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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:

Career Advice

The Most Interesting Technical Field You've Never Heard Of: Talking GIS and Geointelligence with NGA's MaryAnne Tong

If I asked you what GIS—geographic information systems—is, would you know where to begin?

MaryAnne Tong does: Google Maps.

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Career Advice

5 Tips from VideoAmp's Kelly Metz on Learning to Listen, Seeking Out Discomfort, and Building a Career You Love

Kelly Metz was on her thirtieth rewatch of a video her team was producing when it hit her: creativity wasn't her strong suit.

"I just missed the things my peers saw," explains Kelly. "I was blind to them."

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How Leaders Can Support Their Black Employees

A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work

The world has changed in the past few weeks.

We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.

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Unlocking the Secrets to This Senior VP's Success: Discomfort, Impact, and Intrinsic Motivation

A Conversation with Bounteous' Jen Spofford

Jen Spofford would tell you that she never had her sights set on becoming a partner at The Archer Group, an advertising agency acquired earlier this year by digital transformation agency Bounteous.

Her former boss would beg to differ.

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How to Deal with Conflict at Work as a Manager

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