20 episodes

The Manifista podcast explores the career paths of ambitious women and how they charted their own unique path to success. Each episode we have fresh and inspiring conversations with successful women about their careers the lessons they've learned along the way. We also have spirited discussions about issues such as managing your fertility, balancing career and home life, how to know when it's time to quit or start a new job, salary negotiation and why we should all care about childcare policy.

The Manifista Podcast with Portia Mount Portia Mount

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The Manifista podcast explores the career paths of ambitious women and how they charted their own unique path to success. Each episode we have fresh and inspiring conversations with successful women about their careers the lessons they've learned along the way. We also have spirited discussions about issues such as managing your fertility, balancing career and home life, how to know when it's time to quit or start a new job, salary negotiation and why we should all care about childcare policy.

    Bonus EP: Advancing Women of Color with Best-Selling Author Minda Harts

    Bonus EP: Advancing Women of Color with Best-Selling Author Minda Harts

    “Find spaces that celebrate you and not tolerate you” - Minda Harts
    In this bonus episode of The Manifista Podcast, host Portia Mount sits down with New York Times bestselling author, Minda Harts. They talk about her new book, Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace, the follow-up to her bestselling book and corporate survival guide, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. They take a personal look at how Minda has used the pandemic to refine her priorities, how she balances her busy life as an author, keynote speaker and university lecturer, and the advice she has for all women. The future is female, let’s get started. 
    Have a question or comment? Email us at themanifista@gmail.com.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Mindaharts.com
    Minda Harts on IG
    Minda Harts on Twitter
    Minda Harts on LinkedIn
    #SECURETHESEAT Podcast with Minda Harts
    Books:
    The Memo by Minda Harts
    Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace by Minda Harts (pre-order)
    More Than Magic: Black and Brown Girls Claiming Their Space by Minda Harts (pre-order)
    Dare To Lead by Brene Brown
    Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab
    Tools:
    Trello
    Slack 

    • 42 min
    Gender Justice with Eve Rodsky

    Gender Justice with Eve Rodsky

    “This is a political movement to value care but it's also a personal movement to start treating our homes as our most important organizations" - Eve Rodsky
    In the final episode of season two host Portia Mount sits down with Eve Rodsky, New York Times best selling author of the book Fair Play. They talk about her early years as a child growing up on the Lower East Side in New York, the crucial life lessons she learned from her mother and how Eve’s early career planted the seeds for her success today. You will hear how she’s on a mission to change society one partnership at a time by unburdening women from unpaid labor. The future is female, let’s get started!
    Have a question or comment? Email us at themanifista@gmail.com.
    Resources Mentioned 
    Eve Rodsky
    Fair Play Life
    Fair Play a book by Eve Rodsky
    The Memo a book by Minda Harts
    The Fix a book by Michelle King
    Justina Blakeney
    This episode is supported by Public.com, the first investing social network where members can own fractional shares of stocks and ETFs, follow popular creators, and share ideas within a community of investors. Download the app to get started today. 
    Offer valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. There may be other fees associated with trading. See Public.com/disclosures for details.

    • 58 min
    The Future for Working Mothers with Audrey Goodson Kingo

    The Future for Working Mothers with Audrey Goodson Kingo

    “The thing that's tough on moms is the mental labor”  - Audrey Goodson Kingo
    In this episode host Portia Mount sits down with Audrey Goodson Kingo, journalist and former editor in chief of workingmother.com. As a working mother herself, Audrey has been writing for years about the challenges for working mothers, whether it is childcare, family leave or other policies that impact our lives. Now, nearly a year and a half into the pandemic, we talk about what's ahead for working mothers as we emerge into our new normal. Trends and issues she's keeping an eye on and an exciting new project she is launching through workingmother.com. The future is female, let’s get started. 
    Have a question or comment? Email us at themanifista@gmail.com.
    Resources Mentioned 
    Workingmother.com
    Workingmother.com research papers
    Picniic family organizer
    Cozi family organizer
    Burbio's school opening tracker
    Audrey Goodson Kingo on Twitter
    Working Mother Ultimate Guide to Working from Home
    Fair Play, a book by Eve Rodsky 

    This episode is supported by Public.com, the first investing social network where members can own fractional shares of stocks and ETFs, follow popular creators, and share ideas within a community of investors. Download the app to get started today. 
    Offer valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. There may be other fees associated with trading. See Public.com/disclosures for details.

    • 46 min
    Resiliency & Adapting to Change with Molly Birnbaum

    Resiliency & Adapting to Change with Molly Birnbaum

    “ I realized that I couldn't smell ” - Molly Birnbaum
    In this episode host Portia Mounts sits down with Molly Birnbaum, editor in chief of America's Test Kitchen Kids. They explore Molly’s passion for food and cooking and the major life change that altered her goal of becoming a chef but ultimately opened her up to a whole new way of looking at food. They talk about bouncing back from failure and what she is learning building a new business centered around kids. Molly's story is a story of resilience, hope, tenacity and flexibility. One that will resonate with listeners given the time we are living in.
    Have a question or comment? Email us at themanifista@gmail.com.
    Resources Mentioned 
    Molly Birnbaum
    Season to Taste, a book by Molly Birnbaum
    Cook’s Illustrated
    The Science of Good Cooking
    America’s Test Kitchen Kids
    Test Kitchen Kids on Instagram
    The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
    Ember Mug
    A Visit From the Goon Squad, a book by Jennifer Egan
    The Great Alone, a book by Kristin Hannah

    This episode is supported by Public.com, the first investing social network where members can own fractional shares of stocks and ETFs, follow popular creators, and share ideas within a community of investors. Download the app to get started today. 
    Offer valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. There may be other fees associated with trading. See Public.com/disclosures for details.

    • 57 min
    Discovering Your True Voice with Eda Roth

    Discovering Your True Voice with Eda Roth

    “Acting is not about putting things on, it’s about bringing things out” - Eda Roth
    In this episode host Portia Mount talks to actress and consultant Eda Roth. Eda is a trained actress who works as a business coach and consultant, specializing in bringing theatre based skills to business communications. We go deep on a topic that is often talked about but rarely understood, executive presence. We discuss what it really means and how women can access the deepest parts of themselves to uncover their true voice. The future is female, let’s get started.
    Have a question or comment? Email us at themanifista@gmail.com.
    Resources Mentioned
    Eda Roth 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Choices and tradeoffs in leadership with Jane Geraghty

    Choices and tradeoffs in leadership with Jane Geraghty

    “If you are really going to be the best version of yourself, you have to be present” - Jane Geraghty
    In this week’s episode host Portia Mount sits down with Jane Geraghty, group global CEO of branding powerhouse Landor & Fitch. They talk about the beginnings of her extraordinary career in advertising, dig into her philosophy on leadership and the choices and tradeoffs she's made to lead one of the world’s most renowned branding firms. And they explore the habits and routines she has adopted to help her manage her energy and her busy life not only as a CEO but as a mother. The future is female. Let’s get started. 
    Have a question or comment? Email us at themanifista@gmail.com.
    Resources Mentioned 
    Landor & Fitch
    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 

    • 46 min

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