In 2020, over 100 million people have listened to a podcast at least once a month according to Convince and Convert. That number is up 37.5 percent compared to just three years ago. Podcasts are easy to consume and listen to on the go, it’s no wonder people are listening in record numbers.
I’ve rounded up some of the best female-led podcasts for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business or anyone who is ready to take the leap in 2021.
Farnoosh Torabi is an author, speaker and regular money corespondent – you may have seen her on the Today Show, Good Morning America, or The View just to name a few. Torabi talks all things money and personal finance. Some of her latest guests include Queen Latifah, Barbara Corcoran and Busy Phillips. A podcast not to miss!
The Go-To Gal
Host, Jaclyn Mellone, instantly becomes your best friend when you listen to her episodes. A mix of expert interviews of go-to women that you must know, to coaching, and stories – this podcast is like a warm cup of tea to calm you down paired with a funfetti cupcake to make you smile. Jaclyn’s warm personality will have you binging on episode after episode.
Just B With Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankel’s podcast is quite new, however boasts some pretty amazing guests. From Hilary Clinton, to Gary Vaynerchuk, Paris Hilton and Chelsea Handler – Frankel has some very frank conversations with some very compelling people. Conversations that range from investing to parenting, you can’t help but be captivated.
Side Hustle Pro
Nicaila Matthews Okome, creator of the Side Hustle Pro podcast, spotlights bold Black female entrepreneurs who have turned their side hustles into a profitable business. Diving deep with her guests on how they did it, things to consider, challenges to face and more, the Side Hustle Pro podcast is a must-listen for anyone considering starting a business.
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The Jasmine Star Show
Jasmine Star, founder of Social Curator and host of The Jasmine Star Show, has a blend of in-depth interviews and coaching sessions on her podcast. Conversational, fun and full of great tips and hacks – you’ll want to become a subscriber.
Jaclyn Johnson, founder of Create + Cultivate, hosts the WorkParty Podcast. Forbes 30 Under 30 and author of WorkParty™, Johnson interviews other powerhouse CEOs to pull out insights, strategies and opportunities for you to uplevel in your career. In addition, she answers listeners questions and does live recordings.
The Girl CEO Podcast
Ronne Brown, the host of The Girl CEO Podcast and founder of a community with the same name, features women who are willing to get honest about the struggles, challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship. There’s even an interview with her daughter and another with her mother!
Don’t Keep Your Day Job
Cathy Heller, the host of Don’t Keep Your Day Job, helps creative entrepreneurs make a living at what light’s them up. The show boasts some incredible guests like Matthew McConaughey, Martha Beck and Seth Godin. The Don’t Keep Your Day Job Podcast was created to help creatives create profitable businesses.
Women In Tech
Espree Devora features interviews with women who are doing big things in the tech space on her podcast, Women In Tech. From new social networks, apps and SaaS, Espree talks with engineers, founders, designers and investors to uncover their journey and the future of tech as they see it.
Hello 7 Podcast
Rachel Rodgers is the host of the Hello 7 Podcast, a podcast for women aiming for the seven figure mark. Rachel’s mission is to get everyone in her ecosystem to become a millionaire and her podcast is a resource for that. On her podcast, she interviews others who have made the decision to go for a million and how they got there.
Online Marketing Made Easy With Amy Porterfield
Amy Porterfield is the creator of Digital Course Academy, and podcast host of Online Marketing Made Easy. She regularly interviews her students, the ones who’ve gone through her academy and have a success story to tell. Her interviews are inspirational in that we get to hear from actual people who’ve used her course to create success. A must listen!
Barbara Corcoran is one of my favorite entrepreneurs of all time. Her podcast is just as straightforward as she is on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. Barbara’s street savvy advice, tactics and ideas are always spot on. Anyone is able to call in to her show, leave a question and Barbara answers them on her podcast. Each episode, Barbara tackles an issue you might be facing, so scroll through and you’re likely to find the advice you’re looking for.
The Get Paid Podcast: The Stark Reality of Entrepreneurship and Being Your Own Boss
Claire Pelletreau, is the host of The Get Paid Podcast, focusing on creating and growing an online business. From how to invoice, to managing expenses, to expert interviews with entrepreneurs who have scaled up to 7-figures. Claire is giving you a behind the scenes look on how other entrepreneurs are running their businesses and how they get paid.
The Business Life & Joy Podcast With Shunta Grant
Shunta Grant is on a mission “to help women live life and do business on the OTHER side of busy.” Who doesn’t love that? Shunta is the creator of the Best Today™ Guide, a tool to help you be intentional and pro-active with your time. If you feel like your schedule, tasks and to-dos are running your life, be sure to tune into this podcast to break free.
Your First Million
Hosted by Arlan Hamilton, the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital. Hamilton has raised more than $10M, and has invested in over 100 companies led by people of color, women, and/or LGBTQ. In her podcast, she dives in to what it takes to make your first million dollars, first million downloads, first million customers, etc. Follow along!
Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso
Founder of Nasty Gal, and author of #GirlBoss, Sophia Amoruso interviews powerful women who are creating sustainable businesses and careers. Boasting guests like Shasheer Zameda, Michelle Phan and Sallie Krawchek – there are a lot of golden nuggets in this podcast.
Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
Unlocking Us is the podcast you want to listen to when you know you need an uplevel in your life. Brene Brown has lively conversations with people like Tim Ferriss, Dolly Parton, and Sue Monk Kidd on topics like dignity, vulnerability, accountability and more. One of my faves.
Gaynete Jones is the founder of the Cubicle Ditch Academy, designed to help anyone start their side hustle. Her podcast, The Freedom Slay podcast, is a mix of interviews that provide you with inspiration as well as tactics for starting up and growing your business.
Business coach, speaker, and author Jaime Masters, is the host of the Eventual Millionaire podcast. Each week Masters publishes a new interview with a success story sure to inspire. With so many interviews with millionaires under her belt, she’s distilled down the key habits they possess for us to learn. Check out her recent episode walking you through how to create your 2021 strategic plan.
She’s Here For It
Abbey Cappa, the host of She’s Here For It, uses her podcast to answer coaching questions. Cappa taps on issues like confidence, imposter syndrome and motivation, as well as tactical challenges like sales, delegation and strategy. Consider yourself coached.
Seneca’s 100 Women To Hear
I love this round up of brilliant, powerful and world-changing women. Approximately half an hour each, you can learn about some of the women who’ve impacted our nation and our world. From Malala to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Abby Wambach to Madeleine Albright, follow along as new women are featured each week.