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Women’s experiences at work can be challenging, rewarding, and downright ugly – sometimes in the same week. The Broad Experience sparks candid conversations about women, men, careers, and success. We discuss the stuff everyone’s thinking about, but n...Show More

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Episode 139: The Coaching Cure, part 1: The Coach

28:02 | Feb 4th

The coaching industry has been exploding over the last several years. Life coaches, wellness coaches, career coaches, executive coaches - it can seem like everyone's hiring a coach for something. And the industry is dominated by women. This is the fi...Show More

Episode 138: Focus Amidst the Chaos

23:54 | Dec 28th, 2018

Right now a lot of us are thinking about our intentions for the new year. Plenty of people have a side project they're hoping to get off the ground - it could be a novel, a new business, or perhaps you just want to learn to paint. Whatever it is, you...Show More

Episode 137: Pregnancy Loss and Work

36:38 | Dec 8th, 2018

In this show we take on a taboo topic - pregnancy loss. Around a fifth of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and many women are dealing with the after effects alone, while they're at work. Some go to work as if nothing had happened. Others (especially o...Show More

Episode 136: Loyalty Has Limits

22:01 | Nov 15th, 2018

So many women stick around in jobs they've had for years, unsure of their next step. In the first part of this episode we look at why it can be so hard to move on even when we know we should. In part two we talk about emotions in the workplace. Is it...Show More

Episode 135: The Comeback

23:39 | Oct 30th, 2018

Many women will take time out of the workforce at some point in their careers. But getting back in can be notoriously hard. In this show we meet Lisa Unwin, co-author of the book 'She's Back'. We discuss how to change your attitude to persuade an emp...Show More

Episode 134: Running for Office

22:39 | Oct 6th, 2018

The US midterm elections are just around the corner. In this episode we meet two women running for office for the first time, Suzanna Coleman and Morgan Murtaugh - one Democrat, one Republican. They're from different generations and different parts o...Show More

Episode 133: The Ambition Decisions

26:14 | Sep 18th, 2018

In the early '90s Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace graduated from college with big dreams for the future. But more than 20 years later they didn't feel like success stories. Career and family life felt messy and underwhelming. But surely their frien...Show More

Episode 132: The Military Spouse and the Challenge of Work

29:01 | Aug 20th, 2018

Why is it so hard to combine a career with military life? That's the question we look at in this show, brought to you by Stacy Raine, a military wife herself. Women who marry a US service member often start out with careers of their own. But as time ...Show More

Episode 131: Would You Work in a Women-Only Space?

22:41 | Jul 29th, 2018

Women-only workspaces are becoming more and more popular for freelancers and entrepreneurs. One such space, The Wing, has garnered a lot of press and is opening branches in multiple US cities as well as abroad. For fans, these spaces are a haven for ...Show More

Episode 130: How to Make the Most of Your Time (re-release)

21:33 | Jul 12th, 2018

We say it repeatedly - that we're 'crazy busy' and 'don't have time' for various things we enjoy, or used to. The pressure of work and life is too much. Or is it? In this show I talk to author and journalist Laura Vanderkam about women and time man...Show More

Episode 129: Will They Still Like Me? The Power of Negotiation (part 2)

22:56 | Jun 21st, 2018

When Neda Frayha landed her first job as a physician she didn't even think to negotiate. The money was a big jump from what she'd been earning as a medical resident. Who was she to complain? Then years later she learned she was on less money than her...Show More

Episode 128: You're Worth It - The Power of Negotiation (part 1)

36:21 | Jun 13th, 2018

Women hear that we negotiate less than men, that we're not as good at it as men, that we get backlash when we do negotiate. All such negative stuff. Yet there's so much power in negotiation. It's a vital tool to get us what we want at work and everyw...Show More

Episode 127: Resilience

25:54 | May 28th, 2018

"Empower yourself. You will be underestimated and misunderstood. Do it anyway." Those were some of the first words I heard Dana Canedy speak at a women's careers event earlier this year. In this show I ask Dana to expand on that advice. She was the f...Show More

Episode 126: The Hell of Networking (re-release)

20:47 | May 15th, 2018

All the career manuals say it: to get ahead on the work front, you have to keep expanding your network. But for a lot of women there's something cringey about networking, from walking up to strangers and introducing yourself to the feeling of fakenes...Show More

Episode 125: Saying No to Office Housework

17:30 | May 2nd, 2018

Women, and particularly women of color, get lumbered with most of the office housework. Stuff like ordering lunch, clearing up after a meeting, or sending out meeting notes. But office housework is also the unexciting stuff organizations need to get ...Show More

Episode 124: Fair Pay, part 2: Transparency Matters

18:38 | Apr 10th, 2018

This is the second part of a two-episode show on women's pay. In this one we talk about why companies should be more transparent about their pay practices. Payscale's Lydia Frank says you don't have to brandish everyone's paychecks, but let's end the...Show More

Episode 123: Fair Pay, part 1: It Begins with Babysitting

28:12 | Apr 5th, 2018

This show kicks off a two-part exploration of the pay gap and women's ongoing efforts to get equal pay for equal work. First, we talk to researcher and author Yasemin Besen-Cassino. She found out the pay gap begins a lot earlier than you might think ...Show More

Episode 122: Leading in Faith (re-release)

28:09 | Mar 21st, 2018

It's far more common than it used to be to see women in roles such as rabbi or priest. But these hard-won jobs aren't without their frustrations as well as their triumphs. In this show we meet three women. One went straight to her calling from colleg...Show More

Episode 121: A Book of Her Own

22:13 | Mar 9th, 2018

Scan the business section of any bookstore and you'll see reams of books written by men, far fewer by women. In this show we talk about women as writers and readers of business books. Is it imposter syndrome, fear, or lack of time that stops women fr...Show More

Bonus episode: Femininity and Power

09:31 | Feb 27th, 2018

"When you see the countries that have been run by women, they’re not necessarily the Anglo-Saxon countries." In this extra episode we're back with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. She's fresh from 30 years of living in France, and a keen observer of how gender...Show More

Episode 120: Does Your Partner Support Your Success?

30:37 | Feb 19th, 2018

This time we're talking about couplehood and careers. My first guest is shocked that her mentees' boyfriends refuse to marry them until they - the men - are the main breadwinner. My second guest isn't surprised at all. In this episode we talk about w...Show More

Episode 119: Women in Medicine are Burning Out

43:57 | Feb 5th, 2018

Most women and quite a few men have at least one female doctor. A lot of those doctors are burning out faster than their male colleagues. In this show we talk about why. We discuss burnout and lack of empathy in a profession that on the surface seems...Show More

Episode 118: A Year for Women?

35:43 | Jan 22nd, 2018

We could be entering a new era for women at work. Women aren't whispering about bullying or harassment any more, and we're speaking up about equal pay more often. Everything feels different than it did just a few months ago, and a lot of us are excit...Show More

Episode 117: Behind the Scenes at The Broad Experience

27:17 | Dec 31st, 2017

This time, a short show in which I'm the interviewee. Sara Holtz of the Advice to My Younger Me podcast talks with me about how I came to start The Broad Experience, what goes into making it and why production tends to be seat-of-the-pants. For more ...Show More

Broad Experience teaser

12:40 | Dec 21st, 2017

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Episode 116: The Reckoning

34:38 | Dec 15th, 2017

Sexual harassment at work used to be something everyone knew about but no one talked about. Now everyone is talking about it. Scores of women are publicly naming prominent men as harassers. Many of those men have lost their jobs. But what does the re...Show More

Episode 115: Putting Yourself First

34:47 | Nov 28th, 2017

For many women, looking after after ourselves in the midst of work and family life can feel like a stretch. In this show we meet two women who ignored what their bodies were telling them before switching tack and putting themselves first. I made this...Show More

Episode 114: My Answer is No (If That's OK With You)

34:56 | Nov 14th, 2017

A lot of women have trouble saying no to requests, including ones from colleagues and bosses. We hate to let pe In this show I talk to psychiatrist and author Nanette Gartrell

Episode 113: What's in a Name

43:22 | Oct 19th, 2017

Plenty of us work remotely in one way or another, known to clients or collaborators by name only. In this show we meet a woman who, in her profession, is often assumed to be a man. We talk about how she deals with that, and her distaste for female ti...Show More

Episode 112: Your Weight, Your Worth

38:36 | Sep 29th, 2017

Finding a weight-loss DVD in your mailbox, wondering why you didn't get that promotion, or just being told you need to lose weight 'for your health' - these are some of the things today's guests have experienced in the workplace. All three are or hav...Show More

Episode 111: Hiring Hell

32:22 | Sep 13th, 2017

Remember rejection letters? Some of us do, but they're a lot less common in today's hiring world. In this show we look at how and why the hiring process is getting longer, not to mention more frustrating and less polite. Two recent job seekers discus...Show More

Episode 110: Stress and the Benefits of Being Outside

35:52 | Aug 2nd, 2017

In this show I talk to science writer Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, about how spending time outside can help lower our stress levels and allow us to gain perspective on daily problems. Most of us live and work in urban environments, sp...Show More

Episode 109: Ambition on Hold

32:35 | Jul 13th, 2017

In this show we reunite with Tess Vigeland, one of the guests on my most popular show to date - episode 75, Redefining Success. Within a few years Tess quit a longtime job as a national radio host, wrote a book, got divorced and set off to travel the...Show More

Episode 108: Conservative Women Speak Up

39:14 | Jun 28th, 2017

America is politically divided, and women with different views are not talking to eachother. In this show we hear from two conservative women about their lives and views on politics, feminism, and being an out conservative in a liberal workplace. And...Show More

Episode 107: Expect the Unexpected

33:14 | Jun 12th, 2017

Lauren Tucker was like a lot of other women who've been working in corporate life for years - itching to go out on her own. So she did. But things didn't turn out the way she expected. In this show we talk about dashed hopes, reinvention in a new pla...Show More

Episode 106: Authenticity vs. Conformity (re-release)

34:55 | May 29th, 2017

Authenticity is a buzzword that crops up a lot these days. We're all meant to 'be ourselves' at work. But how realistic a goal is that for women, really? In this show I speak to Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of the book Executive Presence. Sylvia says w...Show More

Episode 105: The Assistant

36:26 | May 15th, 2017

A few years ago I found out the most popular job for women in America is the same as it was in the 1950s - administrative assistant, or secretary. I was shocked. How could this be, in an era where women are more educated than men? Why are so many of ...Show More

Episode 104: Starting Over

34:33 | Apr 27th, 2017

Brooke Lark was raised to think having a career was selfish and motherhood was sacred. She had four children by the age of 29 and never expected to work outside the home. But as she began to have more contact with the outside world, the certainties o...Show More

Episode 103: Conservative State of Mind

28:38 | Apr 5th, 2017

Patricia Jones was born and raised in Utah, a state with a conservative bent and one of the highest wage gaps in the US. 60% of the population is Mormon, but belonging to a conservative faith never stopped Pat from having a family and a career, first...Show More

Episode 102: When Women Work For Free (re-release)

30:43 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Women have a problem valuing themselves, both setting prices and believing they're truly worth something in the marketplace. A lot of us charge too little for our work. Sometimes we don't charge at all. It's a complicated, multi-layered issue, and pa...Show More

Episode 101: Your Work, Your Private Life

36:12 | Mar 10th, 2017

The boundaries between work and home are fraying all the time. We spend work time doing personal stuff, and time at home working. We talk about our personal lives at work too, and vice versa. But some of us aren't comfortable sharing much about our h...Show More

Episode 100: Owning It - an Interview with Sallie Krawcheck

40:50 | Feb 20th, 2017

For years Sallie Krawcheck was one of the few famous women on Wall Street. She earned millions of dollars, had a huge office, and the use of a private jet. A few years ago, all that changed when she made the switch to entrepreneurship. In this inte...Show More

Broad Experience Shorts: Going on Leave

19:28 | Feb 13th, 2017

In this week's mini-show Rachael Ellison is back to talk about leave. She says delegation plays a big part in having a successful leave, but more importantly, a successful return. Whether you're going on parental leave or you suddenly have to take c...Show More

Episode 99: Hate to Delegate

33:51 | Feb 5th, 2017

A lot of women admit it: we have trouble delegating. How many times have you said, "It's just easier if I do it"? But you can't pull off a senior role without giving away some of your work to other people. In this show we look at the cultural reasons...Show More

Episode 98: Leaning Back

33:52 | Jan 20th, 2017

A lot of women dream of scaling back their careers after they have kids, even if it's just for a while. Some quit altogether and stay out of the workforce for years. In this show I talk to Kathryn Sollmann of 9 Lives for Women about the pros and cons...Show More

Episode 97: Women's Work

32:38 | Dec 22nd, 2016

We talk a lot on the show about being a woman in a man's (work) world. But lots of women are in female-dominated fields, and that can bring its own challenges - one of them being lower pay. Meanwhile your boss is still likely to be a man. Tune in to ...Show More

Episode 96: Burnout

30:30 | Nov 29th, 2016

Anyone can burn out at work, but women seem to be doing it faster and younger than men. In this show we take a closer look at what leads to burnout and how to prevent it in the first place. My guests are career and burnout coach Dana Campbell and jou...Show More

Episode 95: Better in Scandinavia

37:59 | Nov 14th, 2016

The Nordic countries have a reputation for equality and excellent work/life balance. American women look enviously at these nations as they scrape together a short maternity leave or finish another 10-hour day. But here's the paradox: there are just...Show More

Episode 94: Class and Career

38:07 | Oct 30th, 2016

In this show we look at how class can play out at work. Each of my guests works in a professional setting but both grew up in blue-collar households, and each has had trouble navigating the white-collar workplace and the attitudes of some of its work...Show More

Episode 93: Women in Politics (re-release)

39:56 | Oct 10th, 2016

Countries like the US and UK may thrive in many areas, but not when it comes to women in politics. The US Congress is about 20% women and in the UK, Parliament is 23% female. Yes, it's an improvement on former decades, but in 2016 why aren't more wom...Show More

Episode 92: Illness and Secrecy

32:58 | Sep 28th, 2016

A lot of people are working with some kind of health condition. Many of them keep that a secret from bosses and co-workers. In this show we look at perceptions of weakness at work, and talk to two guests with health issues. One of them is still decid...Show More

Episode 91: Sandberg vs. Slaughter

25:42 | Sep 12th, 2016

Two women dominate discussions about women in the workplace today: Sheryl Sandberg and Anne-Marie Slaughter. In this show New Yorker writer Sheelah Kolhatkar and I talk about each woman's message and philosophy and how they differ from one another. W...Show More

Episode 90: Working with Asperger's

16:55 | Aug 21st, 2016

This is a mini-episode. It sprang from my conversation with Tina Alberino, who featured in the last show on the beauty business. She surprised me at the end of our interview by mentioning she was awkward with people. I'd just had an animated 40 minut...Show More

Episode 89: Inside the Beauty Business

36:56 | Aug 9th, 2016

Self-care. You hear that phrase all the time if you're a professional woman. We're all urged to care for ourselves, to take time to do yoga, go to the gym, maybe indulge ourselves with a little beauty treatment once in a while. Many of us get somethi...Show More

Episode 88: Selling Empowerment

34:21 | Jul 25th, 2016

Women's conferences are springing up all over the place, promising empowerment, inspiration, and motivation. But at the end of the day are they galvanizing real change, or do they just make women feel good? My guests are SHE Summit founder Claudia Ch...Show More

Episode 87: Work and Intimacy (part 2)

36:00 | Jun 24th, 2016

In this show we hear the second half of my conversation with sexuality counselor Evelyn Resh. We talk about why prioritizing your children can backfire, the sex/work dynamic in gay relationships, and why Evelyn hasn't been taking her own advice - and...Show More

Episode 86: Work and Intimacy (part 1)

31:09 | Jun 17th, 2016

Remember sexuality counselor Evelyn Resh from episode 19, Women, Work, and Sex? She's back. In this show we take another look at what our work lives do to our intimate lives, and what we can do about it. We had so much to talk about I decided to divi...Show More

The Broad Experience 85: Far From Home - Women in Aid

31:28 | Jun 2nd, 2016

A lot of us give to causes we care about. But how many of us ever think about the workers at some of these nonprofits - aid organizations like Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, or Oxfam? The aid world is full of women, and in this show we meet ...Show More

The Broad Experience 84: When Women Decide

32:14 | May 17th, 2016

For centuries women didn't have the opportunity to make decisions outside the home. Now they do. But even today, after decades in the workplace and in public life, our decisions are questioned more than men's. In this show we meet Therese Huston, aut...Show More

The Broad Experience 83: I Did It My Way

30:24 | May 3rd, 2016

This is the second of two shows on generational differences at work. They're there, even if we don't always acknowledge their existence. This time we focus on Gen X women and some of the ways in which they differ from their younger colleagues and fai...Show More

The Broad Experience 82: Generation Clash

29:40 | Apr 18th, 2016

This week we look at generational conflict between women at work. We all know it’s there, lurking, even if we talk about it behind eachother’s backs. This show features a generation expert plus a baby boomer and a millennial on the gaps in experience...Show More

The Broad Experience 81: Money vs. Fulfillment

36:00 | Apr 5th, 2016

In this show two guests take on two listener questions. The first asks whether women have to strive so much for equality. Can't they just be happy if they enjoy their jobs...even if they know the guy before them got paid more for doing the exact same...Show More

The Broad Experience 80: Daughters in Charge (re-release)

29:53 | Mar 21st, 2016

Traditionally it was always men who followed their fathers into the family business. But in the last 15 years, the number of women joining family firms has quintupled. More and more daughters are choosing to go where once only their brothers did - an...Show More

The Broad Experience 79: Equal and Different

30:58 | Mar 7th, 2016

In this show we reconnect with a previous guest, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. You won't hear her use expressions like 'women's leadership'. We talk about the concept of balance, nature versus nurture, why companies have to stop looking for women to fit the...Show More

The Broad Experience 78: Unpacking Sexual Harassment

30:44 | Feb 22nd, 2016

This is the second of two shows looking at unwanted attention at work. This time I talk to Jennifer Berdhahl, who actually studies sexual harassment for a living. We talk about what really motivates it, how to tackle it, and why it's such a problem i...Show More

The Broad Experience 77: Don't Call Me Sweetie

32:57 | Feb 8th, 2016

There's outright sexual harassment, and there are the subtler ways of keeping women in their place. This is the first of two shows that looks at harassment and unwanted male-to-female attention at work - and what to do about it.

The Broad Experience 76: Communicating While Female

34:20 | Jan 25th, 2016

The way women communicate is getting a lot of scrutiny these days: from upspeak and vocal fry to indirect emails and over-apologizing, we're being urged to change our ways. In this show we look at whether the way women use language - especially at wo...Show More

The Broad Experience 75: Redefining Success

37:00 | Dec 18th, 2015

It's the end of the year - a time when a lot of us think about changing our lives in one way or another. In this show we talk to two traditionally successful women who left their old work lives for the unknown. But jumping meant leaving their identit...Show More

The Broad Experience 74: On Confidence

30:29 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Study after study shows women have less confidence than men. But you hardly need a study to work that out. Just look around you - how many women do you know who exude the same self-belief as the men in your life? Confidence, or the lack of it, is a b...Show More

The Broad Experience 73: A Nanny Speaks Up

32:26 | Nov 17th, 2015

The income gap between women is widening fast as well paid, highly educated women outsource traditionally female tasks to women who earn far less, and have little job security. First I talk to Alison Wolf, a professor and a labor market expert. Then ...Show More

The Broad Experience 72: The Power of Image (re-release)

22:04 | Nov 1st, 2015

Our appearance affects the way others see us, whether we like it or not (hello, Hillary Clinton). Most successful women spend a lot of time thinking about the image they present to the outside world. But how you 'should' look in a professional settin...Show More

The Broad Experience 71: Our Bodies, Our Work

36:42 | Oct 19th, 2015

Every month for much of their lives, women go through something at work that men do not. In this show we delve into the intersection of menstruation and work. The workplace is becoming ever more female, yet women are largely still fitting into a stru...Show More

The Broad Experience 70: A Female Education

33:42 | Oct 5th, 2015

In this show we look at the merits a single-sex education and what that does for you as you enter the workplace. America still has more than 40 women's colleges, and many of them are thriving. So does being educated among other women mean you have a ...Show More

The Broad Experience 69: Working with Other Women

35:21 | Sep 23rd, 2015

It's a cliché but it's true: many women dislike working with other women. They claim female bosses and colleagues undermine them, talk behind their backs, and generally make them miserable. But what if you're part of the problem? In this show we de...Show More

The Broad Experience 68: Introverts at the Office

31:17 | Sep 8th, 2015

Last year I released a show on authenticity at the office - how authentic, really, can women be at work, I asked? It depends on the place, but for many women the answer is 'not very.' That said, the conversations on that podcast revolved around being...Show More

The Broad Experience 67: How to Make the Most of Your Time

30:46 | Aug 24th, 2015

In this show I talk to author and journalist Laura Vanderkam about women and time management. Her latest book is 'I Know How She Does It - How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time.' Laura says many of us buy into a negative storyline about wh...Show More

Broad Experience Shorts: Non-Mom

17:09 | Jul 14th, 2015

I did a show last year called Professional Women, No Kids. It did way better than I expected. This is a 7-minute show on the same topic, using some of my interview tape that didn't make it into that first show. Do you have to be a mother to be a 'r...Show More

The Broad Experience 66: Men on Women

29:35 | Jun 30th, 2015

In this episode two men share their views on women and men in the workplace. One is straight, one gay, one works in tech and one in the arts. We talk about how gay men can be sexist too, why society values masculine qualities over feminine ones, and...Show More

The Broad Experience 65: Transcending tradition: women in India

32:34 | Jun 19th, 2015

India has a huge population and a burgeoning economy. More and more women are getting an education, yet only a third of women work outside the home. In this episode we hear from Indian journalist Shaili Chopra, founder of SheThePeople.tv. We discuss ...Show More

The Broad Experience 64: Forced out

34:12 | Jun 1st, 2015

Most of us have a bad breakup with work at some point. You don't have to be fired for things to end on a sour note, but however the end comes, leaving a job in difficult circumstances is one of the hardest experiences to go through. In this show we m...Show More

The Broad Experience 63: Getting your hands dirty

27:42 | May 19th, 2015

What could be more male than a construction site? Only 9 percent of US jobs in the industry belong to women, and even fewer involve manual labor. So what drove Renee Mercado to spend her days outdoors, managing a crew of curious and sometimes suspici...Show More

The BroadExperience 62: Claiming credit

28:22 | May 4th, 2015

In this show we hear from some familiar guests, using parts of our conversation you've never heard. Lauren Tucker heads the tech division of an ad agency. She talks candidly about race and whether bosses ever see your full potential at work. Mary Kop...Show More

The Broad Experience 61: Get ahead. No guilt (re-release)

29:00 | Apr 20th, 2015

Subtle gender discrimination at work, female guilt, and how to say no - these are the topics we discuss in this show, which I first released in the autumn of 2013. One guest is a young journalist who didn't even believe in gender discrimination until...Show More

The Broad Experience 60: Leading in faith

36:29 | Apr 6th, 2015

This time, a show on women in religious roles. It's more common than it used to be for women to become rabbis or priests. But these hard-won jobs aren't without their frustrations as well as their triumphs. In this show we meet three women. One went ...Show More

The Broad Experience 59: Politics is power

39:16 | Mar 23rd, 2015

Countries like the US and UK may be doing well in many areas, but not when it comes to women in politics. The US Congress is about 20% women. In the UK, Parliament is 23% female. Yes, it's an improvement on former decades, but in 2015 why aren't more...Show More

The Broad Experience 58: When Men Stay Home

35:55 | Mar 9th, 2015

More and more men are staying at home to look after kids while their wives or girlfriends support the family. In this show we explore what that situation means for women's careers, and what these role reversals mean for men. Evidence shows society st...Show More

The Broad Experience 57: Women, work, and stress

36:44 | Feb 23rd, 2015

Chances are you've noticed that professional women are often stressed out. In this show we aim to find out why and bring some relief. First we meet Jen Yip, a Broad Experience listener who lived a stressful existence for years, but kept going because...Show More

The Broad Experience 56: All the right moves

32:31 | Feb 9th, 2015

This is the second of two shows on women in their twenties. Last time we heard from two young women talking about communication problems, confidence, and the competition they're up against. This time two women in their forties look at the twenties fr...Show More

The Broad Experience 55: A difficult decade

31:44 | Jan 26th, 2015

For some the twenties are a fun, relatively carefree time (who are these people?), but for many women this decade is stressful. They're trying to work out how they fit into the workplace, whether they're even in the right career, and how to communica...Show More

The Broad Experience 54: Power and body language

29:49 | Dec 17th, 2014

In the summer I did a show about communication at the office, but it left out one glaring component: body language. So today we tackle hunching, spread legs, eye contact, and kissing by gender - all in a business setting. I speak to Yale psychology p...Show More

The Broad Experience 53: A technical problem

31:04 | Dec 1st, 2014

This has been a big year for stories about women in tech, ranging from depressing tales of sexual harassment at startups to controversy over egg freezing and advice from a prominent CEO on *not* asking for a raise. The spotlight is shining on women i...Show More

The BroadExperience 52: When women work for free

29:26 | Nov 18th, 2014

Women have a problem valuing themselves - both setting prices and believing they're truly worth something in the marketplace. We tend to charge too little for our work. Sometimes we don't charge at all. It's a complicated, multi-layered issue, and it...Show More

The Broad Experience 51: The curse of comparison

27:50 | Nov 2nd, 2014

Who hasn't compared themselves to someone else at work, envying the relationship they have with the boss, or the amount of attention they get for their work? Then there's the other side of comparison - boosting your ego by assuring yourself you're be...Show More

The Broad Experience 50: Starting a business

33:55 | Oct 20th, 2014

Female entrepreneurship is rising fast. In the US, a third of businesses are now owned by women. But look a bit deeper and you find nearly all these businesses are 'solopreneurships' - they don't have any employees and they don't bring in much money....Show More

The Broad Experience 49: The pace of progress

33:35 | Oct 6th, 2014

So much attention is focused on women in the workplace today that you might think progress is everywhere. Yes, more women are joining company boards, and some prominent women have top jobs. But other numbers haven't shifted much. In this show Financi...Show More

The Broad Experience 48: Professional women, no kids

36:06 | Sep 22nd, 2014

More and more women are reaching their mid-forties without having children. Sometimes this is by choice, and sometimes it's not. But here's what both sets of women have in common: they're operating in a world where being a mother is still considered ...Show More

The Broad Experience 47: Authenticity vs. conformity

35:03 | Sep 8th, 2014

'Authenticity' is a buzzword that crops up a lot in articles about the workplace. We're all meant to be in an era where we can 'be ourselves' at work. But how realistic a goal is that for women really? In this show I speak to author and speaker Sylvi...Show More

The Broad Experience 46: Communication at the office

32:03 | Aug 11th, 2014

A lot of women run up against communication problems at work - everything from failure to be heard in meetings to giving orders to having male colleagues misread something they said. In this show we look at how differently men and women use language ...Show More

The Broad Experience 45: Killing the Ideal Woman (re-release)

24:03 | Jul 28th, 2014

In this show we look at how much women are still trying to live up to the stereotype of the ideal woman - and how that may be hurting our careers. You know her: she's does everything (at home and at work), she looks fabulous, and, of course, she's ni...Show More

The Broad Experience 44: The motherhood factor

35:10 | Jul 14th, 2014

For years, motherhood was considered our only job. Today, many women head back to work full-time not long after becoming parents. For some, everything goes smoothly, but for others, the return to work is challenging and confusing: they may not want t...Show More

The Broad Experience 43: Navigating expectations

27:31 | Jun 30th, 2014

What happens when you're a woman at work who doesn't look traditionally feminine? We meet a couple of young women who know what it’s like to look for a job when you don’t appear the way society expects. And when you’ve had experience working as both ...Show More

The Broad Experience 42: The outsider within: transgender in the workplace

31:29 | Jun 16th, 2014

In this show, we hear about transgender men's experiences of the workplace. What does that have to do with women and work? A lot, it turns out. These guys began their working lives presenting themselves as female, then transitioned, and suddenly, wor...Show More

The Broad Experience 41: Stop fixing women, start fixing companies

30:19 | Jun 2nd, 2014

On this show my guest says it's not women who need to lean in, it's companies. At a time when women are 60% of university graduates, 51% of the population and make 80% of purchasing decisions, why, she asks, do most companies still expect women to ch...Show More

The Broad Experience 40: The hell of networking

29:41 | May 20th, 2014

Ask a group of women how much they enjoy networking and most will shudder. They see it as fake, transactional, not something they want to spend time on. Research backs this up: women do not connect with other people in their industries or even within...Show More

The Broad Experience 39: Daughters in Charge

30:31 | Apr 20th, 2014

Traditionally it was always men who followed their fathers into the family business. But in the last 15 years or so, the number of women joining family firms has almost quintupled. More and more daughters are choosing to go where once only their brot...Show More

The Broad Experience 38: Women, work, and sex (re-release)

32:23 | Apr 6th, 2014

In this show, sexuality counselor and author Evelyn Resh says many busy professional women are putting their sex lives to one side as work and kids swallow their time and energy. She wants to change that. This show is about much more than women's sex...Show More

The Broad Experience 37: Leaning In (re-release)

35:46 | Mar 24th, 2014

A year ago, the first rumblings were heard in the press about a business book by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. No one could have predicted then that 'leaning in' would become a catchphrase, and Sandberg's book a cultural phenomenon. In this show, pro...Show More

The Broad Experience 36: Emotions at the office

27:02 | Mar 9th, 2014

How OK is it to show your emotions at work? Traditionally, not very. Some of my guests say that's changing. Others say we still work in male-dominated companies where crying or getting angry will damage your reputation - if you're female. Tune in for...Show More

The Broad Experience 35: Advertising is broken - women speak out

25:58 | Feb 24th, 2014

The ad industry draws plenty of women, but hardly any of them end up making the creative decisions that influence the marketing messages we see every day. In this episode of the show we ask why so few women end up in top creative roles at ad agencies...Show More

The Broad Experience 34: Make them laugh - women, men, and humor at the office

20:11 | Feb 10th, 2014

You've heard it before: women aren't funny. Or at least not as funny as men. Well it turns out if you're a senior woman in a corporation, perception is reality. Always a devotee of the self-deprecating joke, I was surprised to learn from my guest, pr...Show More

The Broad Experience 33: What is success?

30:50 | Jan 27th, 2014

Success - we all want it. But what, exactly, does it mean? Career coach Kathy Caprino and mindful leadership coach Emily Bennington are my guests on this show. Both women are authors, and both have corporate careers behind them. Kathy and I discuss w...Show More

The Broad Experience 32: Home as career-killer

27:41 | Dec 16th, 2013

Liz O'Donnell, author of Mogul, Mom & Maid, tackles some of the ground Sheryl Sandberg didn't touch on in her women-in-the-workplace bestseller, Lean In: the home front. O'Donnell says it's difficult to lean in to your career when you're the one with...Show More

The Broad Experience 31: Tips for success from an entrepreneur

23:04 | Dec 1st, 2013

In the second show in the Tips for Success series, we're sticking to a creative theme. A lot of women dream of starting their own business. My guest actually did it. She's Alexandra Ferguson, CEO of the company of the same name, prolific maker of pil...Show More

The Broad Experience 30: Women in academia

25:23 | Nov 17th, 2013

To an outsider, being a professor can look like a great job (I'm thinking vigorous intellectual engagment, flexibility, and long vacations). Often it is, and not just for those reasons. But just because you work in a center of higher learning doesn't...Show More

The Broad Experience 29: Show me the money

30:49 | Nov 4th, 2013

In this show I explore women's attitude to money, something I've reported on quite a bit over the years and still find fascinating. Many women still have an ambivalent relationship with money - it's tied up with their feelings about themselves and ho...Show More

The Broad Experience 28: Claiming authority

26:15 | Oct 21st, 2013

In this show we look at world of women lawyers. Big Law, as it's known in the US, is well known for having few women at the top. And when they do gain partnership, women are paid less: female partners at law firms are paid just under $500,000 a year ...Show More

The Broad Experience 27: Rise of the well-paid woman

26:31 | Oct 7th, 2013

In this show author Alison Wolf discusses how the rise of elite women has created a less equal world. The gap between the highly educated and everyone else is bigger than it's ever been, and Wolf explains how we got here, why Sweden isn’t the beacon ...Show More

26 Get Ahead. No Guilt.

29:07 | Sep 23rd, 2013

In this show we talk to two women with different perspectives on getting ahead at work. One is a Generation Y journalist who's worked for Newsweek and Tumblr, and is still navigating the new world of journalism-slash-content-creation. The other is a ...Show More

The Broad Experience 25: Killing the Ideal Woman

25:12 | Sep 9th, 2013

In the first show of the fall season my guest, author and management professor Jodi Detjen, says women aren't making it to positions of power because they're too busy trying to be 'the ideal woman' - attempting to do everything perfectly at work and ...Show More

The Broad Experience 24: Women in tech speak up

20:31 | Aug 5th, 2013

Let's face it, no matter what women do for a living, they're far less likely than men to feel comfortable in any kind of spotlight. The Write/Speak/Code conference for women in technology set out to change that. Tune in to hear three different voices...Show More

The Broad Experience 23: Tips for success from a CEO

28:13 | Jul 22nd, 2013

I'm starting a series called Tips for Success, and this first episode features a candid conversation with Monique Nelson, CEO of UniWorld Group, a multicultural advertising and marketing agency based in Brooklyn, NY. Most CEOs are white and male. Mon...Show More

The BroadExperience 22: The Mean Girls Edition

26:36 | Jul 8th, 2013

It’s a cliché , but true: women can be truly horrible to one another at work. In this show we look into the origins of female aggression, why it plays out in such an underhanded way, and what you can do if you’re caught up in an office bitch-fest.

The BroadExperience 21: 50 Shades of Em & Lo

25:45 | Jun 24th, 2013

"We have the independence and freedom of being freelancers but without the fear and horror of being out there on your own." - Em and Lo Entrepreneurs - and sex and relationship writers - Em and Lo began working together at Nerve.com in the late '90s...Show More

The Broad Experience 20: The Man Show

27:28 | Jun 10th, 2013

This week The Broad Experience sits down with three guys to talk about how men and women interact at the office, political correctness, women-bashing on the internet, and men’s evolving roles as caregivers. Will The Hangover’s premise — that men look...Show More

The Broad Experience 19: Women, work, and sex

33:21 | May 28th, 2013

Ever read a book or article about a superwoman and secretly wondered about her sex life (i.e. does she have one)? This is an aspect of successful women's - and men's - lives that's rarely discussed, and certainly not openly. But for many people sex i...Show More

The Broad Experience 18: The power of image

22:17 | May 13th, 2013

What you look like matters when it comes to your career. But not always in the way you think. The suits and makeup that may be pretty much required in one workplace could look absurd in another. But whether you dress up or down, the image you present...Show More

The Broad Experience 17: Female in Silicon Valley

28:29 | Apr 29th, 2013

It's tough to raise money for a startup, regardless of your gender. But when women go out and seek funding they sometimes come up against some interesting attitudes. Tune in to hear LaunchBit co-founder Elizabeth Yin share some tales from Silicon Val...Show More

The Broad Experience 16: Leaning In

36:03 | Apr 12th, 2013

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book 'Lean In' was famous - or infamous, depending on your point of view - before it was even published. Once it came out, it shot to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. This week six women from Generations X...Show More

The Broad Experience 15: Do we have to fit in?

27:11 | Apr 1st, 2013

In this episode I talk to career coach and Forbes writer Kathy Caprino about how much, if at all, women have to 'fix themselves' to succeed and fit into company culture. Shouldn't companies change their cultures to meet women halfway? In part two we ...Show More

The Broad Experience 14: When it's too hard to leave

26:30 | Mar 18th, 2013

This time we look at why women stay in jobs longer than men, even when they know they should move on. Danielle Maveal, formerly of Etsy, discusses why it was so hard to quit, and why women should have the courage of their convictions. And we meet for...Show More

The Broad Experience 13: women and negotiating + women in tech

23:42 | Mar 4th, 2013

What happens when a female employee asks a female boss for a raise? And why do so many women in tech companies work in 'empathy roles' rather than technological ones? Tune in to find out, with guests Ashley Welde, Sara Laschever and Lauren Bacon.

The Broad Experience 12: Kenyan entrepreneurs

22:35 | Feb 5th, 2013

Africa's economies are growing fast and this is partly linked to entrepreneurship. Women make up a large number of African entrepreneurs, so when I went to Kenya in January on a Habitat for Humanity trip I was keen to interview a couple. Find out why...Show More

The Broad Experience 11: Women of a Certain Age

24:30 | Dec 13th, 2012

How does a woman's age affect her life at work? Hillary Clinton may be going gangbusters at 65, but can the rest of us hope for a fruitful career later in life? Tune in to hear from one successful executive who's navigating the sometimes choppy water...Show More

The Broad Experience 10: selling stereotypes

28:29 | Nov 15th, 2012

In this show I talk to 5 interviewees about how women come across in the media. Why are there still so many stereotypes around in 2012? Are young women affected by what they watch and will those portrayals have any impact on the way they choose to li...Show More

The Broad Experience 9: Ambition and Power

20:23 | Oct 2nd, 2012

Are women afraid to describe themselves as ambitious? Do they even want the corner office? Nicki Gilmour of The Glass Hammer and Caroline Turner of Difference Works help me break down women's often tricky relationship with ambition and power.

The Broad Experience 8: The Good Girls Revolt

19:19 | Sep 10th, 2012

In this episode we meet author and journalist Lynn Povich, who was part of the first ever female class-action lawsuit, brought against Newsweek in 1970. We talk look back at the Mad Men office era and ask how much has changed for working women during...Show More

The Broad Experience 7: non-white & female

22:01 | Aug 15th, 2012

In this episode of the show we talk to a white man who's been through - and actually enjoyed - diversity training, and discuss how it changed his attitude to the workplace. We also talk to Trinidad-born reporter Stacy-Marie Ishmael about her experien...Show More

The Broad Experience, episode 6: The Levo League

18:42 | Jul 11th, 2012

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The Broad Experience, episode 5: female entrepreneurship

20:49 | Jul 6th, 2012

In part one of a two part Broad Experience on women entrepreneurs, we try to unpick some of the current hype on female entrepreneurship. We also ask why it matters that so few women grow their companies.

The Broad Experience, episode 4: getting ahead

21:51 | Jun 9th, 2012

This week Financial Times columnist Mrs. Moneypenny and McKinsey director Joanna Barsh discuss what they think women need to do, and not do, to get to the top. McKinsey has just published new research on why women aren't reaching the C-suite. Mrs. Mo...Show More

The Broad Experience, episode three - women and technology

17:56 | May 5th, 2012

Why do so few women work in tech, despite our love of consumer technology? Gina Trapani, Vivek Wadhwa and Adda Birnir weigh in.

The Broad Experience, episode 2

19:34 | Apr 14th, 2012

Episode 2 of The Broad Experience, my show about women, the workplace and success. This time: men, equitable relationships and sex, plus the keys to being a good leader. Let me know what you think! amilnetyte at gmail.com

The Broad Experience, episode 1

20:11 | Apr 1st, 2012

The Broad Experience is an audio show on women, the workplace and success that I'm creating while studying on CUNY's entrepreneurial journalism program. This is the first episode. I'd love to know what you think.