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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:

Diversity & Inclusion

How to Get Leadership Buy-In For Diversity Efforts

Tips from PowerToFly's Strategic Global Enterprise D&I executive, Dionna Smith-Keels

If you are someone who works in Diversity and Inclusion or is passionate about seeing more diversity in your company, you may feel overwhelmed about where to start. When it comes to D&I, the best place to start is at the top. If you really want the work you do to have an impact, you need to get leadership at your company to buy-in to diversity efforts.

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From Chemical Engineer to Coding Bootcamp Grad to Software Engineer

How She Overcame Self-Doubt & Became a Full-Time Software Engineer at Quip

Have you ever dreamed of pivoting into the world of software engineering? Claire Johnson, a self-proclaimed chemistry nerd who landed a chemical engineering job straight out of college, certainly hadn't… that is, until she took her first programming class online at Stanford. Now she's a full-time software engineer at Quip, Salesforce's productivity platform. "I never would've thought that I would do this when I graduated college," she explains, laughing.

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Experts Answer "Two People I Supervise Make More Money Than Me — What Should I Do?" + More

The Women at Work Podcast Shares Actionable Advice on Money, Working in a Male-Dominated Industry, and Finding a Sponsor

Recently I've noticed a bit of a trend (anecdotal evidence alert!) 🚨— I hear more and more folks asking for actionable advice.

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What to Write in a Farewell Card to a Leaving Coworker: Quotes and Examples

For the boss you loved, the coworker you hated, and everyone in between

Two things are inevitable when someone leaves your team at work: there will be an abundance of sweet treats (I'm partial to those giant cookie cakes from the mall) and there will be a card passed around for everyone to scrawl the professional version of sweet nothings in. Depending on the "importance" of the person, you may get the bonus activities of farewell gifts and/or an all-team champagne toast.

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Peloton

A Night of Networking with Peloton’s Women Tech Leaders

If you are a New York based tech professional and you'd like to attend this event, please email your name and LinkedIn URL to events@powertofly.com.

Whether you are a software engineer, fitness enthusiast or both, you won't want to miss PowerToFly's evening of product demos and networking with the women tech leaders and allies at Peloton.

Founded in 2012, Peloton brought top talent together in its Silicon Alley headquarters to create a new concept in fitness. In their words, "We loved cycling but had a hard time finding a workout that consistently fit our schedules, and our at-home workouts never felt quite up to par. So, we set out to create a world-class indoor cycling studio experience on your time, and in the comfort of your own home."

This event is your chance to hear directly from the women tech leaders and allies who make their revolutionary products like the Peloton Bike, Peloton Tread and Peloton App possible. We'll be devoting a large portion of the event to taking your questions and I know the Peloton team wants to hear from you!

The unique evening will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 6pm to 8:30pm at 125 W 25th Street.

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