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 recognized leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability for multinational Fortune 500 companies, and has a background both broad and deep in ESG (environmental, social, governance) factors, ethical decision-making, marketing and communications. She is the founder and CEO Marcy Twete Consulting where she advises corporations, nonprofit organizations and their investors on environmental, social and governance risks and reputation management.
In addition to hosting Office Baggage, Marcy launched Table Stakes: The Podcast for Responsible, Sustainable Businesses & Leaders in 2020 discussing the issues of sustainability with forward-thinking leaders to forecast the future of responsible business.
Marcy is a proud Trustee at the Chicago Architecture Center, and a former member of the Boards of Directors for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and Step Up. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the College of Saint Benedict and her MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In late 2020, after nearly 10 years in Chicago, Marcy and her husband Charlie relocated to their former home of Minneapolis with their tabby cat Betsey and terrier mix Pearl. You’ll find them running on Lake Harriet and Minnehaha Creek near their home in South Minneapolis.
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 served 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.