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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

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    • 4.9 • 94 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 Manage: Rising from Middle to Senior Management

    How to Manage: Rising from Middle to Senior Management

    Is mid-level management a stone you’re ready to step off of? Making that move is difficult but doable, and Amy B and her three guests will direct, inspire, and reassure you. An executive coach validates the challenges of scoring a position that’s scarce. Then, two COOs whose careers stagnated in mid-level management before accelerating again, recount the conversations, decisions, and networking that jump-started them.

    • 51 min
    How to Manage: Selling Your Ideas to Leadership

    How to Manage: Selling Your Ideas to Leadership

    As a mid-level manager, when you spot an opportunity for the business to adopt a new technology, enter a different market, or improve a process, how should you approach the people above you so that they listen to your idea and act on it? Executives have a reputation for dismissing suggestions that aren’t theirs. Amy B and her two guests, Sue Ashford and Ellen Bailey, suggest ways to frame the issue, involve others, and manage emotions so that your idea comes to fruition.

    • 35 min
    How to Manage: Executing Strategy

    How to Manage: Executing Strategy

    Strategist Andrea Belk Olson spells out how to make the most of the latest corporate master plan that’s now your job to put into action. She suggests important questions to ask yourself before hitting the ground running, ways to handle resistance from team members, what to do when the plan isn’t working well, and points to include in progress updates.

    • 46 min
    How to Manage: Getting Out of the Weeds

    How to Manage: Getting Out of the Weeds

    What’s the happy middle between micromanaging and being too hands off? Amy B and three other experienced mid-level managers describe how they think about when to intervene and when not to so that they are empowering their teams and freeing up their own minds to do more of their most strategic work.

    • 44 min
    Attend Women at Work Live May 16

    Attend Women at Work Live May 16

    Register for a lively four hours with the Amys, their guest experts, and fellow fans of the show. Dorie Clark will talk about working with the ambition you’ve got right now; Ruchi Sinha building teams’ trust in you as a leader and in one another; and Lily Zheng, on where we are now with DEI and where they’d like to see organizations go from here. We’ll end with an advice hour, where Amy B and Amy G answer audience questions about leading a team, dealing with conflict, negotiating, or whatever else comes through the chat.

    • 2 min
    The Essentials: Handling Fierce Criticism

    The Essentials: Handling Fierce Criticism

    If you’re in a leadership role, or any role where you are outspoken and visible, chances are that at some point people are going to criticize you, sometimes fiercely, sometimes publicly. Are you ready for that? Two women who’ve felt the heat because of decisions they’ve made or arguments they’ve put forward—or simply because of who they are—reflect on the ways they’ve steeled themselves and dealt with the fallout. Listening to them recount how they responded to fierce criticism will hopefully help you think about how you might respond, both when you see it coming and when you don’t.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

margierutherford ,

YES!

This has been incredibly helpful, particularly the ep about being a female in a male dominated environment.

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.

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