Episode 2: Farai Chideya on Being a Working Woman During the Age of Disruption

Today's episode is with author, journalist, professor and lecturer, Farai Chideya

Farai Chideya has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her 20-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, as well as a Senior Writer covering politics and data at ESPN's FiveThirtyEight.

She is the author of six books, the first of which was Don’t Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation about African-Americans, and the most recent of which is 2016’s The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption. She has given thousands of speeches and hosted hundreds of events around the globe. With deep knowledge in a variety of disciplines, including work, politics, culture, race, and technology,

Chideya frequently appears on public radio and cable television, commenting for ABC, BET, CNN, Fox, HBO, MSNBC, NPR, and other media. Moderating a Democratic Presidential Debate in 2003, Chideya is also the former longtime host of National Public Radio's News & Notes.  Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Chideya graduated with a B.A. from Harvard University, where she was elected Chief Marshal, the highest honor accorded to a member of the graduating class.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

I'm so excited about this interview because we dive into how the nature of work is changing and ways you can take advantage of this change when building a thriving career. Farai is such an inspiration and a generous woman, and I was thrilled to be able to have this conversation. 

I hope you enjoy!

With love,

Jessica

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