43 episodes

Delivering compelling conversations about societal gender norms surrounding success, money and household roles. Focusing on a range of topics such as women in the workplace, gender roles within and outside the home, entrepreneurship, parenting, money, career, women's healthcare, wellness and more!

Hear from entrepreneurs, best-selling authors and industry leaders as they share their stories of how they themselves have risen to success or overcome obstacles; how they've seen those around them face challenges and opportunities; all while navigating their roles at home, at work and in society.

​Hosted by Bethanie Baynes, a tireless women's advocate and recognized leader on the topic of breadwinning women. With an almost two-decade career in tech as an executive with Google, she is the founder of the Breadwinning Women's community at Google (3000+ global members) and has been featured on CNBC, Refinery 29, Know Your Value "Women in the News" and on podcasts such as So Money with Farnoosh Torabi. She was an official speaker at 2020's NYC Women's March and hosts many episodes of Talks At Google, the company sponsored YouTube channel, on topics focused on furthering women in various industries.

Note: The views and opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the host, and do not represent the opinions of her employer. There is no affiliation between this podcast and Google.

Working Wife, Happy Life‪!‬ Bethanie Baynes

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Delivering compelling conversations about societal gender norms surrounding success, money and household roles. Focusing on a range of topics such as women in the workplace, gender roles within and outside the home, entrepreneurship, parenting, money, career, women's healthcare, wellness and more!

Hear from entrepreneurs, best-selling authors and industry leaders as they share their stories of how they themselves have risen to success or overcome obstacles; how they've seen those around them face challenges and opportunities; all while navigating their roles at home, at work and in society.

​Hosted by Bethanie Baynes, a tireless women's advocate and recognized leader on the topic of breadwinning women. With an almost two-decade career in tech as an executive with Google, she is the founder of the Breadwinning Women's community at Google (3000+ global members) and has been featured on CNBC, Refinery 29, Know Your Value "Women in the News" and on podcasts such as So Money with Farnoosh Torabi. She was an official speaker at 2020's NYC Women's March and hosts many episodes of Talks At Google, the company sponsored YouTube channel, on topics focused on furthering women in various industries.

Note: The views and opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the host, and do not represent the opinions of her employer. There is no affiliation between this podcast and Google.

    Ep 42 - Working Moms & Entrepreneurship with Erin Erenberg, Totum Women

    Ep 42 - Working Moms & Entrepreneurship with Erin Erenberg, Totum Women

    Did you find yourself at a loss for support when you became a mom? Did you feel like EVERYTHING was geared toward motherhood and not the other aspects of your life and identity? Were you looking to be welcomed and lifted up as a “whole” woman versus bits and pieces of who you were and what you needed? 
    Enter this incredible woman, someone I consider a dear and immediate friend, Erin Erenberg. Erin is a mom of three, an attorney, a serial business builder, fund advisor and the founder and CEO of Totum Women, a community-powered platform to help women feel supported in motherhood. Totum means “whole” in Latin and is born of Erin’s experience as a new mother who wanted more information and resources for her as a whole woman, not just a mother. 
    As topical as you can imagine, in this conversation we discuss the burnout of Moms and those in their communities, the importance of knowing where you’re happiest and most fulfilled from a career perspective, giving yourself permission to step away, or to pivot, finding your financial dignity, and the importance of creating your personal narrative, and value prop - what you are uniquely able to do. (SO IMPORTANT) We also discuss the amazing Brene Brown’s concept of “shame growing in silence” (so critical to breadwinning women!) and ironically, ice cream. Yep, it always comes back to ice cream. You can connect with Erin and the Totum community on social channels @totumwomen or on their site, totumwomen.com. Enjoy, my conversation with Erin!

    • 58 min
    Ep 41 - Power Moms with Joann S. Lublin

    Ep 41 - Power Moms with Joann S. Lublin

    Joann S. Lublin is an extremely established and recognized leader in the journalist world who raised two children while rising to management news editor of the Wall Street Journal, where she’s been recognized with a shared Pulitzer Prize and the highest accolade in business journalism, the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award. She also inaugurated the Journal’s career advice column in 1993, continuing to write its “Your Executive Career” column until May of last year. She’s now written two books, her first: Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the  Top of the Business World and now POWER MOMS: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life where she interviewed 86 Power Moms - Baby Boomers from the first wave and Gen Xers from the second wave -- along with 25 adult daughters of those first wave boomers. 

    Together we discuss the differences and similarities across generational power moms, perspectives from adult daughters of power moms (ditch the mom guilt!), the importance of supportive partners, as well as how women navigate and are perceived in the workplace as they make more humans (spoiler alert: motherhood makes us better leaders!) We also cover how to think about the ever elusive work-life sway. You can connect with Joann via @joannlublin on social channels and on www.joannlublin.com

    • 58 min
    Ep 40 - Workparent with Daisy Dowling

    Ep 40 - Workparent with Daisy Dowling

    OK, we know ALL parents work, they just don't all get paid. For those of us that DO work for pay, are we thriving or just surviving?! Is parenting harder now than ever? Is that generational, or the pandemic? What gives? And how do we give...to ourselves, our families and our work in a way that feels fulfilling and sustainable? Today’s episode will unpack just this. 
    Daisy Dowling is the Founder and CEO of Workparent, an executive coaching and training firm dedicated to helping working parents lead more successful and satisfying lives.  She began Workparent with a simple, bold vision: that all working parents could succeed on the job and remain true to themselves while raising terrific kids -- and take pride in doing so. Her new book, “The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids” has been called “the definitive guide for working parents”. In addition, Daisy is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, the editor for The HBR Working Parents Series of books and her advice has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Sunday Times (UK), Bloomberg and CNN. 

    Together we break down the evolution of working parents through the past few generations, we discuss the challenges working parents face throughout the various ages of their children, we talk about finding flexibility within your workplace or when looking for a new opportunity, and tips on how to set up a contract with yourself, and boundaries, to ensure you are keeping all legs of your stool grounded. Enjoy this insightful, validating and timely conversation with Daisy about making the most out of your one unique life, both as a parent and a professional. You can connect with Daisy via www.workparent.com and LinkedIn #workparent

    • 50 min
    Ep 39 - Money Magic with AJ Bishop

    Ep 39 - Money Magic with AJ Bishop

    I just can’t get enough of women talking about money, amirite!? What is your relationship with money? Can money be spiritual? How do you define wealth? What does wealth mean to you?
    Joining the WWHL podcast, we are so lucky to have AJ Bishop, the most down-to-earth and honest real-talk financial leader, entrepreneur, stepmom, and yoga teacher. She combines all of her incredible talents into her mission to build wealth consciousness for ambitious women, helping them to build mindful strategies that increase their financial confidence, redefine wealth, and secure their financial legacies. She’s the founder of My Wealth Conscious Coach and has over 15 years of experience in wealth management across the top players in the space.
    Together we dive deep into the relationship women have with money; the technical and spiritual work around money (that’s right, spiritual -- I mean...love). We introduce her incredible program called Money Magic (#moneymagic), we explore money mindsets (are you a Spender, a Saver or a Planner -- or all three?!) and we unearth ways to define what wealth means to YOU, because wealth is a “worth concept”, not a hard number. Get ready to be empowered and enlightened by her enthusiasm and ease around this favorite topic of mine!! You can connect with AJ through www.mywealthconsciouscoach.com or via @mywealthconsciouscoach on social channels. 

    • 50 min
    Ep 38 - Advancing Women & Girls w/ Author & Founder Joan Kuhl

    Ep 38 - Advancing Women & Girls w/ Author & Founder Joan Kuhl

    Do you sometimes feel like you are crazy or alone in your experiences in the workplace? Do you struggle to put a name or phrase to some of the behaviors you swear you see, but others dismiss...or miss altogether? Well get ready to feel seen, heard and valued with today’s guest whose primary goal is to champion girls’ leadership and advance women in the workforce.
    Joan Kuhl joins us to discuss the many struggles girls and women face, across generations through a systemic, pragmatic, informed and empathetic lens. She is the author of Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS and Build The Company You Deserve (April 2019) and Misunderstood Millennial Talent (2016). After 14 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Joan launched Why Millennials Matter/The Kuhl Co., a training, research and consulting company that focuses on raising awareness about the value of investing in the early career workforce and advancing women in the workplace in global corporations and business schools. Joan is an international speaker, a #SheBelieves Champion of the U.S. Soccer Organization, a Contributor to ForbesWomen and NBC Know Your Value and serves on the board of Girls Inc of NYC.

    Together we discuss the toxic trio (Imposter Syndrome, Perfectionism and Intentional Invisibility), how her work with Millenials made her realize that what they wanted is actually and frankly what women deserve, how single women have shouldered so much responsibility throughout the pandemic, the three C’s (Courage, Confidence, Connections), inequities in professional sports and so many other relevant and thought-provoking topics. I know this conversation will resonate with so many of you on so many levels. You can connect directly with Joan at www.JoanKuhl.com or @JoanKuhl on all social channels or via LinkedIn.

    • 59 min
    Ep 37 - Father Figure with Jordan Shapiro

    Ep 37 - Father Figure with Jordan Shapiro

    Oh hey, Dads! Oh hey, Feminists! Now let’s talk Feminist Dads ... and who better to do it with than with today’s guest, Jordan Shapiro, PhD. This conversation is equal parts hilarious and compelling. Jordan is a globally celebrated American thought leader, speaker, consultant and professor who is deeply committed to the topics of education, psychology, digital play, kids, culture and food. His first book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected World (Little, Brown Spark 2018) changed the cultural conversation about parenting and screen time. In his new book, Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad (Little, Brown Spark 2021), Shapiro offers a norm-shattering perspective on fatherhood, family, and gender essentialism. Together we discuss dad-psychology, gender equality, the importance of words to shape possibilities and how all roads lead to feminism … even bison sales. We cover “habits of mind” and the importance of moving through life and society with more intention to change our perceptions. His insights, drive and humor will drive home these incredibly complex and urgent topics, especially as we get ready to celebrate fatherhood across the US in a couple weeks. If you’re looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift, his book is available everywhere books are sold and he has some great gift boxes at https://feministdad.myshopify.com/! You can learn more at https://www.jordanshapiro.org/, connect with Jordan via @jordosh on all social channels.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Shu MP ,

A must-listen podcast for everyone, including men

Bethanie is gifted with her ability to see complex issues with gender expectations and talks about them in very honest ways. Full disclosure: I was invited to be a guest on this podcast so I might be biased. But of the 30+ podcast interviews I’ve done, this was one of most memorable ones because I enjoyed the candid conversation with Bethanie so much. It’s a must-listen podcast for everyone, including men!

lpmiller88 ,

So much wisdom in these conversations

Like many others, I found this podcast through Listen Money Matters and am now a huge fan of this podcast! Bethanie brings on smart and engaging guests and has found the balance between holding a casual and approachable conversation (with humor and cussing—they’re speaking my language) while also hitting on tough topics and leaving me with nuggets of wisdom I hope to carry with me for the rest of my career and life as a breadwinning woman and mother. Can’t recommend this one enough!

MadiBD85 ,

Such a great way to spend an hour!

I heard Bethanie on Listen Money Matters and really resonated with what she said so I wanted to listen to this podcast and I really enjoy it. Regardless of the name, there is content here for anyone. Each guest has something very unique to offer and I have learned something from all of them. Thank you for putting your vast knowledge and that of others out into the world. I highly recommend lending your time and ears to this podcast!

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