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(SPECIAL EPISODE) Dr. Ken Duckworth: How To Manage Your Mental Health

(SPECIAL EPISODE) Dr. Ken Duckworth: How To Manage Your Mental Health

May 13, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and isolation efforts in March, Americans have reported negative mental health outcomes. Whether it’s because they’ve lost a job or are in fear losing one, they’re struggling to piece together money to pay bills, or they’re worried about their health and safety (or that of everyone in their house), the continuous onslaught of worry and insecurity is leading to greater mental health issues than ever before. Today, most people who are in lockdown are reporting symptoms and signs of depression, anxiety, and fear. This increase has been sustained for several weeks and shows no signs yet of fading.

In this episode, we are going to unpack mental health and discuss how you can manage your mental and emotional wellbeing during this time. Ken Duckworth, M.D., chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be joining us on this episode. Dr. Duckworth will share all the strategies you can use to look after yourself during COVID 19 and beyond.

Liz Elting: Women Stepping Up To Lead In The COVID-19 Crisis

Liz Elting: Women Stepping Up To Lead In The COVID-19 Crisis

May 6, 2020

Following the global financial crisis in 2008, Christine Lagarde, then Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is quoted as saying: “If Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters, today’s economic crisis clearly would look quite different.” Her argument is based on several reports following the crisis. These reports found that banks led by a higher proportion of women suffered less from the global economic crisis.

These findings place a lot of pressure on companies and boards to have a greater gender balance of women in leadership positions. In Europe, for example, female board representation in big banks increased from 15% to 33% in 2008. Research has consistently found that women are more effective leaders, especially during a crisis.

On this episode, you will hear from one such leader, Liz Elting, who just launched the Halo Fund, a new multimillion-dollar charitable initiative created to support comprehensive pandemic relief efforts, including funding for research, frontline healthcare workers, public health resources, and direct support to the country's most vulnerable and underserved communities. On this episode, we will highlight all the ways women are stepping up to lead during COVD-19 and what you can do to support them.

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Julia Stern: The Problem With Pronouns

Julia Stern: The Problem With Pronouns

April 29, 2020

To acknowledge different gender identities in 2014, Facebook added more than 50 custom gender options for users who don’t identify simply as “male” or “female.” In September 2019, Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith announced on Instagram that they’ve decided to start using gender-neutral pronouns. Sam posted an image that said “My pronouns are they/them.” Sam received a lot of pushback from fans and members of the media who are either unable or unwilling to accept the change. There has been a lot of focus on personal pronouns recently. We are even seeing senators like Kamala Harris introducing herself by stating that her pronouns are "she, her and hers."

I know a lot of listeners might be wondering why pronouns matter. Why is it important to let people know what your pronouns are? I have had people ask me all these questions. The good news is today, with the help of Inclusion expert and Netflix Inclusion Program Manager Julia Stern, we are going to answer all these questions and more. On this episode, we will unpack everything you need to know about personal pronouns, why they matter, and what action each of us can take to be more inclusive when it comes to personal pronouns.

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Caroline Criado-Perez: Invisible Women

Caroline Criado-Perez: Invisible Women

April 22, 2020

Women in Britain are 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed following a heart attack, as heart failure trials generally use male participants. Cars are designed around the body of “Reference Man". Although men are more likely to crash, women involved in collisions are nearly 50% more likely to be seriously hurt. The average smartphone – 5.5 inches long – is too big for most women’s hands, and it doesn’t often fit in our pockets. Speech-recognition software is trained on recordings of male voices. Google’s version is 70% more likely to understand men. And the list goes on and on and on.

The default male is the standard by which everything is measured, which makes women's needs, differences and abilities invisible. On this episode, we'll be hearing from Caroline Criado Perez, author of "Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men". Caroline will share how human history is comprised of a pervasive gender data gap that effectively ‘silences’ and erases women’s accomplishments, experiences, needs and daily lives – and importantly how we can close this gap once and for all.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones: The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones: The 1619 Project

April 15, 2020

New York Times investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine and leads the 1619 Project, an ongoing initiative that commenced on August 2019, and commemorates the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. Nikole’s work examines slavery's modern legacy and reframes the way we understand this history and the contributions of black Americans to the nation. Failing to understand the implications our history has today makes us blind to the inequalities that confront Black men and women in America. In both Louisiana and Chicago, for example, recent statistics showed that roughly 70% of COVID-19 deaths occurred among Blacks, even though they are a minority in both areas. The long history of both overt and structural racism in society affects access to health care and the quality of treatment provided. On this episode, Nikole will unpack how the toughest challenges we are facing today have their roots in slavery and why ignoring our history prevents us from solving the inequalities that persist today.

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Minda Harts: The Racial Empathy Gap

Minda Harts: The Racial Empathy Gap

April 8, 2020

A recent study examining racial disparities reveals that people are more empathetic towards whites than towards blacks, particularly when related to medical treatment or pain. The discovery, known as the racial empathy gap, shows that people, including medical personnel, assume black people feel less pain than white people and helps explain disparities in areas from health care to criminal justice.

A lack of empathy extends to workplaces where men often lack awareness and therefore empathy for the barriers all women face at work. This is because of gender and racial inequality. Similarly, white women often lack understanding and therefore empathy about the challenges women from racial and ethnic minority groups face.

On this episode, my good friend Minda Harts, speaker, founder, and author of “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat At The Table” will unpack what the empathy gap is, and what white women need to do to advance equality for all women.

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Melinda Harrison: How To Manage A Career Change

Melinda Harrison: How To Manage A Career Change

April 2, 2020

So far, more than 3 million Americans have filed for unemployment. That is five times worse than the last time the record was broken, which shows just how suddenly a staggering number of people are losing their jobs or income during the coronavirus pandemic. According to an NPR survey, 18% of households have already reported someone being laid off or having hours reduced because of the coronavirus outbreak with 21 percent of women losing their jobs compared to 16 percent of men.

Losing your job can be scary, overwhelming and extremely challenging during a pandemic, which is why we spoke with Melinda Harrison, a former Olympic Athlete, Executive Coach, and author of "Personal Next: What We Can Learn From Elite Athletes Navigating Career Transition." On this episode, you will discover how to navigate planned or unplanned career transitions and overcome difficulties at work.

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Verna Myers: Leading Through Crisis

Verna Myers: Leading Through Crisis

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting people throughout the world and it’s never been a more important time to practice inclusive leadership. Leaders tend to react in various ways when fear, anxiety and uncertainty reign. Some might ignore or downplay the severity of the pandemic, attempting to move ahead with business as usual to the extent that is possible. Others might feel stunned by all of the chaos and act in ways that exacerbate the problem.

As the world mobilizes to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus, uncertainty abounds. One thing is clear, however: the COVID-19 outbreak underscores the need for business and society to work together, support one another, be resilient and prepared—qualities that all good leaders can foster.

On this week’s podcast episode, you’ll be hearing from Vernā Myers, a Harvard-trained lawyer and founder of The Vernā Myers Company. Vernā was recently made VP, Inclusion Strategy at Netflix. In this episode, Vernā shared how leaders can lead during this crisis using her four Cs of progress – Cultural Curiosity, Compassion, Consciousness, and Courage. In this conversation, we talked about practical tools for connecting and supporting one another in this difficult time.

Dr. Monique W. Morris: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School

Dr. Monique W. Morris: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School

March 11, 2020

Black girls, and other girls of color, experience discriminatory, racist and unfair treatment in school, including suspensions, expulsions, referrals to law enforcement and arrests on school campuses, at rates that exceed the average public school population— and far exceed those experienced by their White female peers.

On today's episode, we will be hearing from Dr. Monique W. Morris, a bestselling author, social justice scholar and the founder and president of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute. Her impactful new and very topical national documentary, "PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools," exposes the alarming numbers of African American girls facing unfair and inequitable treatment in schools across the country and also outlines initiatives to help them cope and heal. PUSHOUT is based on two of Dr. Morris’s books, "PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools" and "Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues," and exposes a new and troubling trend: African American girls are the fastest-growing population in the juvenile justice system and the only group of girls disproportionately experiencing harsh discipline at every educational level.

On this episode, we will explore how gendered racism is experienced by Black girls in school and the implications this has for Black women in working life, and importantly what we can do to fix this issue.

 

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Special Episode: Michelle King Tells Her Story

Special Episode: Michelle King Tells Her Story

March 4, 2020

On our 100th episode, Michelle King is sharing the story of why she decided to write her book three years ago. Camille Laurente, producer of The Fix and CEO of Hueman Group Media, an audio-first company for social change, talks to Michelle about gender denial as the greatest barrier to women’s advancement at work, and why current approaches — leaning in, negotiating better, smiling more, etc — don't work. She also shares some invisible barriers that women face throughout their careers, and the actions we can take to tackle equality at work.

Get a copy of Michelle's book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
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