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S3E4 – The Horror of Executive Job Search

Rae and Marcy are blowing the lid off of the executive job search process in today’s episode. We are sharing our own experiences (good, bad, and ugly) in the job search process post-MBA, and our tips and tricks for those who are searching at executive and all levels of the business ladder. How do you find a recruiter in your field? How do you navigate the rollercoaster of the job search rejection/acceptance process? Can you trust your gut in decision making? All this and more, stay tuned!

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S3E3 – Women Are Ready to Run for Something! A Conversation with Cassandra Gaddo

Our first guest on Season 3 of Office Baggage is a dear friend and a true feminist activist we can all learn from, Cassandra Gaddo. In today’s political climate, women running for office is both a hot topic and a lightning rod. We dive deep with Cassandra on topics like “the myth of electability,” and unpack her career transition from the Executive Director of a nonprofit to becoming Director of People & Operations at Run for Something. Cassandra shares her thoughts on interviewing, working from home, diversity, equity, inclusion, and much more.

Our Guest Today:
Cassandra Gaddo,
Director of People & Operations at Run for Something


People and operations professional, helping to empower amazing teams from the inside. Former nonprofit executive, including executive director of Step Up Chicago. Even more former journalist. Alumna of Loyola University Chicago (BA in Journalism) and Northwestern University (Masters of Public Policy and Administration). Driven by the belief that you can’t be what you can’t see. Ask me about feminism, education, or Chicago.

Learn more about Run for Something by visiting their website or connecting with them on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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S3E2 – One Rant Two Rant Don’t Fish in the Company Pool Rant

Marcy and Rae are back to their old ranting selves when addressing two key leaders who recently lost their jobs because of relationships with subordinates. Is it ever appropriate to “fish in the company pool”? And we’re bringing back “the week in mansplaining.”

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S3E1 – The Fat Chick and the Token Jew Ride Again

We can’t believe it’s been almost a year and a half since we wrapped “Season 2” of Office Baggage, and graduated from Kellogg’s Executive MBA program. In that 18 months, we’ve heard you! Everywhere, we’ve run into podcast listeners who ask us “when will you be back on the podcast?” This fall, we finally came together to make a plan and set it in motion to come back for “Season 3.”

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the last year and a half – what happened in each of our lives and careers – and diving deep on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that have truly matured since we last spoke on Office Baggage.

Season 3 is going to be an incredible journey with both of us, and with incredible women joining us to talk about everything we want to unpack for women in the world. Join us!

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S2E4 – Fearless Girl Stands Her Ground

There are fearless girls everywhere in our world – at the office, at home, on the streets where we walk every day. But do we take the time to think about them? To honor them? This week we’re talking about our fearless work, our favorite fearless girls, and a group of women who finally get what they deserve – drivers licenses!
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S2E3 – Badass Tammies Take Over

Last year, we coined the term #BadassSallies after our dear Kellogg Dean, Sally Blount. But this week, the world was taken over by two incredible #BadassTammies. Among other things today, we are talking about Tammy Duckworth’s new baby and a major Senate rules change as well as pilot Tammie Jo Shults’ calm-under-pressure landing last week.
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S2E2 – Take 2 – Starting Over Again

If you listened to last week’s episode, you’ll know that our Season 2 opener was recorded in….January. So we’re doing “take 2” on our opening day, and now we’ll be back in action every week from here on out.
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S2E1 – Opening Day – Office Baggage “Season 2”

It’s “Opening Day” on Office Baggage for what we’re lovingly calling “Season 2.” The lesson for our winter was the difficulty of podcasting when we aren’t at Kellogg every other Friday. And we’ll admit it, this episode was recorded in…..January. But next week’s episode is our “take 2” of the season opener, and we’re happy to be fully back in action!
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S1E28 – The Sexy Poop Emoji

It’s Halloween, and we’re tackling the dreaded “sexy (fill in the blank)” outfits donned by women everywhere on this holiday. Have we just gone too far when there’s a “sexy poop emoji” Halloween costume. Yes, that really exists. In addition, we tackle gender issues in the toy aisle and a couple of #badasssallies in the news this week.
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S1E27 – The Millennials Are Coming, The Millennials Are Coming – Part 2

Part 2 of 2: A hallmark of the Office Baggage podcast is the intersection of Marcy’s Millennial perspective and Rae’s Generation X perspective. But even as a Millennial, Marcy is what some call “old” Millennials or “cusp” Millennials. Today, we’re joined by members of the “young” Millennial generation to talk to us about their experiences in the workplace. Grace and Alyx came to the table with questions for Marcy and Rae. Tune in to hear the answers to their most burning business questions and conundrums
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