Women at Work

18 EpisodesProduced by Harvard Business Review

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… read more

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Your Parental Leave Stories

November 12th, 2018

20:26
We bring you three stories about parental leave, from listeners whose experiences with it changed them, for better or for worse. They talk about having to fight for more time off, go back to work before they were ready, …

Sisterhood Is Scarce

November 5th, 2018

56:08

The glass ceiling is the classic symbol of the barrier women bump into as we go through our careers. But for women of color, that barrier is more …

When We Make All (or Most of) the Money

October 29th, 2018

46:47

Women are increasingly supporting our families financially. It can feel empowering to be the sole or primary earner, but many of us feel pressure to …

The Art of Claiming Credit

October 22nd, 2018

38:48

Have you ever offered up an idea in a meeting and been ignored — but then, 10 minutes later, a man repeated the idea and everyone called it brilliant? Or have you ever worked hard on a team project and been left off the …

Perfect Is the Enemy

October 15th, 2018

36:59

If you’ve worked your way up in a competitive field — or are anxious by nature — you may have perfectionist tendencies. Maybe you’re a hard-driving, obsessive worker who thinks a task is never quite done. Or maybe …

We Deserve Better Than “Attagirl”

October 9th, 2018

38:51

Hearing your manager say you’re doing a great job is, of course, lovely. But without examples of your greatness in action, or suggestions for how to be even better, you don’t have the information you need to keep …

Making Great Decisions

October 1st, 2018

38:30

There’s a lot that goes into making a good decision at work: figuring out priorities, coming up with options, analyzing those — and several steps later, planning for what to do if you’re wrong. If you’re a woman, you …

Managing Parental Leave (Yours or Someone Else’s)

September 24th, 2018

59:26

Having a baby is exciting — and exhausting. Figuring out how to take parental leave, or manage someone who’s doing it, can add an extra wrinkle.

No matter how long you’ll be away from work, there’s preparation to be …

Let’s Do Less Dead-End Work

September 17th, 2018

47:36

Could you take notes? Would you mind ordering lunch? We need someone to organize the offsite event — can you do that? Whether you’ve just started …

Introducing Season Two

August 27th, 2018

3:00

Introducing Women at Work

January 16th, 2018

1:27
Conversations about the workplace, and women's place in it.
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