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  • It’s a new year, and whether you are looking for a new, improved or same you, WWHL is here with more conversations to address just that! In today’s episode, we hear from Coco Brown, the founder and CEO of The Athena Alliance, a digital ecosystem and platform designed around community, learning and access to opportunity for the top women in business. Throughout this conversation we cover the many resources found through The Athena Alliance as well as Coco’s POV on how corporate governance boards are strategically evolving, including some of the new formalized recommendations addressing diversity on boards. We also discuss the challenges of being the “only”, whether at senior ranks within a company or when committing to board service. Learn about Coco’s impressive career journey, her mission to create a community she herself was craving (girl after my own heart!) and her killer negotiation years ago that turned her from a soon-to-be stay-at-home mom to the primary breadwinner for her family. Enjoy this fantastic and inspiring conversation with Coco Brown and learn more at www.athenaalliance.com!

  • It’s been said that children are 1/3rd of our population yet they are all of our future. How we invest, focus and strive for the betterment of our children is a direct investment in a better world. In this episode, I sit down with the Co-Founder and Director of Student Support Services of the Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women in Brooklyn, NY (@uaimathandscience).

    UAI’s mission is to empower all students. Through a rigorous curriculum engaging students in science, technology, engineering & mathematics, their students develop their voice, confidence and capacity to thrive and equitably compete in any college or career of their choice.

    Tune in for an incredible discussion focusing on the opportunity, versus the gaps, of the pandemic, the importance of students to be self-directed and educated, not just in the subjects but in core life skills, the evolution of girls in STEM education and the need for connectivity, both in humanity and literally with hotspots. If you are interested in getting involved with the school in any way, donating your time, money, skills or (seriously!) hotspots, you can visit them at uainstitute.org.

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  • The stigma of the single mom. She’s harried! She’s sad! She’s lonely! She’s broke! Get the picture? Emma Johnson is on a mission to debunk these stereotypes. As the Founder of Wealthy Single Mommy, Emma aims to close the pay gap by helping #singlemoms build family, career, money & dating. Emma promised herself she wouldn’t be a single mom, and guess what. Life turns out a little differently than we all expect. So how do you turn surprise into success? What are the best first steps you can take when facing a divorce? Why is equal parenting so important in most cases? Tune in to hear Emma’s brilliant and inspirational take on her journey, her vast level of knowledge and research on the topic and her perpetual support of the incredible strength, resilience and opportunity of the #singlemom!

  • How do you really know what it’s like to work at a company? Sure they have great DEI initiatives splashing across their careers page, but are they really doing the work? Where do women turn when they have a career conundrum they can’t express freely within their own organization? How about those who are “lonely” or “only’s” at the top?

    Enter Fairygodboss. The largest community for women whose mission is to improve the workplace through greater transparency. Get the real skinny on a company’s culture, get actionable tips on how to negotiate or navigate your career and most importantly, find a safe, supportive and anonymous community to be with you every step of your career-way.

    Romy Newman, co-founder of Fairygodboss, joins us to share her professional and personal background, her career journey from marketing lipstick to upholding democracy, the understanding of how isolating it can be as women rise to higher positions within their career and yes, at one point this lady full on made me cry. Tune in for the advice, laughter and tears, then sign up at Fairygodboss.com!

  • Ever wonder if it’s just women who struggle with the emotional and logistical hurdles of changing our name after we get married? Do men feel the same angst as they prepare for, and take, parental leave as women? While it’s certainly not as common for men to consider these issues, it is increasingly more common.

    Tune in to hear from Shu Matsuo Post, author of the new book, I Took Her Name. Shu is a successful businessman in Japan, known to be one of the most gender-rigid nations on the planet. When he got married and chose to take his wife's name, the opposition he encountered gave him an unexpected glimpse into a woman's world. It also gave him a taste of vulnerability, emotional connection, and the freedom he had been craving all his life.

    In I Took Her Name, Shu shares a powerful roadmap for defying expectations and becoming your authentic self with an emphasis on unpacking centuries long messages about what it means to be “a man”. In this episode, Shu discusses his goal of an unscripted path, chivalry, how he experienced his transition from his successful day job into family leave when his newborn son came into the world and of course, changing his name.

    You can learn more at shumatsuopost.com/en and follow him on Instagram @shumatsuopost

  • Adventures of Women in Tech with Alana Karen. We've all heard so much about the bro culture and tech's early beginnings. We've heard a lot about tech's diversity issues. But what have we actually heard from the women in tech other than anecdotal articles or major lawsuits? 20 year tech leader, @alanatkaren replaces what we think we know about women in tech with more than 80 stories of what it’s like in today’s top companies with her new book: Adventures of Women in Tech: How We Got Here and Why We Stay. Order now: ow.ly/8Wti50BAwcN

  • After a successful 16-year career in magazine publishing, Lauren Smith Brody had a new calling, that of supporting working moms and generally working parents as they reconcile their professional and personal selves. Through her incredibly insightful best-selling book, The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby, she has launched The Fifth Trimester movement which emphasizes the support and understanding so necessary to ensure all working parents can succeed, both inside and outside the home. Lauren is a compassionate, articulate, funny and engaging champion of calling out the pitfalls of working parenthood, both in how we present ourselves in the workforce (or virtual workforce for some, these days) and how we support ourselves across the demands outside of the office. She brings tons of research, historical insights and pragmatic self-forgiving gems to help us all feel a bit better about our capabilities and a bit more honest about our shortcomings. We discuss “networking” in the age of remote work, the history of FMLA, the importance of involving your partner in the early days of childcare, as well as how to continue to succeed in your career by setting boundaries, managing expectations of yourself and striving for advancement, yes even if working remotely! I loved this conversation so much and hope you do too! You can learn more about her work at www.thefifthtrimester.com, or follow her on Instagram @thefifthtrimester.

  • “I love being a stay-at-home dad. And I still struggle with what it says about me as a man.” Wow. That was the title of the article I read in The Washington Post that instantly grabbed my attention as so few men are comfortable sharing their vulnerability with this role. I immediately reached out to Jason Basa Nemec, the author of this incredibly enlightening piece, a worldly freelance writer with a PhD in English, and yes… a full time dad. In this episode, Jason shares his perspective on defining masculinity, unpacking the ways society tells our narratives, challenging people’s scripts, evolving as a family, navigating social situations and the important roles we play in shaping our children’s minds. Oh, and popsicles.

  • Kari Clark is the Founder & CEO of Uplift, a platform supporting working parents. She's also just launched her newest venture, Breakout, which helps companies navigate supporting their employees and strengthening their company culture in this time of virtual workplaces.

    Kari has long been an advocate for working parents and continues this work with actionable insights for how to thrive, rather than just survive, this very challenging stage in life, compounded by this very challenging stage of the world. We discuss how to support working parents, how working culture is shifting, tips to prevent burnout, the unique needs of various situations and the ever critical need to set boundaries. You can learn more @getuplifted on Instagram or at www.breakout.chat.

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  • “She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By the Sink”. That was the title of this week’s guest, Matthew Fray’s heart-wrenching and totally relatable post about the dissolution of his marriage and his subsequent quest to understand what had actually gone wrong. Was it the dish? No. Was it the consistent, daily reminder to his partner that what was important to her was not important to him? Yes. Was it the dish, on top of the laundry, on top of the camp scheduling, on top of the school forms that all fell on her shoulders? Yes. Did Matt love his wife and want to stay married? Yes. For any of us who can relate (ok, all of us)...this episode is a must listen to learn about this journey from a male point of view and all the incredible work Matt is doing to help his fellow man out of this age-old setup which drives a sometimes uncrossable divide in a union.

    You can learn more about Matt on his site, Must Be This Tall To Ride, where he shares the incredible efforts he has in play from books to interviews to television opportunities. You can also connect with him on Facebook at @matthewfrayMBTTTR or Twitter/Instagram @mbtttr His story is a cautionary tale, however he is optimistic, sincere and is now singularly focused on helping couples realize how toxic their patterns are to the health of their relationships. Take a listen, and share with your partner, then let us know what you think!

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  • “If change is the only constant, let’s get better at it.” This is the statement that has been Jenny Blake’s north star for her proprietary go-to career development framework, the Pivot Method. Her book, Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One is the top career pick by Axiom Best Business Books. Jenny is a plethora of insights and empathy toward working women and particularly breadwinning women. This episode is chock-full of mindsets and resources to help you think about your life and your career like how she “earns twice as much in half the time, with joy and ease, for the highest good”. She’s an author, an international speaker, a podcaster and a solo+preneur who loves to explore systems at the intersection of mind, body, and business. She is passionate, kind, wise and as one quote hails “she takes the overwhelm out of life.” I couldn’t agree more, this was such a fun and enlightening conversation, enjoy!!

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  • “How do you know you’re off balance, or off budget, if you don’t define what that is for YOU first?” Buckle up! This is just one of the many a-ha questions Nicole poses to our community throughout this insights-packed episode. Hear tips to avoid burnout, practical guidance on developing a spending plan (plan vs. budget ← muy importante) as well as details of her mental health struggles and her success with DBT Therapy (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).

    The self-described finance nerd, Hush Money podcast hostess, former anchor on CNN/CNBC/Bloomberg AND NY Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch, Boss Bitch and Becoming Super Woman (phew!) joins us with her signature matter-of-fact insights as we navigate our careers, our personal finance and our mental health.

    Please tune in and leave us your feedback in the comments. Also, if you enjoyed this conversation, please subscribe and give us 5 stars! Please, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you tune into your favorite podcasts! To contact me with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail workingwifehappylifepodcast@gmail.com and please keep the feedback coming!

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  • Mental Health in Times of Crisis: 1 in 5 adults in America suffer from a mental illness in a given year according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sadly, nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness did not receive any treatment. During this month of mental health awareness, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Jessica DiVento, a clinical psychologist who is an employee mental health program manager and business advisor with YouTube/Google.

    Listen as Jessica expertly talks us through the phases of disaster recovery, what the community is collectively going through as well as what you may be experiencing individually. We cover some ways you can help to identify in yourself or others when professional help may be needed, ways you can engage with professionals through new mediums (text therapy, who knew!?) and even ways to break up with a therapist.

    If you or a loved one is in need of help, please reach out to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org or call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI. If you're in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Note these are US based resources, please search for resources in your region as appropriate.

    Please tune in and leave us your feedback in the comments. Also, if you enjoyed this conversation, please subscribe and give us 5 stars! Please, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you tune into your favorite podcasts! To contact me with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail workingwifehappylifepodcast@gmail.com and please keep the feedback coming!

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  • When we become parents, our worlds completely change forever. But the workplace doesn’t. This notion is behind everything that drives today’s guest, Sarah Lux Lee, in her relentless mission to better the lives of working parents. As the Founder of Mindr, known as the Ted Talks of Parenting, Sarah has built a community for support and resources for working parents as well as working with top companies to attract, engage and retain women and parents. Especially during this time where the lines have blurred even more between our responsibilities, Sarah brings insights from her impressive Mindr community to bring to light the many ways we are all struggling and thriving -- in this beautiful chaos of managing careers and our family. Crying babies, and crying parents, welcome!

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  • “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” --Eleanor Roosevelt

    Join us for some knowledge and wisdom in this episode as we sit down with Stacy Francis, Founder & CEO of Francis Financial; a wealth management investment firm built to ensure clients, particularly women, have the support and insight they need during critical times of life transition such as retirement, divorce, inheritance and widowhood. From a young age, Stacy personally witnessed how devastating life could be for women who were not empowered through financial education. With that experience, she brings her passion and expertise to the financial field with unmatched compassion. Further, Stacy is the Founder of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit which has helped over 12,000 women through free one-on-one financial counseling, workshops and retreats.

    Stacy joins us to discuss her thoughts, experience and approach to the current financial landscape as well as key insights for the need for financial independence and confidence, both in times of calm and times of chaos. You can find a “wealth” of resources on their site from webinars to whitepapers all accessible at FrancisFinancial.com as well as SavvyLadies.org.

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  • “Young people and their parents and teachers are all struggling with the ‘new normal’ while trying to keep worries under control. You don’t have to do it alone.” This incredible message is the latest support initiative (#wethriveinside) from the inspirational community at the Child Mind Institute (@childmindinstitute), an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

    For those of you caring for or caring about young minds during this critical time, you’ll want to tune in to hear Andrea Pascarelli PsyD and Jennifer Louie PhD! They share their professional and personal perspectives on the way this pandemic may be impacting children of various ages and adults along with some sage tips for identifying areas of concern and importantly, when to cut yourself some slack. You can access all of their incredible resources and donate to their cause at childmind.org.

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  • Episode #9: “What are the barriers to women’s advancement at work? Why are there so few women leaders? Why isn't anyone doing anything about this?” These were just the initial questions asked by this week's acclaimed guest, Michelle King (@michellepenelopeking) during her PhD studies. The responses she heard from the folks in a position of power were infuriating and ultimately propelled her mission to try and solve gender inequality at work. "We can't fix inequality if we don't see it." For those of you who don't know Michelle, you will want to know her after this conversation! She is a fierce advocate for gender equality in the workforce, the Podcast host of The Fix (@thefixpodcast), author of a newly released book, The Fix (@atriabooks), a Forbes contributor (@forbes) and the newly appointed Director of Inclusion at Netflix (@netflix). Michelle shares her personal journey and her inspiration to write The Fix (@atriabooks). You can pick up a copy of The Fix today on Amazon. Please tune in and leave us your feedback in the comments. Also, if you enjoyed this conversation, please subscribe and give us 5 stars! This episode was recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. Please, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you tune into your favorite podcasts! To contact me with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail workingwifehappylifepodcast@gmail.com and please keep the feedback coming!
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  • On Episode #8 I welcome Michele Promaulayko (michprom) to the Working Wife, Happy Life! podcast. Michele is an award-winning print and digital editor, specializing in wellness. She has authored two books and is now releasing her third, "Sugar Free 3" (sugarfree_3) a simple 3-week plan to improve energy, sleep, and weight loss. She is currently the Editorial-Director-at-Large for THE WELL (thewell) and an advisor to several healthy lifestyle brands. Most recently, she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the largest women’s media brand in the world, and the editorial director of Hearst’s Young Women’s Group, which also includes Women’s Health and Seventeen. Talk about an impressive resume, right? Michele is truly is a Renaissance woman and continues to reinvent herself and her brand in new, innovative ways to keep up with the modern age. In this conversation Michele gives a sneak peak into her personal wellness journey, how it all began during her time as Editor and Chief of Women's Health Magazine, and shares how it's evolved over the years. As the new content Editor of THE WELL, she discusses the importance for busy working women and men to find time to unwind and focus on well-being. Michele also shares her tips and tricks for eliminating sugar from our diet and encourages us to start reading the labels for hidden sugars. If you're passionate about accelerating your own health and wellness journey or looking for inspiration to eat clean and feel your best, than you don't want to miss my conversation with Michele! This episode was recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. Please, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you tune into your favorite podcasts! To contact me with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail workingwifehappylifepodcast@gmail.com and please keep the feedback coming!
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  • Are you looking to restart your career after taking time away to focus on caregiving? Well you've come to the right place! On Episode #7 I sit down with Tami Forman, the Executive Director of Path Forward, a nonprofit organization that creates programs to ease the transition back to work for women (and men) after taking a break for raising children (or other caregiving responsibilities). Tami has built the organization from the ground up and is working tirelessly with some of the largest corporations in America to train HR teams and hiring managers on how to best structure and support these programs to ensure participants have a good experience finding jobs and transitioning back into a career. We discuss Tami's journey and how she ended up in this role at Path Forward. She shares the impact Path Forward is having on women, helping them gain confidence and skills to re-enter the workforce and is reshaping the lives of so many families with her work. If you're Interested in learning more or helping support Path Forward, please check out the website for more information or follow Tami on Twitter @TamiMForman
    This episode was recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center. And special thanks to our Editor, Jason Korenthal! Please, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you tune into your favorite podcasts! To contact me with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail workingwifehappylifepodcast@gmail.com and please keep the feedback coming!

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  • Turning your passion into a career. On Episode #6 I sit down with the uber talented and fiercely driven couple, Elise Young (@elisesbodyshop), fitness professional and founder of Elise's Bodyshop, and her wife, Carmen Perez (cperez_1), a financial services professional, turned tech entrepreneur. These women are a dynamic duo who have fought to stay unwaveringly authentic, all while building their own businesses centered around their individual passions. In this conversation we discuss conquering debt and achieving financial freedom, the value of branching out and building a network, and the true benefits, both personally and professionally, of putting in hard work and never giving up! Elise and Carmen share the lessons they’ve learned along the way and how they’ve applied these lessons, leading to where they are today. Their stories are insightful and inspiring. If you’ve recently been feeling stuck, this episode will kick start your motivation; enjoy!

    This episode was recorded at Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center- sending you a HUGE thank you! Please, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you tune into your favorite podcasts! To contact me with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail workingwifehappylifepodcast@gmail.com and please keep the feedback coming!

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