I met Jessica earlier this year at a mutual friend’s book signing party. We struck up a conversation about her podcast where she focused on having awkward conversations with women about their bodies. As we were talking I remember thinking “I want to be like her! So confident and courageous!” Flash forward a couple of months, I asked Jessica to be on the defining HERstory talk show about sex when she confessed that she was nervous about being on the show. I was surprised but also comforted. Here is someone I admire who was just as nervous as I was.
“My prediction, which I hate and which I’m sorry for, is that the #MeToo backlash will be far more powerful than the #MeToo movement.” ~ Jaron Lanier
The #MeToo movement has brought many men into the light for their actions and holding them accountable. Following that campaign is the #TimesUp movement with Hollywood celebrities wearing their black gowns to the awards ceremonies.
$11,000 ~ the difference between what mothers and childless women were offered in starting salary.
Working parents’ wages earned: Men see a 6% increase after having children. Women see a 4% decrease per child
Does the motherhood penalty really exist or is it just a bunch of women who are crying foul for no reason? Today we discuss this phenomenon, whose responsible and how to combat it.
“Being a woman in comedy is like being a woman in any other male dominated field: you have to work twice as hard, have to be twice as good, to get 70% of the pay.” ~ Aida Rodriguez
We’ve come a long way in the working world right? In fact, there are many surveys of people in corporate America who think things are equal now. Diversity has been achieved in the workplace.
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” ~ Steve Maraboli
Many alpha women find it hard to have relationships, both romantic as well as female friendships. Those strong characteristics that are viewed so highly for men (strong, confident, determined) are big negatives when women exhibit them. Often these women are called a bitch. Research actually shows that
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
This episode is about one of my least favorite quotes, Fake it til you make it. How many of us subscribe to that mentality or philosophy? Is it a mantra that helps you push through your self-doubt? Or is it setting us up with thoughts and beliefs that, right here right now, we are not enough.