This week's episode of Hiding in the Bathroom is live! Have you ever done it? Gone to a work event or cocktail party, make sure the host or your boss sees you’re there, put in your time...and then run for the exit? Today, we discuss social anxiety and perfecting your pitch with Silicon Valley executive Arvind Rajan, co-founder and CEO of Cricket Health, a health-care startup in San Francisco.
Award-winning journalist Jessica Bennett joins us this week to discuss her new book, Feminist Fight Club (available September 13th). We discuss dealing with implicit sexism, the new ways in which women can deal with sexism in the workplace, and how we can build other women up even when we feel pressured to compete.
This weeks episode of Hiding in the Bathroom is live! A frank and funny talk with therapist, entrepreneur and Y Combinator veteran Bea Arthur. Bea and Morra talk about the dangers of "playing entrepreneur," how not to get hosed by your technical team, and how to create a mental health toolkit for the entrepreneurial ride. Called “innovative and inspiring” by the American Counseling Association, licensed therapist and entrepreneur Bea Arthur is a leader in the field of mental health and telemedicine. With the goal of transforming traditional therapy into a more affordable and approachable experience, she created In Your Corner, a platform that provided counseling services through video and journals.
This week we're tackling impostor syndrome with Sarah Penna, Head of Awestruck, a new network and lifestyle brand from AwesomenessTV. Imposter syndrome may seem simple, but it's about a lot more than feeling like a fraud. Do you find yourself feeling like you know your stuff, but you're always looking over your shoulder? Do you worry others are about to catch up to you? Achieving your dreams doesn't always loosen the pressure valve or stave off FOMO. Few people know this better than Sarah, who built and sold her first business all before she turned 30.
Listen to Sarah's Interview here!
Throughout the month of August, bloggers and other influencers post to their social channels and for every comment, like or retweet they get, a vaccine is donated to a kid in need around the world. In just five years, Shot@Life has donated 30 million vaccines to kids in third world countries.
"The Blogust 2016 digital relay participants will be sharing the story behind #TBT baby photos or videos of themselves, their kid(s) or a side-by-side comparison at important milestones – from first steps or first smile to fifth birthday. Every parent everywhere should be able to experience these milestones, which is why every like, comment and social media share their posts receive (up to 30,000 throughout the month of August 2016) will trigger a donation by MAM to help provide a vaccine for a child in need around the world."
Learn more about the influencers and voices for this years #Blogust 2016 here
For the past four months, Women Online has been honored to work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association on their #LiveUnlimited campaign. This campaign is all about transforming perceived limits into unlimited possibilities to live life to the fullest.
A couple of weeks ago, our Creative Director Christine Koh brought two teams of amazing online influencers to MDA Summer Camps outside of Chicago and Atlanta. MDA Summer Camp provides thousands of kids with muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases “the best week of the year.” MDA hosts nearly 75 weeklong summer camps across the country — offered at no charge to families. Kids have the opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and adventures that every kid wants to enjoy at camp.
During the immersive visits, influencers spent the day paired with cabins -- shadowing camp activities, eating meals together, and getting to know the stories of campers, counselors, and staff members. Read these amazing recaps from:
Amazing right? Here are some ways you can help support MDA and Summer Camp:
Create a #LiveUnlimited image at mda.org/LiveUnlimited. For each image shared through July 31, a generous sponsor is donating $5 to MDA, up to $30,000, to support research, programs and services like MDA Summer Camp.
Support MDA families and programs like Summer Camp by buying a Live Unlimited bracelet from Endorphin Warrior -- $6 from the sale of each bracelet goes directly to MDA.
Support MDA Summer Camp by making a donation at mda.org. MDA makes Summer Camp free to families, and the cost for each camper ($2,000 per camper) is raised through donations and corporate sponsorships.
Volunteer your time. Help with office jobs, at a special event, via community outreach, or at Summer Camp.
The latest installment of Hiding in the Bathroom, Morra's Forbes podcast is now available!
Today is all about freelancing, and who better to share her advice than the inimitable Ann Friedman. If you’re thinking about making the jump to full-time freelancing or just wondering where to get started in turning your writing or creative passion into a career, listen in to learn more about building a financial foundation, the importance of sourcing recurring revenue, and once you’re there, how to stay focused on the goal and effectively manage yourself.
We’re so honored to be working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association on their #LiveUnlimited campaign. Inspired by the strength and courage of MDA families who do remarkable things every day despite the physical and societal limits these diseases often create, #LiveUnlimited challenges Americans to transform perceived limits into unlimited possibilities to live life to the fullest. We want to spread the word about MDA and its amazing families, and inspire everyone to view every day as an opportunity to overcome challenges, doubts, and obstacles.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP!
Create and share a #LiveUnlimited moment to help unlock $30,000 for MDA! From June 20 to July 31, a generous partner will give $1 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for every #LiveUnlimited moment shared.
Tune in to the digital takeover happening today. To celebrate the campaign launch, 18 artists (including X Ambassadors, American Authors, and James Dupre!) will share live performances. See the complete lineup here.
Share stories. Check out videos and stories at the website.
Thanks so much in advance!
Next week on June 14th our Founder, Morra, is thrilled to be attending the first United States of Women Summit, convened by the White House Council on Women and Girls, along with the Department of State, Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation. This summit serves as "a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what we've achieved, identify the challenges that remain, and chart the course for addressing them."
To join the summit via livestream, go to www.theunitedstateofwomen.org
Today's installment of Hiding in the Bathroom, a Forbes podcast hosted by our founder, Morra Aarons-Mele is live!
Today, we're talking with Jane Mosbacher Morris of TO THE MARKET about saying goodbye to FOMO, acknowledging and then moving past the useless and fake glamour our culture puts on being an entrepreneur, and letting go of the pressure to be amazing all the time. We also talk about the wonderful global perspective running a purpose driven company can give you.
- We have been thrilled to collaborate with Malala Fund, Fox Searchlight, NatGeo and Participant Media to bring Malala Yousafzai's incredible story and her mission to ensure all girls get at least 12 years of schooling to American audiences. And at the recent Iris Awards (dubbed the Oscars of digital parenting media!) our campaign on behalf of the film He Named Me Malala, in partnership with The Motherhood and Wake Up World Communications won the Iris Award for Best Sponsored Content.