15 Motivational Podcasts For Women Who Love Business

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Truth be told, I’m a wee bit of a podcast junkie.  Nothing’s better for me than listening to tricks of the trade or inspiring stories from people I identify with and trust.  Playing an episode gives me the feeling of being a valued member of an exclusive group.  I usually indulge this mild addiction when working out or walking my dog or running errands.  Uplifting and efficient, no?

A majority of the shows I support are hosted by females because, as in most media, we are seriously underrepresented.  A recent article in Forbes claims, “an estimated 70 percent of podcasts are hosted by men, and the male/female disparity overall is probably even greater.”  So, in an effort to level the playing field, let’s give a little love to the ladies.  Consider subscribing to these 15 motivational podcasts for women who love business:

1. Lose The Cape with Alexa Bigwarfe & Aubrey Mathis

This entertaining pair makes me laugh out loud while dishing up valuable advice and business tips.  The show features busy career moms sharing strategies for survival in their hectic daily lives.

Outstanding Episode: How to Not Be an Icky Salesperson

2. Raise Your Hand. Say Yes. with Tiffany Han

Tiffany is a business coach to creative entrepreneurs and she may give you a verbal kick in the pants from time to time.  She uses storytelling and interviews to inform and inspire you on your professional journey.

Outstanding Episode: Michelle Bablo on Going All In

 

3. Systems Saved Me with Jordan Gill

As an organization and productivity geek, I am compelled to tune into this show on a regular basis.  Jordan produces new content weekly to help us overwhelmed entrepreneurs find success with tried and true methods.

Outstanding Episode: The Process to Kill the Perfectionism Trap

 

Related reading: 7 Deadliest Sins of the Struggling Career Woman

 

4. The Big Payoff with Rachel Bellow & Suzanne Muchin

This dynamic duo has launched and sold six companies together while maintaining a close friendship.  They are uniquely qualified to give epic career and business advice.  “So get a tumbler of vodka, a cup of coffee, or juice cleanse and let’s get started.”

Outstanding Episode: Fatal Distraction

5. The Introvert Entrepreneur with Beth Buelow

This show has been named one of the “Top 25 business podcasts for entrepreneurs” by Entrepreneur.com.  Beth discusses business life from an introvert’s perspective. She offers resources and advice to build self-confidence and reduce fear.

Outstanding Episode: Confessions of an Untraumatized 40-Something Happily Married Woman

6. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen is the bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before.  Although I would not consider it a business podcast, her thought-provoking show provides advice to improve your outlook and overall attitude.  That’s bound to help improve your professional life.  Don’t you think?

Outstanding Episode: Do what You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You

7. Why Not Now? with Amy Jo Martin

Amy Jo interviews famous and not so famous people and asks them how they changed from a why notter to an action taker.  She is no slouch in business either.  She wrote the NY Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules and was named the third most powerful woman on Twitter by Forbes.  Yeah, not bad.

Outstanding Episode: Julie Foudy – Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable 

8. Midlife Schmidlife with Liz Applegate

Liz calls herself “your second-chance enthusiast and positive change facilitator.”  I call her inspiring.  She interviews women over forty who are transforming their middle years and pursuing their dreams.  I can certainly relate!

Outstanding Episode: Being Brave and Learning New Things with Cathy Lawdanski

9. The Daily Meditation Podcast with Mary Meckley

I don’t know about you, but I’m more productive when I’m calm and collected.  Mary helps me get there with her daily meditations.  When I need a few mindful minutes, she is there to guide and enlighten me.

Outstanding Episode: Release Negative Thoughts

10. Social Sidekick Podcast with Laurie Solgon

Laurie created this show to inspire and encourage side-hustlers and fledgling entrepreneurs.  In weekly interviews, she speaks with dynamic businesspeople about their strategies, successes, and how they escaped the 9 to 5 rat race.

Outstanding Episode: Jen Monks, Life Wise Lady Blog (shameless plug alert) 

11. Less Than Or Equal with Aleen Simms

Aleen celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women and minorities in technology.  Her guests discuss news in S.T.E.M. as it pertains to groups who struggle to be heard and often face inequality in their fields.

Outstanding Episode: Karen Catlin – Advocacy and Mentorship in Tech

12. Jump Start Your Joy with Paula Jenkins

 Paula finds guests with inspirational stories who followed their dreams.  The discussions often cover the adversity these people overcame to ultimately create a joyful life.

Outstanding Episode: The Astonishing Power of Choosing Joy When You Feel Stuck

13. The CourageMakers Podcast with Meg Kissack

 This show was designed to motivate creatives to pursue their passions and overcome their fears.  Every Monday a new courage maker shares her experiences and offers advice on how to get beyond the things that scare you.

Outstanding Episode: Depression, Feeling Worthy, & Finding Hope with Meaghan Gallant

14. Positive Productivity with Kim Sutton

As a mompreneur of five children (whoa), Kim has learned a few things about productivity and squeezing the most out of each moment.  Her guests give you tips and strategies to set and achieve goals without feeling overwhelmed.

Outstanding Episode: Oops! I Burnt MYSELF Out!

15. She Did It Her Way Podcast with Amanda Boleyn

Amanda “is on a mission to help more women succeed and break into the entrepreneurial world.” Her guests give you the woman’s perspective on what it’s like to launch and nurture a business. With a new show each Monday, topics range from product creation to online marketing to mindset training.

Outstanding Episode: Forget the Haters with Ariel Hyatt

 

Well, that’s my list of 15 Motivational Podcasts For Women Who Love Business.  I’ve included some bigger names and a few lesser-known ladies from which to choose. What do you think?  Did I forget to mention one of your favorite shows?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

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    • Hi, Kelsey. I am so pleased you liked it. I hope you get a chance to listen to all of the ladies on the list. There are some very helpful shows out there.

    • Hey, Jennifer. Please do give a few of these shows a listen. I tried to include different types of shows as well as well-known and lesser known women. Thanks for your input.

  1. Wow, Jen! I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am that you included the Positive Productivity Podcast on your list, especially with the likes of all these other incredible podcasts! Thank you!

  2. Great looking list Jen. A few years ago when I was working in the corporate world and practically living in my car, I listened to a lot of educational tapes and podcasts. But now that I am writing full time and working at home I rarely listen to podcasts anymore – unless of course I’m being interviewed! 🙂 I’ve bookmarked your post and look forward to checking out some of your recommendations. Thanks!

    • Hello again, Marquita. Thanks for checking out the list. I think I listen to more podcasts now that I work from home. It’s nice to be able to listen to a discussion and pause it if I have to make a call or send an email, etc.

  3. Sharing but how does your hair first that this is precisely what I needed. I’ve only heard of one of these podcasts. So thank you thank you thank you

    • Hi, Carla. You’re very welcome. I hope you can have a listen to a few of the podcasts I mentioned. They are definitely worth a try. Thanks for the comment.

  4. A couple of other great ones for women entrepreneurs: Jenny Shih’s Success on Your Terms podcast (she’s a fantastic business coach who I highly recommend) and Being Boss. And for the best advice about life ever, The Life Coach School podcast with Brooke Castillo.

    • Great additions, Shari. I will check out your recommendations. I might have to write an additional list with all the great suggestions I’m getting. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hey, Laura. Thanks for sharing my list on Pinterest. I appreciate it. I hope you will start listening to these and other podcasts. They are both entertaining and a wealth of information.

  5. How interesting. Technology really is moving on; first blogging then vlogging then podcasts. My friend records podcasts but for some reason I cannot access these via my phone. I need to investigate this as I feel I am missing out.

    I have a eye on some of the podcasts you have suggested, particularly the one on introvert entrepreneurs- oh yes!

    • Hi again, Phoenicia. Lovely to hear from you. I hope you can figure out how to listen to shows on your phone. These podcasts really do provide helpful information in an entertaining format. The Introvert Entrepreneur is particularly well produced. Thanks for your comments!

    • Hi, RoseMary. Sometimes I wish I didn’t like podcasts so much. There are so many great ones to choose from and only so much time to enjoy them. Thanks for sharing.

  6. For quite some time I have been thinking of listening to podcasts as well as starting myself too, I think you just gave me the push I needed!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Hello, Sushmita. I hope you get to listen to a few of these great shows. They really are worth a try. Thanks for you input.

    • Hey there, Danielle. I’m pleased that you like the list. Let me know what you think after you listen to a few episodes. Thank you for connecting.

    • Howdy, Madison. I hope you get around to listening to a few of them. When you do, let me know what you think. Thanks for commenting. I always appreciate it.

    • Hello, Sue. I tried to vary my list to accommodate a wide variety of women and their interests. Try a few and let me know your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by. I love the Blog Share Learn community!

  7. I have only recently discovered the beauty of podcasts but am having trouble managing my subscriptions, especially after I add some of these! How do you manage? Do you actually subscribe and then pick and choose? Or is there some way to make a favorite list to refer back to instead of subscribing?

    • Hi, Shannon. It can be overwhelming to manage so many podcasts. I usually only subscribe to the ones that put out a new show every week. I had to unsubscribe to a few who were putting out daily shows because I couldn’t keep up. I pick and choose which episodes I will listen to because I have a limit on how much time I spend on podcasts every week. I hope that answers your question. Thanks for your input.

    • Greetings, Nancy. Don’t worry about it. I’m so pleased you got the message. This has been a wonderfully popular post. I have enjoyed connecting with several of the podcasters on the list. What a wonderful group of ladies you all are!

    • Hey, Haralee. These podcasts are a valuable and free source for up-to-the-moment information. Do take advantage! Thanks for your feedback.

    • Hey, Rena. I hope you get a chance to check out the other podcasts. They inspire me on those days when I could use a little boost. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hey, Tricia. You are very welcome. I love this list too. I listen to podcasts every single day. They are so inspiring. Thanks for your input.

    • Hello, Valerie. Thank you for saving/sharing the list. I appreciate that. Come back and let me know which podcast turns out to be your favorite.

  8. ALL of these are new to me and I’m a podcast junkie too! All except Liz’s podcast and I am shocked to see that the episode I was on is your favorite!!!! That was fun to do. Enjoy all your posts, Jen! Will be getting some of these in my podcast queue!

    • Hey, Cathy. You’ll have to let me know which of these podcasts you enjoy the most. They are all entertaining, but everyone has their own favorite. Thank you for your feedback.

    • Hello, Jennifer. Gretchen is quite inspiring, I have to agree. Please do check out the rest of the list. These ladies are all great motivators.

    • Greetings, Karina. I have heard the Being Boss podcast. I will have to write a follow-up post and include it on the list. Thanks for the suggestion.

    • Oh, Anisa. You are in for a treat. I listen to about 3-4 podcasts per week. I can honestly say I get inspired or have an ‘ah-ha moment’ every week because of it. Thank you for your feedback. I love that.

    • Hey there, Jamie. I’m so pleased you like the list. I hope you find just the right podcasts to add to your favorites. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hello, Emily. I love these picks too! Come back and let me know which ones become your new favorites. Thank you for your feedback and stop by again soon.

    • Hey, Cara. I’m so happy you found a few new podcasts to try. Let me know which ones you and your daughter enjoy most. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  9. Thank you for sharing. I’m not a big listener of podcast but these sound like they would be worth listening to. I could use some motivation when times get touch while I’m working to build my blog.

    • Greetings, Elisha. You’re so welcome. Let me know what you think after you give a few of the podcasts a try. I would love to hear back. Thanks for sharing.

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