WLW 017 Mia Freedman on Work Strife Balance WLW 017 Mia Freedman on Work Strife Balance WLW 017 Mia Freedman on Work Strife Balance

WLW 017 Mia Freedman on Work Strife Balance

In today’s digital world, where social media makes it possible to constantly compare yourself to others, Mia Freedman is a breath of fresh air. Unlike many figures in the public eye, Mia openly shares the real moments of her life with us, not just the highlight reel, and she is a strong and refreshing voice with a mission is to make the world a better place for women and girls.

For anyone who doesn’t know Mia, she is a writer, broadcaster, author, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, podcast host, and digital empire builder. Mia is the co-founder and creative director of the Mamamia Women’s Network, Australia’s largest women’s digital media company with 5 global offices and a monthly audience of millions. Mia hosts 2 podcasts, makes regular appearances on TV and radio and is the author of 3 books. She is married to the co-founder of Mamamia and together they have 3 children and live in Sydney.

In this incredible conversation, Mia and I chat about her latest book Work Strife Balance and some really juicy topics including:

  • The role social media plays in driving unhealthy comparison
  • What Mia means by the patriarchal bargain and getting clear on what feminism is and isn’t
  • One of Mia’s secrets to happiness – hint: it’s all about your expectations
  • Mia’s biggest career mistake and what she learnt from it
  • Why Mia thinks that work life balance is bullsh*t
  • Mia’s take on leadership and why she considers management one of her weaknesses

Here are 3 key takeaways from my conversation with Mia:

  1. We need more real stories on social media which means narrowing the gap between the life you put out on social media and the life you’re actually living
  2. The biggest failure of Mia’s career and her tips for how you can avoid a similar mistake
  3. The truth about work life balance and why women need to stop expending emotional energy worrying that they’re doing life wrong

And just a heads up that this episode features some adult language, so you may want to make sure there are no little ones listening in – or pop in your headphones.


Find Mia:

Website: http://www.miafreedman.com/

Mamamia Women’s Network: http://www.mamamia.com.au/

Book: Work Strife Balance

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiaFreedmanmamamia/?fref=nf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiaFreedman

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miafreedman/

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