5 Inspiring Podcasts by Women

Inspiring Podcasts by Women
Explore this fun, easy way to pick up interesting and educational insights on life, success, career & happiness with 5 Inspiring Podcasts by Women.

Explore and learn from these awesome podcasts hosted by women on business, goal setting, success, leadership and more!

Have you ever investigated the amazing world of Podcasts?

They are like conversational radio shows you can listen to at your own convenience. Podcasts are my go-to choice for fun, interesting, educational or inspirational insights. If you think about it, you might have a favorite entrepreneur, author or blogger. But now, you have a chance to listen and put a voice to their words.

Some podcasters are so knowledgeable and articulate, it’s like an entire book of tips and quotes to be treasured. Every podcast I listen to, opens my mind to a new direction of possibilities.

You can find tons of informative, thought provoking or simply humorous podcasts on every subject. Don’t think you have the time to listen to lengthy podcasts? Here’s a fun tip!

The podcast apps allow you to save time by increasing the listening speed. On an Apple device, tap the screen while the podcast is playing and then tap the little 1x icon to change speed to 1.5 or 2x. My preferred speed is 1.5x which reduces a 20 minute talk to 15 minutes and I oftentimes use 2x while ads are playing.

Make this your year of learning and inspiration with Podcasts.

If you are interested in creativity, marketing, entrepreneurship or career inspiration, start with our recommendations below.

Listen to these inspiring podcasts by women!

These standout podcasts hosted by women are thought provoking, funny, educational and more!

No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis

ABC News Chief Business, Economics and Technology Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis hosts this relatively new podcast where she interviews leading women across industries on their success stories and struggles. With real conversations with interesting people, great questions  and genuine sparks of inspiration this is the go-to podcast if you need some motivation in life.The 5 women Podcaters

Start with: Her conversation with Wende Zomnir, the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of  Urban Decay the  internationally renowned beauty company, where they discuss resourcefulness in life and career, amongst other things. Wende’s honest confession of how she got her first lead is an interesting example of her resourcefulness/creativity and doing whatever it takes.

Her key take away- a good product is not enough in business. You need to have a great infrastructure and partners to make it work.

Don’t keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller

This upbeat Singer, songwriter interviews successful creatives and shares their good habits to inspire you to start taking action to turn your creative passion into a full time career. She repeatedly gives great insights on reverse engineering your way to success and make a living doing what you love.

Start with: Episode What can you do today?

If you need a pep talk in moving forward with your dreams, these 42 minutes are worth it! She describes how making flan and honing your craft could be a ticket to success.

Wait, what is flan?

I also love the sentiment -“It’s really important for you to be able to show to your children that people get to grow up and love their life and what they do, and work doesn’t have to be a grind.” This podcast is a gem from start to end.

Better off with Jill Schlesinger

An Emmy nominated business analyst for CBS News and the host of a nationally syndicated radio show, Jill Interviews renowned financial experts and best-selling authors on her podcasts and along with them, endeavors to demystify controversial money and investing issues.The conversations however cover way more than just finance and leave you with brilliant thoughts and insights to ponder over.

Start with: Episode 2 – ‘Fail more, reinvent yourself’, Jill’s interview with serial entrepreneur, American hedge fund manager, author, podcaster James Altucher

Beginning with his prep routine before a networking event (watching stand-up comedy for handy jokes and reading up on attendees), to asking us to embrace this fast pace of change by planting seeds of learning everyday, James touches on a multitude of topics.

His financial tip: Nobody owns up to their mistakes but the reality is that nobody can beat the market. In the investing world, failure is a constant. Success is rare. Give yourself permission to fail.

Do listen. You will be blown away by the simple “plus, minus, equal to” concept.

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The Goal Digger by Photographer, artist, educator but first an entrepreneur, Jenna Kutcher

Jenna Kutcher’s style of delivering makes you feel like you are conversing with a good friend.

In every episode, you are left with tangible take-aways and practical tips for business and life. She encourages being uniquely you while you handle life, business and all that happens in between.

Start with: Episode 1 – ‘Authentic Social Media Marketing’ with Jenna Kutcher

Her maiden voyage in the world of Podcasting, this episode offers a host of thought provoking insights. Here’s one – “Your social media needs to be your handshake every time (with your audience).”

When all of us are using the same equipment, templates and resources, what makes you stand out? Join her as she explains her quest to help people find their Mac and Cheese.

Being Boss with Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon

A podcast on how to be a boss in life and career. When you listen to these two friendpreneurs chatting, their chemistry and conversational tone makes you feel like they are talking with you. Their podcasts are a creative blend of entertainment and actionable tips. And most range from business advice to first time moms to prioritizing relationships in work and life.

Their minisodes can give you a quick glimpse into a variety of topics.

Start with: Minisode – ‘How to increase Visibility’ where they discuss the 3 C’s of Visibility.

Or Minisode – ‘Collaborating with a friend’ where they discuss advantages and pitfalls of dealing with a friend.

So grab your phone (and your ear buds), launch the podcast app and get transported to a world of inspiration and empowerment.

Share your favorite inspiring podcasts by women – comment below or let us know the topics you would like to hear about.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you create, the more you have.

A Designer and Entrepreneur, Aditi graduated from a top design school and subsequently started her own design and merchandising business. Co-founder at Maroon Oak, she has over 17 years of business experience with Two Dotts, her design consulting company and an Etsy store which serves as an outlet for her gifts and patented product designs.

A mother to a teen and a tween, she enjoys running, dancing and raising her newest baby, a Bichon named Miltie.

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  1. Molly 5 years ago

    Wow! I think I have to start listening to padcasts soon. I have no idea there are so many good and inspiring sources like this! I love to learn new things everyday and this is so perfect for me.


  2. Aish Das-Padihari 5 years ago

    What a great post. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing your post with us.

  3. dani 5 years ago

    i keep wanting to get into listening to podcasts! definitely checking these out, especially the goal digger one!

  4. Carol Cassara 5 years ago

    These women sound so inspiring. It’s nice that they’re working towards empowering their fellow women as well. I will definitely check their podcasts out, there’s plenty to learn from them all.

  5. Elizabeth O. 5 years ago

    It’s been a long time since I listened to podcasts. It’s good to know that there are women who are running the show. I would love to tune in to their podcasts.

  6. David Elliott 5 years ago

    I will definitely have to check out some of these when I get the chance. I do listen to a couple that I love but these sound good.

  7. David Elliott 5 years ago

    There are some great individual podcasts out there. Thanks for the great advice about a couple others I might want to listen to. I will definitely try them out when I get the chance.

  8. Kim 5 years ago

    Ahh these sound wonderful! I need to check some of these out 🙂

  9. Jessi 5 years ago

    I have just recently been getting into podcasts. I need to check these out!

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      Good Luck and have fun! Would love to know your favorites.

  10. Ana 5 years ago

    I have made it my mission to listen to more podcasts as not only are they educational but they are also fun. I like the sound of the ‘being boss’ one!

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      Being Boss is a great Podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs and their partnership is very inspiring!

  11. Bennymakachi 5 years ago

    Seems like I’m the only one who has never listened to a podcast?. I will check at least one of these out.

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      Hope you managed to check out some ?All it takes is a start and you’ll be hooked.

  12. These sound like great shows to listen to! I’m definitely going to look up Don’t Keep Your Day Job. Lately, I’ve been loving listening to the Your Kickass Life podcast with Andrea Owen – I love how inspiring she is, and how totally real she is on her show.

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recommendation Brandi. Will need to check it out now!

  13. Steven 5 years ago

    It’s amazing how popular podcasts have become and how easy they can be to create these days! And you are right, there is basically a podcast on just about anything you are interested in! It’s great! I am subscribed to about 14 different ones myself right now and try to keep up! Great selection here though, too!

  14. Amber 5 years ago

    I rarely listen to podcasts but I really should start. I’ll keep these in mind.

  15. Liz A 5 years ago

    I haven’t really been into podcasts but with the busy and chaotic schedule that I have, I barely have time to read nowadays. I might need to start looking into podcasts. Thanks for the suggestions.

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      Thats the best part about podcasts- prop it on your kitchen island and listen while you do the dishes or chop veggies- can’t read doing those! 😉

  16. Ramelle 5 years ago

    Yes, this is great, I am going to start listening today

  17. Jessica 5 years ago

    I need to get into the podcast trend I’d love to get inspired by some amazing woman. These are a great start for me. Thanks for sharing! (:

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      No better way honestly to learn from entrepreneurs who have been there, done that!

  18. robin Rue 5 years ago

    These all sound like awesome podcasts. I am always listening for new ones for my car ride to work 🙂

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      Thanks Robin! its certainly a great time to catch up on some entrepreneurial/life wisdom!

  19. Angel 5 years ago

    I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never watched a podcast! I’d better get with the times if I plan to teach new bloggers. Hey Technology! Stop already!
    I will check these out on my new podcast journey 🙂

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      Awesome! It’s a start of a wonderful way to get worldly insights!

  20. Megan 5 years ago

    Thanks for the insight! I never really thought podcasts would be my thing, but the more I get into the world of blogging, the more appealing they seem! I’ll certainly check these out!

  21. Julia Edwards
    Julia Edwards 5 years ago

    I like the bit about learning and inspiration. Thankyou!!! 🙂

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 5 years ago

      So glad Julia! Podcasts are my favorite resource for learning on the go from masters of their game!

  22. 6 years ago

    Awesome lineup, Aditi T. For me podcasts are my me time 🙂

  23. Sandy Johnston Aspiring Fitness Coach

    I Love podcasts. Will add these to my list! Keep going with more recs!

  24. Arlene Marshall
    Arlene Marshall 6 years ago

    Just heard my first one-No Limits. I am hooked. I cant believe I never thought of just listening.Thanks Aditi.

  25. Genesis Fuller
    Genesis Fuller 6 years ago

    Never ever bothered to hear one. Do I need to subscribe to anything?

    • Pooja Krishna Author
      Pooja Krishna 6 years ago

      Hi Genesis, There is a native Podcast app on the I-phone. you just need to sign in.

  26. Charlotte Davis
    Charlotte Davis 6 years ago

    I have been a big fan of Being Boss! Thanks for the list. Will check out the others!

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