New To Our Podcast? Start With These 10 Episodes

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” -Margaret Fuller- Whether you’re new to our podcast, or a long-time listener, we hope…

“If you have knowledge,
let others light their candles in it.”
-Margaret Fuller-

Whether you’re new to our podcast, or a long-time listener, we hope you learn something new in each episode of I Want Her Job The Podcast. Every interview is part of our goal to bring you curated career conversations with women changing the future of business. Our topics span all things career, including advice for entrepreneurs and corporate-climbers.

Episodes are hosted by Polina Selyutin, co-founder of I Want Her Job The Podcast, and Brianne Perleberg, founder of I Want Her Job. And at over 100 interviews, there’s sure to be a guest and a topic that resonates with whatever point you are at on your career journey.

Grab your phone, subscribe to our show via your device’s podcast app, and download these 10 can’t-miss episodes. Plus, while you’re at it, please consider sharing our podcast with a friend or leaving a review. Each star, share, comment, subscribe and download helps support our mission of women supporting women. (And it helps us bring a variety of new guests to you every week!)

We hope you enjoy some of this list of the most-downloaded episodes in our library. If you have a guest you’d like to see in a future episode, tweet us @iwantherjob. Thanks for listening and joining our journey as we create a podcast that has a seat at the table for women of all walks of life.

Laura Rutledge on the set of Get Up!

10. Episode #102: ESPN’s Laura Rutledge

Listen in as we discuss the story beneath the surface with ESPN reporter and host Laura Rutledge. Our conversation also covers staying on top of deadlines, building a TV wardrobe out of a carry-on suitcase and Laura’s thoughts on why building trust is the key to telling a great story.

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9. Episode #101: Lydia Fenet of Christie’s

You’ve undoubtedly seen her book The Most Powerful Woman In The Room Is You on store shelves and while perusing Amazon. In our conversation with Lydia Fenet, managing director and global director of strategic partnerships at the famed auction house Christie’s, we discuss work ethic, humor on the job and the art of persuasion.

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Julian Guthrie I Want Her Job

8. Episode #98: ‘Alpha Girls’ Author Julian Guthrie

Enter the rooms where deals, risks and decisions shaped some of Silicon Valley’s biggest industries in Alpha Girls, the latest book from acclaimed New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Julian Guthrie. Join us as we talk to Julian about opening doors, blazing trails and the world of venture capital.

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7. Episode #97: Julie Kosin of

As the director of audience strategy and entertainment at, Julie Kosin oversees the news team, as well as topics ranging from movies and TV, to books, music and art. In this conversation we discuss how she got her start working in the industry, her advice for others who want her job, what it’s like to interview celebrities and more.

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Shannon Watts

6. Episode #106: Shannon Watts of Mom’s Demand Action

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Shannon was devastated. When legislative and social change didn’t appear, she channeled her outrage by starting a Facebook page. Almost 7 years later, that single page has evolved into Moms Demand Action – a political powerhouse and one of the largest grassroots organizations in the country.

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Amy Chan I Want Her Job

5. Episode #100: Renew Breakup Bootcamp’s Amy Chan

We’ve all been through heartache and heartbreak, but Amy Chan has made a career of it. She’s the founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, a retreat that takes a scientific and spiritual approach to healing the heart. Marie Claire calls Amy, “A relationship expert whose work is like that of a scientific Carrie Bradshaw.” And you’ll see why when you listen to our conversation.

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Anna Lambert I Want Her Job

4. #85: Shopify’s Anna Lambert

Anna Lambert is the director of talent acquisition at Shopify. An e-commerce platform that handles marketing, payments and shipping, Shopify empowers entrepreneurs all over the world. Listen to our conversation to hear more about what recruiters want to see when you reach out to them. And if you like this episode, check out our first interview with Anna.

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3. #94: Elisabeth Leonard of Rebecca Minkoff & the Female Founder Collective

Elisabeth Leonard leads special projects at Rebecca Minkoff. In 2018, one of those special projects involved helping Rebecca launch the Female Founder Collective – a network of businesses led by women, supporting women. Its mission is to enable and empower female-owned and led businesses to positively impact our community both socially and economically.

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Fran Hauser I Want Her Job

2. #92: Startup Investor Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser’s career history makes one thing very clear: She’s a powerhouse. Having served as president of digital for the Style and Entertainment Group at Time Inc., Fran oversaw digital business for PEOPLE, InStyle and others. Now, Fran serves as a startup investor and advisor for companies including HelloGiggles. Impressively, 18 of the 20 companies in her portfolio are founded by women.

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Lori Gottlieb I Want Her Job

1. #90: ‘Maybe You Should Talk to Someone’ Author Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb’s new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, combines her own relationship crisis – a surprise break up, which sends her to a therapist – along with the lives of four of her clients who are also dealing with a range of personal issues. Eva Longoria recently optioned the book as a television series. Listen in as we talk to Lori about ways to identify patterns and thoughts that could be holding you back.

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