Joanne Lipman: Job Stress, She-cessions, Pandemic Parenting + Workplace Wellness
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This week, I sit down with former editor-in-chief of USA Today, and bestselling author of the pivotal book That's What She Said: What Men and Women Need To Know About Working Together. There’s no man-bashing here; rather we explore how men as well as women can join together to close the gender gap and how that’s intimately connected to wellness. Joanne Lipman and I candidly talk about hot button topics ranging from the current rising unemployment rate of women, especially women of color, as they balance work and homeschooling their children during the pandemic. We also discuss the surprising impact of stress in the workplace and what some companies are doing about it. This compelling conversation will open your eyes to real-world solutions and a practical path to a better future for everyone.
Joanne Lipman is the bestselling author of THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together. One of the nation’s leading journalists, she most recently was Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising the flagship publication plus 109 local newspapers, totaling more than 3,000 journalists. Under her leadership, the Network earned three Pulitzer Prizes.
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID is a New York Times Editors' Pick, a Washington Post Bestseller, and a Financial Times "best book" selection. It was also the inaugural pick of the World Economic Forum’s new book group.
A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:
- The current rising unemployment rate of women, especially of women of color, as they balance work and homeschooling their children during the COVID-19 crisis
- The benefits of having more diversity in the workplace and how research shows this can drive companies to be more financially successful
- The staggering reverse presence of women in the workplace and the effect on our economy
- The topic of Unconscious Bias and how we need to be aware of this issue and how to properly address it
- Rising stress in the workplace and what companies are doing to help decrease this stress
- How Iceland became number 1 for work gender equality and how we can learn from them
- Practical steps to improve stigma in the workplace and how we can “move the needle”
Links to things we talked about in this episode:
- That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together by Joanne Lipman
Happy listening and we hope you learned a little bit more about the art of being well!
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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.