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Tackling gender inequity at home

April 3, 2024

In this episode, NYT-bestselling author Eve Rodsky explains how her “fair play” movement helps heterosexual couples better dive domestic work in their household to build gender equity at home.


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#15: Becoming a stepparent amid a career pivot

March 20, 2024

In this episode, we spoke to Jen Allen-Knuth about her pivot from corporate sales to entrepreneurship - and how becoming a stepparent helped change her perspective on what success looks like.


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#14: Problem solving for women's rights with Democratic Whip Katherine Clark

March 8, 2024

In this episode, we welcome Congresswoman Katherine Clark - currently serving as Democratic Whip - to get her stance on why paid family leave and universal childcare will benefit working families, the workforce and the economy and what companies and individuals can do to help drive governmental change.


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#13: Who gave you permission to slow down my career?

March 6, 2024

In this episode, WSJ and USA Today best-selling author Mita Mallick talks about her career pivot from a beauty brand marketer to a DEI leader and why she dedicated an entire chapter of her book, Reimagine Inclusion, to parental leave.


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#12: I never understood burnout until...

February 21, 2024

In this episode, we speak with Amanda Goetz - single mom of three, 2x founder and brand builder - about her experience with burnout and how she’s built a career as a solopreneur on her own terms.


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#11: A Mom on a mission walks into a coffee shop

February 7, 2024

In this episode, MH WorkLife Founder & CEO Blessing Adesiyan shares how she got to where she is today – from being a single mom in corporate America to launching a caregiving platform to support families.


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#10: In our "Power Moms" era

January 24, 2024

In this episode, we welcome WSJ journalist and author Joann Lublin to dig into her book, Power Moms, which addresses how executive mothers navigate work and life. She also shares what it was like being a successful woman in a male-dominated industry.


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#09: Paula Faris: A hug and a sword for working mothers

January 10, 2024

In this episode, CARRY Media™ Founder Paula Faris - former co-host of The View and Good Morning America - joins us to talk about experiencing burnout in her high-profile TV career to becoming an advocate for working motherhood.


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#08: Are more men taking paid parental leave?

December 20, 2023

In this episode, Allison is joined by Google's Erez Levin - aka the paternity leave "dadvocate" - to talk all about the dads. They dig into why men taking parental leave is good for everyone and the work he does at Google to coach fathers on how to navigate their time off.


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#07: Emily Oster: Pregnancy, parenting & quality data

December 13, 2023

In this episode, we welcome Emily Oster - a professor of economics and NYT-best selling author who was named to TIME’s most influential people in the world list in 2022 - to hear how she applies a data-driven academic approach to pregnancy and early parenting topics.


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#06: Reshma Saujani: Your right to paid leave, simplified with AI

December 5, 2023

Moms First launched a paid leave AI tool to help families get the support they need to access and apply for paid leave benefits. CEO Reshma Saujani joined us to discuss how it'll change the game for expecting parents - and HR leaders - who are navigating the paid family leave process, starting with New York.


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#05: Normalizing women & mothers in leadership

November 29, 2023

In this episode, we welcome Tracy Young, a mom of three and 2x founder of PlanGrid and TigerEye. Tracy shared her story about how she successfully built two tech companies, her experience with motherhood, and her take on why we need more women in leadership.


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#04: The Space Gal: Engineer, TV host & your science best friend

November 15, 2023

In this episode, we interview Emily Calandrelli - aka The Space Gal - who is an MIT-engineer turned Emmy-nominated science TV host. We talk all about what it was like filming a Netflix show while 36-weeks pregnant and her advocacy around better parental leave policies in the aerospace industry.


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#03: It's OK to "work" while on parental leave

November 1, 2023

In this episode, Allison and Parentaly Coach Danielle Pickens address the "to work or not to work during parental leave" conundrum. They cover the differences between working and staying in touch with work, sharing examples of when it's actually beneficial to the employee to connect with work without doing too much while on leave.


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#02: Starting a new role when you're expecting a child

October 18, 2023

In this episode, Allison welcomes Parentaly's Head of Marketing, Jenna Vassallo, to cover the pros and cons of starting a new job when you're expecting. They address interviewing when pregnant and when to disclose, the challenges of onboarding and coverage planning at the same time, and why this experience can be quite different depending on your birthing status.


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#01: Allison's story: I almost quit my job after parental leave

October 4, 2023

In this episode, Allison shares her personal struggles with parental leave and answers your questions in our first "Ask Me Anything" segment. Tune it to learn how her experience led her to build a company that helps parents grow their careers after they start a family.


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Trailer: Introducing The False Tradeoff

August 17, 2023

We launched a podcast: The False Tradeoff! This podcast exists as an outlet for working parents, HR leaders and anyone committed to proving that parents can excel at both work and at home. Learn what we mean by "the false tradeoff" and what we plan to cover.