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Podcasts for Women...

And *Anyone & Everyone* Who Cares About Celebrating & Learning From Women's Stories and Perspectives

I love a good podcast. Especially one that shares women's voices and other underrepresented perspectives. But I did a little digging, and it turns out only 22% of podcasts are hosted by women!

So I did some research (and a lot of listening) and put together a list of 16 podcasts by women thought leaders from all walks of life, covering everything from personal stories to professional advice. Whether you want to keep up on the latest in pop culture or get inspired to start your own business, this list has something for you!


Without further ado, here is PowerToFly's List of Podcasts for Women - And Anyone Who Cares About Celebrating & Learning From Women's Stories and Perspectives... (Cough, cough this should be everyone).


On Being

Krista Tipett is a generous hostess. She gives the floor to community-conscious experts from around the globe. On Being seeks to answer the "animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?"

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Innovation For All

Hosted by active PowerToFly community member Sheana Ahlqvist, Innovation for All addresses the social impact (positive and negative) of innovation. Sheana covers topics like cyber bullying, tech monopolies, artificial intelligence, and sexism and racism in the tech industry.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Watch Shaena's Chat and Learn with PowerToFly here.

Pop Culture Happy Hour

This roundtable podcast hosted by Linda Holmes chews on a wide range of topics through a pop-culture lense.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Creating Espacios

"Creating Espacios is dedicated to elevating the voices and stories of trailblazing Latinas. The goal is to close the gap of information for a new generation of Latinas who aspire to follow their innovative and entrepreneurial dreams."

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Hurry Slowly

Host Jocelyn K. Glei is "obsessed with how we can find more meaning and creativity in our daily work." This podcasts gives tips and tricks to increase productivity by slowing down.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

The Flow Down

A podcast all about periods? Totally into that! Talking about periods has been taboo in our culture - and especially the workplace - for far too long, and hosts Jessica Weiss and Stefanie Kleinburd are here to put a stop to it. Leveraging their background in journalism and women's health, they provide resources for handling your monthly flow.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Rants and Randomness

This podcast is a rare find and a real treat! Get ready for some candid conversations as NY Best Selling Author, social media influencer, and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker Luvvie Ajayi interrogates her community of mentors and professionals on their career, lifestyle, identity, and cultural impressions.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Confessions of Successful Asian Women

Host Aliya Janjua interviews Asian women who are "climbing the ladder of success." These authentic conversations about success and the challenges that come with it (especially for Asian women) empower listeners to pursue their own dreams.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Bodies

Each episode of this documentary series begins as a medical mystery. Host Allison Behringer shares vulnerable stories from her guests about topics like motherhood, identity, bodily changes, gender, and menopause.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert's recent bestseller, "Big Magic — Creative Living Beyond Fear," is brought to life on this podcast. She holds real conversations with real people who feel stuck in their career or their personal journey. Her Magic Lessons are roadmaps for living a more engaged creative life.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

  • Dear Creativity and Fear
  • The Pure Pleasure of Making Stuff
  • Know the Taste of Failure

Marie Forleo

This career-focused podcast offers actionable advice to overcome hurdles in one's career. Named by Oprah as a thought-leader for the next generation, Marie Forleo is on a mission to help bring success, confidence, and inspiration to her listeners.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

The Double Shift

This podcast is all about the millennial working mom. Hosted by an award-winning journalist and active member of our PowerToFly community, Katherine Goldstein's the Double Shift creates open conversations about moms' experiences in the workplace.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Check out Katherine's Chat and Learn with PowerToFly here.

Nerdette

Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen talk science, pop-culture and community through a "nerdy" lens.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Black Girl in OM

A podcast and online publication that "speaks directly to women of color and strives to inspire women around the world." Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory speak about wellness, representation, and business.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

Tamarindo

Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino want to make an impact on politics and culture by sharing honest stories and interviews from the Latinx community.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

  • Las Mamas
  • Chicano, Latina, Latinx...What's in a Name?
  • A Queer History

Mash Up Americans

Since 2000, there has been a 32% growth in Americans that identify as mixed race. 55% of Americans are in interfaith marriages and 43% of millenials are non-white. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer speak about the complexities of identity of "mash-up" identities in The States.

3 handpicked episodes to get you started:

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How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.

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She went from being one of eight engineers on a small team building a streaming service to joining a company that was five times larger and had a much bigger scope.

That company was Plex, where Adriana has been working remotely as a software engineer for the last four and a half years.

As her team grew from two people to ten, Adriana decided to lean into the opportunity to grow; along the way, she found herself deepening her technical skills, her self-confidence, and her relationships. We sat down with Adriana to learn exactly how she did that, and to hear the tips she has for other engineers experiencing growth opportunities on their team.

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What These Companies Are Doing to Celebrate Juneteenth 2021

*Updated on June 17th, 2021 to reflect Juneteenth officially being named a Federal Holiday in the U.S.*

Juneteenth has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s, but in recent years (particularly in response to global protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans), there has been a surge in interest in the day that celebrates freedom.

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