As I have said many times before, I love podcasts. I listen to all sorts too. Whether it’s a show dedicated to solving real crime mysteries or one intended to expand my knowledge on an exciting topic, I’m an avid listener. But my favorite shows are about creating and growing successful businesses. So, in my quest to add quality shows to my audio library, I thought I’d make a list of the most potent podcasts for you; the businesswoman over 40.
#1 About That with Marga Ortigas – This show is about professional and personal transitions at midlife and beyond. Guests discuss how they have successfully navigated life’s changes.
Favorite episode: Breaking Ground with mental health professional, Darby Latshaw
#3 AgeWYZ with Jana Panarites – This weekly broadcast deals with the emotional topic of caregiving and provides resources to those struggling to balance work life and the duties of caring for an aging family member. It’s perfect for the businesswoman over 40 who is tending to the needs of elderly parents.
Favorite episode: The Legacy with caretaker Maggie McClane
#4 The Second Act with Benita Adams – This one isn’t actually a podcast. You can listen to Benita’s radio show or watch her on TV or catch episodes on YouTube. Either way, you’ll be entertained by her stories and interviews with reinvention experts. Check out Benita’s show in this video: What Would I Tell My Younger Self?
#5 Feisty Side of Fifty with Mary Eileen Williams – Mary dedicates her show to boomers and gen Xers who embrace positive change in all aspects of life and look forward to the years ahead. It’s a real ‘life is just beginning’ type of podcast.
#6 Women in the Middle with Suzy Rosenstein – The host, Suzy, is a Master Certified Life and Weight Coach who’s areas of expertise are midlife and transitions. Her podcast encourages “frustrated women to get excited about their lives again.”
#7 Second Act Stories with Andy Levine – In each new show, (offered every other week) inspiring people recount their experiences of making a significant career change in pursuit of a rewarding professional life.
#8 Forever Fierce with Catherine Grace O’Connell – Each week Catherine is joined by a co-host to discuss a wide range of topics that midlife women find quite interesting. The show can be heard live Tuesdays at 2 PM EST on LA Talk Radio or downloaded from iTunes or Stitcher.
Favorite episode: Interview with the woman who stood up to Tony Robbins on the #metoo issue: Nanine McCool
#9 Experience 50 with Mary Rogers – Mary is on the same mission as me; helping midlife women succeed in business. So, I naturally gravitated toward her show. If that’s the type of help you need, have a listen.
#10 Advice to My Younger Me with Sara Holtz – I love the concept of this ‘pay it forward’ show. Older, wiser, more experienced guests discuss strategies to help younger women achieve career success. This podcast is all about the things you wish you had known as a professional in your 20s and 30s.
#11 Women Killing It with Sally Hubbard – Sally is an investigative journalist who has created an inspirational broadcast that celebrates and features rockstar businesswomen. They share what has worked in their careers and what pitfalls to avoid to thrive in any job.
I hope I piqued your interest with a few of these podcasts for the businesswoman over 40. Let them motivate you to reach for the stars in your quest for success. If you have any suggestions for new podcasts we should listen to, please leave a comment below. And, as I always say…
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:
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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I'm Jen Monks. A small business strategist, a serial entrepreneur, and a steadfast optimist devoted to helping women over 40 create and grow profitable businesses within a community they love.