Like a Mother
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Candid convo on what smart moms care about : Money, business, career, parenting, feminism, dating and sex. Emma Johnson features celebrities like Arianna Huffington, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger to Gigolo's Vin Armani, sharing amazing stories from national experts, girl bosses and regular people, too. A U.S. News "Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts," this twice-weekly podcast makes inspiration hilarious. Catch Emma’s blog at WealthySingleMommy.com.
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Single mom was sick of office sexism, so started an org to fight back
5 days ago
Alaina Shearer faced sexism throughout her media career. In her early radio jobs, male co-hosts complained when she didn't laugh at their sexist jokes. Then she was fired without cause. In an interview, a hiring manager at a big radio station asked if she planned to get pregnant soon. Why? Because pregnant hosts got great ratings, he said. The big boss at a marketing agency came on to her — then asked via email that she stay silent. HR did nothing — despite the documented transgression — and Shearer was required to keep working under the man. Then she was demoted. A couple years after founding Columbus, Ohio digital marketing agency, Cement Marketing (which will do $3 million in business in 2017, Shearer says), Alaina's husband Seth Gray urged her to apply for Women Owned Business status from the Small Business administration. She refused. "'I don't need it!' she recalls arguing with her husband. "I wanted to build this business on my own merits." Her husband pointed out how often she was discriminated against by potential clients. She started bringing a tall, handsome male colleague to pitch meetings. Close times were cut in half. Sales rose 40 percent. "I know how to sell — I've been in sales my whole life," says the Ohio mom of four. "But when I'd be doing my presentation, the client would be looking at my male colleague and looking for his affirmation." Alaina Shearer, founder Womenin.Digital Finally convinced of institutional sexism, Shearer launched in February Womenin.Digital, a member community for women in the digital marketing industry. Since then, she has hosted launch events in 15 cities nationwide, attracting 340 members. Membership costs $40 per month, or $430 per year, and includes access to the group's Slack, local events, discounted ticket to the annual conference, and participation in
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I love Emma as the host. I love the guests and the content is empowering to say the very least. This podcast came at the perfect time in my life. Definitely worth a listen.
Date published: 2015-11-05
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I love Emma's podcast. I try to listen to every single one. She is hilarious and her guests are really interesting. Keep up the great work!
Date published: 2016-04-21