So, did you know that November is National Podcast Post Month? The challenge is for podcasters to post 30 podcast episodes in 30 days. If you know me, you know I like a challenge. So, I can’t resist. So, during November 2017, Unraveling Pink moved to a daily podcast and shared male ally moment stories.Read More
In this episode, I sat down with Jory Des Jardins, an advisor to female founders and startups. An entrepreneur herself, Jory co-founded BlogHer, which grew into the largest conference and community for women content creators in the world and was acquired by SheKnows Media. Jory shares insights about founding and funding from her own entrepreneurial experience and from advising others on their journeys. She closes with a challenge that applies to each of us and can be implemented at work tomorrow. Join us!Read More
My guest this episode is Brian Colucci, Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer at Kilpatrick Townsend. Brian and I continue an ongoing conversation that we started off-mic about the culture of busyness that has become so normalized in Silicon Valley and in law firms, and we explore what happens when this culture bumps up against life – caring for kids, parents, etc.
While we are far from solving this problem, shining some light on it will hopefully create a conversation around how we can get back to a culture that better emphasizes our humanity.Read More
In this episode, Chris Lee, Director of Business Development at Neustar, has a lot of questions and insights into topics like feminism, whether things are truly equal, how we might adjust to a less “bro-culture” workplace, and steps men can take to ally with women on the gender equality front. Chris has a vested interest in this — his 2 year old daughter — whom he is preparing to have broad experiences, not based on gender. Will you join him?Read More
In this episode, Unraveling Pink was on location at the Podcast Movement 2017 conference in Anaheim. Thanks to Shure and TalkShoe, we were able to record during the convention, complete with the buzz of the conference excitement in the background. This episode’s guest, Emerald Archer, Director, Center for the Advancement of Women, at Mount Saint Mary’s University in L.A., shares with us interesting insights about how gender assumptions play out in the military.Read More
Silicon Valley is currently in the “Red Zone.” But there is hope. There is a “release valve” that offers help to employers and employees. Resources that enable employers to create the kind of diverse environment that Google is struggling to develop in the very public eye right now. Resources that employees can anonymously seek out to get help when they feel harassed or discriminated against — or just need a sanity check when suffering through yet another micro-aggression in a workplace that doesn’t reflect their identity.
In this episode of Unraveling Pink (recorded prior to the “Google memo”), Janine Yancey, CEO and founder of Emtrain, shares how Emtrain serves as this very necessary release valve, and how we can move our organizations from the Red Zone, through Orange, and even Yellow, into the coveted Green Zone.Read More
In Episode 8 of Unraveling Pink, guest Erin Rand (COO of ServiceRocket, Navigator for Fast Growing Companies; Flame Igniter) and I engage in an uncomfortable conversation. This is the conversation many women / femmes in senior and executive positions don’t want to have. Yet, Erin was game to have it — and share her view into the thoughts and conversations women in positions to make a difference have about gender diversity and bias.Read More
In Episode 7 of Unraveling Pink, I share another pink bandana moment about something that happens too often in meetings – often when there is only one woman in the room: an idea she voiced is given credit to someone else in the room, usually a man. This has happened so much, it has a name – “bropropriation.” But there's hope. This episode offers some ideas for how to stop this from happening in your meetings and what to do if it happens to you.Read More
In Episode 6 of Unraveling Pink, Jon Hicks, Counsel, Employment Law at Netflix, explains why embracing conflict may reduce gender friction in the workplace – and increase your pay at the same time. He also shares some great stories about strong women in his life and work, and some of the secrets of their success in remaining confident around a table of men.Read More