Women in the Workplace: Succeeding in a Pandemic

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  1. Anyone else been feeling rage these past months? Host Katherine Goldstein and co-host Angela Garbes lay out a vision for Season 3 of the Double Shift, and make a case for why it’s more important than ever to be putting mothers at the center of the story during this extraordinary time.Show notes:Double Shifters, we want to hear from you. Has your career or earnings gone through a big change since the pandemic started? How are you adjusting to that personally or financially? Is it affecting your self esteem or identity? Write us or send us a voice memo about this. Please include your first name, your location, and your story and we may use it for an upcoming episode. You can record a message using the voice memo app on your phone and email it to askthedoubleshift@gmail.com.Angela discusses the book Minor Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong.Care/of is a wellness brand that makes it easy to maintain your health goals with a customized vitamin plan that helps you feel your best today and supports you long-term. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code: doubleshift50.Want to support the work of this indie, mom-run operation? Become a member of The Double Shift. It starts at $5/mo. You get bonus content, including our Covid life conversation series, and other fun perks. 
  2. Leslie Forde joins us to talk about what she calls the "Mom's Hierarchy of Needs," and what she's hearing from companies about their desire and commitment to come out of the pandemic with dramatically improved workplaces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  3. We’re wiped out and finding it tough to stay focused, present, and optimistic. So we decided to revisit conversations that explore how and why we get worn out and that have advice for building ourselves back up.
  4. As offices — including HBR’s — carefully reopen after being closed for months because of the pandemic, we describe what it’s like there and discuss the risks and rewards of being back in person.
  5. We continue tracking the ways the pandemic is impacting women’s lives and careers, and discuss how to not only manage the challenges but also shape a more equitable future. Guests: Kathleen McGinn and Katherine Goldstein.
  6. Sociologist Jessica Calarco has been studying women struggling to balance work and parenting during the Covid-19 pandemic – and how workplaces can help. She says societal pressures, ideas about motherhood, and systemic failures are causing working mothers to suffer greater anxiety and depression than before the pandemic.

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