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Inspiration meets practical advice in this podcast from the nation’s largest network of conferences for women in the workplace. For over 20 years, we’ve delivered insights from extraordinary women, such as Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, Indra Nooyi, Elizabeth Gilbert, Serena Williams, and Brené Brown. Now, Women Amplified offers you a taste of the Conference each month to enjoy from the comfort of your own phone! Hosted by award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee, you can expect true stories and real-world advice from the most brilliant and successful women out there. We cover topics around leadership, career advancement, self-care, transitions and other relevant issues that women face. This is your go-to listening experience to help you navigate life in your career and at home and bring your best “you” to all that you do!

Women Amplified The Conferences for Women

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    • 4.7 • 45 Ratings

Inspiration meets practical advice in this podcast from the nation’s largest network of conferences for women in the workplace. For over 20 years, we’ve delivered insights from extraordinary women, such as Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, Indra Nooyi, Elizabeth Gilbert, Serena Williams, and Brené Brown. Now, Women Amplified offers you a taste of the Conference each month to enjoy from the comfort of your own phone! Hosted by award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee, you can expect true stories and real-world advice from the most brilliant and successful women out there. We cover topics around leadership, career advancement, self-care, transitions and other relevant issues that women face. This is your go-to listening experience to help you navigate life in your career and at home and bring your best “you” to all that you do!

    No Such Thing As Normal — with Bryony Gordon

    No Such Thing As Normal — with Bryony Gordon

    One in four experience mental health issues every year and, in these strange and unsettling times, more of us than ever are struggling to cope. For journalist and mental health advocate Bryony Gordon, mental illness has been part of her life for decades — having struggled with OCD, depression, anxiety, and addiction. And while it led to some of her worst times… along her path to wellness, she realized that it also led to some of her most brilliant.

    Speaking candidly about her journey, she will offer a fresh perspective to help you vastly improve your mental well-being and determine when it’s time to meditate, medicate or seek counseling. Whether you’re feeling a little worried, anxious or blah, or coping with a more serious mental health challenge, you will leave feeling stronger and a little less alone.





    Bryony Gordon

    Bryony Gordon is an award-winning journalist, author and mental health campaigner. She is the writer of five Sunday Times best-selling books, including No Such Thing As Normal, Mad Girl and Glorious Rock Bottom. Her podcast, Mad World, has featured guests including Prince Harry, Mel B, and Nadiya Hussain. In 2016, she founded Mental Health Mates, a peer support group that is now established across the country. She lives in south London, with her husband and daughter. @bryonygordon

     

    Celeste Headlee

    Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, Heard Mentality, and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee

     





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    • 35 min
    Pursuing Happiness in the New Abnormal — with Jenn Lim of Delivering Happiness

    Pursuing Happiness in the New Abnormal — with Jenn Lim of Delivering Happiness

    The stigma around mental health is slowly dissipating. Organizations are more focused than ever on supporting the mental health of their employees. This progress is important, especially for professional women — who are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety and depression. The discrepancy is even more pronounced for mothers and women of color.

    In this episode, happiness expert Jenn Lim will talk about mental well-being and the pursuit of happiness in our new pandemic abnormal. We will explore Jenn’s “Greenhouse Model” to show how we can grow teams and businesses while first tending to our own personal greenhouses.

     

    This episode has been brought to you by Cisco.





    Jenn Lim

    Jenn Lim is the CEO of Delivering Happiness (DH), co-founded by Tony Hsieh (the late CEO of Zappos.com). DH was founded to create happier company cultures for a more profitable and sustainable approach to business. Delivering Happiness started as a book (New York Times and WSJ best-seller which sold one million copies worldwide), and evolved into a business consultancy and global movement that has impacted and inspired companies and organizations around the world. Lim’s mission is both simple and profound: to teach businesses how to create workplaces—led with happiness and humanity—that generate more profit, sustain all people at every level of the organization, and share how we can make an impact by being true to our authentic selves. In 2017, Lim was selected to be on the Global Happiness Council of Work and Wellbeing and in 2020, Delivering Happiness was placed on the Inc. 5000 list, becoming one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US. Lim helped create the world’s first series of Culture Books at Zappos.com, and has been featured in Fox Business, Inc., Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, The World Happiness Report, The Guardian, Fast Company, Thrive Global, and more. You can find Jenn speaking at events around the globe, on podcasts like The Dave Ramsey Show and Don Miller’s Building a Storybrand, working with organizations to create positive change in the world, or starting spontaneous dance parties with her friends and family. Jenn lives in the Oakland Hills, CA. Her new book is Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact. @byjennlim

     

     

    Celeste Headlee

    Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, Heard Mentality, and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee

     





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    • 34 min
    Making the Leap from Tactical Contributor to Strategic Leader | That’s a Good Question

    Making the Leap from Tactical Contributor to Strategic Leader | That’s a Good Question

    Making the transition from being a tactical contributor to a strategic leader can be daunting, especially if you have limited experience managing others. So what do you do when you’ve proven yourself and want to take your career to the next level but others making the decisions don’t see it that way?

    In this episode of That’s a Good Question, our listener finds herself in this very position. Between workload overload and feeling under-valued, unsupported, and frustrated she ultimately resigned to prioritize her self-preservation.

    Through active problem solving, practical advice and shared experiences, Celeste and special guest Ellen Lee offer tips and tricks to help our listener navigate a job search and make the leap into leadership — or determine if her next leap is a career change all around.

     





    Guest Expert: Ellen Lee

    Ellen Lee, TPM Director, has been leading large scale engineering programs at Google for over 18 years. In her tenure at Google, Ellen has helped to build Google’s first data centers as part of the Technical Infrastructure organization and is known for growing robust, execution driven Program Management Organizations inside of Geo and now for Core. As a T/PgM Steering Committee member, she is an ardent advocate for the value T/PgMs bring to Google’s overall success. Ellen is a strong advocate for building inclusive and diverse teams. She serves as DEI Council chair for Core and is the executive sponsor for Grow with Google’s first ever Project Management Certificate Program. Ellen is a founding member of Tech Advisors and plays an active role in advising and mentoring the next generation of Google leaders.



    Our Host: Celeste Headlee

    Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, Heard Mentality, and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee

     



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    • 30 min
    A Conversation with Best-Selling Author Zakiya Dalila Harris

    A Conversation with Best-Selling Author Zakiya Dalila Harris

    NOTE: We are aware of a few audio issues in parts of this conversation, but we couldn’t bear to cut any of it out! We hope you enjoy this unique and authentic conversation between two true role models as much as we did.

    Former editorial assistant Zakiya Dalila Harris became an instant best-selling author with the publication of The Other Black Girl, her debut novel about a Black woman navigating a nearly all-white company rife with subtle — and often unintentional — discrimination.

    This episode, a replay of an extraordinary session from the March 2022 California Conference for Women, features Harris in conversation with Target’s EVP and chief external engagement officer, Laysha Ward.

    Together they discuss the novel, navigating the workplace as a woman of color, and how we can create a greater sense of belonging at work and in life.

     



    Zakiya Dalila Harris

    ZAKIYA DALILA HARRIS is the author of the instant bestseller The Other Black Girl, her debut novel that has been named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, CrimeReads, Goodreads, Fortune, HypeBae, BBC, and more. It will also be adapted to a television series for Hulu, with Harris serving as co-writer and executive producer. Described as Devil Wears Prada meets Get Out, The Other Black Girl is a whip-smart commentary perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace. Harris’ writing initiates eye-opening and candid discussions that highlight the microaggressions, racism, and hierarchies that often develop in the workplace, especially in overwhelmingly white industries. Prior to working in publishing, Harris received her MFA in creative writing from The New School and her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. @zakiya_harris



    Guest Host Laysha Ward:

    LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership experience at Target. In 2017, Ward was named executive vice president, chief external engagement officer, overseeing Target’s enterprise-wide approach to engage and deepen relationships with cross-sector stakeholders to drive positive business and community impact. In 1991, Ward began her career with Target as a member of the store sales and management team of Marshall Fields in Chicago. In 2000, she was named director of community relations and promoted to vice president of community relations and Target Foundation in 2003. In 2008, President Bush nominated, and the U.S. Senate confirmed Ward would serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the nation’s largest grantmaker for volunteering and service, which she continued to serve as board chair under the Obama Administration. Later that year, she was promoted to president of community relations and the Target Foundation. She serves on the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Advisory Board and the Stanford Center for Longevity Advisory Council, is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the Economic Clubs of New York and Chicago, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Links, and serves on the boards of Greater MSP, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Northside Achievement Zone, and Denny’s Corporation for-profit board of directors. She received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She and her husband, Bill, reside in Minneapolis, MN.

     



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    • 44 min
    Let’s Talk Money with Farnoosh Torabi

    Let’s Talk Money with Farnoosh Torabi

    Financial literacy month is upon us, tax day is fast approaching, rising costs of energy, food and shelter are squeezing household incomes, and the inflation rate is a record 7.9%.

    So there is no time like the present to talk money, strategize, and ensure your financial plan sets you up for success. In this episode, award-winning financial journalist and So Money podcast host Farnoosh Torabi will explore everything from the basics — like budgeting, debt, investing, and savings — to equal pay.

    Walk away feeling empowered with invaluable money tips to help you end the year in a stronger financial position than you started it.

     





    Farnoosh Torabi

    Farnoosh Torabi is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities — hooked on helping you live your richest, happiest life. As Editor at Large of CNET Money, multi-bestselling Financial Author, former CNBC host and creator of the Webby-nominated podcast So Money, Farnoosh has become one of the country’s favorite go-to money experts. The New York Times calls her advice, “perfectly practical.”

    Farnoosh’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed podcast, So Money, has surpassed 18 million downloads with listeners in over 160 countries, thanks to its one-of-a-kind interviews and deep conversations about money. On the show she spotlights leading experts, authors and influencers – from Arianna Huffington to Margaret Cho, Queen Latifah and Tim Gunn – about their financial perspectives, money failures and habits. She also answers listeners’ personal financial questions each week.

    Farnoosh was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to immigrant parents who left Iran in the late 1970s in search of a more fulfilling life. Money may have been tight (really tight), but it was never a taboo in the household and for that, Farnoosh is eternally grateful. It’s what ultimately inspired her to lead a mission to help others achieve financial greatness.

    The author of multiple books, Farnoosh’s latest bestseller is entitled When She Makes More: The Truth About Love and Life for a New Generation of Women. Her next book is an insightful memoir, entitled A Healthy State of Panic, coming out in Spring 2023. @farnoosh

     

     

    Celeste Headlee

    Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, Heard Mentality, and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee

     





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    • 31 min
    How to Manage Your Boss | That’s a Good Question

    How to Manage Your Boss | That’s a Good Question

    People don’t leave companies, they leave managers. This means that your ability to develop a highly effective and respectful working relationship with your boss is key to your job satisfaction.

    But what happens when your boss is a roadblock making it feel impossible to function and succeed as a team? In this episode of “That’s a Good Question,” our listener finally reached a tipping point after four years with a boss who struggles daily to manage the team, projects, emails, and meetings.

    Through active problem solving, practical advice and shared experiences, we will offer tips and tricks for managing up, addressing personality differences that impact manager/staff relationships, and effective strategies for better working with your boss.

     

     





    Guest Expert: Mary Abbajay

    Mary Abbajay is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Abbajay helps clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. She is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio, and print publications in the greater Washington area where she provides practical leadership and career advice. Abbajay currently serves on the Market President’s board of BB&T Bank, and is a past chairman of the board for Leadership Greater Washington. In 2010, she was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business, and she was a Smart CEO Brava Award recipient in 2017. Abbajay is the author of Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss. @maryabbjay

     

    Our Host: Celeste Headlee

    Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, Heard Mentality, and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee

     



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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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Great podcast

I really enjoy the content and recommend it to everyone!

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Phenomenal advice

Great podcast with advice, motivation and inspiration from women of different backgrounds with topics from making connections, setting boundaries, and tips on staying committed to goals, financial wealth tips, sales, among so many different topics and shared life stories of wonderful women. I recommend this podcast for both women & men, young or old.

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Women empowerment

Kudos to highlighting both women’s successes and struggles that are often overlooked in the workplace. Equality has gone a long way - we’re almost there, but not yet! Thanks for contributing to a better future for everyone! To the hosts, awesome source! Love the energy of every episode!

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