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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.

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    • 4.8 • 92 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.

    When You’re Ready for a Big Career Move

    When You’re Ready for a Big Career Move

    Sometimes you want to make a career change, like a big one. We hear from a woman who is in the process of navigating a bold transition. Then we talk with an expert about how to clarify your goals and ask for what you need to make your next move.

    • 29 min
    Let’s Take Our Side Gigs Off the Back-Burner

    Let’s Take Our Side Gigs Off the Back-Burner

    With the help of an expert in side gigs, Emily confronts the hobbies, projects, and pursuits that she’s neglected, in hopes of helping herself and others invest in interests outside of a full-time job.

    • 36 min
    Now Is a Good Time to Take Care of Ourselves

    Now Is a Good Time to Take Care of Ourselves

    We’re wiped out and finding it tough to stay focused, present, and optimistic. So we decided to revisit conversations that explore how and why we get worn out and that have advice for building ourselves back up.

    • 57 min
    How Women Who’ve Lost Work Are Coping

    How Women Who’ve Lost Work Are Coping

    Three women who’ve lost work because of the pandemic open up about how they’re processing what's happened and finding a way forward

    • 25 min
    Going Back to the Office

    Going Back to the Office

    As offices — including HBR’s — carefully reopen after being closed for months because of the pandemic, we describe what it’s like there and discuss the risks and rewards of being back in person.

    • 31 min
    Too Shy to Be a Leader?

    Too Shy to Be a Leader?

    One woman’s struggle with shyness prompts us to explore the seeming conflict between being shy and being a leader. We offer strategies for overcoming anxieties that may be keeping you from going after your career goals, as well as advice for supporting socially anxious colleagues. Guest: Alice Boyes.

    • 39 min

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Poignant, thought provoking and extremely insightful. I was listening to the ‘Attagirl’ episode having just had some interim reviews at work and it completely reframed my thoughts about my feedback. I’ve now shared this with all of my girlfriends and am sure they will feel the same. Amazing job ladies, please keep it going!

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