Celeste Headlee

How to Bring an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Any Position

You don’t have to own your own business to think and act like an entrepreneur. Being entrepreneurial is a mind set and a skill set that can be applied to any position at any level. Fashion mogul and social activist Rebecca Minkoff talks candidly about her journey and shares the top attributes most important to her success and in overcoming the challenges she faced along the way. Whether you are … [ more ]

The Double-Bind Facing Aspirational Women | That’s A Good Question

When men put themselves out there they are rewarded for their assertiveness. But for women, they face a backlash, and are often labeled as aggressive, bossy or overbearing. The double-bind facing women aspiring to advance is real — even in 2021. Today’s listener is a 20-something woman in a male-dominated industry and one of the youngest in her position. There are many open doors for advancement within the organization, but … [ more ]

Burnout & Recovery from the Stress Cycle

It’s no secret that our stress has gone through the roof in recent years. More and more women are reporting feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and burned out, and the external stressors we face are unlikely to change anytime soon. Instead of asking us to ignore the very real obstacles and societal pressures that stand between women and well-being right now, we need to understand what we’re up against and learn how … [ more ]

Solutions for the Overscheduled & Overwhelmed Woman

Women feel a tangle of cultural pressures when facing down a to-do list — pressures that many men simply do not. Now, add a pandemic to the list and what do you get? A whole lot of women, pushed to the brink physically and emotionally as they try to juggle it all at the same time, with no break or escape. Overscheduled and overwhelmed women need solutions right now, and … [ more ]

The Mental Health Movement and Your Wellbeing

The mental health crisis has been looming in our country for decades, well before the pandemic hit. Covid-19 further exacerbated and accelerated the situation—for women especially, who have felt the burden in unimaginable ways at work and at home. This global crisis, coupled with the bravery of public figures like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka who are speaking openly and walking away, have led to a tipping point. It’s a … [ more ]

Staying Afloat Without Risking Your Career | That’s A Good Question

The pandemic brought new meaning to the “sandwich generation,” leaving women, in particular, stretched thinner than ever. This month’s listener finds herself in a seemingly impossible situation: She’s the family breadwinner caring for two young children, a husband with a chronic illness, elderly parents—and she just got a promotion at work. How can she manage to stay afloat and keep all these balls in the air without risking her career? … [ more ]

How to Connect in a Reconnected World—with Cal Newport

Overnight, technology essentially became our only means of communication. Face to face interactions – meetings, conferences, networking –  were immediately replaced with Zoom coffees, happy hours and team meetings. It took adjustment, but we adapted. Now, as we re-emerge and navigate a new normal,  many are struggling to reconnect outside of the confines of their computer screens and the safety of their home offices. This episode will explore how to … [ more ]

What to Do When You’re Chronically Underpaid | That’s A Good Question

Welcome to the first episode of “That’s A Good Question,” a new segment in which our host Celeste Headlee teams up with an expert to answer YOUR real-life work-life questions. In this episode, our listener realizes she is being paid less than her colleagues for the same work, with the same experience. Should she demand a raise? Throw in the towel? Take a road trip? Listen in to find out … [ more ]

Success, Leadership and Authenticity: A Conversation with Stacey Abrams

This episode is a replay of an amazing 2021 California Conference for Women Keynote Conversation with best-selling author, nonprofit CEO and political leader Stacey Abrams. Narrowly defeated as the first Black woman to win a major party nomination for Governor, she galvanized a movement that would register 800,000 new voters. Joined by award-winning journalist Lisa Ling, we will explore Abrams’ road to becoming a true pioneer. From her humble beginnings, … [ more ]

Malcolm Gladwell on Bold Leadership in a New World of Work

Managing in a post-pandemic workplace is more complex than ever. Leaders have been required to stretch their skills in unimaginable ways and swiftly adjust their styles to meet the unique needs of individual team members. Featuring renowned journalist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, this episode will explore ways you can keep your teams engaged, productive and growing while also juggling the challenges that come with remote and hybrid workplaces. With … [ more ]