-the-workplace bestseller, …

The Broad Experience 31: Tips for success from an entrepreneur

December 1st, 2013

13:04

In the second show in the Tips for Success series, we're sticking to a creative theme. A lot of women dream of starting their own business. My guest actually did it. She's Alexandra Ferguson, CEO of the company of the …

The Broad Experience 30: Women in academia

November 17th, 2013

15:23

To an outsider, being a professor can look like a great job (I'm thinking vigorous intellectual engagment, flexibility, and long vacations). Often it is, and not just for those reasons. But just because you work in a …

The Broad Experience 29: Show me the money

November 4th, 2013

20:49

In this show I explore women's attitude to money, something I've reported on quite a bit over the years and still find fascinating. Many women still have an ambivalent relationship with money - it's tied up with their …

The Broad Experience 28: Claiming authority

October 21st, 2013

16:15

In this show we look at world of women lawyers. Big Law, as it's known in the US, is well known for having few women at the top. And when they do gain partnership, women are paid less: female partners at law firms are …

The Broad Experience 27: Rise of the well-paid woman

October 7th, 2013

16:31

In this show author Alison Wolf discusses how the rise of elite women has created a less equal world. The gap between the highly educated and …

26 Get Ahead. No Guilt.

September 23rd, 2013

19:07

In this show we talk to two women with different perspectives on getting ahead at work. One is a Generation Y journalist who's worked for Newsweek and Tumblr, and is still navigating the new world of …

The Broad Experience 25: Killing the Ideal Woman

September 9th, 2013

15:12

In the first show of the fall season my guest, author and management professor Jodi Detjen, says women aren't making it to positions of power because they're too busy trying to be 'the ideal woman' - attempting to do …

The Broad Experience 24: Women in tech speak up

August 5th, 2013

10:31

Let's face it, no matter what women do for a living, they're far less likely than men to feel comfortable in any kind of spotlight. The …

The Broad Experience 23: Tips for success from a CEO

July 22nd, 2013

18:13

I'm starting a series called Tips for Success, and this first episode features a candid conversation with Monique Nelson, CEO of UniWorld Group, a …

The BroadExperience 22: The Mean Girls Edition

July 8th, 2013

16:36

It’s a cliché , but true: women can be truly horrible to one another at work. In this show we look into the origins of female aggression, why it …

The BroadExperience 21: 50 Shades of Em & Lo

June 24th, 2013

15:45

"We have the independence and freedom of being freelancers but without the fear and horror of being out there on your own."
- Em and Lo

Entrepreneurs - and sex and relationship writers - Em and Lo began working together …

The Broad Experience 20: The Man Show

June 10th, 2013

17:28

This week The Broad Experience sits down with three guys to talk about how men and women interact at the office, political correctness, women-bashing …

The Broad Experience 19: Women, work, and sex

May 28th, 2013

23:21

Ever read a book or article about a superwoman and secretly wondered about her sex life (i.e. does she have one)? This is an aspect of successful …

The Broad Experience 18: The power of image

May 13th, 2013

12:17

What you look like matters when it comes to your career. But not always in the way you think. The suits and makeup that may be pretty much required …

The Broad Experience 17: Female in Silicon Valley

April 29th, 2013

18:29

It's tough to raise money for a startup, regardless of your gender. But when women go out and seek funding they sometimes come up against some interesting attitudes. Tune in to hear LaunchBit co-founder Elizabeth Yin …

The Broad Experience 16: Leaning In

April 12th, 2013

26:03

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book 'Lean In' was famous - or infamous, depending on your point of view - before it was even published. Once it came out, it shot to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. This …

The Broad Experience 15: Do we have to fit in?

April 1st, 2013

17:11

In this episode I talk to career coach and Forbes writer Kathy Caprino about how much, if at all, women have to 'fix themselves' to succeed and fit …

The Broad Experience 14: When it's too hard to leave

March 18th, 2013

16:30

This time we look at why women stay in jobs longer than men, even when they know they should move on. Danielle Maveal, formerly of Etsy, discusses …

The Broad Experience 13: women and negotiating + women in tech

March 4th, 2013

13:42

What happens when a female employee asks a female boss for a raise? And why do so many women in tech companies work in 'empathy roles' rather than …

The Broad Experience 12: Kenyan entrepreneurs

February 5th, 2013

12:35

Africa's economies are growing fast and this is partly linked to entrepreneurship. Women make up a large number of African entrepreneurs, so when I went to Kenya in January on a Habitat for Humanity trip I was keen to …

The Broad Experience 11: Women of a Certain Age

December 13th, 2012

14:30

How does a woman's age affect her life at work? Hillary Clinton may be going gangbusters at 65, but can the rest of us hope for a fruitful career …

The Broad Experience 10: selling stereotypes

November 15th, 2012

18:29

In this show I talk to 5 interviewees about how women come across in the media. Why are there still so many stereotypes around in 2012? Are young women affected by what they watch and will those portrayals have any …

The Broad Experience 9: Ambition and Power

October 2nd, 2012

10:23

Are women afraid to describe themselves as ambitious? Do they even want the corner office? Nicki Gilmour of The Glass Hammer and Caroline Turner of …

The Broad Experience 8: The Good Girls Revolt

September 10th, 2012

9:19

In this episode we meet author and journalist Lynn Povich, who was part of the first ever female class-action lawsuit, brought against Newsweek in 1970. We talk look back at the Mad Men office era and ask how much has …

The Broad Experience 7: non-white & female

August 15th, 2012

12:01

In this episode of the show we talk to a white man who's been through - and actually enjoyed - diversity training, and discuss how it changed his attitude to the workplace. We also talk to Trinidad-born reporter …

The Broad Experience, episode 6: The Levo League

July 11th, 2012

8:42

The Broad Experience, episode 6: The Levo League by The Broad Experience

The Broad Experience, episode 5: female entrepreneurship

July 6th, 2012

10:49

In part one of a two part Broad Experience on women entrepreneurs, we try to unpick some of the current hype on female entrepreneurship. We also ask why it matters that so few women grow their companies.

The Broad Experience, episode 4: getting ahead

June 9th, 2012

11:51

This week Financial Times columnist Mrs. Moneypenny and McKinsey director Joanna Barsh discuss what they think women need to do, and not do, to get …

The Broad Experience, episode three - women and technology

May 5th, 2012

7:56

Why do so few women work in tech, despite our love of consumer technology? Gina Trapani, Vivek Wadhwa and Adda Birnir weigh in.

The Broad Experience, episode 2

April 14th, 2012

9:34

Episode 2 of The Broad Experience, my show about women, the workplace and success. This time: men, equitable relationships and sex, plus the keys to being a good leader. Let me know what you think! amilnetyte at …

The Broad Experience, episode 1

April 1st, 2012

10:11

The Broad Experience is an audio show on women, the workplace and success that I'm creating while studying on CUNY's entrepreneurial journalism program. This is the first episode. I'd love to know what you think.

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