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 SIRIUS XM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Smacked author, Eilene Zimmerman, on Writing, White-color Addiction, 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 SIRIUS XM'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 SIRIUS XM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Asking For What You Are Worth: Closing the Pay Gap with Cynthia Carson
Cynthia Medina Carson is the Founder and CEO of WAGER, a company that works with both individuals and companies to create safe spaces for transparent and healthy salary conversations. She joins Laura to share her own remarkable story of upward mobility and increasing impact, and how we can equip women with the information and skills they need to get the pay they deserve. Want more? Visit https://www.wewager.co/Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on January 9, 2020 on SIRIUS XM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Innovators, Role Models, and the Process of Invention with Diana Kapp
We need heroes who look like us – both to believe in ourselves, and to get the world to see that people who look like us can be, and are, the leaders who create the future. Diana Kapp has given us just that with her new book, Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business. Listen in as she talks with Laura about the innovators in her book, why the celebration of role models matters, and what we all can learn from their unique combination of creativity and commitment. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on December 19, 2019 on SIRIUS XM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Joan C. Williams’ Interruption of Bias, and Strategic Approaches to Building a More Equitable Workplace
Joan C. Williams has played a central role in reshaping the conversation around work, gender, and class, through her work as a legal scholar, activist and innovator. Listen in as she talks with Laura about everything from her landmark book, What Works for Women at Work to the White Working Class, and what we can do in our own lives to create more equality in the workplace- for everyone. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on December 5, 2019 on SIRIUS XM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Pat Mitchell: Becoming a Dangerous Woman
Award-winning journalist and media maker, Pat Mitchell has fundamentally changed the media landscape – and in doing so, improved countless women’s lives. Listen in as Pat candidly shares her most painful experiences, and celebrates the role models and moments that shaped her uniquely impactful career. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on November 21, 2019 on SIRIUS XM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
The Drama of Celebrity: Sharon Marcus Discusses How Rule Breakers and Change Makers Defy the Norms – and Are Loved for It
Lizzo. Madonna. Sarah Bernhardt. Innovators whose celebrity is integral to their ability to break and change the rules for how women live and work. Listen in as Sharon and Laura explore the dynamics of their success, their singular identities, and their lasting impact on all of us.Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on November 14, 2019 on SIRIUS XM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.
Who runs? Who wins? And why? Conversation with Kelly Dittmar
New research from the Center for American Women In Politics examines the changing numbers of women in politics – and reveals the powerful role that differences in race, party and incumbency play in who runs for office, and who gets elected. Kelly and Laura talk about ways that women candidates are navigating the all-too-familiar set of barriers – often with surprising outcomes – and consider what this all means for the elections ahead of us. Originally aired with Host Laura Zarrow on November 7, 2019 on SIRIUS XM's Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, Channel 132.