My guest today is former CNN anchor and author, Brooke Baldwin. Brooke is a veteran journalist and Peabody Award finalist, who covered both the Obama and Trump administrations and reported on global news stories. She created and hosted CNN’s digital series American Woman, which promoted trailblazing women in politics and culture. This year she left CNN to focus on her new book “Huddle”, which encourages women to lean on one another, which we discuss in this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- Who in your life is most responsible for making you the woman you are today and why?
- What were some of your struggles growing up in the south while trying to make it in a male-dominated industry and how did you overcome them?
- In your book, you discuss this concept of “huddling” as a way to bring women closer together. Can you give an example of when you huddled with one or more women in your career and how you supported each other?
- We are in a “shecession” right now with a few million women dropping out of the workforce in the past year during Covid, reversing women’s workplace gains, mostly due to childcare. What can we do to help women recover from economic setbacks?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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