Women and Workplace Battles

(Bloomberg) -- Women run human resources, compliance and accounting in corporate America today. The next battle is taking control of the agenda to fix issues like pay inequality and sexual harassment in the workplace.

So says Patty McCord, this week’s guest on Masters in Business and the former chief talent officer at Netflix. She is also the author of the new book “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility.

McCord recalled her first conversation with Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings, when they were discussing a position to manage the HR department of a software company he ran at the time. She took the job and helped to create a culture to cope with a company that was doubling in size every few months. Eventually, Hastings invested in and assumed the top job at Netflix, and he brought McCord along to run the company’s recruiting and HR.

Her favorite books are cited here; our conversation transcript will be published here tomorrow.

You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunesBloomberg and Overcast. Our earlier podcasts can all be found on iTunes,  Overcast and Bloomberg.

Next week, we speak with Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz.

To contact the author of this story: Barry Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net.

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