Bestselling author Kerry Hannon discusses careers, entrepreneurship on With a Side of Knowledge podcast

Author: Ted Fox

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With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. It brings listeners informal interviews with fascinating scholars and professionals from both Notre Dame and elsewhere that take place over brunch.

The 14th episode of the show’s third season, “On Work, Money, and the Rise of Female Entrepreneurship,” was released Thursday, Feb. 27, and features Kerry Hannon, a leading authority and strategist on career transitions, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and retirement. 

The author of 13 books—and soon to be 14—Hannon is currently an expert columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times, MarketWatch, and Forbes. She visited the Notre Dame campus earlier this month as a guest of the University’s Inspired Leadership Initiative, a program that offers accomplished individuals who have completed traditional careers a one-year experience designed to further their impact on society and the world.

Hannon and With a Side of Knowledge host Ted Fox discussed how to think about work at different ages and stages of a career, from people who are just starting out to those 50 and over. The latter were the focus of her 13th book, Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life, which was published by Wiley in 2019 and was a No. 1 bestseller on Amazon.

They also talked about both the rising success of female entrepreneurs and the particular challenges women in the workforce still encounter as well as what a lot of us get wrong when it comes to money and loved ones.

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You can also listen to the episode with Hannon using the player below.