Walking the Talk: How to Have Productive Conversations About Identity, Race, and Allyship at Work with Stephanie Creary
The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have erupted across our country have fueled a national conversation around racism and structural inequality, with calls for change in policing and the criminal justice system and in our communities and workplaces. In this episode, Wharton Professor and identity and diversity expert Stephanie Creary joins Laura to share practical advice for productively talking about race and advancing allyship at work - including the role of leadership in changing culture and establishing new norms, tips managers can use to translate their organizations’ aspirational D&I statements into concrete actions, and Professor Creary’s frameworks for engaging in difficult conversations across difference to educating ourselves and others. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on June 18, 2020 on SiriusXM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Life After the Pandemic: Preparing for What Comes Next with Morra Aarons-Mele
Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of the award-winning social impact agency Women Online, host of The Anxious Achiever podcast, and author of the best-selling book Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home). She joins Laura for an honest conversation about work and life during the pandemic, and preparing for what comes next. They share suggestions for managing panic, anxiety, and grief; tips for embodying warm, competent, and honest leadership at home and "at" work; and the steps we can all take to move forward through uncertainty. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on May 7, 2020 on SiriusXM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Sustainable Work-Life Integration for Parents and Partners with Stew Friedman
The challenge of work-life integration has moved from being a quality-of-life issue to a preservation-of-life necessity as we all find ourselves suddenly working from home. This interview with Stew Friedman was recorded in February 2020, in concert with the publication of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Lead a Richer Life. It teaches us how we can work together to be the partners, professionals, parents, and citizens we want and need to be, at every stage of life, in and out of crisis. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on March 12, 2020 on SiriusXM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Couples That Work: A New Framework for the Old Problem of How to Thrive, Together
Exhausted, resentful, and lonely are just some of the ways we describe ourselves as working moms, and all-too-often as partners in long-term relationships. And that’s in ‘normal’ times. Never mind times of crisis and quarantine. Laura talks with Professor Jennifer Petriglieri, author ofCouples That Workon how we can learn to craft and sustain our personal and professional identities, and navigate life’s unknown landscape, together. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on March 5, 2020 on SiriusXM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Turning Adversity into Advantage with Laura Huang
Have you ever had the experience of working hard – or doing exceptionally good work – only to be overlooked because of someone else’s bias or preconceived notions about you? Harvard University Professor Laura Huang joins Laura to talk about her new book, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage, and how we can all learn to overcome others’ biases to turn adversity into advantage. In this interview, they explore the power of humor, ways to navigate the taboos around self-promotion, and the surprising power of seeking rejection.Interested in more? https://laurahuang.net/ https://edgeremarkable.com. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on February 13, 2020 on SiriusXM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
SMACKED Author, Eilene Zimmerman, on Writing, White-Collar Ambition, and Her Personal Journey to a Purposeful Life
Eilene Zimmerman, journalist and writer, joins Laura for a discussion of her new book, SMACKED: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy. While it explores her husband’s secret addition and subsequent death, it is also a stirring depiction of how Eilene navigated the chaos and ultimately reclaimed control of her own life. Listen in as Eilene and Laura talk about everything from the derisive sexism of her childhood, to the importance of financial independence, and how writing carried her through grief into her next career – as a social worker. Want to learn more about Eilene?https://www.eilenezimmerman.com/ Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on February 6, 2020 on SiriusXM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Speaking Up and Standing Out with Lois Frankel
Whether it’s asking for a long-promised raise, or establishing appropriate boundaries, women often face the double bind of having to be self-advocate in a world that penalizes women for self-advocacy. Lois Frankel joins Laura to teach us how to navigate this fraught landscape – especially at those critical junctures that shape our careers. With highly practical and actional tips, Lois shows us how to make our voices heard, our points known, and our presence felt.Want more? Visit https://www.drloisfrankel.com/ Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on January 16, 2020 on SiriusXM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.