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Welcome to The Femails, a podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. Isn’t it about time a podcast covering work also covered all things women? Yea, we thought so, too. Join our host, Career Contessa CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, as she interviews a variety of women about their explorations, failures, triumphs, and takes a real-talk approach to women’s career development. Visit www.CareerContessa.com for more female-forward career advice and exclusive content on Instagram at @careercontessa. We guarantee to make you LOL in your cubicle. Theme Music: Ethan Edenburg

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Welcome to The Femails, a podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. Isn’t it about time a podcast covering work also covered all things women? Yea, we thought so, too. Join our host, Career Contessa CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, as she interviews a variety of women about their explorations, failures, triumphs, and takes a real-talk approach to women’s career development. Visit www.CareerContessa.com for more female-forward career advice and exclusive content on Instagram at @careercontessa. We guarantee to make you LOL in your cubicle. Theme Music: Ethan Edenburg

    How to Be Actively Anti-Racist at Work + Life

    How to Be Actively Anti-Racist at Work + Life

    As you’ve probably seen in other messaging across Career Contessa, we stand in solidarity with the Black community against racism, hate, and injustice. Silence and complacency have no place in our world and especially not on our platform or on this podcast.

    Our values and humanity have called us to action and that includes learning how to be actively anti-racist. In today’s episode we’re joined again by Felicia Jadczak and Rachel Murray, the founders of She+ Geeks Out, to share education around antiracism and actionable ways white and non-Black people can be allies to people of color at work—and life. This is the time to take action and join Career Contessa in this ongoing education around racism and white privilege.

    Show Notes
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP
    How to Navigate Power & Privilege in The Workplace: https://apple.co/37zdFoN
    Antiracism Resources from Girls Night In: https://bit.ly/36NYVn5
    Journal Prompt for Talking About White Privilege: https://bit.ly/36VawR8 
    She+ Geeks Out Resources: https://bit.ly/2XPK9YS
    Places to Donate: https://bit.ly/3eGaTSg
    Experts
    Felicia Jadczak: https://bit.ly/3cnNnrG
    Rachel Murray: https://bit.ly/3doFnYT
    She+ Geeks Out: https://bit.ly/3eCYzlR 
    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)

    • 53 min
    Managing Up: Achieve Success in the Workplace with Any Type of Boss

    Managing Up: Achieve Success in the Workplace with Any Type of Boss

    Often, leadership focuses on how to manage others, specifically on how to manage and lead those that you directly supervise however it is also equally important to manage your supervisor, aka managing “up”. Managing your boss is a skill and that’s why we invited Jackie Ross, author and managing up expert, to share four tips for managing up successfully. Plus, on Dear Career Contessa, we’ll help a reader determine where to start her career transition when the advice “find your passion” isn’t working for her.

    Show Notes
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP 
    The New Manager Manual: http://bit.ly/2MWpmOw
    Figure Out Your Next Career Move: http://bit.ly/2SY4P04
    Power Moves book: https://amzn.to/2X1EQWZ

    Expert
    Jackie Ross: https://bit.ly/2WLAbsc
    Manage Up! book: https://amzn.to/2yxdRcm 
    Sponsors
    Acuity: https://bit.ly/3cqVAwh
    Hydrant: https://bit.ly/2XviBHX 
    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)

    • 36 min
    Is My Career On Hold? How to Move Forward

    Is My Career On Hold? How to Move Forward

    Bonus episode! We’re discussing what to do if you feel like your career is on hold right now due to Coronavirus and what you can do about it. To help us tackle this topic, we’ve invited Career Contessa coaches Angela Howard and Jane Scudder to provide advice and their #1 piece of advice for women looking to pivot and reboot their careers right now.
    Show Notes
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP
    Hire a Mentor Career Coaching: http://bit.ly/38FbDof
    Angela Howard Coaching Profile: https://bit.ly/3cQyXBo
    Jane Scudder Coaching Profile: https://bit.ly/2Zo6Upg
    Experts
    Angela Howard: https://bit.ly/2zPPpmV
    Jane Scudder: https://bit.ly/3e7Db8e
    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)
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    • 24 min
    The Femails Presents: Money Power Moves

    The Femails Presents: Money Power Moves

    In episode four of our month-long Power Moves series, we’re discussing money. We’ll go over why your self-worth is not your net-worth and three money power moves that you can do today. Lauen McGoodwin’s book, Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose is out now! On Dear Career Contessa we’re answering the question, “How can I succeed in my career despite the lack of team player-ness of the department heads in my building?”
    Show Notes:
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP 
    48-Hour Finance Makeover: https://bit.ly/39kJ8eX
    The GIMME: http://bit.ly/2MZV1hY
    The Salary Project: http://bit.ly/2FrCkj6
    Communication User Manual: https://bit.ly/2ZkeHnW
    Power Moves Order: https://bit.ly/3cX2Tvn 
    Sponsors:
    Acuity: https://bit.ly/3cqVAwh
    Causebox: https://bit.ly/2WMujyH
    Mejuri: https://bit.ly/3g7YcRT
    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)

    • 46 min
    How to Write the Perfect Pitch For Everything in Your Life

    How to Write the Perfect Pitch For Everything in Your Life

    Today we’re discussing how to write the perfect pitch for anything in your life.  One of the most popular resources on Career Contessa are our downloadable email templates and since we know how important pitching is as a skill, we decided we really needed to make an episode dedicated to the art of writing a successful email pitch—with templates included as examples! To help, we’ve invited Marisel Salazar on the show to give you inside advice on what makes an eye-catching pitch directly from someone who's entire professional life is pitching (and being pitched to) as a food writer. Plus, Marisel is also giving away a 30-min. personal pitch session to one lucky winner. To enter, leave a review on iTunes about this episode with your Instagram or Twitter handle included. The winner will be selected by May 30, 2020.
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 37 min
    The Femails Presents: Career Power Moves

    The Femails Presents: Career Power Moves

    In episode three of our month-long Power Moves series, we’re discussing careers. We’ll go over what career power moves are and three career power moves that you can do today. Lauren McGoodwin’s book, Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose is out now! On Dear Career Contessa we’re answering the question, “Do you have any tips or resources to help me overcome my nervousness at interviews?”
    Show Notes:
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP
    Setting a Career Vision:  https://bit.ly/35Wdmoz
    Interview Flashcards: http://bit.ly/2V1eweX
    Power Moves Pre-Order: https://bit.ly/3cX2Tvn 
    Sponsor:
    Acuity: https://bit.ly/3cqVAwh
    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

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Highly Recommend to any Boss Babe

Love love LOVE Lauren and the clear and insightful way she explains how to navigate the professional world! Wish this resource had existed years ago when I first graduated college. But that’s the beauty of this podcast and Career Contessa - there are useful tips for boss babes at any stage of their career! Highly recommend! Can’t wait to get read her book!

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Rachel Gurj ,

So informative and valuable!!!

Loved this episode! Marisel shared so many important points. I think anyone who has pitched before (unsuccessfully) or starting out needs to listen to this episode if you want to take your pitches to the next level! @rachelgurjar

Mtab ,

Valuable lessons for any point of your career

What I love about this podcast is the topics are relevant and timely for women no matter what your career field is. Listening to the most recent podcast about crafting the perfect pitch, I loved hearing that a little research goes a long way and to be considerate about your timing if you want to get the right response to your pitch! Thanks for providing this resource.

(IG: @marytab)

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