Bernstein has an eye for talented, risk-taking documentarians and filmmakers, and an instinct for storytelling that has made Nat Geo a destination for bold and informative content that deepens our understanding of the world. Working quickly and thoughtfully, she oversaw the timely development of documentary films “The First Wave” and “Fauci,” which deliver intimate storytelling of the events of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also led the charge on Season 4 of “Genius,” spotlighting the life of civil rights movement luminary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When it comes to inquiring about pay equity, Bernstein advises, “Ask HR for transparency regarding compensation at your level. If HR won’t reveal it, ask your peers.”
What question(s) should you ask to ensure you’re achieving pay equity?
Ask HR for transparency regarding compensation at your level. If HR won’t reveal it, ask your peers.
Best advice for someone looking to re-enter the workforce after a hiatus?
Network relentlessly. Former colleagues will be able to speak to your skillset and super powers.
Do you have an example of male allyship that made a difference to you?
My male colleagues at Nat Geo are endlessly supportive and fair-minded. That’s a first for me in the workplace.