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Season 3 of Fortune Favors the Bold takes on real questions from real people — financial questions that everyone thinks about, but no one talks about. With host Ashley C. Ford, we'll be putting those questions out in the open, exploring how money is tangled up in everything and finding the answers through our own “Financial Identity”. New episodes premiere in January 2020. This is the official Mastercard podcast, produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios

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Season 3 of Fortune Favors the Bold takes on real questions from real people — financial questions that everyone thinks about, but no one talks about. With host Ashley C. Ford, we'll be putting those questions out in the open, exploring how money is tangled up in everything and finding the answers through our own “Financial Identity”. New episodes premiere in January 2020. This is the official Mastercard podcast, produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios

    How Can We Work Together In a Crisis? (Bonus)

    How Can We Work Together In a Crisis? (Bonus)

    This week, Fortune Favors the Bold brings you a bonus episode. Ashley sat down with Trevor Mundel, President of Global Health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Mike Froman, the Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth at Mastercard to answer the question on all of our minds: How can we work together in a crisis?
    Trevor, Mike, and Ashley talk about how the global health and economic crisis is impacting work of all kinds—from positions in the gig economy to traditional nine to five jobs. Even though our lives have changed, they are encouraged by the way businesses and organizations are coming together to share expertise and resources to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable. Together, they think through how we can take what we’re learning in this difficult time and create a more equitable society on the other side of this crisis.

    • 21 min
    How Can We Stay Bold? (Live at On Air Fest)

    How Can We Stay Bold? (Live at On Air Fest)

    This episode of Fortune Favors the Bold is coming to you LIVE from On Air Fest in Brooklyn.
    Ashley sat down with comedian, writer, and activist Baratunde Thurston and CEO and founder
    of The Helm, Lindsey Taylor-Wood to wrap up our season and answer one final question: what
    does it mean to be BOLD? Baratunde, Lindsey and Ashley walk us through their own financial
    journeys: how systemic, economic barriers have shaped their financial identities, how they think
    about a future where women and people of color have access to financial capital, and how their
    professional and personal goals have changed their definition of financial equilibrium. Together,
    they think through how we can all set ourselves up to be BOLD in ways that work for us.

    • 29 min
    How Do We Manage Our Passwords?

    How Do We Manage Our Passwords?

    As our lives move increasingly online, it can seem like everything is password-protected. How do we choose good passwords? And how do we keep track of those passwords? Most importantly, what can we do to really keep all our data safe?

    On today’s episode of Fortune Favors the Bold, Host Ashley C. Ford sits down with Eric Mennell, a podcast producer who understands why we need passwords in today’s digital age but can’t ever seem to remember his passwords and ultimately wants a better, smarter and more seamless way to protect his professional and personal information. Ashley turns to cybersecurity experts Rebecca Leddingham and Cormac Hurley to find solutions that will help Eric and so many people like him. They’ll discuss different strategies for keeping our accounts safe, how companies can be responsible for protecting their clients’ data, and imagine a world in which biometrics might make passwords a thing of the past.

    • 30 min
    How Do I Make Work Work for Me? (Part Two)

    How Do I Make Work Work for Me? (Part Two)

    This week, Ashley heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico to continue exploring the
    question, “how can I make my work work for me?” To find answers, we’re doing
    something a little different: we’ll meet two people who are already talking through big
    questions– about work, life, and having an impact– together. Ashley sits down with Amy
    Yeung, founder of Orenda Tribe vintage boutique, and Shondina Lee, a young Navajo
    creative and one of Amy’s collaborators. The three discuss Amy’s decision to leave the
    corporate world of fast fashion to get closer to her indigenous roots, Shondina’s journey
    to representing her community through design, and how our work can be personally
    fulfilling while also making the world a better place.

    • 25 min
    How Do I Make Work Work for Me? (Part One)

    How Do I Make Work Work for Me? (Part One)

    We’ve been hearing so much about the changing nature of work recently– whether it’s the rise of the gig economy, or millennials rising in the workforce. And we know so many people’s money questions are work questions, so we decided to do a two part series on it! 
    In this first episode of the series, Ashley talks to Andrew, a plumber’s apprentice and part-time arborist, about how his financial identity has shaped his zig-zagging career path. They discuss Andrew’s hopes for the future, and what it’ll take for him to find both financial equilibrium and meaning in his work. 
    Then, Ashley convenes a panel of two people who’ve been where Andrew is today. We hear from Heather Marold Thomason, founder of the sustainable butchery Primal Supply (https://www.primalsupplymeats.com/), and Jeremy Ayers, the artisan behind the Vermont-based Jeremy Ayers Pottery (https://www.jeremyayerspottery.com/), about how they found the confidence and perseverance to launch their own businesses and navigate life outside the 9-to-5. 

    • 34 min
    How Can I Travel Responsibly?

    How Can I Travel Responsibly?

    Travel is often a transformative part of our personal and professional lives. But there’s a growing conversation around the ethics of traveling. From the carbon emissions involved in flying to the impact on local communities, there are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to deciding how, where and why to travel. 

    This week on Fortune Favors the Bold, Ashley C. Ford explores how to travel more intentionally. She speaks with Jada Yuan, the first-ever New York Times 52 Places Traveler, about the essential role travel has played in her life, and what questions about responsible travel her round-the-world trip inspired. To address those questions, we’ll hear from Justin Francis, founder and CEO of Responsible Travel, a company that helps tourists make more informed decisions about their travel plans. Justin explains how sustainable travel choices -- such as eating locally-sourced food -- can actually make travel a more affordable and emotionally fulfilling experience for everyone. He shares why he’s optimistic about our ability to travel in a way that preserves destinations for both the locals and visitors of the future. 

    • 32 min

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