The 43 Percent
Summary: 43 percent of women who have kids leave the workforce at some point. In this series of fireside chats with inspiring women, spanning a variety of industries and experiences, host Claudia Reuter aims to share more examples than what we typically see of what's possible for women thinking through work and family decisions. A former stay-at-home mom herself, Reuter went on to be a venture-backed CEO, an executive at a >$2B company, a board director, and a Managing Director at Techstars. Here, she profiles authors, tech executives, doctors, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home moms and more who share their professional journeys and advice for women grappling with work-life balance.
Susan Magsamen is the Executive Director of the International Arts and Mind Lab, Brain Science Institute, at Johns Hopkins University. In this episode she digs deep into both her personal experience and her professional expertise on everything from why our society doesn't value caregiving to ways for moms to stop beating themselves up. Episode sponsors: LinkedIn Talent Solutions: $50 off first job posting, LinkedIn.com/43percent Betabrand: 20% off Dress Pant Yoga Pant, betabrand.com/percent
Sharon Kan has created jobs for herself throughout her career, and with her newest startup Pepperlane (a platform that helps mothers start micro-businesses) she says she is calling out the elephant in the room—motherhood—and celebrating it. Here we hear how she herself juggled motherhood and startup life, and why she thinks tapping into the talents of mothers is a genius move.
Linda Zecher went from being one of the only women geophysicists in the country to leadership roles at some of the best-known tech companies, including Oracle and Microsoft. Here, she reflects on her career path, and navigating through the 3 years she took off when her son was in middle school. Sponsors: Betabrand - betabrand.com/percent for 20% off your Dress Yoga Pant LinkedIn - linkedin.com/43percent for $50 off your first job post ThirdLove - thirdlove.com/percent for 15% off your first purchase
Claudia Reuter left the workforce for 7 years when she had kids and re-entered it in an unusual way: by starting a company. Like a lot of moms balancing family and work she spent many hours on important phone calls, worried her kids would burst in. Here she tells the story of one fateful call, made from the closet of her seven-year-old. It's just the sort of story you can expect to hear on this show, which moves past leaning in or leaning out to tell the more complex stories of mothers creating full lives.
Welcome to The 43 Percent, a new show about the lives of successful women and the paths they take to balance career and family.