Tilted: A Lean In Podcast

By Rachel Thomas

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Discover the uneven playing field – the gender bias that lurks in unexpected places, the impact it has on our everyday lives, and what happens when women lean in and start driving change. Hosted by Rachel Thomas, co-founder of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization.

Episode Date
What it's like to be the only woman in the room (Feat. Nikki Waller, Lareina Yee, Marianne Cooper)

Under pressure to perform. On guard. Isolated. When you’re the only or one of the only women in the room, your workplace experience is significantly worse. We’re joined by experts from McKinsey, Stanford, and the Wall Street Journal to dig into new research on what it's like to be the only one, what companies can do about it, and why when a woman leaves her job, she’s not going home—she's going to your competitor.

This episode is sponsored by Emma (www.myemma.com/TILTED).

Dec 04, 2018
“Siri, is artificial intelligence biased?” (Featured: Meredith Broussard, Rediet Abebe, Stephanie Dinkins, Max Tegmark)

These days, if we want to know something, we ask Alexa or Siri. We increasingly rely on artificial intelligence to help us make big (and sometimes wrong) decisions about who gets a job, who gets a mortgage, and who gets sent to prison. Few people realize just how much AI is shaped by existing information and the limitations of the people building it. We talked to experts from MIT and Cornell to understand how AI leads to unfair decision making and exacerbates bias—and what we can do about it.

This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/TILTED).

Nov 20, 2018
Expert advice for raising confident girls

Between grade school and high school, girls’ confidence drastically drops—and feelings of “I’m not smart enough” and “I’m not good enough” become all too common. On this episode of Tilted, we talk to the author of “The Confidence Code for Girls,” Claire Shipman, founder of Girls Leadership, Rachel Simmons, and educators from KIPP and Girls’ Middle School about how we can all (not just parents) help girls be their best, most confident, and most resilient selves.

This episode is sponsored by Emma (myemma.com/TILTED).

Nov 14, 2018
Women who changed the game

In the late ’90s, the rise of the WNBA and a record-breaking, nail-biting Women’s World Cup Final signaled things were changing in women’s sports. Nearly 20 years later, we ask: how much progress have we made? To answer that question, we chatted with FIFA Women's World Cup champions Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain, current U.S. Women's National Soccer Team members Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis, and the executive director of the Women's National Basketball Player Association, Terri Jackson.

This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/TILTED).

Nov 06, 2018
From El Salvador to Singapore, stories of women leaning in

From El Salvador to Singapore, Spain to the U.S., women everywhere experience gender bias—and we all benefit from the support of other women, too. In this episode of Tilted, we talk to women who run Lean In Circles (small groups of peers who meet regularly to support one another and learn new skills together). They share their experiences with bias in their respective home countries and the things that unite us no matter where we live. To start or join a Circle, visit leanin.org/circles.

This episode is sponsored by Emma (myemma.com/TILTED).

Oct 30, 2018
Likeability bias hurts women in politics—but this might be changing

Ever heard someone say “I just don’t like her” about a woman running for office? So many of us judge women candidates more harshly than we judge men—and it’s driven by something called likeability bias (or the likeability penalty). On this episode of Tilted, you’ll hear directly from women who work in politics how this bias has played out in the past and why it might be changing for the thousands of women running for office this year.

This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/TILTED).

Oct 23, 2018
Men, Ask Us Anything–with Sheryl Sandberg

This week, Sheryl Sandberg, Phoebe Robinson, and Joanna Coles join moderator Sean Fennessey of The Ringer to answer questions submitted by men. They cover topics like what kind of sex jokes are appropriate to make at work (spoiler: none), why being liked is actually kind of overrated, and why you shouldn’t assume a five-foot-tall woman can’t carry a fully grown man out of a burning building.

This episode is sponsored by Emma (www.myemma.com/TILTED).

Oct 16, 2018
How Reese and Eva Are Shaking Up Hollywood

Lights, camera… equality? Rachel heads to L.A. to find out if things are really changing for women in Hollywood. USC’s Stacy Smith walks us through the numbers (and why she’s newly optimistic). We visit Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, to chat with Head of TV & Film Lauren Levy Neustadter and showrunners Liz Tigelaar and Nichelle Tramble Spellman. And Eva Longoria shares her wisdom between takes—literally—while she directs her new show, Grand Hotel.

This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/tilted).

Oct 09, 2018
Coming soon from Lean In: Tilted

Brought to you by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, Tilted explores the uneven playing field – the gender bias that lurks in unexpected places, the impact it has on our everyday lives, and how women are leaning in and driving change. Featuring Serena Williams, Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine team, Phoebe Robinson, Joanna Coles, Bozoma St. John, members of the U.S. Women’s soccer team, experts on everything from artificial intelligence to healthcare, and some very special surprise guests. Full episodes start October 9th.

Sep 25, 2018