Episode 112: Your Weight, Your Worth

One of the stereotypes is that if you’re overweight you’re lazy, or you’re not smart, or you’re slow. And I have learned to actively prove people wrong.
— Christine
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Photo by Marie33/iStock / Getty Images
 Theresa Thames

Theresa Thames

Finding a weight-loss DVD in your mailbox, wondering why you didn't get that promotion, or just being told you need to lose weight 'for your health' - these are some of the things today's guests have experienced in the workplace. Amy, Christine and Theresa are or have been overweight, and each has felt judged for it while on the job. They are not alone. In this show, we look at how much being overweight affects a woman's career.  

Further reading: The Stigma of Obesity (University of Connecticut Study)

Obesity Affects Job Prospects for Women (University of Manchester Study)

The Hidden Discrimination Against Being Fat at Work (Fast Company)

You can also read a transcript of the show.