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Taking the Lead Episode 2: The Paradox

This Mother's Day, a surprise. For all you working mothers balancing deadlines and diapers, ambition and your (lovely) children, we're re-releasing all five episodes of our award-winning series Taking the Lead. This is the story of two Brooklyn women, Rachael Ellison and Leslie Ali Walker, who have a tech idea to help harried working mothers rise up the professional ranks. 

If you're here and haven't heard Episode 1: The Pain Point, take a few minutes to listen to that first.

This is Episode 2: The Paradox. Rachael and Leslie test out a prototype of the service, and they have one especially eager participant: Manoush. Meanwhile, one of the founders discovers that she may be ready to swap in her corporate blazer for a Silicon Valley hoodie, but the other is beginning to question if she can maintain momentum with her current day job, lead-parenting, and starting a new company.

When this series originally aired, we created a list of stellar content (books, podcasts, etc.) to help anyone trying to stay sane as a working parent. Check it out. And keep the conversation going, we love to hear from you, always. 

P.S. Here's our next episode: The Pressure. It's a good one.

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