C-Suite Decisions with Kelsey Habich


In this episode, we talk about the tough decisions made in the C-Suite including furloughs, promotions, change management and more. Kelsey Habich is the Chief People Officer managing talent acquisition, human resources, talent management, employee branding, employee programs & initiatives & executive leadership for a technology company in the commercial & government sector.

Healthy Financials and Healthy Births



Olivia Friel is a mama, birth and postpartum doula, and a holistic pregnancy consultant. She is the founder of Healthy Balanced Birth, a platform for expectant mothers, partners, new parents, and birth professionals. She provides her clients with information about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenthood that is specifically catered to their individual needs. She is also the voice behind the Healthy Balanced Birth and Beyond Podcast – a safe space dedicated to sharing stories and resources about everything within the birth space, specifically topics that are not talked about enough. 


Note: These numbers are averages as of August 2020 and vary by state and hospital.

Having a baby in Massachusetts on averages costs:

Vaginal birth with insurance: $7,741.64
Vaginal birth without insurance: $14,549.03

C-section with insurance: $11,012.54
C-section without insurance: $19,879.60

Hospitals generally charge more! On average, hospitals charge $15,000 for vaginal delivery and $30,000 for a c-section!

Home births range from $1,500 to $3,000 paid directly to the midwife.

On average, other expenses including supplies, labs and doula can add on an additional $2,000. An epidural costs on average $2,100.

Prenatal Testing such as ultasounds cost on average $280. CVS testing for abnormalities and chorionic villus sampling can cost $1,300 to $4,800. For high risk pregnancies, amniocentesis can cost $1,000 to $7,200.

Bossed Up by Emilie Aries

Book Club

In this refreshing guide, Emilie Aries shares research and personal stories to spotlight the unique challenges that young women face today. Uncertain job markets. Burnout culture. Pressure to advance. Emilie shares guidance on advocating for ourselves and beating burnout. She encourages women to find the confidence and tools to be leaders. We can have it all if we take care of ourselves along the way!

Check out our episode with Emilie Aries about how to recognize the warning signs and ultimately beat burnout.

Bossed Up (Amazon)

Fair Play by Eve Rodsky

Book Club

Through her New York Times best selling book, Eve Rodsky is helping couples re-balance all of the work it takes to run a home, including their finances. She interviewed hundreds of couples to tackle equality in relationships and the division of labor. Now more than ever, economic inequality is out of control. We live in a world where the most essential work in the household and family is unpaid and underpaid work done primarily by women and girls. This book encourages shared responsibility of the invisible work at home.

Check out our episode with Eve about how women can reclaim their time and create a better balance at home.

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The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates


In this book, Melinda Gates shares the importance of empowering women. Throughout her experiences finding solutions for people with the most urgent needs, she found that if you want to lift society up, you need to stop keeping women down. When we empower women, we lift up families, communities and entire countries. When women win, everyone wins!

The Moment of Lift (Amazon)

The Genius of Women by Janice Kaplan


Society tells girls they can be anything… so why do 90% of Americans assume geniuses are men? In this book, Janice Kaplan celebrates the women who overcame a rigged system and have triumphed. Genius isn’t just talent. It’s talent recognized and celebrated!

The Genius of Women (Amazon)