Tiffany Dufu on what being a "good mother" really means
Tiffany Dufu frequently states that her life's work is advancing women and girls, and her resume is certainly good proof of that. She has worked to increase women's representation in government by serving as president of The White House Project, was a founding member of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In initiative, and most recently founded The Cru—a peer coaching service for women looking to jumpstart their careers.
In 2017, Tiffany wrote "Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less" which is an inspiring part-memoir, part-manual about how after she became a mother, she learned to let go of outside expectations in order to achieve what was most important to her. The book has received high praise from numerous outlets including The New York Times Book Review, as well as from prominent feminists like Anne-Marie Slaughter and Gloria Steinem.
In this episode, Liz and Tiffany talk about how Tiffany learned to "drop the ball" and define for herself what makes her a good mother, daughter, wife, and career woman.
Elise Loehnen is the Chief Content Officer at Goop and the well-known right-hand woman of Gwenyth Paltrow. Before coming to Goop, Elise had a high-powered career in magazines, working at Conde Nast Traveler and Lucky. Today, Elise serves as a frequent go-to spokesperson for Goop, co-hosts the Goop podcast, and is a mother to her two sons, Max and Sam.
In this episode, Liz chats with Elise about postpartum depletion and what our healthcare system can do to better serve women before, during and after pregnancy.