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In this new series, Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner will ask other women in charge about the nitty-gritty details of their work lives—what do they do every day, how do they do it, and how are things changing for women in their fields? How does Aline Brosh McKenna, the showrunner of TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, make personnel decisions? How does Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg grow a successful business? How does StubHub president Sukhinder Singh Cassidy make herself available to the company’s employees? Launching Sept. 17, 2018.

In this new series, Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner will ask other women in charge about the nitty-gritty details of their work lives—what do they do every day, how do they do it, and how are things changing for women in their fields? How does Aline Brosh McKenna, the showrunner of TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, make personnel decisions? How does Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg grow a successful business? How does StubHub president Sukhinder Singh Cassidy make herself available to the company’s employees? Launching Sept. 17, 2018.
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In this new series, Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner will ask other women in charge about the nitty-gritty details of their work lives—what do they do every day, how do they do it, and how are things changing for women in their fields? How does Aline Brosh McKenna, the showrunner of TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, make personnel decisions? How does Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg grow a successful business? How does StubHub president Sukhinder Singh Cassidy make herself available to the company’s employees? Launching Sept. 17, 2018.

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Episodes

Sponsored: You Have My Attention with OkCupid CMO, Melissa Hobley

7/23/2019
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Whether you’re looking to engage new clients or find a romantic partner, it’s more important than ever to reach people in the digital space, form real connections, and develop those relationships. In Episode 2, we’re talking to someone who is an expert in standing out when selling yourself online: Melissa Hobley, the Chief Marketing Officer of the popular dating app OkCupid. Melissa built OkCupid’s marketing team from the ground up and helped craft the brand’s now famous message of inclusion...

Duration:00:22:37

Katrina Adams

5/27/2019
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What’s it like to be the president of the U.S. Tennis Association? For the season finale of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Katrina Adams, former president of the U.S. Tennis Association, about the pressures for Americans to win championships, how being the first black woman leader of the USTA shaped the way she did the job, and that infamous Serena and Osaka tennis match. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter

Duration:00:40:19

Madeline Bell

5/20/2019
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What’s it like to be the president and CEO of a children’s hospital? On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Madeline Bell, president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, about creating a culture of innovation in a culture where mistakes can be dangerous, the difference between talking to donors and politicians, and how the power dynamics between nurses and doctors are changing. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica...

Duration:00:37:59

Sharon Brous

5/13/2019
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What’s it like to be the senior and founding rabbi of a synagogue?On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Sharon Brous, the senior and founding Rabbi of the Los Angeles Congregation, IKAR, about the financial challenges of running a synagogue, how women are faring in Jewish institutions, and how to manage difficult rabbis. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter

Duration:00:46:20

Ai-Jen Poo

5/6/2019
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What’s it like to be the director of the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States? On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Workers Alliance, about how to build an advocacy organization, why visibility is such an important part of leadership, and the practical challenges of representing a diverse group of women. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast...

Duration:00:40:11

Sara Errington

4/29/2019
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What’s it like to be in charge of the Syracuse Fire Department?On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Sara Errington, District Chief of Syracuse Fire Department, about when to trust science over your gut when making tough calls, how she handles being a boss in a male dominated field, and the importance of team bonding when fighting fires. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter

Duration:00:43:18

Kristine Guillaume

4/22/2019
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What’s it like to be in charge of an Ivy League newspaper?On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Kristine Guillaume about the pressures of being the ‘first’, how to get the most out of an all-volunteer staff that also have finals and papers to do, and how to earn the respect of peers. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter

Duration:00:40:49

Anna Allanbrook

4/15/2019
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What’s it like to be the longtime principal of a Brooklyn public school? On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Anna Allanbrook, the principal of the Brooklyn public school, The Brooklyn New School. They talk about what to look for when hiring teachers, why she’s okay with her kids not taking standardized tests, and how she manages to move forward with the times. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter

Duration:00:47:38

Virginia Johnson

4/8/2019
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We are so excited to be back for season two of Women in Charge. This season returns with Allison Benedikt as your host and we kick off the first episode talking with Virginia Johnson, the artistic director and founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. We talk about how she navigated from principal dancer to founding member to artistic director. Virginia also shares stories about what it meant to grow up as a black ballerina and what progress is being made in the dance culture now.

Duration:00:41:41

Introducing: Who Runs That?

11/21/2018
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Allison Benedikt talks about what's in store for season two of Women in Charge and then chats with Seth Stevenson, host of Slate's new podcast, Who Runs That? It's a show about brands people love and the CEOs who shape them. Allison and Seth preview the upcoming season and introduce the first episode, which features Karla Gallardo, CEO of the women's fashion company, Cuyana. If you enjoy this episode of Who Runs That, please subscribe using the Apple Podcast link below or whichever podcast...

Duration:00:38:01

Julia Turner

10/29/2018
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What’s it like to be the woman who runs an online magazine and podcast network? On this episode of Women in Charge, we flip the mics and Slate’s Executive Editor Allison Benedikt interviews Julia Turner, Slate’s departing editor-in-chief. Turner talks about her career trajectory, discusses the concept of female mentorship, and reveals what excites her about her new move.​ You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter

Duration:00:41:48

Ellen Stofan

10/22/2018
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What’s it like to be the woman who runs one of the most visited museums in the world? Ellen Stofan talks about her path to leadership and the importance of female role models, as well as how the story of one great man is being reimagined as the stories of teams. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter

Duration:00:41:40

Nadja West

10/15/2018
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What’s it like to be the woman who runs the runs the U.S. Army Medical Command? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Army Surgeon General Nadja West. West speaks about being born into a military family, choosing medicine, and discovering her place as a leader. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessica Jupiter

Duration:00:34:29

Jen Agg

10/8/2018
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What’s it like to be a woman who runs a small empire of restaurants? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Jen Agg, the Toronto-based restauranteur, formerly of The Black Hoof and Agrikol, whose newest venture is a reimagined diner called Le Swan. In this interview, they speak about building a team you trust, the careful art of creating atmosphere, and navigating the masculinity of the restaurant business. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com.

Duration:00:45:00

Ana Mari Cauce

10/1/2018
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What’s it like to be a woman who leads a university of 55,000 students? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Ana Mari Cauce, the president of the University of Washington, who progressed from assistant professor to president, all at the same institution. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com.

Duration:00:37:02

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

9/24/2018
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What’s it like to be a woman who’s worked at the helm of multiple Internet-based companies? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Sukhinder Singh Cassidy—someone who worked her way from investment banking at Merrill Lynch, to heading up sectors at Amazon and Google, and finally taking on the role of President of StubHub. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com.

Duration:00:40:02

Aline Brosh McKenna

9/17/2018
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What’s it like to be the woman at the helm of one of the most beloved contemporary TV comedies? On the first episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Aline Brosh McKenna, the co-creator, showrunner, and head writer of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, about day-to-day life making a hit TV show. McKenna speaks about how she went about forming a team she can rely on and an environment in which everyone can succeed. You can email us at womenincharge@slate.com.

Duration:00:42:43

Coming Sept. 17: Women in Charge

9/13/2018
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In this new series, Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner will ask other women in charge about the nitty-gritty details of their work lives—what do they do every day, how do they do it, and how are things changing for women in their fields? How does Aline Brosh McKenna, the showrunner of TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, make personnel decisions? How does Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg grow a successful business? How does StubHub president Sukhinder Singh Cassidy make herself available to the company’s...

Duration:00:02:31