It’s never been a more exciting time to be a woman entrepreneur. More and more inspiring women are rising to the ranks of thought leaders in business and tech.
In the past two decades, the United States has seen an increase of 114% more woman-owned firms. Women are also more likely to start a small business than men, according to a study by SCORE that found 47% of female respondents started new companies compared to 44% of male respondents. For even more scope, 2017 had 11.6 million women-owned businesses, employing about 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in revenue, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data.
Along with this rising tide, podcasts have become a media niche of business insights and stories for the women-in-business community, providing bite-sized trade secrets and management tips via Apple AirPods on the hour.
This article lays out the best of the best in the podcast world of Women Business leaders. Perfect for those long commutes to the office to get you fired up for a long work day ahead, or an inspiring trip home to your side-hustle, these women-led and woman-focused podcasts are full of industry insights. Save a few episodes for the week ahead!
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Recognized as one of the most helpful financial advice podcasts in the biz, So Money is hosted by the accomplished and award-winning financial strategist, Farnoosh Torabi. Episodes offer up the essential tips in money strategies with interviews from business leaders. This daily podcast was picked as a “Top Business Podcast to Grow Your Business” by Inc Magazine and voted “Best Financial Podcast of 2015.”
For understanding the anatomy of a thriving business, look no further than Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective in their podcast, The Strategy Hour. In their show, the two discuss the strategies and methods they used to build their 6-figure online business alongside stories from some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs in e-commerce.
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Being a total boss is a mindset that’s tough to earn, and hard to maintain. For that daily dose of motivation to get you pumped for an intimidating work day count on authors and “business besties” Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon to supply the inspiration. Designed for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side-hustlers, this show goes into detail about how to be your own boss, while hosting stellar interviews with the likes of Marie Forleo, Brené Brown and Brooke Castillo.
The purpose of WeAreLATech’s Espree Devora’s show is, simply put, “for every listener to walk away feeling ‘If She Can Do It So Can I’.” The show features inspiring Women in Tech from Engineers, Female Founders, Investors, UX, and UI Designers, Journalists all sharing their story how they got to where they are today.
In her podcast, Women Taking The Lead, host Jodi Flynn uses her platform to empower women to naturally lead by example and build strong self-confidence. This is one of the best podcasts to turn to for quick mentorship with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders sharing how they overcame failure, took risks and made it big.
For the female perspective to building a business from the ground up, Amanda Boleyn’s podcast She Did It Her Way is one of the best. Each week, she talks with successful female founders about the trials and celebrations of owning and operating their own business. Episodes frequently have several insights into marketing, scaling, branding, and managing.
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In each episode of Girlboss Radio Sophia Amoruso, the founder of NastyGal, interviews boundary-pushing women who made waves in their industries who share the lessons they learned along the way. For an entertaining and inspiring dose of inspo, you can’t beat Girlboss Radio!