Female Empowerment: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? With Elisa Doucette

NextFem Podcast with Tara Padua | Female Empowerment

In this interview, Elisa Doucette teaches us the #1 thing to focus on to improve your writing and why we may be our own worst enemy in the pursuit of female empowerment. She also shares her thoughts on being single at 35.

Elisa is a writer and entrepreneur who’s a regular contributor to publications including Forbes, the New York Times and the Huffington Post on topics like entrepreneurship, Gen Y and modern feminism. She’s also the founder of an editorial agency called Craft Your Content and her first novel.

Episode Highlights

• 4:55 – On the growing importance of writing well and thinking deeply
• 6:25 – What to focus on if you want to improve your writing (hint: it’s not what you’ve heard)
• 9:05 – Elisa’s hack for reading up to 700 articles a week
• 17:25 – Why we may be own worst enemy in the pursuit of female empowerment (Elisa: “Stop sending the message and start being it”)
• 28:06 – How Disney ruins men for love (not just women)
• 34:20 – What Viola Davis and Justin Trudeau can teach us about promoting women’s equality
• 51:48 – An inside look at Elisa’s love life (this will definitely surprise you!)

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

  • When in doubt, get the glass of wine. Or the cupcake. Or the afternoon at the spa. Or the evening alone with a book and a playlist. Indulging in such simple pleasures and your happiness is never an indulgence. It’s a necessity.

3. Most valuable advice you’ve received and who gave it to you?

  • “If you are willing to give up, then I’ll support you. Because I’ve never seen you give up on anything, and if it is that bad that you are willing to walk away, then I know it must be true.” ~ My Dad

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

5. One thing you’d tell your 5 years younger self?

  • “Start getting rid of all that stuff now. And sell it on eBay. Make some cash, yo.”

Resources and People Mentioned

Tim Ferriss
Justin Trudeau
Viola Davis
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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