Happy International Women's Day, you beautiful, driven souls! This episode is dedicated to you. To making waves, taking seats, and standing up for what you believe in. Because, ladies, the tide is changing. This is only our beginning.

How many times in your life have you been called a bitch? It's a fairly regular occurrence. But tell me what is wrong with standing up for yourself and others, what you believe in, and being that bold voice in the workplace? Nothing, that's what!

One thing's for sure. We need to keep speaking up. Speak up for yourself, for other women, for anyone struggling with diversity. Women reaching gender equality in the workplace is set for over 100 years away! We can do better if we speak up.

I know that it's not always the easiest environment, being a woman in the workplace. You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't, right? This is called a double-bind – it's similar to a double standard but applicable in the workplace. Let's talk about how we can stop it.

Finally, I'm giving you the low-down on what the rules of our new playbook are, ladies. These are the steps and actions we need to take in order to step up and speak out about gender bias in the workplace.

Define what matters to you. Be committed to diversity and inclusion. And be the voice for those who aren't able or ready to speak for themselves. Help your sisters up. Help other women thrive. We're all in this together!

How are you supporting other women on International Women's Day? Let me know in the comments on the episode page!


In This Episode:

  • Why you shouldn't be offended to be called a bitch
  • What will happen when we continue to speak up
  • What the double bind is and how we can stop it
  • What the rules of the new playbook are
  • Why you have to define what matters to you
  • What it means to be committed to diversity and inclusion



"Ladies, we are worth way more than having to wait 100 years to have a seat at the table. Together, let's build our own damn table." ([2:24])

"Women! Now is the time for us to stand up, use our voices, and be bold for workplace equality." ([6:05])

"You don't have to like everyone, but respect for others and dignity for yourself will carry you farther than alienation and disdain every day of the week." ([12:08])

"Remember where you came from but be committed to putting your hand out and pulling up the next in line." ([15:01])



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About Dr. Cortney Baker… She is an award-winning entrepreneur, researcher, author, speaker, and advocate for gender equality. As a leadership expert and mother of three, she is passionate about inspiring and empowering women to lead with greatness.

Dr. Baker is the author of the best-selling books: The Ten Do's and Don'ts for Business Leadership: Lessons to Lead Effectively and Unlimited: Conquering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling. She is passionate about helping ambitious female entrepreneurs go from side-hustle to CEOs!

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