The Fiscal Feminist

How can we make the most of a system where the odds are stacked against us? In this episode, Randi Braun explains how we can set better boundaries and stop feeling so much guilt even as we’re working in an environment that puts women and other marginalized groups at a disadvantage. Randi is a coach, thought leader, and author of the bestselling book “Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work,” and she shares powerful insights that you can start applying to your life today! 

Episode Recap:
  • Today we’re talking with Randi Braun, author of the bestseller “Something Major” (1:02)
  • Can you tell us about your journey to where you are today? (2:16)
  • Why are we moving backwards in terms of workplace equity? (7:17)
  • How can we find success in a system that’s stacked against us? (11:56)
  • Perfectionism does not always serve us (14:17)
  • Are you feeling guilty, or are you afraid of validation? (19:04)
  • Why do we struggle to set boundaries? (23:41)
  • Here’s why you should remove “imposter syndrome” from your vocabulary (29:35)
  • What is the productivity lie? (35:25)
  • Stop saying these things! (40:32)


“The more we focus on being perfect, the less willing we are to take a chance, to throw out that creative idea, to make an ask that could actually unlock not just impact for ourselves, but impact for the people and the teams and the organizations and frankly some of the P&L that we serve.”

“Guilt is what we feel when we violate our own personal code of conduct and our values. What you’re experiencing wasn’t guilt from how I’m hearing it, it was a fear of not getting external validation or a fear of what other people will think of you.”

Creators & Guests

Kimberlee Davis
Kimberlee Davis is founder of the Fiscal Feminist and a Partner and Managing Director in The Bahnsen Group, a wealth management practice with offices in Newport Beach, California and New York City. She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
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What is The Fiscal Feminist?

Kimberlee Davis is your host of The Fiscal Feminist, a show about women and our relationship with money and finances. Kimberlee Davis is Managing Director and Partner at The Bahnsen Group, a private wealth management firm. She specializes in personal wealth advising and oversees financial and retirement planning solutions for high net worth individuals and multi-generational families. Her proficiency also includes helping individuals transition to financial independence after life altering events such as death or divorce.