Whether at work, class, or in our relationships, women are always faced with the challenges and pressures of doing it all and often having to be the first or only one in the room. But it’s just a little easier when you’ve got someone else who’s been there, has your back and can share advice on how to tackle things.
On For Future Reference, hosts Tori Taylor and Ambar Calvillo-Rivera bring a weekly dose of balance and real talk with women who are in the same boat. We’ll dig into topics like modern-day mentorship, building authentic relationships, doing it all… or not, and what it really means to survive and thrive in this world. It’s advice and food for thought - that you can use now or just keep around for future reference.
Finding your support system: Megan Whittemore
Co-host Tori Taylor and Megan Whittemore, Chief of Staff for Senator David Perdue, discuss the importance of building a strong support system, learning how to practice self-care, and navigating a job on the Hill. This episode was recorded live at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.
We're going LIVE!
We're going live for the first time! If you're in the Washington, D.C. area, join us for our first ever live event at George Washington's Graduate School of Political Management on Thursday, February 20th. Tori will be sitting down with Megan Whittemore, Chief of Staff for Senator David Perdue, to discuss how you can build a strong support system in the Nation's Capital while pursuing your dream job. Check out the link in the episode notes to RSVP!
Bonus: Introducing Ordinary Equality
A special preview of WMN's new show, Ordinary Equality. Almost 100 years after the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced, it is on track to be ratified in Virginia this month. Rumblings about the ERA are back, but what is it, why has it taken so long, and why should we care? Wonder Media Network presents Ordinary Equality, a new podcast that explores the amendment’s rich history through narration, interviews and archival audio to tell the story from every angle — past, present, and future. Tune into this 12-part series on the century-long fight for ratification.
Paying it forward: Sara El-Amine & Allison Zelman
This season we’ve received advice on how to get the most out of our mentors and stay connected to people who have supported us along the way. In this season finale, we talk about how to pay it forward -- and when you might need to take a pause before you do.
Outgrowing your mentor: Ashley Allison
Some relationships don’t last forever. In this episode, we explore what it means to outgrow a mentor and why that’s OK. We get advice on how to accept, grow, and get closure without feeling guilty and giving permission to others to grow and move on.
Networking at work: Anna Maria Chávez
This week, we’re talking about relationship building and networking at the place you hit up the most -- your job! We bring on Anna Maria Chávez, the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA and first woman of color to serve in that role, to share her experiences, best practices, and the strategy of maximizing the spaces and people around you.
It is refreshing to hear how I am not the only one who has struggled when it came to finding a mentor and guidance. The interviews reflect many instances I could relate to myself. Looking forward to more interviews!!
Lifting as we climb
I’ve been retired going on six years now, so some would say I have no use for conversations such as these. Wrong. First I’ll say I had a mentor who was key to my successful 38-year career with the DOJ and key to a successful 42 year marriage. I didn’t do it alone. She was my sounding board, my advisor, my trainer, my go-to person in all phases of my life. I didn’t know all the answers, I still don’t. In listening to today’s conversations, I wanted to shout out to everyone out there, pay close attention to all these four brilliant ladies. Take it all in, because more often than not, you will remember their words and apply it to yourself. Or you should. Everyone needs someone at different phases in our lives, for different reasons. I’m still living and learning from others! I am so looking forward to the next episode!
Love a pod to uplift women
Smart questions and guests. This is a podcast I can really use! And I generally just love stories of women uplifting other women. So this pod has it all!