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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 Navigate a Toxic Workplace

    How to Navigate a Toxic Workplace

    We’re discussing toxic workplaces— the signs to watch out for, when you know your workplace is indeed toxic, and how to get out. We are joined by D'arby Rose, a filmmaker, artist, consultant and co-founder of Color Film, who will share her best advice on navigating toxicity in the workplace + the questions you need to ask yourself before you accept a new role. Don’t get stuck in another toxic work environment!

    Show Notes
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
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    Power Moves book: https://amzn.to/2X1EQWZ
    Dr. Sasha Heinz Episode: https://apple.co/3eGIdcE
    Launch a Job Search in 24-Hours Worksheet: http://bit.ly/35sWZ0X
    Experts
    D’arby Rose/ Color Film: https://bit.ly/2WjpImZ
    D’arby Rose Patreon: https://bit.ly/3fuZcyK 
    Offers
    The 24-Hour Resume Makeover: https://bit.ly/3j2dQQ1
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    • 34 min
    Black Women in The Workplace: 4 Friends on What It's Like to Be Black, Female, and Working in America

    Black Women in The Workplace: 4 Friends on What It's Like to Be Black, Female, and Working in America

    Welcome to our special series called “Black Women In…” co-hosted by Career Contessa coach, Chei Burris. On our first episode, Chei is joined by her three ambitious Black female friends to discuss being a Black woman in the workforce. Listen and learn from an engaging and educational take on Happy Hour as Chei, Jasmine, Stephanie, and Neveah share their experiences, advice, and takeaways. Plus, be sure to enter our giveaway for a Career Contessa coaching session valued at $200. Just leave a review of The Femails on Apple podcasts telling us one thing you’ve learned since listening to The Femails and end your comment with your Instagram handle so we can reach out to you if you win. Winner will be picked on August 18th, 2020.
    Show Notes:
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    Career Coaching Service: http://bit.ly/38FbDof
    Chei Burris Career Coach: https://bit.ly/2VYRPb7
    Experts:
    Chei Burris LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/31VYerc
    Chei Burris Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ZaudlJ  
    Jasmine Anderson LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2AJBaAZ
    Stephanie Kimou LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3eeqmZh
    Stephanie Kimou Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Zdy01F
    Neveah Bradshaw LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3gEr1EP
    Neveah Bradshaw Instagram: https://bit.ly/2ZcoH25  
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    • 53 min
    How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset

    How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset

    We’re discussing how you can train your brain (yes, you can do such a thing) to have a growth mindset with Career Contessa coach Kristin Evenson. Kristin teaches you how fixed mindset tendencies including the brain’s negativity bias and threat state can keep you from growing and four actionable steps to help you reframe from a fixed to a growth mindset. Plus, Alex Bader, a Hulu recruiter, is back to answer your job search questions on Dear Career Contessa.

    Show Notes
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP  
    Power Moves book: https://amzn.to/2X1EQWZ
    Career Coaching: http://bit.ly/38FbDof

    Experts
    Kristin Evenson Career Coach: https://bit.ly/39076gX
    Alex Bader LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2YB997K 
    Sponsors
    Miro: https://bit.ly/30u3Bxb
    Side Hustle Quiz: http://bit.ly/35yxStP
    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)

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    • 39 min
    How To Answer Any Job Interview Question

    How To Answer Any Job Interview Question

    Behavioral interview questions require candidates to share examples of specific situations they’ve been in where they had to use certain skills. These are also probably the most dreaded interview questions—those “tell me about a time when…” questions we all hope we don’t get asked. By using Story Circles you can learn how to answer any interview question. That’s why this episode is dedicated to teaching you this unique technique. We’ll also hear from Ali O’Reilly, a career coach and expert on this strategy. In “Dear Career Contessa,” we’ll help a reader who feels undervalued as a manager of a new team and what she can do to move forward.

    Show Notes:
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP
    Job Interview Flashcards: http://bit.ly/2V1eweX
    Career Coaching Service: http://bit.ly/38FbDof
    More advice on this topic: http://bit.ly/2mE7lu5 

    Experts:
    Ali O’Reilly: http://bit.ly/2SGqPvL

    Ads:
    Online Courses: http://bit.ly/2vzyuDu
    Power Moves Book: https://bit.ly/2AE3nbZ
    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)

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    • 34 min
    Overcome The Frozen (Middle) Career Stage

    Overcome The Frozen (Middle) Career Stage

    Have you ever felt like your career stalled out? Or like you were in a frozen career stage once you got to middle management. This is actually pretty common, however, Amina AlTai, a career and business coach, will explain why the frozen middle is an under resourced and overlooked segment that, if supported correctly, could turn businesses around. Plus, on Dear Career Contessa, we’re joined by Hulu Recruiter Alex Bader to answer your most pressing questions!

    Show Notes
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP  
    Power Moves book: https://amzn.to/2X1EQWZ
    Career Coaching: http://bit.ly/38FbDof
    The Salary Project: http://bit.ly/2FrCkj6
    Experts
    Amina AlTai website: https://bit.ly/2A68p0W
    Amina AlTai Instagram: https://bit.ly/2AaYcjY
    Amina’s Genius Worksheet: https://bit.ly/31yA2uW
    Alex Bader: https://bit.ly/2YB997K 
    Sponsors
    Issuu: https://bit.ly/2BdfGN4

    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)
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    • 40 min
    5 Actions to Create a More Inclusive Workplace

    5 Actions to Create a More Inclusive Workplace

    Building inclusive workplaces don’t happen overnight. They require consistent learning, changes in habits, and leadership’s commitment. However, when companies do create inclusive workplaces, the benefits are extremely valuable. Learn five actions you and your company can take to create an inclusive workplace with Karen Catlin of Better Allies. Plus, on Dear Career Contessa, we’ll answer how to tell someone “no” to an informational interview request.

    Show Notes
    Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW
    Follow Career Contessa: http://bit.ly/2TMH2QP  
    Power Moves book: https://amzn.to/2X1EQWZ
    50 Potential Privileges Worksheet: https://bit.ly/31aAhvW
    Caroline Turner Leadership podcast: https://apple.co/3hTgvuU
    Expert
    Karen Catlin: https://bit.ly/2YrG0fl
    BetterAllies Website: https://bit.ly/2A2dis0
    Weekly Newsletter: https://bit.ly/2ASnYKd 
    Sponsors
    Miro: https://bit.ly/30u3Bxb

    Submit Your Career Questions:
    Email us: info@careercontessa.com
    DM us: @careercontessa on Instagram
    Call us: 844-FEMAILS (336-2457)

    Start collaborating for free at Miro.com/FEMAILS

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

AlysonEP ,

Perfect for anyone navigating a career transition

The Femails is a wealth of knowledge for all women working through career transitions. One of my biggest takeaways -I’ve learned so much about navigating salary negotiation and love having the salary project as a reference point! (@lifeee.with.alyson)

Clare Kindness ,

Career Mentors in my phone

Lauren and getting team are amazing. I’ve taken many pieces of advice to heart including emailing my manager at the beginning of the week with my priorities and then again at the end of the week my list of accomplishments. He told me that he was very thankful and happy that I was doing this. Thanks guys!!

Cgiu ,

💕LOVE

Femails and Career Contessa have been so incredibly impactful during this period of deep uncertainty. I was laid off as a result of COVID-19 and have been fearful and experiencing imposter syndrome and I have learned so much and have started to regain my confidence listening to these podcasts and CC webinars (free access right now). So grateful!

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