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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 and less alone. Hosted by journalist Ashley Milne-Tyte. 
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The Broad Experience The Broad Experience

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    • 4.9 • 518 Ratings

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 and less alone. Hosted by journalist Ashley Milne-Tyte. 
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    Episode 194: How to Confront Bias

    Episode 194: How to Confront Bias

    In this episode my guests Raina Brands and Aneeta Rattan share ideas about how to call out bias so it can’t sit there in the background, subtly undermining our progress.
    Confronting bias can seem intimidating to many women. It means awkwardness, and making people (including us) feel uncomfortable.
    But as you heard if you listened to the last show with Raina, causing discomfort is no reason not to call out unfairness when we see it. Aneeta describes how she treads the fine line of her own discomfort in speaking up, vs. continuing to exist in a biased system. Raina and Aneeta are both professors who run the site Career Equally. This show is full of ideas on how to 'de-bias' your career.

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    • 22 min
    Episode 193: Bucking the System

    Episode 193: Bucking the System

    I knew I wanted to talk to Professor Raina Brands when I spotted a tweet of hers last year in which she revealed that her CV contained some updated, and quite personal, information - information most of us wouldn’t reveal to an employer.
    In this episode Raina discusses her project to help women ‘de-bias’ their careers, something she and her colleague Aneeta Rattan write about on their site, Career Equally. She explains what that means, why it’s important, and how we can get started. She also talks about why she decided to get personal in public and what the response has been.

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    • 18 min
    Episode 192: Better in Scandinavia (re-release)

    Episode 192: Better in Scandinavia (re-release)

    This time we're revisiting an episode about working women in the Nordic countries.
    Scandinavia has a reputation for equality and excellent work/life balance. American women look enviously at these nations as they scrape together a short maternity leave or finish another 10-hour day. But here's the paradox: there are just as few women in powerful roles in Scandinavia as there are in the US. Three women in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark take us behind the scenes to find out why.

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    • 28 min
    Episode 191: Woman in Command: Life in the Army

    Episode 191: Woman in Command: Life in the Army

    In her early twenties, bored by her office job, Kelly joined the British Army for a life of adventure. This was just before 9/11. She’d grown up a relatively conflict-free world. Suddenly everything changed.
    Kelly spent almost 19 years in the Army doing multiple jobs in different parts of the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. She loved much of what Army life gave her. Other things were less appealing, from sexual harassment to fellow officers who couldn’t handle women in authority...to the loneliness of being a woman in command when one of your soldiers is killed.
    In this show Kelly - who asked me not to use her last name so she could speak freely - looks back on her career, what she learned, and what she wishes could have been different in the ultimate male environment.

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    • 32 min
    Episode 190: Difficult Relationships: managing drama at work

    Episode 190: Difficult Relationships: managing drama at work

    Business and economics reporter Stacey Vanek Smith has not only reported on the gender pay gap and other workplace discrimination, she’s experienced it firsthand. But it hasn’t put her off the workplace. Far from it. In her book, Machiavelli for Women, she explores how women can thrive in a setting that was not designed for them.
    In this show - the tenth anniversary episode of The Broad Experience - we focus on a few areas that are rarely discussed, in particular the relationships women have with other women at work, and how to manage them when things get tricky. We delve into the inequities mothers face after coming back from parental leave, and our shared experience of receiving vague, discouraging and useless feedback - and what to do next.

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    • 27 min
    Episode 189: Stop Telling Women to Find an Equal Partner

    Episode 189: Stop Telling Women to Find an Equal Partner

    Bobbi Thomason studies gender for a living. She was aware of the pitfalls couples can fall into, even those who assumed their relationship would be absolutely equal. Still, when her own marriage foundered over career equality (or the lack of it), she was gutted. At the same time she was reading social media comments urging women to demand a ‘50/50 partner.’ ‘I tried that,’ she thought, ‘and it didn’t work.’
    In this episode we hear Bobbi’s story. She says sticking to her belief that she deserved a partner as willing to sacrifice for her as she was for him, has cost her a great deal. But she’s learned through academic research and personal experience that support comes in many forms, and that all women need a ‘village’ to get ahead.


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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
518 Ratings

518 Ratings

Wellth Works ,

Great and interesting podcast for no-nonsense career advice!

I love the different nature of this podcast - its like storytelling and part interviewing in a way that makes for compelling listening! Looking forward to more episodes.

ShanDemps ,

Fantastic

What a compelling podcast! Great research and anecdotes, easy to listen to, I’ve just listened to all of the episodes in a row!

oliviabaker13 ,

Enlightening, engaging, and inspiring! 🙏

If you’re looking for advice on how to navigate your career or pondering how you fit in to the greater business landscape - hit the subscribe button. This is not your average career advice show. Ashley’s journalism background is on full display as she does a fantastic job leading conversations with so many interesting guests across fields. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to this empowering podcast!

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