Top 2018 women’s podcasts

Kat – July 2018

It’s not a secret I love podcasts seeing as I host one of my own. You build such a personal relationship with someone when you have their voice in your ear while you do the dishes, ride your bike, or are just winding down after a long day. What I also love is the amount of kickass women that have used this still fairly new medium to amplify women’s voices in inspiring and fun ways. I often get asked what women’s podcasts I’d recommend, so here a selection of my top 2018 women’s podcasts:

1. Leading Rebels

I did mention I host a podcast, right? I almost was tempted to bury it at the end of the list, but if I’m the one that keeps telling women they need to showcase their work, I need to walk the talk. Leading Rebels is a women’s leadership podcast where badass women from around the world share a behind-the-scenes look at their journey and actionable advice to help you skyrocket your own growth. The world needs more kickass female leaders. Be(come) one of them! Season 2 is launching on July 26th so make sure you’ve caught up on the first season until then:

Tune in to Leading Rebels

2. Girlboss Radio

I first got introduced to Sophia Amoruso when I read #GIRLBOSS about her journey going from dumpster diving to founding Nasty Gal, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. On Girlboss Radio, Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who’ve made their mark—eschewing polite conversation and extracting solid advice from the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Tune in to Girlboss Radio

3. In Good Company

Writer and brand consultant Otegha Uwagba founded Women Who, a platform that provides support and inspiration for working women everywhere, and wrote the best-selling career guide for modern working women Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women. In Good Company is her monthly radio show full of practical advice, fresh ideas, and interviews with smart, successful women. Essential listening for working women everywhere – whether you’re just starting out or already have years of experience.

Tune in to In Good Company

4. Skimm’d from The Couch

The Daily Skimm, a daily newsletter that breaks down the most important news you need to know to start your day, is a staple in my inbox, so I was excited to hear that its founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg were launching a podcast! They two former news producers started theSkimm from their couch and now they’re bringing it back to one, and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they’ve ever received. It’s an inside look at what it’s really like on the road to success.

Tune in to Skimm’d from The Couch

5. The Role Models Podcast

This is another great women’s leadership podcast from Berlin! Isabelle Sonnenfeld, Head of News Lab at Google for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and David Noël, former VP Community and Communications Director at SoundCloud, started Role Models to connect the local tech and startup community in Berlin with women role models. The Role Models Podcast features a series of wide-reaching recorded conversations with inspiring women about their approach to life and career, lessons learned, and challenges tackled.

Tune in to The Role Models Podcast

6. The Broad Experience

We all define success differently, and having a sane, balanced existence is important to a lot of us. But many women are ambitious, yet we don’t quite reach our full potential. There are many reasons why. In The Broad Experience, Ashley Milne-Tyte, a British-born writer and public radio reporter based in New York, features women of different ages from all sorts of different backgrounds, who speak about women and the workplace.

Tune in to The Broad Experience

  1. Being Boss

This is one of my top tips for all the creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side-hustlers out there. Co-hosts Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon dig into the mindset, habits, routines, and boundaries that help you make money doing what you love. They’ve also brought out a book by the same name that is a great read!

Tune in to Being Boss

I hope these podcasts inspire you, make you laugh, and get you to take action IRL. Are there any more women’s podcasts that I’ve missed that you’d add to this list? I’d love to hear about them – drop me a DM with your recommendations!