The concept of “settling” is a controversial one. We’ve all been told for much of our lives, “don’t settle, get what you want.” But the truth is, we all settle for something every single day. Our guest today, Dana Look-Arimoto wrote the book Stop Settling, Settle Smart: Rethinking Work-Life Balance, Redesign Your Busy Life.Read More
We all reach a place in life where we want something we feel we are “unqualified” for. Today, we’re talking about what to do in those difficult situations when you just don’t feel you have what it takes to get through. *Hint* it’s a combination of grit, persistence, and (gulp) vulnerability.Read More
Almost 2.5 years ago, Rae and Marcy interviewed the game changing founders of Ezza Nails, Ale and Kim. They shared with us, in 2017, their goals for their business when they had yet to open their first location. Today, Ale and Kim are about to launch location #3 for Ezza, and have truly lived their mission of empowering women on both sides of the manicure table. Listen to their journey to funding, success, and a model that is focused simultaneously on ethics and excellence – or “ezzalence.”Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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!
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!
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.
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.