The Breadwinners

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Author, speaker and Money Tips for Grownups podcast host Bobbi Rebell joins Jennifer to talk about learning to launch our kids into their financial futures the right way, mistakes and all — and how we’ve each learned our own breadwinning lesson
Here’s a sobering stat: While more than 11 million firms are women-owned, only 4% generate revenues of $1 million or more.  In this episode, Aliza Freud, founder and CEO of SheSpeaks, an influencer marketing agency founded in 2007, talks about
Nearly 4 million babies are born every year in the U.S., and yet it seems like we all start from zero when it comes to learning what we want — and need — to know as new moms.   In this episode, certified doula and author Bailey Gaddis joins Jen
At last count, the U.S. was home to about 10.3 million teen girls (15 to 19) thinking about who they want to be — but not quite sure how to get there.  That’s where former M&A lawyer Illana Raia comes in. Illana has founded Être, a mentorship p
To Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, there is much more to connecting than sending a generic LinkedIn invite.  Known for her extensive, vital and vibrant network of contacts, Susan joins The Breadwinners to share her pas
A time of isolation and stress can also be one of clarity, helping you to answer the essential (and eternal) question: What is your Why?  Executive and personal coach Shoshanna Hecht joins Jennifer to share how she works with high-achieving wom
Feeling dissatisfied, disconnected, and maybe even a little bored, management consultant Tina Berger asked herself: Surely this can’t be all there is to life?  That question led Tina on a spiritual quest to reawaken the inspiration she lost on
Today 20% of children in the U.S. have an ongoing health issue related to physiology, development, behavior, and/or mental health — and that number is rising. Sehreen Noor Ali, co-CEO of Sleuth, a guide for early childhood health that helps pa
 From her love of crochet, quilting and crafts, Linda Permann has built a career as a talented writer, editor, designer and teacher, working for such brands as Adorn, Craftsy and Bluprint. Today, she is on the other side of the ever-changing b
When it comes to know what you’re worth (and seeing it in your paycheck) it helps to have friends — as in those who will share their stories, strategies and tips for negotiating your full compensation package. Consider Claire Wasserman, founder
Lynn Harris, founder and CEO of Gold Comedy, an online platform for funny women and nonbinary folks to learn about writing and telling jokes, assembling a standup comedy set and trying out material, joins Jennifer to talk about the power of a g
When Amber Briggle called her county sheriff out for his anti-transgender comments in 2016, little did she know it would lead to an invitation to the White House. What she did know, however, was the importance of learning, advocating and growin
Conversations regarding diversity at work often focus on questions of race and gender, leaving little room to discuss the needs of employees with visible and non-visible disabilities. In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Sarrett of Disruptive Inclusi
When it comes to breaking down gender norms at home, author and activist Emma Johnson argues that one of the best tools society has is shared parenting agreements in cases of divorce. In this episode, Johnson shares results from her new survey
When it comes to navigating careers, author and thinker extraordinaire Lindsey Pollak says the most successful and happy professionals describe themselves as frequent and deliberate recalculators, always considering where they want to go next —
With nearly half the U.S labor force now working from home full-time, employers and employees see flexible work very differently than they did a year ago. But what should post-pandemic office life look like? Manar Morales, founder and CEO of D
Before the pandemic, 2.2 million non-working moms with college degrees said they wanted to go back to work. With thousands of women leaving the workforce due to caregiving, homeschooling and job losses, it’s a number that’s sure to rise. In th
What makes a good story? Thaler Pekar, master storyteller, joins The Breadwinners to talk about how she and her team work with organizations to find, develop and amplify stories that foster critical support — and why story listening is so impor
For our season three finale, long-time listener, first-time guest and working dad of two Brett Sonnenschein joins Jennifer to share his view of breadwinning and parenting. From rushing to pick-ups and impacts on his career to tackling chores an
As we reach the end of the school year, Rachael and Jennifer consider just how far we’ve all come in the six months — years? — of The Breadwinners: Season Three. ICYMI, we’ll be featuring just a few of our favorite guests in the coming weeks. L
Even with 52 million Americans working and parenting at the same time, working parenthood can still feel like a lonely (and exhausting) proposition.. Global talent expert and coach Daisy Dowling joins Jennifer to consider the challenges current
The world is coming back online — and workplaces are too. But many employees say they aren’t ready to return to their desks.    In this episode, Rachael + Jennifer consider a new survey that finds 39 percent of employees would consider quitting
Author, speaker and Money Tips for Grownups podcast host Bobbi Rebell joins Jennifer to talk about learning to launch our kids into their financial futures the right way, mistakes and all — and how we’ve each learned our own breadwinning lesson
To mask or not to mask, that is the question we all have as we step into a changed world. In this episode, Rachael + Jennifer consider this latest stage of the pandemic: reopening and the impact of what some scientists are calling COVID-19 anxi
Feeling dissatisfied, disconnected, and maybe even a little bored, management consultant Tina Berger asked herself: Surely this can’t be all there is to life?  That question led Tina on a spiritual quest to reawaken the inspiration she lost on
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