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Whether you’re a female founder, entrepreneur, or freelancing queen, being a woman in business can be both exhilarating and challenging. You can go from feeling on top of the world after a successful meeting to feeling panicked and overwhelmed when a client sale falls through. Luckily, there is plenty of advice, inspiration, and encouragement to be discovered along the way. Podcasts are a relatively new medium that have quickly overtaken others as one of our favorite ways to learn, grow, discover, and be entertained. They remain one of the greatest resources for female entrepreneurs and women in freelancing alike, offering mentorship, guidance, and expertise from successful leaders for free. Think of podcasts as your on-demand business bestie. They’re full of insider advice and actionable tips right when you need it, wherever you need it. With so many options to choose from, however, finding the right podcast can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve handpicked 10 of our favorite podcasts that are *absolutely* essential for all women in business. These podcasts will guide, inspire, and empower you to transform your business. Check out the list below:
1. Being Boss
If you’re thinking of starting your own business, going freelance, or are fairly new to the game, Being Boss is a podcast that will provide a light in the dark. Being Boss is hosted by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon, who are both the CEOs of their own companies. Thompson founded Indie Shopography while Shannon is the owner of Braid Creative and Consulting. They created Being Boss as a platform for all creative entrepreneurs, women in freelancing, and side hustlers who are looking to make it big. They share positive mindsets, habits, and business insights while conducting interviews with some of the top names in the start-up world.
Hosted by Jodi Flynn—a business coach who helps high performing clients achieve their goals and overcome obstacles—Women Taking The Lead is a mixture of interviews with female business owners and guidance from Jodi herself. This is particularly useful for Type A personalities, something Jodi identifies as, and covers everything from the lessons established business leaders have learnt to reprogramming fear and doubt to your advantage. As Jodi is a Psychology major, expect to find lots of advice on overcoming mental blocks and using aspects of higher consciousness and spirituality in a practical sense.
3. Work Party
Hosted by Jaclyn Johnson, the founder and CEO of Create and Cultivate, Work Party chronicles the ups and downs of her career, as well as how she achieved her success. Her goal with this podcast was to create a space where entrepreneurial women could share and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. The show features interviews with female founders, CEOs, women in freelancing, and other creatives who share their top tips and tricks for succeeding as a woman in business. Their straightforward, honest advice not only offers new ways of thinking but also hope that, with enough persistence, anything is possible.
If you’re a woman in business, there’s a good chance that you’ve already heard of Sophia Amoruso: founder and CEO of fashion brand Nasty Gal and female social network Girlboss. But have you heard of Girlboss Radio? It’s well worth listening to. Each weekly Girlboss Radio episode tackles a specific theme, and the show features famous female entrepreneurs who share the highs and lows of growing their businesses and building their careers. What do we love about Girlboss Radio? The honest (and humorous) conversations, the solid advice, and the inspiring stories that come out of each episode. The podcast is great for women who are struggling to navigate the professional and personal obstacles of running a successful business.
5. So Money
Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist and host of the So Money podcast, a show all about money and how successful people spend it. Farnoosh chats with influencers, authors, and top-tier business professionals about their financial journeys and strategies for accumulating wealth. This podcast is great for anyone who is looking for creative and innovative ways to fund their business and bring their dreams to fruition – female founders and women in freelancing alike. During each episode, Farnoosh also answers listeners’ questions and offers actionable advice that you can start applying to your everyday life.
If you’re looking for a women’s perspective on starting or growing a company, look no further than She Did It Her Way. With millions of downloads, She Did It Her Way is one of the best podcasts for women in business. Interviewing a wide range of guests including Amy Porterfield, Julie Solomon and Lori Harder, host Amanda Boleyn will give you some incredible advice from women who have been there themselves.
7. Goal Digger
Marketing entrepreneur and photographer Jenna Kutcher brings us Goal Digger — a podcast all about setting and managing goals. Whether you’re just starting out in business and wondering how to go from side-hustling to full time or are looking for new ways to expand what you’ve already established, each episode offers a wealth of tools and advice that you can implement in your own business today. As Jenna herself is an entrepreneur, you really get the feeling that she both cares about and understands the struggles of entrepreneurship. Her expert advice and strategies makes this a must-listen for all female entrepreneurs and women in freelancing, whatever stage of business they’re at.
Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and the founder of one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie Forleo’s goal is to help you become the person you most want to be. In this show, Marie and her guests share actionable strategies for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity, love, health, contribution and fulfillment — often with a lot of laughs. From business, marketing and career advice, to tackling failure, disappointment and fear, to philanthropy and doing our part to make the world a more loving, just and equitable place — they cover it all. There is something for every woman in business in this inspirational podcast.
Brought by business strategist and high-performance coach, Natalie Eckdahl, BizChix aims to help listeners grow their business through access to valuable, high-quality information and tactical business strategies. Natalie has 20 years of business experience and success, and has been featured in Inc, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur — the perfect educator for women in business looking for inspiration and actionable advice. Definitely a must-listen!
The School of Self-Mastery podcast is dedicated to helping listeners reach their highest potential by talking all things business, money, and life. Host Adrienne Dorison talks to guests who have created a RICH life for themselves, not necessarily because they’re bathing in money (although they may be doing that too) but because they’ve defined and created success on their own terms, through successful habits. In each episode, you’ll hear from top business and money minds sharing their valuable insights as they dive deep into their own personal success habits. This is the place where you come to master the person most responsible for your success…you!