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Women’s experiences at work can be challenging, rewarding, and downright ugly – sometimes in the same week. The Broad Experience sparks candid conversations about women, men, careers, and success. We discuss the stuff everyone’s thinking about, but not always talking about. Leaves you feeling more enlightened, less alone. Hosted by journalist Ashley Milne-Tyte.
 

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Women’s experiences at work can be challenging, rewarding, and downright ugly – sometimes in the same week. The Broad Experience sparks candid conversations about women, men, careers, and success. We discuss the stuff everyone’s thinking about, but not always talking about. Leaves you feeling more enlightened, less alone. Hosted by journalist Ashley Milne-Tyte.
 

    Episode 168: Home Alone

    Episode 168: Home Alone

    Being single is a lifestyle choice for some women and an unwelcome reality for others. In this episode we meet three women, each with different perspectives on living and working alone, especially during a pandemic. Retired professor Joan DelFattore has been happily single for decades. Susie, a consultant, is mourning the lack of a husband and children. Her isolation during Covid just makes everything feel worse - particularly when HR seems fixated on families. And psychotherapist Magali Rozenfeld says being by yourself can provide unexpected opportunities for growth.
     
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    • 30 min
    Episode 167: Power and Body Language (re-release)

    Episode 167: Power and Body Language (re-release)

    Today we revisit the theme of body language in the workplace: hunching, spread legs, eye contact, and kissing - all in a business setting. We meet Yale psychology professor Marianne LaFrance, who discusses how men and women play up their power, or lack of it, through non-verbal communication. And Financial Times journalist Elaine Moore talks about how she deals with unwanted male kisses at business meetings. 
     
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    • 21 min
    Episode 166: How to Work Better from Home - a conversation with Laura Vanderkam

    Episode 166: How to Work Better from Home - a conversation with Laura Vanderkam

    Working from home is the new normal for a lot of us. But that doesn't mean we like it. Or that we're good at it. In this episode I sit down with Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and, most recently, The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home. Working from your house or apartment has taken on new meaning - and stress - in the pandemic. But Laura says there are ways to gain focus, force yourself to stop at the end of the day, and make the rhythm of the whole thing work for you. WFH won't go away when the pandemic does, but doing it well is a skill that most of us need a little help mastering.
     
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    • 24 min
    Episode 165: Yes, You Can Negotiate During Covid

    Episode 165: Yes, You Can Negotiate During Covid

    Now may not seem like the best time to ask for what you want at work, whether that's more money, a new title, or more time off. Everyone's under stress and putting in extra hours, right? But this situation isn't ending any time soon. And you may be about to burn out. So why NOT ask for what you want and need?


    In this episode we meet negotiation coach Fotini Iconomopoulos. We talk about her background as a child of Greek immigrants and what that taught her about advocating for herself. And we discuss how women in particular can stop their empathy getting in the way of reaching their goals. Because you can improve your situation, even during tough times.
     
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    • 25 min
    Episode 164: Hard Conversations

    Episode 164: Hard Conversations

    In this show we meet a small business owner, Rachel Garrett who specializes in boosting women's careers - only to find that during Covid, her own was flagging. She is far from alone. We now know that in September, four times as many women than men left the US workforce thanks to the pressures of the pandemic. Rachel and I discuss the difficult conversations she started at home about whose career was getting priority, and why it's important - even now - that women don't put themselves on the sidelines.
     
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    • 20 min
    Episode 163: No Kids. Working Hard.

    Episode 163: No Kids. Working Hard.

    We're still in a pandemic and we know women's careers are suffering. So many of us are managing working from home and family at the same time. But what if you don't have kids, or your children are grown up? In this show we meet two child-free women with different experiences of work during Covid. One feels her career is thriving. The other wonders what ambition means anymore when she just wants to get offline before midnight.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
504 Ratings

504 Ratings

Amber B CC ,

Anything but Typical Career Advice!

Ashley’s journalistic tenacity delivers off-beat and unique stories that intrigue and excite! This is not another dull career advice podcast. Each episode is thought-provoking and inspiring! 5 stars!

-Amber Beam, Career Coach

nyckbabeeee ,

Always Interesting

This podcast always takes topics that could seem dry or only applicable to women and examines them in a thoughtful and intriguing way. I love listening to it and learning from/relating to every episode. Thank you!

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Great informative interviews

Lots of variety, interesting people and insightful questions. Something for everyone.

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