11 Amazing Podcasts for Women That Will Inspire You
Podcasts are such a great way to fit information and connection into our busy lives.
You can find a podcast on pretty much any topic you can think up from entrepreneurship to sports, cooking, book clubs, politics, Hollywood gossip, and even history.
Podcasts have become increasingly accessible over the years, thanks to many easy distribution channels that get content right to your smartphone and your listening ears at the click (or tap) of a button.
They are such a portable and easy way to feel like you are part of an interesting, entertaining, and sometimes even juicy discussion.
It’s not only convenient for listeners, but podcast creators have the benefit of being able to say what they want, when they want, without having to run it by a boss or producer.
It’s truly an exciting medium that has barely even scratched the surface of its potential.
More and more women are listening to podcasts AND hosting them.
As an audience, women are becoming increasingly engaged in listening to podcasts – 34 million women in the U.S. alone are podcast listeners!
Recent studies show that 40 percent of new podcasts are hosted by women.
Historically, women represented about 22% of podcasts hosts so this shows a trend that more and more women are getting into podcasting.
To show how women are making such great strides in the podcasting platform and how broad their topics can be, the Podcast Clout team gathered 11 amazing podcasts for women that are sure to inspire you to listen and even subscribe so you don’t miss the next episode.
Hearing women speak on such a wide range of topics can keep you motivated and entertained – any day of the week.
Ready for something new?
Here are 11 podcasts for women, by women, that will inspire you. At the very least, they will keep you entertained.
Business and Marketing
Become a Media Maven Podcast
I would be remiss if I didn’t include my own podcast in the mix. I started this podcast because of my experience in all areas of media from TV reporting to publicity. I know what works and what doesn’t and I wanted a way to share that with you.
In addition to talking about all things business and publicity, it is also great for working moms (You may hear my kids in the background – thanks quarantine!).
But seriously, if you want to grow your business with free earned media placements, I give it to you straight with episodes like “How to land a TedX talk” and “The Expectations Clients Ignore” so you don’t ignore them too!
Listen to the Become a Media Maven podcast HERE.
Boss Mom Podcast
If you haven’t yet heard Dana Malstaff on her Boss Mom® podcast, you are in for a treat. Dana is real and honest about how to be a working mom and the importance of creating a sustainable, realistic family and work life balance.
Her passion for entrepreneurship is infectious!
With catchphrases like “Stop quoting people and become quotable”, and episodes titled “How to create sellable products when you have kids running around” – you get the gist.
Family is key, but so is your success as a Boss Mom®.
Listen to the Boss Mom podcast HERE.
Rachel Hollis is about mindset and business, but she also keeps it real and honest as a working mom. During quarantine you can find her recording in her closet and sharing how to adjust to the new demands placed on all of us.
According to her podcast profile “RISE is a series of bold conversations with fellow business powerhouses and personal development leaders that provides the listener with real-life valuable takeaways”.
It’s so much more though. Rachel took a high school education and turned it into an extremely successful business using information she found on the Internet.
That passion and drive comes through her podcast and throughout she stays very relatable.
Listen to the RISE podcast HERE.
Girl CEO Podcast
Ronne Brown is the CEO and Founder of GirlCEO© and author of From Mopping Floors to Making Millions.
An expert in branding, she took a minimum wage income and turned it into a 7-figure salary.
On the Girl CEO Podcast, she shares how we have all the tools we need right now and keeps it honest telling listeners, “This is the season of NOT HAVING YOUR SH*T TOGETHER and… it is OK”!
It’s upleveling your brand and your life – all in one.
Listen to the Girl CEO podcast HERE.
Amy Landino, YouTube success and author of Good Morning, Good Life: 5 Simple Habits to Master Your Mornings and Upgrade Your Life, created this podcast sharing that concept – a good morning leads to a good life.
Her productivity coaching is about setting yourself up for success from the minute you wake up.
She covers it all including how to make money as a social media influencer, how to protect your time to change your life, and even how to wake up at 5 a.m. “without failing miserably”.
Ready to up your morning game?
Listen to Detail Therapy HERE.
Anna Faris is Unqualified
This podcast falls into the “comedy” category but is endearing, just the same.
About the podcast she says, “Join me on a mission to create a community where those of us who have no idea what the f*ck we’re doing can find comfort, support and laughter.”
The bonus is that this podcast can make you feel like you were out to brunch with your bestie and give you a little pick me up in your day.
Listen to Anna Faris is Unqualified HERE.
Formerly of The Scary Mommy Speaks Podcast, Ashley and Keri are all about honest parenting.
Their bio sums it up best by saying, “Ashley and Keri have given listeners a momsanctuary to turn to when you’re more Lorelai Gilmore than June Cleaver. If you’ve thought it, they’ve probably said it, and then got kicked out ‘Mommy and Me’ for it.”
If you’ve had the thoughts that would get you kicked out of “Mommy and Me” or just love to hang out with the people who say the things you wouldn’t dare to, you will thoroughly enjoy this podcast.
Listen to Momterouge HERE.
The Killer Queens: A True Crime Podcast
True crime mixed with some swear words and references to the show Friends? Just the thing for fans of true crime to keep them entertained.
Tyrella and Tori are two sisters who talk true crime with “90’s references and Southern sass”.
It’s like hanging out with your friends talking about your fascination with true crime, except funny.
Listen to The Killer Queens HERE.
Kathrin Zenkina started her obsession with mindset and the law of attraction in high school when someone gave her the book The Secret. She created a million dollar business in her 20’s using these tips and tools.
Now she shares bite-sized mindset hacks to help create the life of your dreams with fun episodes like “Train your brain to be your b*tch” and “The thing behind EVERY single desire or fear that you have (and how to work with it)”.
Each episode has real life tips that you can apply immediately.
Listen to Manifestation Babe HERE.
Society and Culture
Call Your Girlfriend
Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, host the “Call Your Girlfriend” Podcast produced by Gina Delvac.
“We’re highbrow and lowbrow, fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from menstrual cycles and body shaming to the Cheeto in Chief and workplace drama.”
It’s refreshing how they keep it authentic saying, “We also care deeply about the lived experiences of non-famous women who are just trying to get through the week. We’re here for every facet of women’s humanity.”
They don’t shy away from the tough topics facing us today, including politics.
It’s like having conversations with your long distance best friend – being honest about your concerns and how things are really going and sharing a laugh along the way.
Listen to Call Your Girlfriend HERE.
The History Chicks
A fun and conversational look at women in history both real and fictional – what better way to wrap up this list of amazing podcasts for women, hosted by women.
Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider choose different women in history each episode and “we chat about the challenges, failures and successes, times, and all the juicy bits that we find interesting about the life of our subject”.
It feels like your friends just learned something about someone and they can’t wait to share it with you.
Such a reminder how women’s roles in history shaped our world!
Listen to The History Chicks HERE.
If you enjoy listening to podcasts, why not be a guest on one?
Not only is guest podcasting a great marketing strategy, it’s a fun way to grow your business.
Growing your business can feel confusing at times. Guest podcasting is a great way to stay focused, foster connection and gain traffic to your website.
Finding podcasts that are still producing content and that are top ranked in their categories can be time consuming.
Podcast Clout is a great tool to narrow your search and have the contact information so you can send your pitch in the format that the host prefers.
View the Podcast Clout Demo HERE.