71 episodes

Join Emily Tisch Sussman as she sits down with a diverse group of women to explore how their personal experiences led to their pivot and eventually their success. She Pivots challenges the typical definitions of success and explores the role our personal stories play in our professional journeys. The series will celebrate those who have made bold moves with a view towards inspiring others to pursue their own non-linear paths. Be sure to subscribe and follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 193 Ratings

Join Emily Tisch Sussman as she sits down with a diverse group of women to explore how their personal experiences led to their pivot and eventually their success. She Pivots challenges the typical definitions of success and explores the role our personal stories play in our professional journeys. The series will celebrate those who have made bold moves with a view towards inspiring others to pursue their own non-linear paths. Be sure to subscribe and follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast.

    Jennifer Esposito: Reclaiming Her Career in Film

    Jennifer Esposito: Reclaiming Her Career in Film

    Jennifer Esposito grew up in Staten Island, surrounded by the violence of the Mafia and dreaming of escaping and making it to the big screen. But it wasn’t until her recent film, Fresh Kills, that she was truly able to claim her career for herself and tell the stories of the human experience that she longed to share with the world. On this episode of She Pivots, Jennifer talks with Emily about the disappointments in her early career, her battle with celiac disease, and why Fresh Kills is so deeply personal to her - a letter to her former self.

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    She Pivots was created by host Emily Tisch Sussman to highlight women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. To learn more about Jennifer, follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast or visit shepivotsthepodcast.com.
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    • 40 min
    Shannon Watts: Channeling Her Anger into Change with Moms Demand Action

    Shannon Watts: Channeling Her Anger into Change with Moms Demand Action

    Shannon Watts had been a stay-at-home mom for five years when she turned on the TV to see horror unfolding at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. After witnessing the aftermath of the murder of 20 children and 6 adults on that cold day in December, Shannon knew she had to channel her rage into action. What started as a Facebook page called One Million Moms for Gun Control eventually became Moms Demand Action, one of the leading advocacy groups in the country fighting our country’s gun violence epidemic. In this episode of She Pivots, Shannon recounts growing up with ADHD and finding her passion for journalism; leaving behind her successful PR career to prioritize her kids; the lessons learned from losing the vote on universal background checks; the importance of diversity in leadership; and what’s next for her after stepping down as CEO of Moms Demand Action.

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    She Pivots was created by host Emily Tisch Sussman to highlight women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. To learn more about Shannon, follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast or visit shepivotsthepodcast.com.
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    • 43 min
    Julia Haart: Her Unorthodox Life

    Julia Haart: Her Unorthodox Life

    For the first 42 years of Julia’s life, she lived in a ultra-Orthodox community working as a teacher. But her decision to leave that community in 2013 set her on an entirely new course, launching shoe and clothing lines, writing a best-selling book, and becoming the star of her own reality TV show, My Unorthodox Life. In this episode of She Pivots, Julia reveals what life was like in the Haredi community, how a comment from her daughter pushed her to leave, her commitment to women and making their world better, and how she fought back in her very public and very controversial divorce battle. 

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    She Pivots was created by host Emily Tisch Sussman to highlight women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. To learn more about Julia, follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast or visit shepivotsthepodcast.com.
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    • 34 min
    Fran Drescher: Live at Lincoln Center

    Fran Drescher: Live at Lincoln Center

    Fran Drescher is an American pop culture icon, having made her mark in the 1990s in the starring role of her sitcom, The Nanny. But Fran has faced her fair share of pain, too–pain that inspired some of her most impactful career pivots. In this special episode of She Pivots, recorded live at Lincoln Center, Fran discusses the inspiration for The Nanny, how she leveraged her international fame and personal fight with cancer to create Cancer Schmancer, and her experiences serving as President of SAG-AFTRA during the longest strike in the union’s history.

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    She Pivots was created by host Emily Tisch Sussman to highlight women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. To learn more about Fran, follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast or visit shepivotsthepodcast.com.
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    • 58 min
    Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein: Nurturing Change through Baby2Baby

    Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein: Nurturing Change through Baby2Baby

    Kelly and Norah were on very different life paths. Kelly was a model, who spent her free time volunteering with Head Start - an experience that opened her eyes to how many children lacked basic necessities, like properly fitting shoes. Norah was a lawyer at a high-powered New York City firm, who enjoyed engaging in pro bono work, especially in helping low-income women secure housing and other resources. But a dinner between the two - arranged by Kelly’s father-in-law - revealed their shared passions for nonprofit work, their new status as mothers, and their interest in pivoting in their careers, eventually leading to the two women becoming the CEOs of Baby2Baby. Now, Baby2Baby provides millions of diapers and other essentials to those in need and garners support from an impressive list of celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Ayesha Curry, and Drew Barrymore. In this episode of She Pivots, Kelly and Norah talk about the role of celebrity engagement in Baby2Baby, the logistics of their first 100,000 diaper donation, and overcoming sexism they have faced as CEOs of a female-led non-profit.

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    She Pivots was created by host Emily Tisch Sussman to highlight women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. To learn more about Kelly and Norah, follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast or visit shepivotsthepodcast.com.
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    • 43 min
    Christy Turlington Burns: From Supermodel to Maternal Health Advocate

    Christy Turlington Burns: From Supermodel to Maternal Health Advocate

    Christy Turlington was only 14 when she started her modeling career - a career that has cemented her as one of the most legendary supermodels in history. But a near-death experience during the birth of her daughter changed the course of her journey. On this special Mother’s Day episode of She Pivots, Christy talks about the influences of her mother’s El Salvadoran heritage, her close relationship with Naomi Campbell, the founding and mission of Every Mother Counts, and the decisions she has made around her daughter Grace’s entry into the modeling world. 

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    She Pivots was created by host Emily Tisch Sussman to highlight women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. To learn more about Christy, follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast or visit shepivotsthepodcast.com.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

Jeremy W… ,

Insightful

Emily does a wonderful job allowing the stories to flow naturally and brings on insightful guests! I’m new to the podcast, but I enjoy it so far!

Mitzy Cougar ,

Just what I needed!

Thank you so much for this podcast upon hearing the advertisement on another podcast this morning. I immediately switched gears and put it on and so happy I did. I just listened to the Julia Haart episode and it was a perfect introduction to the podcast. I love the title, I love the message, and I loved Julia keep up the good work, thank you.

chelseafitnesscoach ,

Through line

Wow! What a serendipitous listen today amidst a 6 month long struggle of struggling silently with depression, overwhelm and stress. Just recently sought help to talk about all the feelings and had voiced how I am in need of hearing other’s stories of working through this so I can feel hopeful and less embarrassed. This podcast has been a saving Grace since it released, and this episode injected not only hope but a well needed joy for the struggle of finding yourself along the way. Thank you for giving women a platform to use their voice so other women embrace pivoting with confidence.

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