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 “recovered entrepreneur” turned corporate responsibility and sustainability leader for one of the largest manufacturing companies in the world. Gen X-er Rae is an executive at a Fortune 100 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 for one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies. Prior, Marcy worked and consulted for organizations ranging from small, grassroots nonprofits to some of the largest universities and hospitals in the world in communications and fundraising. She 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.” Marcy is the Chair of the Chicago Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network, a Trustee at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board for 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 is currently enrolled in Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business’ Executive MBA program.
Rae Parent is an experienced leader in investments and technology, who brings nearly 20 years of experience to her role in a Fortune 100 financial services company company. Rae grew up in the energy trading and risk management practice of a big five consulting firm. Rae serves on the Board of her company’s charitable foundation and is a steering committee member for the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. Rae lives in New England with her husband Chris, two young children, and gigantic, incontinent dog. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Communications from Villanova University and is currently enrolled in Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business’ Executive MBA program.