Joanne Lipman: Job Stress, She-cessions, Pandemic Parenting + Workplace Wellness

Job Stress And 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:

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Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.