the Working Mother’s Mentor

By Julie Finn

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Julie Finn chats with inspiring and successful leaders like John Lee Dumas, host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball, and Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times Best-Selling author of How to Raise an Adult. Executives from Square, Disney, Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and successful entrepreneurs from What’s Up Moms, UrbanSitter, and Fairygodboss, just to name a few, give you concrete, actionable advice, their secrets to how they built their careers and businesses, and how they handle work life balance.

Episode Date
[ENCORE] Mindset mastery will transform your life, with seasoned executive coach, David Taylor-Klaus
54:33

David is a wise, insightful, and humorous executive coach who leverages his decades of experience to deliver powerful advice on how to master your mindset.  This episode is full of wisdom, personal stories, and concrete tips on how to reframe your thinking in order to achieve your goals.  We discuss negative thought patterns, depression, adult ADHD, confidence, and work-life integration in this deep yet tactical conversation.

Jul 16, 2019
[ENCORE] UrbanSitter Co-Founder and CEO, Lynn Perkins, on launching a business and securing millions in venture capital, all while raising 3 kids
31:02

Lynn Perkins takes us behind the curtain and gives us great advice—from tips on raising money from venture capitalists, to how to find a good mentor, and best practices in hiring childcare.

Jul 09, 2019
[ENCORE] Dropbox VP of Communications, Lin-Hua Wu, on big career pivots and life as the high-powered mom of four kids
35:12

Lin-Hua discusses her unique and exciting career journey after law school and how to be bold in managing your family life.

Jul 02, 2019
CEO of NPD Group and author of Mom.B.A, Karyn Schoenbart, with an insider’s guide to career success: TWMM 082
47:24

Karyn Schoenbart is Chief Executive Officer of the NPD Group, one of the leading market research and advisory firms in the world. Drawing from her personal and professional experiences, she wrote Mom.B.A to help people overcome challenges and fulfill their full potential at work. Karyn’s career journey is a fascinating example of how hard work and dedication can lead to amazing results.

Jun 25, 2019
[ENCORE] #1 YouTube Parenting Channel What’s Up Moms co-founder Meg Resnikoff on building a wildly successful media business while juggling life with 3 kids
32:40

Meg inspires us with more details about her entrepreneurial journey creating the #1 Parenting channel on Youtube while being a hands-on mom to three small kids.

Jun 18, 2019
How to do Fewer Things, Better and other lessons from teacher, author, and coach, Angela Watson: TWMM081
39:02

Angela Watson is a former teacher who is on a mission to help teachers live a more purposeful and conscious life. She’s the author of five books, including Fewer Things, Better: The Courage to Focus on What Matters Most. She is the host of the wildly successful podcast, Truth for Teachers, which is consistently ranked among the top ten K-12 podcasts on iTunes. Angela also creates online courses and printable resources for educators.

Jun 11, 2019
Licensing and branding guru, Leigh Anne Brodsky, on managing a big career, family life, and health challenges: TWMM080
52:42

Leigh Anne Brodsky is a licensing and branding guru. Over the course of her career, she’s been a senior executive at Discovery, Peanuts Worldwide & Iconix Entertainment, and Nickelodeon Consumer Products. She has run the licensing business for brands and characters we love like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer, and South Park. She now runs her own company where she shares her expertise with the world.

Jun 04, 2019
[ENCORE] Gap Foundation Senior Director, Abby Davisson, on changing jobs on maternity leave, being prepared for working motherhood, and making social impact.
40:46

Abby shares insights on creating social impact, how business school prepared her for marriage, and finding the job of her dreams.

May 28, 2019
CEO’s and women’s leadership experts share the best career advice they ever received: TWMM 079
32:48

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we have created a special three-part round up of some of our most popular guests’ reflections on the best advice they’re even received.  This episode features Tiffany Dufu, Kimberly Powell, Georgene Huang, and Jennifer Kem.

May 21, 2019
The best career and life advice they’ve received, featuring a Google exec, wildly successful entrepreneurs, & a NYT best-selling author: TWMM 078
31:34

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we have created a special three-part round up of some of our most popular guests’ reflections on great career and life advice they’re received.  This episode features Sherice Torres, Rachel Martin, Elsie Escobar, and Julie Lythcott-Haims.

May 14, 2019
High-power executives and 7 figure entrepreneurs share the best career advice they ever received: TWMM 077
26:06

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we have created a special three-part round up of some of our most popular guests’ reflections on the best advice they’re even received.  This episode features Nneka Rimmer, Sarah Friar, Jeanine Blackwell, and Joyce Shulman.

May 07, 2019
Streamline your space and simplify your life with Shira Gill, Organization Expert: TWMM 076
55:57

Shira Gill is a cross between a professional organizer and a life coach. Her mission is to inspire people to clear physical and mental clutter so they can reduce their environmental footprint, create space for what they care about, and live their best lives. Since founding her business, Shira has transformed hundreds of homes, helping her clients reclaim their living spaces and redesign the way they live.

Apr 30, 2019
[ENCORE] Everyone should be an entrepreneur….or at least think like one
11:57

Julie details four critical things that entrepreneurs do well that will help you build your career or your business.

Apr 23, 2019
[ENCORE] Social media & influencer marketing expert, and CEO of Everywhere Agency, Danica Kombol on how to use social media to elevate your career or build your business
42:07

Danica is an expert on all things social media and shares lots of great advice on how to leverage your online presence for professional gain.  She provides concrete tips for both business owners and corporate climbers.  She also discusses her entrepreneurial journey and how she was able to start her wildly successful firm during a recession, while raising three kids.

Apr 16, 2019
Dave Ramsey Solution’s speaker and author, Anthony ONeal, on empowering teens and young adults to make wise financial and life decisions: TWMM 075
37:20

Anthony ONeal’s life reached a turning point at the age of 19 when he found himself homeless and deep in debt. Today, he is part of personal finance guru Dave Ramsey’s Solutions Team. Anthony is on a mission to inspire and empower teens and young adults to take care of their financial health and make better life decisions.

Apr 09, 2019
Critical life and relationship lessons with divorce attorney, coach, speaker, and author, Gabrielle Hartley: TWMM 074
49:07

In this episode we discuss important advice for anyone seeking to live a happier, more peaceful life, regardless of relationship status.  Gabrielle Hartley is a divorce attorney who helps couples navigate divorce in a non-toxic way. Her book is endorsed by Gwyneth Paltrow and reveals Gabrielle’s unique approach which keeps 99% of clients out of the courtroom. In addition to being an attorney, Gabrielle is a coach, mediator, speaker and author of Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate.

Apr 02, 2019
Executive Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Barlament on what it takes to balance family life with the rigors of orchestra management: TWMM 073
33:19

Jennifer Barlament is a classically trained clarinetist turned arts management executive. She has more than 15 years of experience leading orchestras across the country and is currently Executive Director at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, one of the leading orchestras in the US. 

Mar 26, 2019
Easy, effective hacks to help you eat right, move more, stress less and sleep better, with acclaimed media health expert, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie: TWMM 072
45:20

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is a Yale and Harvard trained ER doctor and a regular TV expert on the HLN, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and Fox News. She just released her new book, Mom Hacks, which provides over 100 of the most high-yield and science-backed solutions to help you thrive.

Mar 19, 2019
Getting Children Involved in Understanding the Power of Saving and Investing, with Tanya Van Court, Founder and CEO of Goalsetter: TWMM 071
49:24

Tanya Van Court left an illustrious career in the corporate world to launch Goalsetter, a goal-based savings and gifting platform that encourages kids to save in a way that’s fun and engaging. A mom of three with a partner who sometimes has to live 30 miles away, Tanya urges working moms to cultivate and maintain as many supportive relationships as they can.

Mar 12, 2019
How to stop hiding and start living authentically with Rachel Martin, author of the wildly successful blog Finding Joy, and of the book, the Brave Art of Motherhood: TWMM 070
50:10

Rachel is the mom of 7 and author of the globally popular blog, Finding Joy.  Drawing on her own experiences surviving a difficult divorce and years of poverty, she shares her deeply held belief in the power of the human spirit to overcome.  Rachel is an inspiring teacher on parenting and the courage it takes to live an authentic life.

Mar 05, 2019
How to combat stress, anxiety, guilt and overwhelm by changing your thinking: TWMM 069
24:02

Julie talks about automatic negative thoughts and how they can wreak havoc on your emotions.  She discusses practical steps you can do TODAY to help you to tame your negative thinking and to gain more control over your emotions.

Feb 26, 2019
Successful millennial entrepreneur Jess Catorc on building online courses, taking risks, and parenting creative children: TWMM 068
43:17

Jess is a podcast host, online course builder, and leader at Teachable, an online course platform.  Jess shares a ton of specific advice on how to design and build a great online course.  She also discusses how the environment in which she grew up shaped her drive and entrepreneurial spirit.

Feb 19, 2019
Building successful multi-million dollar businesses while raising a family, with Jennifer Kem, branding and marketing expert: TWMM 067
57:41

Jen Kem is a powerhouse entrepreneur, successfully running multiple multi-million dollar businesses while raising her kids.  She gives a ton of very specific, no-nonsense advice about business, relationships, and parenting.

Feb 12, 2019
Head of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, Rodney Bullard, on service, leadership, and pursuing your passions: TWMM 066
46:49

Rodney Bullard has an interesting and varied career that focuses on service.  As a lawyer, a White House Fellow, and now Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, Rodney has used his education and experience in order to have an impact on society. He shares great advice on creating your own unique career journey and serving others in large and small ways. Rodney is a wonderful storyteller and wraps his advice in warm and inspiring stories.

Feb 05, 2019
[ENCORE] Google Marketing Director Sherice Torres on career advice for ambitious working moms, the importance of self-care, and what to do when life throws you a curve ball
45:03

Sherice shares her career pivots, the experiences surrounding giving birth prematurely, and sage advice on learning to let go.

Jan 29, 2019
[ENCORE] Single motherhood by choice and work life balance as a senior executive with McCormick (Spice) and Company SVP Nneka Rimmer
43:44

Powerhouse, down-to-Earth C-suite executive Nneka Rimmer gives us great insight into how self-awareness and ingenuity can help you craft the work and family life you desire.

Jan 22, 2019
[ENCORE] Fairygodboss CEO and Co-Founder, Georgene Huang, on accessing valuable information when making career decisions, changing jobs while pregnant, and unpacking key lessons learned in building her fast-growing company

Georgene talks about the hustle it takes be the CEO of a high-impact company, her mission to make workplaces a great place for both men and women, and how she handles it all as the mom of 3 young children.

Jan 15, 2019
[ENCORE] Fairygodboss CEO and Co-Founder, Georgene Huang, on accessing valuable information when making career decisions, changing jobs while pregnant, and unpacking key lessons learned in building her fast-growing company

Georgene talks about the hustle it takes be the CEO of a high-impact company, her mission to make workplaces a great place for both men and women, and how she handles it all as the mom of 3 young children.

Jan 15, 2019
[ENCORE] Fairygodboss CEO and Co-Founder, Georgene Huang, on accessing valuable information when making career decisions, changing jobs while pregnant, and unpacking key lessons learned in building her fast-growing company
45:27

Georgene talks about the hustle it takes be the CEO of a high-impact company, her mission to make workplaces a great place for both men and women, and how she handles it all as the mom of 3 young children.

Jan 15, 2019
[ENCORE] New York Times Best Selling Author Julie Lythcott-Haims provides a masterclass on parenting and dives deeper into her personal journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance
01:03:06

Julie discusses the dangers of helicopter parenting and provides concrete strategies for raising self-aware, productive kids.  We then switch gears and talk about how growing up Black bi-racial in America informed her life choices and how she ultimately broke through the negative messages society delivered and learned to accept herself.

Jan 08, 2019
[ENCORE] GreatSchools Founder and Former CEO, Bill Jackson, on finding the right school for your kids and concrete advice to would-be entrepreneurs
01:03:46

Bill shares robust advice on choosing the best school environment for your family and leadership strategies from his years a CEO.

Dec 31, 2018
[ENCORE] Boston Consulting Group Senior Partner and Managing Director, Michelle Russell, on making company cultures great for working parents and how to successfully navigate an intense job while raising a family
38:56

Michelle gives us insight into the steps the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) took to make their culture great for working mothers and concrete advice she would give to women on building their careers while maintaining a full, integrated life.

Dec 25, 2018
Using the power of food to achieve your health goals & building your business while growing your family, with the founder of the Homemade Method, Anna Rakoczy: TWMM 064

Anna is a lawyer turned entrepreneur on a mission.  Anna describes her popular method for creating nourishing, inviting meals that also help you to achieve positive health outcomes.  Anna shares her expertise on cooking, overcoming emotional eating, and preparing simple, nutritious meals—even with a hectic schedule.  She also takes us on her entrepreneurial journey that began as a practicing lawyer in Australia and has led her to a building wildly successfully company that serves and supports thousands.

Dec 18, 2018
Using the power of food to achieve your health goals & building your business while growing your family, with the founder of the Homemade Method, Anna Rakoczy: TWMM 065
51:53

Anna is a lawyer turned entrepreneur on a mission.  Anna describes her popular method for creating nourishing, inviting meals that also help you to achieve positive health outcomes.  Anna shares her expertise on cooking, overcoming emotional eating, and preparing simple, nutritious meals—even with a hectic schedule.  She also takes us on her entrepreneurial journey that began as a practicing lawyer in Australia and has led her to a building wildly successfully company that serves and supports thousands.

Dec 18, 2018
Parenting Expert and NYT Best-selling author Julie Morgenstern with the instruction manual to parenting, self-care, and time management: TWMM 064
01:00:52

Julie generously provides a ton of concrete advice on how to navigate parenthood at different stages and to re-calibrate the way you spend your time. We tackle timely, specific issues including how to stop feeling guilty about how much (or how little) time you feel you spend with your kids, managing screentime, and how to talk to your kids about values in a contentious world.

Dec 11, 2018
CMO and Chief Parenting Officer of BARK and tech TV commentator, Titania Jordan, on keeping your kids safe online, building your dream career, and overcoming personal struggles: TWMM 063
51:05

Titania shares her inspiring journey that has included being an entrepreneur, a TV tech commentator, and working in the C-suite.  She candidly shares her struggles with postpartum depression, anxiety, and imposter syndrome and the great advice has anyone who has similar challenges.

Dec 04, 2018
[ENCORE] Gemma Hartley, Author of Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward, on her path back to writing after the birth of her children, finding work-life balance, and how to divide responsibilities at home
01:05:11

Gemma provides her expertise on the subject of Emotional Labor, addresses the resentment that often arises around the unpaid work done to sustain a family, and gives great examples and advice on how to share responsibilities at home.  We did this interview after her wildly popular Harper Bazaar articles on emotional labor, before her book Fed Up was released.

Nov 27, 2018
Macaroni Kid Founder and CEO Joyce Shulman on taking the leap to entrepreneurship, scaling your business, and taking care of yourself: TWMM 062
41:36

Joyce is a lawyer turned creative, visionary entrepreneur.  Her company, Macaroni Kid, reaches nearly 3 million households per month with hyper local information about great resources and events for families. Joyce shares concrete leadership, business, self-care, and parenting advice in this episode.  Joyce is warm, wise, and inspiring and provides specific tactics to help you avoid the martyr mom syndrome and to integrate your busy professional and personal lives.

Nov 20, 2018
Scandal, Goliath, West Wing, & the Sopranos star Matthew Del Negro on building his acting career, overcoming obstacles, and pursuing your dreams: TWMM 060
54:06

Matt Del Negro has been featured on some of the most popular shows in TV history.  The road to success has not been easy and Matt shares sage wisdom on how to push forward in the face of uncertainty.  Matt also describes how and why he’s started his fascinating podcast, 10,000 No’s, and how he integrates his big dreams with his family life.

Nov 13, 2018
Senator Cory Booker’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Tamia Booker, takes us behind the scenes of life on Capitol Hill and shares how she built her career dedicated to public service: TWMM 060
37:41

Tamia has been involved in politics since her freshman year in college and her career has already taken her places she could have never imagined.  Tamia inspires us to have impact wherever we are, in whatever way we can. She provides concrete advice on how to live a full, busy, high-impact life while remaining grounded.

Nov 05, 2018
Google Head of Progressive Engagement and Strategic Partnership Counsel, Michele Jawando on how to have massive social impact while raising a healthy family (hint: don’t sweat the small stuff): TWMM 059
48:17

Michele provides a masterclass in how to keep perspective, serve the world, and raise healthy, grounded children.  Michele shares a ton of great insight, wisdom, and knowledge on everything from social impact, to career, to parenting

Oct 30, 2018
Creating Impact Through Podcasting with Elsie Escobar, Libsyn’s Community Expert and Podcasting Veteran: TWMM 058
51:13

Elsie is a podcasting guru who says that podcasting saved her life.  She shares her love of podcasting, its power to change the world, and how she integrates it with being a homeschooling mom.

Oct 23, 2018
Questions and answers for making big career & life choices, considering your Ambition Decisions with Hana Schank and Liz Wallace:TWMM 057
42:24

Hana Schank and Liz Wallace are the authors of the fascinating book, the Ambition Decisions.  Examining the triumphs and challenges in real women’s lives and aggregating their experiences, the Ambition Decisions discusses issues women consider as they hit major career and personal decisions and debunks many of the myths that are embedded in our conventional wisdom about women and ambition.

Oct 16, 2018
Finding your purpose, beating cancer, and bouncing back after divorce, with business leader and women’s empowerment coach Melisa Alaba: TWMM 056
38:42

Melisa is an energetic, passionate leader who supports women entrepreneurs in living their best lives. She is the founder of a global network to connect and educate women, particularly women of color, business owners. She is a thyroid cancer survivor who shares how her journey affects the joy and enthusiasm she brings to every day life. She also provides great, concrete advice on how to find your purpose and to live a full, abundant life.

Oct 09, 2018
Teaching your kids good eating habits, using food as medicine, and having impact through social enterprises, with Jess White, SVP Good Measure Meals/Open Hand Atlanta: TWMM 055
41:10

Jess shares her nutrition and behavior modification expertise as we discuss strategies to help busy families eat healthy meals.  Jess will help you to see that food is medicine and how taking a wellness approach to life with affect your eating decisions.  You will also learn about the successful social enterprise, Good Measure Meals, and how they leverage an income generating business in order to help fund their social impact programs.  Jess discusses how she integrates her work and family life, how she, as a leader, creates an environment for her teams to thrive, and the best advice she’s ever received.

Oct 02, 2018
Mastering your mindset will transform your life, with seasoned executive coach, David Taylor-Klaus: TWMM 054
54:33

David is a wise, insightful, and humorous executive coach who leverages his decades of experience to deliver powerful advice on how to master your mindset.  This episode is full of wisdom, personal stories, and concrete tips on how to reframe your thinking in order to achieve your goals.  We discuss negative thought patterns, depression, adult ADHD, confidence, and work-life integration in this deep, yet tactical conversation.

Sep 25, 2018
[ENCORE] Online courses can help creators earn 6 and 7 figure incomes: learn how with Jeanine Blackwell, Founder and CEO of Create Six Figure Courses and the Launch Lab
48:46

Jeanine shares her journey from corporate to creating her own training company.  She discusses how her desire to have more time with her daughters and to have control over her financial destiny led her to jump from a comfortable job into entrepreneurship.  Jeanine is a master teacher and provides concrete tips you can follow today to help you figure out what business you could start today.

Sep 18, 2018
[ENCORE] Facebook, Head of Products, Platforms, and Insights, Business Marketing, Jessica Jensen, on working in Silicon Valley, a non-linear career journey, and fresh starts
46:10

Jessica shares her journey that led her to her senior role Facebook, what it’s like to be a woman working in Silicon Valley, her fertility struggle, and how she finds balance.

Sep 11, 2018
[ENCORE] Leighann Lord, Co-Host StarTalk Radio, Stand-Up Comedian, Author, and Keynote Speaker on being a caregiver, building the career meant for you, and working with Neil Degrasse Tyson
56:51

Leighann Lord tells us how she left corporate, created her multi-faceted career, and juggles it all with caring for aging parents.

Sep 04, 2018
[ENCORE] Tiffany Dufu, Author of Drop the Ball, on how to create balance at home and how freeing your capacity at home affects your ability to do big things in the world
01:05:16

Tiffany teaches us the specific strategies that can empower us to show up more fully in life.  She shares her professional and personal journey that led her to pen her best-selling book, Drop the Ball.

Aug 28, 2018
TV anchor, author and host of the How to Be a Financial Grownup Podcast, Bobbi Rebell on how to find financial freedom: TWMM 053
36:26

Bobbi takes us behind the scenes of her fascinating career journey that has led her from the TV anchor desk at Reuters, to becoming a best-selling author and podcast host.  She shares how she made the big decision to leave TV in order to pursue her dream of helping others to find financial freedom as they become Financial Grownups.

Aug 21, 2018
How to leave your job in pursuit of your dreams, with When to Jump, Author, Founder and CEO Mike Lewis: TWMM 052
32:57

Mike Lewis left a prestigious job at Bain Capital to pursue his dream of traveling around the world to play professional squash.  In the course of his journey, he interviewed hundreds of people who have made bold jumps, leaving something comfortable in pursuit of their dreams.  Mike breaks down the process he went through and what you should think about if you consider making a jump.

Aug 14, 2018
Building the confidence, courage, and mindset fundamental to making it to the C-Suite, with former CIO of Southern Company, Becky Blalock: TWMM 051
36:07

Author, speaker, and former CIO Becky Blalock shares robust advice on how and why managing your mindset, learning how to take risks, and re-thinking failure are all core to business and career success.  Becky also provides great advice about exactly how to work with a mentor, and the things she does each day to find success.  As a trailblazer to the C-suite and the author of Dare:  Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge, Becky shares her expertise from both her personal experience and that of the women executives she interviewed for her book.

Aug 07, 2018
Social media & influencer marketing expert, and CEO of Everywhere Agency, Danica Kombol on how to use social media to elevate your career or build your business: TWMM 050
42:07

Danica is an expert on all things social media and shares lots of great advice on how to leverage your online presence for professional gain.  She provides concrete tips for both business owners and corporate climbers.  She also discusses her entrepreneurial journey and how she was able to start her wildly successful firm during a recession, while raising three kids.

Jul 31, 2018
Representation Project Chief Operating Officer, Heather Ainsworth, on making advances in gender equality, pursuing her passions, and creating a work life on her own terms: TWMM 049
48:55

Heather Ainsworth helps us to understand the importance of gender norms and perceptions and the work of the Representation Project to promote gender equality. She discusses her career committed to making the work place supportive of employees who have care giving responsibilities.  She also shares practical advice on having a big career and a thriving family life.

Jul 24, 2018
Tai Beauchamp, internationally recognized style influencer, TV host, and entrepreneur, shares candidly on living life in the spotlight and wrestling with tough decisions: TWMM 048
32:34

Fresh off of the stage at Essence Fest, TV host, producer, and founder of Tai Life media company, Tai Beauchamp, takes us behind the scenes to understand the hard work, personal sacrifices, and triumphs of her glamorous, jet-set life.

Jul 17, 2018
How did she build a 7-figure business and land on the cover of Fortune magazine using skills from her life experience? Stacy Blackman tells us how: TWMM 047
39:52

Stacy Blackman describes in detail the steps she took to create a side business that wasn’t based the skills outlined on her resume, but from her lived experience.   We discover how she began the company while working a job in corporate marketing and how she was empowered to leave corporate and run her business full-time after the birth of her first child.  We learn how she grew the business organically to a multi-seven figure company that serves clients around the world.

Jul 10, 2018
Is This A Mid-Life Crisis?: TWMM 046
19:07

Julie discusses the many questions you may be asking yourself about your life and career and provides a heart-felt lesson on the power and wisdom of betting on yourself

Jul 01, 2018
John Lee Dumas, host of one of the most successful business podcasts of all time, Entrepreneurs on Fire, on leaving corporate, building a wildly successful business, and giving back: TWMM 045
20:01

John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast shares great advice on pursuing your dreams.  He takes us into the thought process that led him to leave a corporate job and create his first podcast.  He discusses the critical systems he put in place in order to be successful and shares concrete advice on living life on your own terms.  JLD tells us more about his new endeavors including the Daily Refresh podcast and his 3 Hours to Your Big Idea training.

Jun 26, 2018
Executive Producer and Showrunner for Marvel’s Luke Cage, Cheo Hodari Coker, shares great advice about working in the entertainment industry, how he built his career, and juggling it all with a full family life: TWMM 044
01:01:36

Cheo provides a behind the scenes view into his amazing career and gives us practical advice about pursuing your dreams, building a career on your own terms, and integrating it with parenthood.

Jun 19, 2018
CEO of the Third-Largest Art Center in the US, the Woodruff Arts Center, and founding CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Doug Shipman: TWMM 043
37:21

Doug shares personal insights into how he built his amazing career, his role in the development of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and how he and his wife balance big careers with family life.

Jun 12, 2018
From CNN to entrepreneur, media maven Alicia Stewart on re-inventing yourself, finding your voice, and following your own path: TWMM 042
53:03

Alicia provides a masterclass on re-writing your own story and making small decisions that add up to building a life you love.

Jun 05, 2018
Chief Executive Officer of UnboundEd, Kate Gerson, on attachment parenting, adopting cross-racially, and creating education access for all: TWMM 041
44:41

Kate sheds light on how attachment parenting affects her relationship with her kids, the responsibilities involved with adopting across racial lines, and the effects of unconscious bias in the delivery of education.

May 29, 2018
Building a career dedicated to impact, with the COO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, Heidi Brooks: TWMM 040
43:06

Heidi provides insight into her high-power career in the non-profit sector, her optimistic outlook on life, and her global adventures that have led her to over 80 countries and counting

May 22, 2018
Everyone Should Be an Entrepreneur...or At Least Think Like One : TWMM 039
13:10

Julie details four important things that entrepreneurs do well that you can start doing today to help you build your career or your business.

May 15, 2018
Square CFO Sarah Friar with concrete advice on building a big career, being a great leader, and integrating your life: TWMM 038
45:09

Sarah provides lots of great, concrete tips and strategies for being a great leader, finding mentors, learning from failure, and juggling family life.

May 08, 2018
Do you have a goal or a dream you’d like to pursue? You may need to give yourself permission before you can move forward: TWMM 037
23:46

Julie discusses the 6 types of permission you may need to give yourself in order to move with confidence toward your goals and dreams.

May 01, 2018
Ever wonder how a podcast is made? We go behind the scenes of the making the Working Mother’s Mentor: TWMM 036
16:28

Julie shares surprising details about the making of the Working Mother’s Mentor podcast as she walks us through her 6-step process for creating the episodes.

Apr 24, 2018
From a high school teacher to a CMO, Deloitte’s fmr Chief Content Officer on managing pivots and building a successful career: TWMM 035
51:24

Jonathan Copulsky, Northwestern lecturer and former Chief Content Officer for Deloitte, shares great, concrete advice about building your career and navigating change, all while being authentic.

Apr 17, 2018
Do you feel like you do the lion’s share of kid and home related work for your family? Learn more about the mental load and its impact on working women with Bright Horizons, VP (Horizons Workforce Consulting) Jennifer Vena: TWMM 034
46:21

Jennifer and I discuss the never-ending list of things to manage a family, the “mental load”, so many working moms carry.  Jennifer shares surprising research about who carries the load and advice on how to decrease its impact.

Apr 10, 2018
Learn how an influencer built her career − Forrester Research VP and Principal Researcher Sucharita Kodali: TWMM 033
46:45

Sucharita shares tips for building a fantastic professional network and discusses how she became one of the country’s leading retail industry experts.

Apr 03, 2018
New York Times Best Selling Author Julie Lythcott-Haims provides a masterclass on parenting and dives deeper into her personal journey of self-acceptance: TWMM 032
01:03:06

Julie discusses the dangers of helicopter parenting and provides concrete strategies for raising self-aware, productive kids.  We then switch gears and talk about how growing up Black bi-racial in America informed her life choices and how she ultimately broke through the negative messages society delivered and learned to accept herself.

Mar 27, 2018
Working abroad, finding a great workplace culture, and making big career pivots—Chief Commercial Officer of SEEK Australia, Kendra Banks: TWMM 031
43:25

Kendra shares her experiences living and working in many countries outside of the US and growing her career through multiple pivots, all while raising 3 kids.

Mar 20, 2018
What does it take to become a CEO? Kim Powell, author of the CEO Next Door teaches us surprising lessons in leadership: TWMM 030
01:03:52

Kim shares the career and leadership lessons she’s learned through the extensive study of and work with CEO’s across the country.

Mar 13, 2018
Learn how to launch a successful online course and to discover your true path, with Jeanine Blackwell, Founder and CEO of Create Six Figure Courses and the Launch Lab: TWMM 029
48:46

Jeanine shares her strategies for helping professionals leverage their experience and expertise to create successful knowledge-based businesses.

Mar 06, 2018
GreatSchools Founder and Former CEO, Bill Jackson, on finding the right school for your kids and concrete advice to would-be entrepreneurs: TWMM 028
01:03:46

Bill shares robust advice on choosing the best school environment for your family and leadership strategies from his years a CEO.

Feb 27, 2018
Beth Neumann, President and CEO of Starboard Cruise Services, on how she made it to the C-Suite and what she learned along the way: TWMM 027
56:17

Beth discusses the multiple career pivots that led her to the CEO role, and how she juggles raising 3 young sons while also leading a global retail company.

Feb 20, 2018
Tiffany Dufu, Author of Drop the Ball, on how to create balance in your homelife and how freeing more of your capacity at home affects your ability to do big things in the world: TWMM 026
01:05:16

Tiffany shares her experiences as a launch team member of Lean In, the leader of the White House Project, and the new chapter in her life as a best-selling author.

Feb 13, 2018
Janet Feldstein McKillop, J. Paul Getty Trust Head of Development, on her building a successful career in development, managing a heavy travel load while raising small children, and why she loves walking up steep hills: TWMM 025
36:25

Janet shares her winding career journey that has led her to running development for the J. Paul Getty Trust, juggling her hectic work schedule with being present for her kids, and how she takes care of herself in the midst of it all.

Feb 06, 2018
Georgene Huang, CEO and Co-Founder, Fairygodboss, on having access to great information when considering career decisions, making career changes while pregnant, and having an impact: TWMM 024
45:27

Georgene talks about the hustle it takes be the CEO of a fast-growing company, her mission to make workplaces a great place for both men and women, and how she handles it all as the mom of 2 young children and a new baby.

Jan 30, 2018
Gemma Hartley, Author of the wildly popular Harper’s Bazaar article about Emotional Labor, on her path back to writing after the birth of her children, finding work-life balance, and how to divide responsibilities at home: TWMM 023
01:05:11

Gemma provides her expertise on the subject of Emotional Labor, addresses the resentment that often arises around the unpaid work done to sustain a family, and gives great examples and advice on how to share responsibilities at home.

Jan 23, 2018
Jessica Jensen, Facebook Head of Products, Platforms, and Insights, Business Marketing, on working in Silicon Valley, a non-linear career journey, and fresh starts: TWMMP 022
46:10

Jessica shares her journey that led her to Facebook, what it’s like to be a woman working in Silicon Valley, her fertility struggle, and how she finds balance.

Jan 16, 2018
Kate Noel, Principal, Foreside Strategies, on working in the White House, decelerating her career, and juggling life with four kids: TWMM 021
50:15

Kate shares how she pivoted from the White House to corporate, how she made the decision to leave corporate, and how she found peace in forging her own path.

Dec 26, 2017
Claudia McKay, The World Bank, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, on transitioning from corporate to non-profit, being a young leader, and raising her children overseas: TWMM 020
46:50

Claudia shares the triumphs and struggles of leading high impact work at a young age, following her passion, and raising small kids on a different continent.

Dec 19, 2017
Alisa Lewis, eBay HR Director, on her entrepreneurial roots, a non-linear path, and owning your career: TWMM 019
50:43

Alisa shares insights about how to have successful career pivots, being intentional about managing your career, and making a work culture great for working moms.

Dec 12, 2017
Waidehi Gokhale, CEO of Soliya, on leading mission-driven work, developing grit as a family, and returning to center when finding yourself depleted: TWMM 018
41:17

Waidehi discusses her global role at Soliya and how she and her family manage her busy travel schedule, how they each adapted when she took on the CEO role, and how she recalibrated when she found herself way off balance.

Dec 05, 2017
Lynn Perkins, Co-Founder and CEO of UrbanSitter, on leading a start-up, securing $40 million in venture capital, and raising 3 kids: TWMM 017
31:02

Lynn gives us great advice—from tips on raising money from venture capitalists, to finding a good mentor, and best practices in hiring childcare.

Nov 28, 2017
Vickie Whatley PART 2, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Operations at Shout! Factory, on managing metastatic breast cancer while juggling a big job and life with a young son. TWMM 016
42:33

Vickie shares how she found her own breast cancer despite annual mammograms and how she takes care of her health while being a hands-on mom and a corporate executive.

Nov 21, 2017
Vickie Whatley PART 1, Vickie Whatley, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Operations at Shout! Factory, on her journey from Art History to becoming an executive in an entertainment company: TWMM 015
35:23

Vickie takes us on a journey to becoming an HR exec and gives us concrete advice about returning to work after maternity leave and making a work environment a great place for working women.

Nov 21, 2017
Leighann Lord, Stand-Up Comedian, Author, Keynote Speaker, Co-Host on StarTalk Radio on being a caregiver, building the career meant for you, and working with Neil Degrasse Tyson: TWMMP 014
56:49

Leighann tells us how she left a corporate job, created her multi-faceted career, and juggles it all with caring for aging parents.

Nov 14, 2017
Michelle Russell, Senior Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group, on making company cultures great for working parents and how to successfully navigate an intense job while raising a family: TWMMP 013
38:56

Michelle gives us insight into the steps the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) took to make their culture great for working mothers and concrete advice she would give to women on building their careers while maintaining a full, integrated life.

Nov 07, 2017
Tjada McKenna, Chief Operating Officer, Habitat for Humanity International on balancing a life of service requiring a lot of international travel while raising two small boys: TWMM 012
30:48

Tjada shares the struggles and triumphs of having a big job dedicated to serving others while also working hard to be an active and involved parent.

Oct 31, 2017
Meg Resnikoff: What’s Up Moms co-founder on building a wildly successful media business while juggling life with 3 kids: TWMM 011
32:40

Meg tells us more about her journey to creating the #1 Parenting channel on Youtube while being a hands-on mom to three small kids.

Oct 24, 2017
Libby Wright, Coca-Cola Company VP of Strategy, on starting a job while pregnant, the beauty having a relative care for your child, and the importance of community: TWMM 010
34:36

Libby helps us understand that it does indeed take a village and how she balances work, family, and community service.

Oct 17, 2017
Leirion Gaylor Baird, Councilwoman, City Council of Lincoln, NE on the decision to be a stay-at-home mom, stepping into the public arena and juggling life with three kids: TWMM 009
30:31

Leirion shares the thought process she went through in deciding to take a break from the workforce, and then how she decided to take her commitment to public service to the political arena.

Oct 10, 2017
Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder of AACE foods, on following the call on your life and living a life of purpose: TWMM 008
35:30

Ndidi provides concrete advice on becoming an entrepreneur, responding to the call on your life, and being a change agent on a global scale.

Oct 03, 2017
Abby Davisson, Gap Foundation Director, on social impact, changing jobs on maternity leave, and being prepared for working motherhood: TWMM 007
40:46

Abby shares insights on creating social impact, how business school prepared her for marriage, and finding the job of her dreams.

Sep 26, 2017
Tam Edwards, News Anchor, 6 ABC in Philadelphia, on unique career paths, tough schedules, and finding fulfillment: TWMM 006
31:02

Tam shares her love of media journalism, the challenges of working unusual hours, and how to be content with your life.

Sep 19, 2017
Sherice Torres, Google Marketing Director, on career advice for ambitious working moms, the importance of self-care, and what to do when life throws you a curve ball: TWMM 005
45:03

Sherice shares her career pivots, the experiences surrounding giving birth prematurely, and sage advice on learning to let go.

Sep 14, 2017
Lin-Hua Wu, Dropbox VP of Communications, on career transitions and life as the mom of four kids: TWMM 004
35:12

Lin-Hua discusses her unique and exciting career journey after law school and how to be bold in managing your family life.

Sep 12, 2017
Nneka Rimmer, SVP Corporate Strategy and Development, McCormick and Company, on single motherhood by choice and work life balance as a senior executive: TWMM 003
43:44

Nneka Rimmer gives us great insight into how self-awareness and ingenuity can help you craft the work and family life you desire.

Aug 28, 2017
Jenny Cohen, Head of Brand for the Walt Disney Company, on work life balance as a senior executive: TWMM 002
37:57

Jenny Cohen provides great advice on managing a high-profile career while having a family life you love.

Aug 22, 2017
Julie Finn, Chief Mentor, the Working Mother’s Mentor on the mission of the company, the goals of the podcast, and her personal journey: TWMM 001
20:59

Julie shares more about why she started the Working Mother’s Mentor, the ups and downs in her life to date, and why she’s on this mission.

Aug 18, 2017