Glass Ceilings? Yep, got it. Sticky Floors? Now, that’s something new. Say more.
Meet Erica Rooney - keynote speaker, author, executive coach, work and culture expert, mother, executive, podcaster, and overall relatable FIA woman.
Erica’s work brings her face-to-face with the proverbial glass ceiling daily, yet it was her own lived and learned experiences that helped her understand that no matter how much you push against it, if you’re being held down by your own sticky floors, you’re going to stay exactly where you’ve always been.
Why do we love this conversation and ah-ha so much? Because it’s not just about doing the work on ourselves, but recognizing, naming, and understanding the systemic shortcomings of our work, family, and community systems - deeply rooted in gender bias and intersectional “isms.” (race, age, sex, etc.)
The parallels of Erica’s work in the professional sphere are mirrored in her own home life, where Erica and Kacie talk about the complexities and nuances that come with raising different gendered children side-by-side; and how our biases start the moment we come out of the womb. Motherhood and raising children was a catalyst for both women to reflect on their perpetuation of hustle culture, and ask the question - what do we want our kids’ world to look like?
Sobering and motivating - for parents, and those of us who are child-free, too. This is much more a conversation and reflection on just how deeply ingrained these biases are, even amongst the most ‘well-intentioned.’
This episode is a series of one thought-provoking nugget after the other. Small mic drops, and big ah-has that are best digested slowly. We recommend pausing as you go along, reflecting on your own opinions, feelings, thoughts; and most importantly, how you will take these revelations to not only dream - but plot - against what you’ll bring to life in the new year.
Resources from this episode:
Get It All In Your Inbox
Connect with Erica
From Now to Next Podcast with Erica Rooney (wherever you get your pods)
Erica’s Reading List
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