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The Breadwinners

Jun 30, 2020

We’ve all experienced a toxic workplace — but have you ever stepped up to speak out about the problems you see? In this episode, Rachael + Jennifer consider the research regarding employee voice — the phenomenon of workers speaking up when they see or hear something that troubles them — and what happens when we...


Jun 25, 2020

It’s never good news when HR unexpectedly joins a meeting with your manager — and such was the case for Betty Wong Ortiz, editor extraordinaire, who like millions of others was laid off at the start of the pandemic. In this episode, Betty shares her job search story with Jennifer — and how being honest on LinkedIn...


Jun 23, 2020

Ever read a job description and immediately decide it’s not for you based on the language alone? We certainly have. In this episode, Rachael + Jennifer consider the research and impact of coded language in job descriptions — and how we can hire better. Are you on the job hunt? We'd love to hear your story...


Jun 18, 2020

Even before they got pregnant, Stephanie and Ethan Huckel started talking about breadwinning — as in who would be the primary earner for their family and who would take the lead on caregiving. Today, that conversation continues as Stephanie leads on the work front and Ethan leads at home. In this episode, Rachael and...


Jun 16, 2020

We know that sleep is good for us — and who doesn’t love a day off? And yet, both are so much harder to come by when you’re demanding systemic change on day 4,325 of a COVID pandemic. In this episode, Rachael + Jennifer consider the research regarding our need for rest, our inability to find time or space for...