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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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 130 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.

    Emily’s Taking a Break from Nine-to-Five

    Emily’s Taking a Break from Nine-to-Five

    Our free-spirited, entrepreneurial co-host is applying advice from all our episodes on side gigs, freelancing, starting a small business — and quitting — to her own life. Emily reflects on her decision to leave her design job at HBR to fully focus on a long-time creative passion, as well as how she's thinking about her career going forward.

    • 8 min
    When a Relationship with a Colleague Goes Sour

    When a Relationship with a Colleague Goes Sour

    How do you address a falling-out with a teammate when they either won’t acknowledge you or just lash out? Amy Gallo brings her conflict management expertise to a coaching session for a woman whose project manager and former work friend went from helpful to hostile. The approaches that come out of the conversation are ones that anyone facing tension in a work relationship can use to find a way forward.

    • 34 min
    The Essentials: Delegating Effectively

    The Essentials: Delegating Effectively

    Let’s be real: You can’t do everything yourself. Delegating to others helps you manage your workload and helps your colleagues who take on the tasks, decisions, and responsibilities to learn and grow. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy to do though. A leadership coach shares practices that will ensure the work gets done and will leave you and the person you delegated to feeling good about the experience.

    • 45 min
    The Essentials: Managing Up

    The Essentials: Managing Up

    Having a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship with your boss doesn’t require accommodating their every quirk, demand, and weakness. We discuss respectful, constructive ways to meet in the middle, set boundaries, and help them achieve their goals while making your competence known.

    • 40 min
    The Essentials: Persuading People

    The Essentials: Persuading People

    We all need to sell others on our ideas and offerings. Oftentimes that requires planning, perspective taking, and patience. A social psychologist highlights principles and tactics that’ll help you preempt colleagues or clients from doubting your expertise and get them to start or stop doing something.

    • 32 min
    The Essentials: Retaining Talent

    The Essentials: Retaining Talent

    Advice from a manager at Google whose full-time job is finding solutions to the problems that make employees want to quit. She shares what to say and do when a valuable team member seems to have one foot out the door. We also discuss the types of proactive conversations about career paths and compensation that managers should have with their people to keep them from being poached.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Mom of 3 kids + one new born ,

Powerful and inspirational!

As an Asian female leader working in a white male dominant industry, this is my go to podcast when I felt stuck, pushed over and overwhelmed at work. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being there for us.

Kian and Elijah ,

Great Show Thank You

I appreciate the depth and insights of this show, that it is not a black and white, us versus them kind of perspective on work place equality. I learnt a lot. But also, I want to see more diverse perspectives represented in the discussion of workplace politics.

emacberk ,

Excellent

I listen to this podcast as motivation, when I’m feeling dismissed at work, overwhelmed with motherhood, or when I just need a reminder that we’re all in it together as an invisible sisterhood.
Is my favourite podcast. Thank you, ladies!!

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