The Femails

with Lauren McGoodwin

A podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. Join our host, Career Contessa CEO Lauren McGoodwin, as she interviews different woman about their explorations, failures, triumphs, and takes a real-talk approach to women’s career development.


Episodes

  • Caroline Turner: Disrupting How Leaders CommunicateMeet Caroline Turner, author, speaker, and a leadership consultant disrupting how both male and female leaders communicate. You’ve probably heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus as a way to explain our communication differences but...
  • Sadie Lincoln: Disrupting The Fitness ExperienceMeet Sadie Lincoln, the founder of Barre3, a boutique fitness studio offering full body workouts. Since 2008, Sadie’s been disrupting the fitness industry by putting community before company—always. And she comes by that love for community...
  • The Femails from Career Contessa: Season 2 TrailerWelcome back to The Femails, a podcast that covers all things women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms.   Last season we brought you stories of meltdowns followed by swift comebacks from 12 dynamic...
  • Paige Adams-Geller: You've Made ItMeet Paige Adams-Geller, Founder and Creative Director of PAIGE, a highly successful premium denim and lifestyle brand. Paige’s journey began in Los Angeles, where her entrepreneurial spirit took her from working as one of the top fit models in the...
  • Amanda Enayati: Managing Anxiety, Managing YourselfMeet Amanda Enayati, a stress expert, author, and cancer survivor. If you’ve ever looked at the headlines around stress and anxiety,  the message is very clear: Chronic stress is on the rise. But what about the research that tells us how...
  • Jill Abramson: Recovery ModeMeet Jill Abramson, author and Harvard college professor.  She also happens to be the first and only woman to hold the position of Executive Editor at The New York Times, a role she’d lose in a very public way Jill Abramson’s ascent at The...
  • Christine Hassler: Break on Through (To The Other Side)Meet Christine Hassler, an author, speaker, and life coach who is committed to guiding people and organizations to reach their highest potential. At age 25 Christine had a successful career as a Hollywood agent, was engaged to the love of her life,...
  • Aliza Licht: Leaving Your MarkMeet Aliza Licht, the senior vice president of brand marketing and communications at Alice + Olivia and author of Leave Your Mark, a bestselling career advice book. Aliza started with aspirations to become a plastic surgeon before she let her creative...
  • Jennifer Romolini: The Power of Odd Jobs and Being WeirdBefore she wrote the CliffsNotes on career truths, Jennifer was the Chief Content Officer at Shondaland.com with yes, that Shonda, formally known as TV producer Shonda Rhimes, and was also Editor in Chief at some pretty prominent companies like Hello...
  • Aditi Javeri Gokhale: Underdogging Your Way To The TopMeet Aditi Javeri Gokhale, the first Chief Marketing Officer for Northwestern Mutual, a mother and a very interesting woman who’s worked hard to overcome her “underdog” position at work to become a female role model we can all look up to....
  • Ann Shoket: The Ambition TrapMeet Ann Shoket, the former editor-in-chief of Seventeen Magazine, author of The Big Life, and a champion for millennial women who are redefining the meaning of power and success. But championing women isn’t why I asked Ann Shoket to join...
  • Farnoosh Torabi: Overcoming (Financial) MeltdownMeet Farnoosh Torabi, a personal finance expert, 3-time author with her latest book called “When She Makes More,” and host of the popular So Money podcast.  Farnoosh isn’t your typical money expert with years working at a bank or managing...
  • Dr. Zelana Montminy: Why We MeltdownMeet Dr. Zelana Montminy, a prominent figure in positive psychology and the author of 21 Days to Resilience. Her research is at the forefront of ground-breaking new science, which she calls “the science of thriving”, a field in which experts are...
  • Autumn Reeser: When You Go High, You Also Go LowActress Autumn Reeser had her whole life planned out. Marriage, successful career, kids, and more. But then she was hit with a divorce, lack of emotional support, and even postpartum psychosis. Autumn’s vulnerability has led her to share...
  • Alli Webb: The Non-Overnight SuccessDrybar Founder, Alli Webb, isn't afraid of a career pivot. Alli went from college dropout to fashion PR misfit and finally found her passion at beauty school. That beauty school experience eventually laid the foundation for what is now Drybar, a...
  • The Femails from Career Contessa: TrailerWelcome to The Femails, a podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of  women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. The Femails podcast, hosted by Lauren McGoodwin, is an extension...