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Office Baggage is a podcast that “unpacks” the week of two successful corporate women. Hosted by Rae Parent and Marcy Twete, Office Baggage tackles topics that are all too often brushed under the office rug. Unafraid to take on the taboo, Marcy and Rae discuss their most frustrating moments on the corporate ladder and the topics professionals want to discuss to get ahead, understand the corporate construct and start climbing the ladder instead of holding onto a rung for dear life.

Office Baggage is a podcast that “unpacks” the week of two successful corporate women. Hosted by Rae Parent and Marcy Twete, Office Baggage tackles topics that are all too often brushed under the office rug. Unafraid to take on the taboo, Marcy and Rae discuss their most frustrating moments on the corporate ladder and the topics professionals want to discuss to get ahead, understand the corporate construct and start climbing the ladder instead of holding onto a rung for dear life.
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Office Baggage is a podcast that “unpacks” the week of two successful corporate women. Hosted by Rae Parent and Marcy Twete, Office Baggage tackles topics that are all too often brushed under the office rug. Unafraid to take on the taboo, Marcy and Rae discuss their most frustrating moments on the corporate ladder and the topics professionals want to discuss to get ahead, understand the corporate construct and start climbing the ladder instead of holding onto a rung for dear life.

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Episodes

#28 – The Sexy Poop Emoji

10/30/2017
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It’s Halloween, and we’re tackling the dreaded “sexy (fill in the blank)” outfits donned by women everywhere on this holiday. Have we just gone too far when there’s a “sexy poop emoji” Halloween costume. Yes, that really exists. In addition, we tackle gender issues in the toy aisle and a couple of #badasssallies in the news this week. Articles/books/etc. mentioned on today’s podcast: Re-listening... Read More The post #28 – The Sexy Poop Emoji appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:40:21

#27 – The Millennials Are Coming, The Millennials Are Coming – Part 2

10/16/2017
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Part 2 of 2: A hallmark of the Office Baggage podcast is the intersection of Marcy’s Millennial perspective and Rae’s Generation X perspective. But even as a Millennial, Marcy is what some call “old” Millennials or “cusp” Millennials. Today, we’re joined by members of the “young” Millennial generation to talk to us about their experiences in the workplace. Grace and Alyx came to the... Read More The post #27 – The Millennials Are Coming, The Millennials Are Coming – Part 2 appeared first...

Duration:00:59:46

#26 – The Millennials Are Coming, The Millennials Are Coming – Part 1

10/16/2017
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Part 1 of 2: A hallmark of the Office Baggage podcast is the intersection of Marcy’s Millennial perspective and Rae’s Generation X perspective. But even as a Millennial, Marcy is what some call “old” Millennials or “cusp” Millennials. Today, we’re joined by members of the “young” Millennial generation to talk to us about their experiences in the workplace. Grace and Alyx came to the... Read More The post #26 – The Millennials Are Coming, The Millennials Are Coming – Part 1 appeared first...

Duration:01:04:21

#25 – Playing the Long Game

10/10/2017
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Throughout today’s podcast we ask the question, “What kind of game are you playing?” Is your corporation playing the diversity game well? Are you thinking about your career in the right ways? And seriously, Cam Newton, what kind of sexist game are you playing? We’re tackling career objectives today with way too many football analogies! Articles/books/etc. mentioned on today’s podcast: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson... Read More The post #25 – Playing the Long Game appeared first on Office...

Duration:00:45:16

#24 – Just a Chat – What’s Wrong with Prayers and Mom?

10/6/2017
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This week, the United States experienced an incredible tragedy in Las Vegas. On this week’s podcast, we start with discussing the difficulty in talking about this tragedy both online and in person. Then, Marcy and Rae chat about diversity panels that just aren’t diverse. Today’s episode is a short, more chatty version of our normal cast. Email us with your thoughts. Articles/books/etc. mentioned on... Read More The post #24 – Just a Chat – What’s Wrong with Prayers and Mom? appeared first...

Duration:00:33:06

#23 – When Life Hands You Lemons, Make a Whiskey Sour

9/27/2017
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It was one hell of a week for Rae and Marcy. In the most basic of terms, life handed them both a basket full of lemons. So today, they’re unpacking how women everywhere deal with weeks being sick, having health scares, and still managing to keep our lives on track….sort of. Topping it off with a new segment – the “he-peat.” Articles/books/etc. mentioned on... Read More The post #23 – When Life Hands You Lemons, Make a Whiskey Sour appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:32:03

#22 – A Farewell to Our Dear #BadassSally

9/19/2017
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It was a sad week at Kellogg recently. The incomparable Dean Sally Blount announced she will leave Kellogg in 2018. Rae and Marcy unpack her announcement and her impact at Kellogg, inspired by her quote, “This is what the person I want to become would do.” Office Baggage loves this quote and Sally so much, we made tshirts! Find them on our website and... Read More The post #22 – A Farewell to Our Dear #BadassSally appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:52:57

#21 – Equality. Didn’t you get the memo?

9/12/2017
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Throughout this podcast, there’s a thread of equality for women, but today we’re tackling it head on and from an early age. The media has blown up recently with stories about educators requiring different dress codes for girls than for their boy counterparts in school, body shaming sixth graders, and much more. Is this kind of behavior the start of what leads to inequality... Read More The post #21 – Equality. Didn’t you get the memo? appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:01:08:46

#20 – Finding the Path for “She-E-Os”

8/22/2017
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On this week’s Office Baggage, we’re talking about the rise of female CEOs. Is there a pipeline? Can women rise to the top? Or are we kidding ourselves. And a special bonus, the first 10 minutes, these two married ladies are talking about online dating. Do you want to date “Kirby”? Email us! Articles/books/etc. mentioned on today’s podcast: Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to... Read More The post #20 – Finding the Path for “She-E-Os” appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:31:51

#19 – Mini Episode – Getting Winded Eating a Cheeseburger

8/14/2017
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Rae and Marcy admit that sometimes….they get winded while eating. If that’s not a wake up call, we don’t know what is! Both Rae and Marcy are re-vamping their health and fitness regimes this summer and “getting it together” in the way of their personal health journeys. The truth is, when you’re taking care of your body, you’re probably taking better care of your... Read More The post #19 – Mini Episode – Getting Winded Eating a Cheeseburger appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:16:42

#18 – We’re Back! Back in the Podcast Mood

8/7/2017
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Rae and Marcy took a small hiatus during summer break, but this week, we’re official back. Imagine us singing, “We’re back….back in the podcast mood.” Today, we catch up on what happened this summer, what we’re doing during a break from school, and how we’re preparing for the busiest years of our lives. And in a much overdue version of “The Week in Mansplaining,”... Read More The post #18 – We’re Back! Back in the Podcast Mood appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:37:10

#17 – The Panel of Men, The Sequel

7/17/2017
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Back by popular demand is our “Panel of Men.” Today, Office Baggage brings to the podcast three *new* men with three new perspectives. An Army veteran turned banker, a sales expert and a tech leader, these men have truly varied backgrounds and experiences. In addition, they’re all under 40 and we began today’s discussion with an understanding of what issues might be facing young... Read More The post #17 – The Panel of Men, The Sequel appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:52:48

#16 – Saving Energy for What Matters (#kidsarejerks)

7/10/2017
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As busy professionals, our time with our children is often constrained. We want to spend the time that we have enjoying our relationship with our children but when a child acts out, we end up using our energy to address behavior issues instead. Many working parents struggle with the conflict of trying to be an outstanding employee and parent at the same time often... Read More The post #16 – Saving Energy for What Matters (#kidsarejerks) appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:44:08

Episode 15 – Cosby is an Uber Problem

6/26/2017
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This week, we’re revisiting a topic we discussed way back in Episode 1 – Uber. A lot has happened since the controversy around sexual harassment came to light a few months ago. We’re talking about Uber’s Board of Directors, the Holder report, and the consequences of what might be ahead for the company. Then, we switch gears to discuss the frustrating and confusing result... Read More The post Episode 15 – Cosby is an Uber Problem appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:52:42

#14 – Burnout and Topout – Are You Ready to Get Out?

6/19/2017
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If you are experiencing frustration at work or feeling disconnected from what you’re doing there are two common issues you may be experiencing – burnout and topout. In today’s podcast, we tackle both topics. What is burnout? What is topout? How do you recognize the symptoms and begin to deal with them? We ask the hard question – is it possible to recover from... Read More The post #14 – Burnout and Topout – Are You Ready to Get Out? appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:53:47

#13 – Dress for the job you want?

6/12/2017
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Today on Office Baggage, we’re addressing the difficult and sometimes controversial topic of office dress codes. Are certain things “off limits” in the workplace? Or is a dress code sexist? Rae and Marcy share their own “do’s” and “don’ts” of office attire and how they navigate judgement, slut shaming, and other frustrating topics related to women’s attire in the office. What image are you... Read More The post #13 – Dress for the job you want? appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:01:34:51

#12 – BAM….Right in the White Privilege

6/6/2017
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Many of our prior episodes have explicitly or implicitly addressed male privilege. Today, we’re taking this taboo discussion another step by addressing the topic of white privilege. Privilege is a difficult and often controversial topic in today’s atmosphere, but what we know for sure is this: real leaders don’t shy away from their baggage, and great leaders know they always have more to learn.... Read More The post #12 – BAM….Right in the White Privilege appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:44:37

#11 – Meet the Game Changers Behind ezza Salon

5/29/2017
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For professional women, looking professional is key. Every professional woman has a “bad manicure” story, and we’re just plain sick of it. Enter ezza. The incredible women behind new business venture, ezza salon, join us for a candid discussion on entrepreneurship, manicures, femininity and more. Opening their first location in Chicago this fall, you’ll want to hear about this revolutionary new concept in nails. And... Read More The post #11 – Meet the Game Changers Behind ezza Salon...

Duration:00:44:56

#10 – The Panel of Men

5/22/2017
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Office Baggage, every week, brings you the perspective of two corporate women. Today, however, we bring you the first of what we hope will be many versions of “the panel.” Three corporate men join Rae and Marcy to discuss topics ranging from sexual harassment to “locker room talk,” from double standards for women and men to safety and judgment for both genders. We look... Read More The post #10 – The Panel of Men appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:51:30

#9 – Badass Sallies

5/15/2017
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A certain someone’s famous daughter wrote a book recently on “Women Who Work,” and it sparked quite the conversation on Office Baggage this week. What does it mean to be a “woman who works” and how do we support one another without being catty or selfish? In the same week, another woman testified before Congress and impressed us so much, we’ve coined the term... Read More The post #9 – Badass Sallies appeared first on Office Baggage.

Duration:00:45:34

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