23 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 a 16 year career in tech as an executive with Google, she is the founder the Breadwinning Women's community at Google 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 this year'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 • 29 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 a 16 year career in tech as an executive with Google, she is the founder the Breadwinning Women's community at Google 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 this year'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 22 - Fairygodboss, Women in the Workplace with Romy Newman

    Ep 22 - Fairygodboss, Women in the Workplace with Romy Newman

    How do you really know what it’s like to work at a company? Sure they have great DEI initiatives splashing across their careers page, but are they really doing the work? Where do women turn when they have a career conundrum they can’t express freely within their own organization? How about those who are “lonely” or “only’s” at the top?
    Enter Fairygodboss. The largest community for women whose mission is to improve the workplace through greater transparency. Get the real skinny on a company’s culture, get actionable tips on how to negotiate or navigate your career and most importantly, find a safe, supportive and anonymous community to be with you every step of your career-way.
    Romy Newman, co-founder of Fairygodboss, joins us to share her professional and personal background, her career journey from marketing lipstick to upholding democracy, the understanding of how isolating it can be as women rise to higher positions within their career and yes, at one point this lady full on made me cry. Tune in for the advice, laughter and tears, then sign up at Fairygodboss.com!

    • 48 min
    Ep 21 - I Took Her Name with Shu Matsuo Post

    Ep 21 - I Took Her Name with Shu Matsuo Post

    Ever wonder if it’s just women who struggle with the emotional and logistical hurdles of changing our name after we get married? Do men feel the same angst as they prepare for, and take, parental leave as women? While it’s certainly not as common for men to consider these issues, it is increasingly more common.
    Tune in to hear from Shu Matsuo Post, author of the new book, I Took Her Name. Shu is a successful businessman in Japan, known to be one of the most gender-rigid nations on the planet. When he got married and chose to take his wife's name, the opposition he encountered gave him an unexpected glimpse into a woman's world. It also gave him a taste of vulnerability, emotional connection, and the freedom he had been craving all his life.
    In I Took Her Name, Shu shares a powerful roadmap for defying expectations and becoming your authentic self with an emphasis on unpacking centuries long messages about what it means to be “a man”. In this episode, Shu discusses his goal of an unscripted path, chivalry, how he experienced his transition from his successful day job into family leave when his newborn son came into the world and of course, changing his name.
    You can learn more at shumatsuopost.com/en and follow him on Instagram @shumatsuopost

    • 47 min
    Ep 20 - Adventures of Women in Tech with Alana Karen

    Ep 20 - Adventures of Women in Tech with Alana Karen

    Adventures of Women in Tech with Alana Karen. We've all heard so much about the bro culture and tech's early beginnings. We've heard a lot about tech's diversity issues. But what have we actually heard from the women in tech other than anecdotal articles or major lawsuits? 20 year tech leader, @alanatkaren replaces what we think we know about women in tech with more than 80 stories of what it’s like in today’s top companies with her new book: Adventures of Women in Tech: How We Got Here and Why We Stay. Order now: ow.ly/8Wti50BAwcN

    • 54 min
    Ep 19 - The Fifth Trimester: Working parenthood with Lauren Smith Brody!

    Ep 19 - The Fifth Trimester: Working parenthood with Lauren Smith Brody!

    After a successful 16-year career in magazine publishing, Lauren Smith Brody had a new calling, that of supporting working moms and generally working parents as they reconcile their professional and personal selves. Through her incredibly insightful best-selling book, The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby, she has launched The Fifth Trimester movement which emphasizes the support and understanding so necessary to ensure all working parents can succeed, both inside and outside the home. Lauren is a compassionate, articulate, funny and engaging champion of calling out the pitfalls of working parenthood, both in how we present ourselves in the workforce (or virtual workforce for some, these days) and how we support ourselves across the demands outside of the office. She brings tons of research, historical insights and pragmatic self-forgiving gems to help us all feel a bit better about our capabilities and a bit more honest about our shortcomings. We discuss “networking” in the age of remote work, the history of FMLA, the importance of involving your partner in the early days of childcare, as well as how to continue to succeed in your career by setting boundaries, managing expectations of yourself and striving for advancement, yes even if working remotely! I loved this conversation so much and hope you do too! You can learn more about her work at www.thefifthtrimester.com, or follow her on Instagram @thefifthtrimester.

    • 57 min
    Ep 18 - Views from a stay-at-home dad with Jason Basa Nemec

    Ep 18 - Views from a stay-at-home dad with Jason Basa Nemec

    “I love being a stay-at-home dad. And I still struggle with what it says about me as a man.” Wow. That was the title of the article I read in The Washington Post that instantly grabbed my attention as so few men are comfortable sharing their vulnerability with this role. I immediately reached out to Jason Basa Nemec, the author of this incredibly enlightening piece, a worldly freelance writer with a PhD in English, and yes… a full time dad. In this episode, Jason shares his perspective on defining masculinity, unpacking the ways society tells our narratives, challenging people’s scripts, evolving as a family, navigating social situations and the important roles we play in shaping our children’s minds. Oh, and popsicles. 

    • 1 hr
    Ep 17 - Working parents, burnout and WFH with Kari Clark of Uplift Parents!

    Ep 17 - Working parents, burnout and WFH with Kari Clark of Uplift Parents!

    Kari Clark is the Founder & CEO of Uplift, a platform supporting working parents. She's also just launched her newest venture, Breakout, which helps companies navigate supporting their employees and strengthening their company culture in this time of virtual workplaces.
    Kari has long been an advocate for working parents and continues this work with actionable insights for how to thrive, rather than just survive, this very challenging stage in life, compounded by this very challenging stage of the world. We discuss how to support working parents, how working culture is shifting, tips to prevent burnout, the unique needs of various situations and the ever critical need to set boundaries. You can learn more @getuplifted on Instagram or at www.breakout.chat.
    Please tune in and leave us your feedback in the comments. Also, if you enjoyed this conversation, please subscribe and give us 5 stars! Please, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you tune into your favorite podcasts! To contact me with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail workingwifehappylifepodcast@gmail.com and please keep the feedback coming!
    Want to stay up to date on what's new with Working Wife, Happy Life? Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram @workingwifehappylife and on Twitter @WorkWifeHapLife

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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!

MaryannKong ,

Laugh, cry and be informed

Finally, a realistic take on the workplace for women, and what we can all do to make it better. Thank you for the weekly inspiration, and for sharing these fantastic women’s work with all of us Bethanie!

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