A podcast for sharing stories about finding the path you were meant to live. We bring you real conversations, authentic questions, vulnerable moments, advice on careers that are better for you and the world. Alongside explorations into high growth career paths and industries, we reveal roads less traveled and career choices focused on helping others.

White House Speechwriter for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz Shares Her Story and What Led Her to Write the book Here All Along

During 2019 – 2017, Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah shares what it was like to write speeches for…

Trish Costello, founder and CEO of Portfolia

  If you want to learn more about how venture capital investing can change your life and the world, this episode is for you. Trish Costello is the founder and ,  Prior to Portfolia, Trish was a pioneer in creating programs to educate and…

Athena CEO Holly Smithson Shares Her Superpowers

From news reporting to Capitol Hill in various roles, then making a very intentional switch to working in San Diego where Holly Smithson ran CleanTECH San Diego and today as CEO of Athena, Holly has thrived in every role. As Holly shares in this podcast, everything...

#132 From Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to The Justice Dept., Jennifer ‘JJ’ Justice is Self-Made and Determined to Help Other Women Rise

Jennifer Justice started The Justice Dept. with a goal of making women as rich as men. The company is a female-focused advisory, consulting and law firm advocating for female founders, talent, execs and brands. Its vision is, “To accelerate the success of women,...

#106: Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action, Shares the Importance of ‘Losing Forward’

Need some inspiration about getting involved with an issue you’re passionate about? You’ll find plenty in today’s interview with Shannon Watts. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Shannon was devastated. Like many of us, she assumed the horrific tragedy...

#162 Shelley Zalis on Breaking the Rules and Changing The World

Shelley Zalis is the definition of a trailblazer. As the founder of OTX, a pioneer in the online market research space, and a founder of The Female Quotient, Shelley has consistently led with innovation and courage. In our conversation, Shelley walks us through her...

#165 Eve Rodsky Wants You to Live in a World Where Women’s Work is Family Work

Eve Rodsky’s goal is to change how families think about the distribution of household and care work. In other words, Eve’s work revolves around reversing thousands of years of cultural norms that expect women to manage almost all the childcare and housework. It...

BJ Miller on Life, Following a Calling, and Reimagining How We Die

BJ Miller is a physician, author, speaker,  practicing hospice and palliative medicine physician. In his current role, BJ sees patients and caregivers through Mettle Health, an online palliative care service. Previously,, BJ was the Executive Director of San...

#155 Learn How to Give Feedback Like a Pro with ‘Let’s Talk’ Author and Cognitive Scientist Therese Huston

Learn How to Give Feedback Like a Pro with ‘Let’s Talk’ Author and Cognitive Scientist Therese Huston

#123 Jessica Jackson, Chief Advocacy Officer for Reform Alliance

Jessica Jackson, Chief Advocacy Officer for Reform Alliance

Singer, Songwriter, Force of Beauty Valerie June

is a force of beauty and a rising music star. In our conversation, Valerie shares when she started to sing and walks us through her song writing process. Valerie explains how songs mysteriously come to her through humming and chanting while she is...

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Laura Belgray Is Your Copywriting BFF

Honestly, do you wish you could write copy for a website or email that people actually wanted to read?  Imagine a future where you triple your earnings by learning how to write non sucky copy. In this future you, Laura Belgray is someone you want...

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Dancing With the Light in Others Michell Kawaja

  How does Michaell Kawaja dance with the light in others? Through Michell’s “Joy lab” journey, participants experience a dance class that is a journey of self expression and releasing the creative energy within their body. Michell danced...

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MyUTI Co-Founder Lindsey Wiliams

Lindsey Williams was meant for a career in healthcare and urology.  You might think this is an odd choice but when you listen to this episode, you will understand why as a co-founder of FemTech start-up MyUTI, Lindsey is perfectly in her zone....

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Business owners, entrepreneurs, writers, professionals, dreamers, seekers and others boldly questioning the status quo to give you the “why not” or “what if” moments.

Dumb Games

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Great Show!
I am so honored to have been part of the podcast! Polina and Amber are so kind and–well–just inspiring. It was such a good experience, and I am grateful they included me.

Kelley Higney, Founder & CEO

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Hosts, Amber and Polina, expertly guide their guests with insightful questions that draw out all details of their stories. These talented hosts, along with the impressive lineup of guests they regularly have on, makes this podcast a must listen for anyone looking for inspiration in their careers.

Deborah Huber

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Engaging and inspiring podcast!
I recently discovered this podcast and have been on a mini-binge ever since. The interviews are inspiring, in-depth, and full of great ideas and information. I love the broad range of interesting and unique people interviewed and find that there are always things to learn, no matter what field the interviewee works in. Polina and Amber are insightful and engaging interviewers who do a great job drawing out the stories of people’s career journeys. I’m glad I found them.

J. Barshop

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Awesome show, highly recommend!
Brianne and her guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content on how women can live a life with intention and meaning.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to I Want Her Job if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to become the woman you know you’re capable of becoming (and live your best life as a result)!

Mac Prichard

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Career Stories from Successful Women
Excellent in depth interviews with successful women from many fields who share professional and personal stories. Host Polina Selyutin asks smart questions as she lets her guests speak at their own pace. The conversations offer both practical and inspiring ideas. Two takeways from the recent epsiode with Barre3 co-founder Sadie Lincoln, for example: She takes challenges, not ideas, to her staff, and considers how her 95-year-old self might react to that day’s concerns.

Elena Lipson

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Great interviews!
Love the diversity of guests. The interview are great and provide some deep insights into what works and what doesn’t.