91 episodes

Life’s too short to just “lean in” and shut up. Join host Sara Wachter-Boettcher for a feminist look at real leadership in tech and design.

Each week, you’ll meet new authors, activists, entrepreneurs, and troublemakers of all types who are changing the status quo: fighting online harassment, dismantling white supremacy in design, and so much more. You’ll hear how they got started, where they found the courage to speak up, and what they do to take care of themselves in tough times. Produced by Active Voice.

Strong Feelings Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Katel LeDû

    • Business

Life’s too short to just “lean in” and shut up. Join host Sara Wachter-Boettcher for a feminist look at real leadership in tech and design.

Each week, you’ll meet new authors, activists, entrepreneurs, and troublemakers of all types who are changing the status quo: fighting online harassment, dismantling white supremacy in design, and so much more. You’ll hear how they got started, where they found the courage to speak up, and what they do to take care of themselves in tough times. Produced by Active Voice.

    Studying Harm with McKensie Mack, Caroline Sinders, and Yang Hong

    Studying Harm with McKensie Mack, Caroline Sinders, and Yang Hong

    It’s no secret that the shift to remote work during COVID-19 has been stressful and isolating. But for many, the online workplace has also led to increased harassment, hostility, and harm.

    • 50 min
    Courage over Comfort with Vivianne Castillo

    Courage over Comfort with Vivianne Castillo

    Vivianne Castillo left counseling to become a UX researcher. What she found was an industry that talked a lot about empathy—but wasn’t very good at practicing it. Now she’s building a company dedicated to changing that.

    • 46 min
    Being Vulnerable with Margot Bloomstein

    Being Vulnerable with Margot Bloomstein

    Margot Bloomstein wanted to find out how companies can beat cynicism and build trust in this moment. Years of research and a new book later, she has the formula: voice, volume, and—the scariest for all of us—vulnerability.

    • 46 min
    Going Rogue with Nandini Jammi

    Going Rogue with Nandini Jammi

    What if you built a movement powerful enough to defund hate groups online, won one of the most prestigious awards in advertising, and then had your co-founder tell you to stop taking credit? If you were Nandini Jammi, you’d get even louder.

    • 41 min
    Strong Feelings is Back

    Strong Feelings is Back

    Welcome back to Strong Feelings—a feminist look at the messy world of being human at work. Grab your coffee and join host Sara Wachter-Boettcher this spring as she goes deep on what real leadership in tech and design looks like. You'll hear from authors, activists, entrepreneurs, and troublemakers of all types who are changing the status quo: fighting online harassment, dismantling white supremacy in design, and so much more.

    • 1 min
    Introducing: Thread the Needle with Donna Cleveland

    Introducing: Thread the Needle with Donna Cleveland

    Strong Feelings is still on hiatus, but we’ve got a show we think you’ll love: Thread The Needle, a new podcast all about the place where feminist ideals and the realities of life meet.

    • 30 min

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