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What’s your favourite F word? Join us every Tuesday for a new conversation about meaty F words like family, failure, getting fired, and feminism. Working women talk shop about juggling careers, kids, and fulfillment. In this limited series, deep dive these complex topics with incredible guests whoRead more

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FIRED Part 4 // Melissa Kargiannakis on managing expectations + bouncing back after being fired

Jul 14 • 38:46

Melissa Kargiannakis is an award-winning entrepreneur, an epically kind and thoughtful human, and an incredibly hard worker. Melissa joins host Emily Key to talk about her experience getting fired, how to manage expectations in a new role, and to bounce back from life’s lowest points. ...

FIRED Part 3 // Ria Riaz on clear communication, working with friends, and bringing your whole self to work

May 28 • 29:24

FIRED // Ria Riaz, head of marketing at MESH/Diversity shares her story about getting fired.  Sometimes, when work and life collide, it's impossible to win. Ria joins host Emily Key to talk about her experience getting fired, why communication is an important skill we all need to continually cultivate, and how to navigate working with friends....

FIRED Part 2 // Traci Cheng on getting fired, lessons learned and moving on, and the "likeability" trap

Apr 13 • 36:48

FIRED // Traci Cheng, co-founder of Moselle shares her story about getting fired.  As a keen marketer at a thriving startup, she was faced with a daunting project, questioning both her skills and the value the work she was tasked with. Traci joins host Emily Key to talk about her experience getting fired, how to better align expectations with your boss, and advise for mana...

FIRED Part 1 // Amandah Wood on getting fired, negative self talk, therapy, and empathy.

Mar 30 • 36:59

FIRED // Amandah Wood shares her story about getting fired.  While she founded Ways We Work, and currently does incredible work with the Diversity and Belonging team at Shopify, the path has not always been smooth. Amandah joins host Emily Key to talk about her experience getting fired, moving beyond the negative self-talk and spite, and advise for managers on developing e...

FOUNDER // Heather Payne on her unconventional business start, luck, and empathetic leadership

Mar 2 • 37:14

FOUNDER // Heather Payne is the founder and CEO of Juno College of Technology. It’s been 8 years since she bootstrapped her business, and what is unique is that she didn’t exactly set out with a Big Vision. Heather joins host Emily Key to talk about her entrepreneurial journey, why people glamorize the idea of a ‘founder’, luck, and empathetic leadership. ...

FOUNDER finds FREEDOM // Samaneh Sadaghiani on leaving behind her business after a decade

Feb 24 • 42:55

FOUNDER finds FREEDOM // Samaneh Sadaghiani founded and grew one of the premiere digital agencies in Toronto. After 10 years, she left it all behind. She holds nothing back as she joins host Emily Key to talk about the fear and exploration of the freedom she now has. Samaneh shares her story of coming to Canada from Iran as a 13 year old, feeling aimless as a teen, and the...

FEMINISM + FURY // Sarah Stockdale, founder of Growclass, on 'good girls', hard feminism, and burnout

Feb 19 • 30:06

FEMINISM + FURY // Sarah Stockdale, founder of Growclass, joins host Emily Key to talk feminism, female rage, internalized misogyny, and burnout. You know, some light topics…...

FOUNDER // Tech exec Arati Sharma goes all in on family and her new business, Ghlee.

Feb 16 • 41:16

With Arati Sharma, it truly is family first. The founder of Ghlee, the ghee-based natural skincare line, launched her latest business during her maternity leave from her long-time role leading product marketing at Shopify....

FEARLESS // Jeanne Lam, Chief Business Officer @ Wattpad, on making bold decisions

Jan 26 • 34:05

FEARLESS // Jeanne Lam, Chief Business Officer at Wattpad, joins host Emily Key to chat about overcoming fear and making fearless decisions. They talk about the importance of mentor-conversations, improving workplace culture by being intentional about connection when we're all remote, and how to "balance it all" as a mom and woman of colour in leadership.

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FORTY + F*CKING GREAT // Avery Swartz on aging, parenting, and entrepreneurship

Jan 19 • 45:23

Avery Swartz, best-selling author and entrepreneur, joins host Emily Key to chat about turning Forty. With everyone hitting the “pandemic wall”, they talk about Spiral Career Paths, entrepreneurship, the upsides and downsides of aging, parenting strong-willed children, and good ol’ politics. ...

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