When she asked her teenage daughter how school was going, Dr. Kim Scott didn’t expect to hear: “I’d be fine as long as I render myself invisible.” In this episode, Amber sits down with Dr. Scott to discuss the erasure of women of color in public spaces and what she’s doing to fix it.
When it comes to caring for aging parents, women — daughters, especially — are twice as likely as men to take on the responsibility (both physically/emotionally and financially). In this episode, Amber sits down with the Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance, Kathleen Kelly, to talk about the role and life of a female caregiver.
For the woman who will never have a tidy, peaceful life — there is still happiness — as long as she asks herself the right questions. On this episode, professor and author, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, redefines what it means to “have it all.”
After the premature birth of her son, Amber struggled to come to terms with the aftermath of her time in the NICU. She turned to books to help and stumbled across Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers. Sarah A. Strickley’s essay stood out. On this episode of The Tote + Pears podcast, Amber speaks with Sarah about the moving story that inspired the piece.
On this episode of The T+P Podcast, Amber sits down with Jen Heazlewood, Creative Director and Head of Experience Design at R/GA London, about eliminating unconscious biases in our products, services and designs.
With advancements in the everyday use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, researchers are finding that troubling human biases are now making their way into our tech products, as well. Amber Anderson talks with scholar and best-selling author, Safiya Umoja Noble, Ph.D., about the consequences of unchecked biases in tech.
Women of color have a complex relationship with feminism — understanding how their multiple identities intersect increases a brand’s ability to connect with them. On this episode, Amber brings together three women of color to explore what happens when gender, race and culture collide — and why brands/marketers should care.
Meghan Daum, award-winning writer, columnist, and editor of the New York Times Bestseller, Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids joins Amber to discuss her journey and the value of understanding non-mothers.
Amber talks about motherhood and race with Anthonia Akitunde, founder and editor-in-chief of Mater Mea, a website that tells the stories of black women at the intersection of motherhood and career. From misconceptions to misrepresentations—Amber and Anthonia discuss how these factors might affect the way a business constructs its messaging.
Amber and T+P’s lead content strategist, Stephanie Conner, discuss how a woman's identity is more than her gender — and how that can (and should) affect the approach brands take to create their personas, products, services and campaigns.
Amber discusses intersectionality with guest Dr. Mildred Boveda, assistant professor of special education and cultural and linguistic diversity at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.