109 episodes

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 work. So HBR staffers Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Emily Caulfield are untangling some of the knottiest problems. They interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.

Women at Work Harvard Business Review

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings

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 work. So HBR staffers Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Emily Caulfield are untangling some of the knottiest problems. They interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.

    How to Push for Policy Changes at Your Company

    How to Push for Policy Changes at Your Company

    Want to modernize a program or enact a policy that would benefit women in your workplace, but don’t know where to begin? Learn how to build a grassroots initiative, no matter your job title. Two experts in systemic, organizational change explain the many different roles critical to sustaining a movement. They also share tried-and-true ways to keep everyone invested in the cause, aligned, and on track.

    • 53 min
    Working While Managing Your Child’s Mental Health

    Working While Managing Your Child’s Mental Health

    Tending to a child’s mental health challenge is a critical job that deserves support from employers. Many parents, however, aren’t getting the understanding, flexibility, and paid time off they need. What can we do to make work more manageable for parents struggling to keep their children safe and well while trying to keep up at work? The executive director of a children’s mental health advocacy group shares ideas and advice.

    • 41 min
    When Your Partner Isn’t Giving You the Support You Need

    When Your Partner Isn’t Giving You the Support You Need

    The people we love have a great influence on our professional success. But when’s the last time you and your partner checked in about each other’s priorities and needs? Jennifer Petriglieri, an expert on dual-career couples, advises one woman on how to get out of the relationship traps she and her husband have fallen into as the parents of young children, and offers practical tips for how she can have more productive conversations with her partner to realize her career ambitions.

    • 48 min
    Respect for Any Body Size

    Respect for Any Body Size

    Two women who have studied weight bias at work help us understand the ways larger-bodied employees are stigmatized, as well as our role in reducing the stigma and creating a positive body culture.

    • 43 min
    Have You Started Thinking About Retirement?

    Have You Started Thinking About Retirement?

    Once you’re ready to retire, you’ll need a plan for how to spend your time. And once your job title is gone, you’ll need to figure out who you are now, not to mention what brings you joy. Finding purpose and a new identity are key to living a healthy, happy post-work life. Women who have very recently retired describe what they’ve been up to (it sounds rewarding!), as well as the unexpected emotions that the transition has brought up. They also reflect on the questions they asked themselves (or wished they had) before leaving their careers behind.

    • 51 min
    The Ups and Downs of Being a First-Time Manager

    The Ups and Downs of Being a First-Time Manager

    When managing other people for the first time, what should we expect, and how can we prepare? Three new managers describe their growing pains, reflect on what they find most rewarding, and talk through their latest challenges — with an assist from Amy B’s managerial wisdom. You’ll come away with a better idea of what becoming a boss means and confident that you can do it too.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Women in STEMM Australia ,

Exceptional insights

A high quality evidence-based podcast packed with insightful discussions with a broad range of diverse professionals. All perspectives are considered. eg. leaders, rising stars, quiet achievers, colleagues, folks underrepresented in leadership and more. Both practical and aspirational advice shared for professionals at different career stages and levels of expertise. Thanks to everyone in the Women at Work team! 👏🏽👏🏼 #womeninSTEMM #science #technology #engineering #mathematics #medicine

lane_breanna ,

Women! Men! Everyone! You need this!

A refreshing, insightful and no holds barred encapsulation of modernity. It’s a cracking start to my morning hearing these inspiring, feisty intelligent women banter, interview, probe and dissect modern work life.

Amen HBR what a program! Throughly worth investing your valuable ear-time.

Loubaforster ,

Great content and relaxed conversational style

As a huge HBR Ideacast fan I was drawn to this series and not disappointed. Some great topics and insightful dialogue.

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