About the podcast
Office Baggage is a podcast that “unpacks” the week of two successful corporate women. Hosted by Rae Parent and Marcy Twete, Office Baggage tackles topics that are all too often brushed under the office rug. Unafraid to take on the taboo, Marcy and Rae discuss their most frustrating moments on the corporate ladder and the topics professionals want to discuss to get ahead, understand the corporate construct and start climbing the ladder instead of holding onto a rung for dear life.
Our resident Millennial, Marcy is a recognized leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability leader, having led CR for one of the largest manufacturing companies in the world. Currently, Marcy uses her skills to help Fortune 500 companies, investors, nonprofit organizations and growth-stage companies mitigate risk by investing in environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. Gen X-er Rae is an executive at a Fortune 1000 Financial Services Company and brings to the table 20 years of experience in the corporate sector, most of them happy. Rae and Marcy met in Kellogg’s Executive MBA program and bonded over sarcasm and raw ambition. Originally titled “The Fat Chick and the Token Jew,” this podcast is about business – seriously, it is!
Marcy Twete is a leader in sustainability and corporate responsibility. Marcy’s background includes leading CR for one of the largest manufacturing companies in the world, fundraising and marketing for nonprofits and campaigns ranging from $2M to $4B in revenue. Marcy is also the founder and former CEO Career Girl Network and the author of the book “You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works.” She is a proud Trustee at Chicago Architecture Center, and a former member of the Boards of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, and Girls on the Run Twin Cities. She lives in Chicago with her husband Charlie and her beloved tabby cat Betsey. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the College of St. Benedict and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
Rae Parent is an experienced leader in investments and technology, who brings nearly 20 years of experience to her role in a Fortune 1000 financial services company company. Rae grew up in the energy trading and risk management practice of a big five consulting firm. Rae has previously serveds on the Board of her company’s charitable foundation and the steering committee for the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. Rae lives in the Baltimore area with her husband Chris, two young children, and two, gigantic, incontinent dogs. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Communications from Villanova University and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.