This week’s episode is with Casey Taylor – a serial entrepreneur, marketing expert, host of the Rulebreaker Podcast, and mom of 2 based out of Leesburg, Virginia. In 2021, Casey’s story of verbal abuse from the former Victoria’s Secret CMO, Ed Razek, was on the front page of the New York Times as part of a Victoria’s Secret expose. Casey shares her story of landing her dream job on the Victoria’s Secret PR team, only to experience a toxic, abusive work environment that ultimately led to her leaving the company. She shares the uncomfortable experience with Razek and the events leading up to her involvement in Victoria’s Secret whistleblowing campaign and following lawsuits. Casey dives into the toxic workplace culture and how it affected her mentally and emotionally. Casey was also in the recent docuseries, Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons, released in the summer of 2022 on Hulu.
1:07 – Casey’s experience testing positive for Covid while 39 weeks pregnant.
8:53 – Navigating entrepreneurship while pregnant and postpartum.
12:19 – Transformations and pivoting your life, business, and all of the above.
13:45 – How Casey pivoted her wedding career came to a stop when the event industry shut down.
17:31 – Casey’s story of landing her dream job producing the Victoria’s Secret runway show.
23:39 – Casey’s experience is degraded by Victoria’s Secret CMO, Ed Razek.
33:16 – Casey’s experience with Monica Mitro, EVP of Victoria’s Secret, and how she handled HR complaints with Ed Razek.
38:17 – The toxic culture of Victoria’s Secret and the modeling industry.
39:18 – Leaving her dream job
45.22 – Realizing the women at Victoria’s Secret were brainwashed into the toxic culture.
46:44 – Understanding how one can get so wrapped up in a toxic workplace.
51:14 – How honesty backfired on Casey.
54:32 – How Casey was approached to speak in the media about her experience.
1:01:45 – Casey with a law firm on a lawsuit to free women from NDAs if they experienced sexual harassment, and put $44 million into company HR training and sexual misconduct policies at Victoria’s Secret.
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