28 episodes

The Breadwinners is about the neverending hustle and its impact on all aspects of our lives. From our finances to our relationships to our kids to our health, we’re interested in what it takes to keep it all going. In every episode, Jennifer and Rachael consider the research and share their takes on what we’re learning every day about breadwinning. Join us as we break it all down so that we can build it back up better for all.

Visit us at www.thebreadwinnerspodcast.com.

The Breadwinners Jennifer Owens + Rachael Ellison

    • Business
    • 4.8, 16 Ratings

The Breadwinners is about the neverending hustle and its impact on all aspects of our lives. From our finances to our relationships to our kids to our health, we’re interested in what it takes to keep it all going. In every episode, Jennifer and Rachael consider the research and share their takes on what we’re learning every day about breadwinning. Join us as we break it all down so that we can build it back up better for all.

Visit us at www.thebreadwinnerspodcast.com.

    Ok, Boomers. Whassup, Slackers: Why We Need to Work Together

    Ok, Boomers. Whassup, Slackers: Why We Need to Work Together

    Today’s workforce is comprised of four generations — Boomers, GenX, Millennials and GenZ — all of whom come to work every day with different views, communication styles, needs and challenges.

    In this episode, Rachael + Jennifer consider how we can, and should, work together to thrive and grow at work.

    Tell us your generational story at TheBreadwinnerspodcast.com. Help us tell the stories that mean the most to you.

    Please help us grow: Rate, review and subscribe to The Breadwinners!

    Episode Links
    Why We Need Multigenerational Workplaces
    https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/diversity/2020/how-to-attract-multigenerational-workforce

    What Are the Different Generations in the Workplace? Your Definitive Guide
    https://lindseypollak.com/different-generations-workplace-definitive-guide/

    How Millennials Today Compare With Their Grandparents 50 Years Ago
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/16/how-millennials-compare-with-their-grandparents/#!17

    Want more Jennifer? Visit Jennwork: www.jennwork.com.
    Want more Rachael? Visit Reworking Parents: www.reworkingparents.com

    Our music is “Run for your Money,” by Devil and Perfects. Listen to them on Spotify.

    'It's Time to Have a Reset About Who We Are As a People.'

    'It's Time to Have a Reset About Who We Are As a People.'

    The coronavirus pandemic is upending the way we work, live and connect with one another — and it’s happening so fast that it’s pushing us to new heights of stress, fear and uncertainty.

    Brigid Shulte, Director of the Better Life Lab at the New America Foundation, joins Jennifer to talk about work and life in the time of Covid — and the basic supports still needed to protect both.

    Please help us grow: Rate, review and subscribe to The Breadwinners!

    Episode Links
    Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time
    https://www.amazon.com/No-Excuses-Women-Change-Think/dp/1580053882

    Crisis Conversations — Live from Better Life Lab
    https://www.newamerica.org/better-life-lab/events/online-crisis-conversations-live-from-better-life-lab-4/

    Tear Up Your Pandemic To-Do List
    https://forge.medium.com/tear-up-your-pandemic-to-do-list-453add9e3eec

    Which Companies Still Aren’t Offering Paid Sick Days?
    https://www.newamerica.org/better-life-lab/reports/which-companies-still-arent-offering-paid-sick-days/

    Want more Jennifer? Visit Jennwork: www.jennwork.com
    Want more Rachael? Visit Reworking Parents: www.reworkingparents.com
    Want more Brigid? Visit Better Life Lab: https://www.newamerica.org/better-life-lab/

    Our music is “Run for your Money,” by Devil and Perfects. Listen to them on Spotify.

    Is There a Business Case for Returning to the Office?

    Is There a Business Case for Returning to the Office?

    As some employers start to reopen their workplaces, two-thirds of Americans say they are worried about returning to their desks. But how much of our work still needs to be done onsite, and how much can be done at home?

    In this episode, Rachael + Jennifer consider the questions that need to be asked — and answered — as we consider returning to the office.

    How are you juggling home, work and family now? Tell us your story at TheBreadwinnerspodcast.com. Help us tell the stories that mean the most to you.

    Please help us grow: Rate, review and subscribe to The Breadwinners!

    Episode Links
    Is America ready to return to work and get back to business?
    https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/covid-19-back-to-work/

    Working from home is here to stay, even when the economy reopens
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/11/work-from-home-is-here-to-stay-after-coronavirus.html

    Twitter Will Let Employees Work From Home Permanently
    https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/twitter-work-from-home-forever-coronavirus-1234604586/

    I’m A Psychologist. Here’s How Employers Can Help Workers Get Through This Pandemic
    https://www.fastcompany.com/90493478/im-a-psychologist-heres-how-employers-can-help-workers-get-through-this-pandemic

    Want more Jennifer? Visit Jennwork: www.jennwork.com.
    Want more Rachael? Visit Reworking Parents: www.reworkingparents.com

    Our music is “Run for your Money,” by Devil and Perfects. Listen to them on Spotify.

    It’s Time to ‘Carpe the Chaos’ and Take the Lead

    It’s Time to ‘Carpe the Chaos’ and Take the Lead

    "You need to know how to play the game in order to change it. But you also have a responsibility to change it while you're playing it."

    In this episode, Jennifer is joined by Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead, which aims to propel women to take their fair share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025.

    Its 50 Women Can Change the World leadership program is now focused on serving women in journalism and applications to join its group are now open at 50womencan.com.

    Please help us grow: Rate, review and subscribe to The Breadwinners wherever you listen to podcasts!

    Episode Links
    No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power
    https://www.amazon.com/No-Excuses-Women-Change-Think/dp/1580053882

    The Ms. Q&A: Gloria Feldt Wants More Women Empowered and in Power
    https://msmagazine.com/2019/09/23/the-ms-qa-gloria-feldt-wants-more-women-to-be-empowered-and-in-power/

    Leading In Chaos: How Resilient Are You?
    https://www.taketheleadwomen.com/blog/leading-in-chaos-how-resilient-are-you

    Lean In: Women in the Workplace 2019
    https://womenintheworkplace.com/

    Pew: The Data on Women Leaders
    https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/fact-sheet/the-data-on-women-leaders/

    Center for American Progress: The Women’s Leadership Gap
    https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/reports/2018/11/20/461273/womens-leadership-gap-2/

    Want more Jennifer? Visit Jennwork: www.jennwork.com
    Want more Rachael? Visit Reworking Parents: www.reworkingparents.com
    Want more Gloria? Visit Take the Lead: www.taketheleadwomen.com/

    Our music is “Run for your Money,” by Devil and Perfects. Listen to them on Spotify.

    Why Are So Many Essential Breadwinners So Underpaid?

    Why Are So Many Essential Breadwinners So Underpaid?

    Women represent nearly two-thirds of the workforce in the 40 lowest-paying jobs, many of which are now considered essential. Nevertheless, at least 36 percent, or 13 million, of these workers earn less than $15 per hour.

    In this episode, we consider breadwinners in low-paid occupations such as food services, healthcare and retail and the added struggles they now face in the pandemic.

    How are you juggling home, work and family now? Tell us your story at TheBreadwinnerspodcast.com. Help us tell the stories that mean the most to you.

    Help us grow: Rate, review and subscribe to The Breadwinners on Apple podcasts.

    Episode Links
    When Hard Work Is Not Enough: Women in Low-Paid Jobs
    https://nwlc-ciw49tixgw5lbab.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Women-in-Low-Paid-Jobs-report_pp04-FINAL-4.2.pdf

    Snapshot of the COVID Crisis Impact on Working Families
    https://econofact.org/snapshot-of-the-covid-crisis-impact-on-working-families

    States Are Stepping Up with Emergency Child Care Solutions for Frontline Essential Personnel in Response to COVID-19
    https://tcf.org/content/commentary/states-stepping-emergency-child-care-solutions-frontline-essential-personnel-response-covid-19/

    22 Million Americans Have Now Filed For Unemployment In The Last 4 Weeks
    https://www.npr.org/2020/04/16/836424302/22-million-americans-have-now-filed-for-unemployment-in-the-last-4-weeks

    Tens of Millions of Americans Are Risking Their Lives for Less Than $15/Hr
    https://www.newamerica.org/public-interest-technology/blog/tens-millions-americans-are-risking-their-lives-less-15hr/

    Fear and Hoarding in the Time of Coronavirus: Invest in Child Care, Not Private Jets
    https://msmagazine.com/2020/05/04/fear-and-hoarding-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-invest-in-child-care-not-private-jets/

    Want more Jennifer? Visit Jennwork: www.jennwork.com.
    Want more Rachael? Visit Reworking Parents: www.reworkingparents.com

    Our music is “Run for your Money,” by Devil and Perfects. Listen to them on Spotify.

    Why Do So Many Men See Women Doing Well in the Job Market as a Threat?

    Why Do So Many Men See Women Doing Well in the Job Market as a Threat?

    Today a majority of men believe they face at least a little bit of discrimination in the workplace due to their gender — and thus, any gain for women is seen as a loss for them.

    In this episode, Rachael + researchers Yasemin BesenCassino (Montclair State University) and Dan Cassino (Fairleigh Dickinson University) consider their research into breadwinning’s impact on masculinity, gender disparities, and relationships — and what it might predict about our post-pandemic lives.

    Tell us your breadwinning story at TheBreadwinnerspodcast.com. Help us tell the stories that mean the most to you.

    Please help us grow: Rate, review and subscribe to The Breadwinners on Apple podcasts!

    Episode Links
    Women Academics Seem To Be Submitting Fewer Papers During Coronavirus. ‘Never Seen Anything Like It,’ Says One Editor
    https://www.thelily.com/women-academics-seem-to-be-submitting-fewer-papers-during-coronavirus-never-seen-anything-like-it-says-one-editor/

    Why More American Men Feel Discriminated Against
    https://hbr.org/2016/09/why-more-american-men-feel-discriminated-against

    Emasculated Men Refuse to Do Chores—Except Cooking
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/10/the-only-chore-men-will-do-is-cook/505067

    The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1439913498/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1490642131&sr=8-7&keywords=yasemin+besen

    Want more Jennifer? Visit Jennwork: www.jennwork.com
    Want more Rachael? Visit Reworking Parents: www.reworkingparents.com
    Want more Dan? Visit Fairleigh Dickinson University: www.fdu.edu
    Want more Yasemin? Visit Montclair State University: https://www.montclair.edu/

    Our music is “Run for your Money,” by Devil and Perfects. Listen to them on Spotify.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

lorinits ,

Motivating

As the primary breadwinner in my family, this podcast makes me feel less alone and gives me lots to think about. Let’s get out there and win some bread!

kokopele ,

Timely

Such important topics for us to be thinking and processing. Thank you!

Kate384 ,

Looking forward to more!

As a primary breadwinner by chance, I loved the first episode and am looking forward to more!

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