My guest today is co-host of The Five on Fox News, Dana Perino. Dana is the former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, where she was the first Republican woman to hold the job. She served for over seven years in the administration, including at the Department of Justice after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Currently, she’s a Fox News anchor, co-host of The Five, and author of the new book “Everything Will Be Okay”, which we discuss in this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- In your book, you detail your quarter-life crisis and explain that people today experience it over a longer period of time into their 30s. How did you overcome your quarter-life crisis to successfully pursue a long-term career in politics and media?
- About 3 million women have dropped out of the U.S. workforce over the past year due to the pandemic and disproportionate caregiving demands. What is your advice to women on how they can rebound from this crisis and get back to work?
- Last year, women made only 81 cents for every dollar a man made (PayScale). What role do men have in supporting women’s careers as we strive for gender pay equality?
- You’ve said that mentoring is one of your passions but in my experiences, people struggle to find and cultivate a mentoring relationship. Can you give an example of a successful mentoring relationship you had and how both parties benefitted?
- What’s your best piece of career advice?
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