The Women of Ambition Podcast is a place where we explore ambition - first, the radical act of acknowledging it within ourselves, second allowing space to explore what ambition means for each of us, and third moving forward with intention. Host Alyssa Calder Hulme navigates stories of women accepting and thriving in their ambition through guest interviews and reflections.
My First Research Update
Ambition, gender roles, deviance... what does it all mean? Join me for a brief overview of my research into the pain many of my guests and listeners face as they express and exercise their ambition. Why is it so hard? What is that sense of disapproval we get from society? What can we do about it?
This this first episode of season 4 I explain what sociologists and scientists have to say (and what they neglect!) in studying ambition. I explain part of Robert Merton's Strain Theory, Alice Eagly's Social Role Theory and how I am fitting new parts together to answer your questions about ambition. This is a high level overview fit for anyone who wants a functional understanding of their experience of being "too much" for other people. You aren't alone!
BONUS MATERIAL- Marriage of Ambition: A Husband's Perspective
Marriage of Ambition: A Husband's Perspective
Respectful Disagreement: How An Atheist and A Christian Navigate Close Friendship + Aubrie Howell & Kathleen Rawlinson
Join us for a fantastic chat about ambitious friendship and the challenges and rewards found therein. We are all dealing with the fallout of Roe V. Wade being overturned - some are celebrating, others mourning. What does that mean for friends with differing views? Can deep friendship exist when fundamental beliefs differ? And what about the in-person and online attacks some of us are enduring from the "other" side? Aubrie and Kathleen graciously share with us how they came to be friends and how they navigate their unique social spheres. Each woman is true to herself, holds space for differences, and lays down boundaries for all.
Hanging Out With My Ex-Husband: Textures of Love, Friendship, and Family
When Jessica's now ex-husband came out to her years ago, she had no idea what life would bring.
Fast forward a decade or so and today she does something most would think is impossible: she sees her ex daily and maintains a deep, intimate connection with him while being remarried to a new man.
The three of them host their own podcast and document their journey to becoming the unique family unit that they are. Not only does Jessica enjoy the dynamic between the two men who know her best, she thrives on it and helps other families navigate their journeys.
Listen to discover how Jessica managed to evolve her relationship with her ex-husband through her own healing journey.
Valuing Ambition in Marriage: How Tension, Growth, and Challenges Can Result in Deliberate Partnerships + Neena Warburton
How do I set the tone for my marriage as an ambitious woman? What if I realize my ambitious nature long after my choice to marry my spouse? How is my partnership (or lack there of) effecting my self-perception? And how can I change that?
What unique challenges does my marriage face thank to my ambitious nature? How does my pursuit for growth effect my reltionship with my spouse?
I ask my self and my guest all these questions this week and I try to detangle the unique web that is pursuing an ambitious relationship with a spouse; this road isnt easy, but it is worth understanding and owning!
Inspiring and Entertaining
Alyssa interviews thoughtful women from different backgrounds to provide her listeners with a variety of perspectives on ambition. I enjoy the diversity of who she interviews and the different life stages people are in. There is something for everyone to be inspired by!
Connect with my ambition
Alyssa has developed an incredible message of female ambition through the women she interviews and the personal reflections she shares. Every time I listen, I gain valuable insight into my own ambition and how to integrate it peacefully and joyfully into my life. I now consider myself an incredibly ambitious woman! Alyssa and the women she interviews are inspiring and show me great examples of how to manage my life so that I can feed myself in all areas that are important to me, including my ambitious goals.
Yes yes yes! Love what you are doing here. Such a great positive podcast. Keep the episodes coming. Every woman needs to listen to this.