Megan Twohey: She Said

For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated. But in 2017, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer for the New York Times and later ended up winning a Pulitzer prize for it.

During months of confidential interviews with top actresses, former Weinstein employees, and other sources, Jodi and Megan found disturbing and long-buried allegations and numerous secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements all hiding experiences of sexual harassment.

On October 5th 2017, Megan and Jodi released their NYT report detailing these accounts. Nothing could have prepared them for what followed.

On this episode, you will hear from Megan Twohey who will share the journey that both her and Jodie undertook to tell a story that changed the world — and enabled every woman everywhere to share their story too.

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Shay Rowbottom: How to make LinkedIn work for you

It’s no secret that gender bias affects everything, from job applications to interviews to everyday office life. A new study shows that sexist norms also infiltrate the way men and women present themselves on LinkedIn. For example, men tend to include more information and promote their skills more aggressively, and they have larger networks than women. Men also tend to skew their professional brands to highlight more senior-level experience, often removing junior-level roles altogether.

Women are more likely to have shorter profile summaries. And in the US, women include 11% fewer skills than men do, on their profile. This matters because members with five or more skills are likely to receive 17 times more profile views.

On today’s episode, we will be hearing from Shay Rowbottom, a LinkedIn content exert and influencer who will share strategies that each of us can use to grow our online profile, influence and career opportunities – in a way that still feels authentic.

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The Macho Paradox: Dr. Jackson Katz

Studies show that nearly 1 in 3 American women and almost 1 in 6 American men experience some form of sexual violence during their lifetimes. Dr. Jackson Katz is a leader in the field of gender based violence. He holds a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.

Recently, Jackson updated his classic, bestselling book The Macho Paradox, which originally came out in 2006 and paints a positive vision of masculinity, which is especially relevant in the post #MeToo era. In this episode, you will hear from Jackson who will share why violence against women is not a ‘woman’s issue’ despite the fact that this is something women are encouraged to tackle on their own. He will also share how gender equality is key to women and men’s safety, wellbeing and survival.

If you are a victim of gender based violence please reach out for help and check out these resources:
www.womenshealth.gov/relationships-and-safety/get-help/state-resources

Also watch Jackson's Ted Talk "Violence against women — it's a men's issue":
www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue

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Jada Gomez: Celebrating #BlackJoy with Bustle

According to research undertaken by the non-profit firm Catalyst, the barriers facing Black women at work include things like more frequent questioning of their credibility and authority; and a lack of institutional support. Black women reported experiencing a “double outsider” status — unlike white women or Black men, who share gender or race in common with most colleagues or managers. Black women report exclusion from informal networks, and conflicted relationships with white women, amongst some of the challenges they face.

What can often make these challenges harder is the stereotypical prototype of Black women and limited range of stories shared in the media. This is why global media company Bustle launched the Black & Thriving package, which provides a platform for Black writers and editors to express the joy, heartwarming nostalgia, and the incredible honor that it is to be Black in America.

In this episode, you will hear from Jada Gomez, Executive Director at Bustle. Jada will share why Bustle is determined to celebrate Black Joy, and how each of us can support this important initiative.

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Liz Plank: Mindful Masculinity

A study conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2018 shows that gender roles are alive and well today. These create a lot of challenges for women wanting to lead and advance in organizations, and for men — most of which never really get talked about.

That’s why, Liz Plank, an award-winning journalist and the Executive Producer of Divided States of Women at Vox Media and host of Facebook Watch’s Consider It has released her first book: For the Love of Men, which sets out a New Vision for Mindful Masculinity.

In this episode, Liz will share how being a man in the world needs to evolve, and why mindfully approaching gender is something that both women and men should be doing.

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Heather Penney: Kamikaze Mission on 9/11

First Lieutenant Heather “Lucky” Penney graduated from Purdue University, majoring in literature. She’d planned on being a teacher. But when combat aviation was opened up to women, Heather immediately signed up.

On September 11, 2001, Heather was attending a briefing when they were told that an airplane hit the World Trade Center. That was the moment that changed Heather's life, as she was assigned to bring down Flight 93 in a kamikaze mission.

In this extended episode, Heather will share her story, what it means to be brave and why every single person has the capacity to be a hero.

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Dr. Charlotte Webb: The Feminist Internet

Dr. Charlotte Webb founded the Feminist Internet, a non-profit organization on a mission to make the internet a more equal space for women and other marginalized groups.

Many of society’s inequalities are encoded in the internet’s structures, processes and communities. Examples are online abuse against women on digital platforms, lack of workforce diversity in the tech sector, or biased data collection reinforcing privileges.

In this episode, Charlotte will share how the Feminist Internet is tackling these issues through a range of initiatives like building a feminist Alexa, educating people on artificial intelligence bias and raising awareness of gender inequality in technology.

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Kweighbaye Kotee: Pushing Diversity in Films

Films are a powerful way to tell stories and raise awareness of the diverse experiences people have in life. But there is one problem: Female filmmakers are consistently underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry.

Kweighbaye Kotee, founder of the Bushwick Film Festival is determined to tackle this issue. The Bushwick Film Festival was founded over 12 years ago in Brooklyn, New York. What started out as a small community event is now an established film festival.

Born in Liberia, Kweighbaye recently teamed up with the Accountability Lab to co-produce the Reel Peace Film Festival in Liberia. In partnership with the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, the project is a two-day festival featuring short films created by 45 local Liberian women.

In this episode, Kweighbaye will share why gender inequality in the entertainment industry is a global issue, and what each of us can do to solve it.

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Valerie Jarrett: The Path Forward

Valerie Jarrett served for eight years as a senior advisor to President Barack Obama. In her New York Times bestselling book “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward,” Valerie recounts her early life and later experiences in the White House.

In July 1991, Valerie interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson for a role in Chicago city government. At the time, neither of them knew that it was their first step on a path towards the White House.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Valerie about her time in the Obama Administration and her remarkable journey with finding her voice through her work — from ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system and improving the lives of working families.

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Lesley Sackey: A Champion’s Mindset

Women have participated in boxing for almost as long as the sport has existed. However, female fights have been effectively outlawed for most of boxing's history, with athletic commissioners refusing to sanction or issue licenses to women boxers, and most nations officially banning the sport.

The boxing industry is rife with gender bias and sexism, with the imposition of “gender-based” uniforms (wearing of skirts during competition) as an example. On today’s episode, we'll be hearing from Lesley Sackey, boxer for Great Britain and Co-Founder of WEBOX, an organization that supports employee development by applying the principles of boxing. Lesley will share her journey on becoming a boxer, why the sport needs more women and how each of us can develop a champion’s mindset.


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Busy Philipps: A Woman’s Right to Choose

On June 4, Busy Philipps actress, author and host of the talk show "Busy Tonight" testified in Congress about her experience having an abortion at the age of 15. The testimony is part of her condemnation of the new extreme abortion restrictions in states like Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri. During her testimony, Busy also detailed the widespread nature of abortions and the impact these bans would have on women’s health.

According to Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research center, one in four American women will have an abortion before age 45. Today, Busy is asking women who have had abortions to tell their stories as part of a push against anti-abortion legislation being considered and enacted in a number of states.

In this episode, we'll be hearing from Busy on her testimony, personal experience and what each of us can do to advocate for a woman’s right to choose.

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Michelle Cowan and Nicole O’ Keefe: Women Working In Male Dominated Industries (Part 2)

The 2019 Women in the Workplace report states that women who are a numerical minority at work are more likely to experience microaggressions, exclusionary behavior and an increased pressure to perform. They are also twice as likely to have been sexually harassed during the course of their career. In Part 2 of our "Women Working In Male Dominated Industries" series, we have the pleasure of hearing from Nicole O' Keefe, Electrician and Board Chair at TradeUP Australia, and Michelle Cowan, an Australian Football League High Performance Coach.

In the episode, Nicole and Michelle will share how they developed the passion for their careers and the challenges they have faced as women working in male dominated fields.

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Lauren von Stackelberg and Maya Prabhu: Women Working In Male Dominated Industries (Part 1)

According to a Pew Research survey, about 4 in 10 employed women say they have experienced some form of gender discrimination at work. But for women who work in male dominated fields —which includes workplaces with 25 percent or less women— gender inequality can be particularly difficult to navigate.

In a two-part special series on The Fix podcast, we’ll be unpacking the challenges women face in male-dominated industries. In this week’s episode, we have the pleasure of hearing from Maya Prabhu, Managing Director and Head of Wealth Advisory at J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Lauren von Stackelberg Director of Global Communications and Diversity at Expedia Group.

On this episode, we will learn about the barriers women face in the field of financial services and the far-reaching impact this has. We will also unpack solutions and strategies that all of us can use to tackle the issue.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Brittany Howard and Jennifer Breithaupt: See Her, Hear Her

A study by USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that, across the top 600 songs between 2012 and 2017, women made up only 22%of artists, 12% of songwriters, 3% of engineers, and a mere 2% of producers.

To tackle this issue Citi announced the launch of its #SeeHerHearHer program, in partnership with the Association of National Advertisers.

The program, which is an extension of Citi’s existing partnership with ANA will address gender bias in music by pairing established female artists with up-and-coming female musicians to serve as mentors.

In this episode, we’ll be hearing from Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer at Citi and Brittany Howard, lead vocalist and guitarist of American rock band Alabama Shakes. Together, they will unpack why gender inequality is a huge issue in the music industry and what can be done to solve it.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

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Julie Cordua: Fighting Online Child Sexual Abuse

Since 2004, reports of child sexual abuse material online have increased by 10,000 percent. This year in the U.S. alone, more than 45 million images and videos of suspected child sexual abuse were reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. To combat this epidemic, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore co-founded Thorn, an organization that builds products, programs, resources, and campaigns to tackle online child sexual abuse. The founders learned about the issue from a documentary that highlighted what was happening to children in Cambodia.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll be hearing from Julie Cordua CEO of Thorn — who recently shared the stage with amazing innovators and changemakers at Ted ‘s The Audacious Project. Thorn has been selected as 1 of 8 projects that will share in $280 million in funding to turn their bold mission into reality.

In this episode, Julie shares how Thorn is working to eliminate online child sex abuse. She will also detail the magnitude of the problem they’re solving — and what organizations and parents can do to tackle this issue.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

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Julia Gillard: Calling Out Misogyny

In October 2012, then Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard called out Tony Abbott, a former member of the Australian parliament and then leader of the opposition, for sexist commentary and misogyny. Nearly 7 years later, Julia’s famous 15-minute speech still resonates with women and men, not just in Australia, but all around the world.

This week, we have the pleasure of hearing from Julia Gillard, who served as the first ever female Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013. Years after stepping down as Prime Minister, Julia continues to lead the conversation on gender inequality — and how women are treated in workplaces and in society.

In this episode, Julia will talk about the lessons she’s learned throughout her turbulent and extraordinary career in politics. She will also share with us how leaders and organizations can better support women, and empower them by helping invest in their education.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

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Donna Carpenter: When Brands Take A Stand

Donna Carpenter, CEO of the snowboarding company Burton, has weaved social activism and gender equality into the fabric of their organization. According to recent studies, 63 percent of Americans are counting on businesses to drive social and environmental change. And 87 percent of customers will purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about.

Organizations like Burton understand the importance of social impact. Over the years, it has taken active steps to address issues like gender equality and environmental sustainability.

In this episode, Donna will share how Burton has created a culture of equality and why more women in leadership roles can create positive change in sports and beyond.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Sofia Vergara and Renata Black: Breaking the Poverty Cycle, One Underwear at a Time

While best known for her role on the ABC television show Modern Family, Sofia Vergara is also an entrepreneur making an impact. In 2017, Sofia launched her mission-driven underwear company EBY, with co-founder Renata Black. EBY aims to re-position underwear as a tool for women’s empowerment. Ten percent of the brand's net sales go to the Seven Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports women out of poverty and into business through micro finance.

In this episode, Sofia and Renata will share why their venture matters and the real impact businesses can have when they give back.

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