Podcasts are still big. The industry generated an estimated $479.1 million in revenue in 2018 and is expected to produce more than $1 billion by 2021, according to a new report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC. Whether you’re looking for some valuable business or work-related podcasts or just want to get inspired to start your own, we’ve got you covered with this shortlist of the podcasts that share the most invaluable business-related advice and (what’s also important) are run by women. Take notes.
Created in 2015 by two female entrepreneurs, Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon, it covers a wide array of business-related things – “mindset, habits, routines, and boundaries that help you make money doing what you love.” The podcast has already scored over 7 million downloads. It’s also been featured in such mogul media as Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, and many others. Thompson is the founder of Indie Shopography, a design and strategy studio for creative small business owners, and Shannon is the founder of Braid Creative and Consulting, a boutique branding agency and consultancy.
The creator of “So Money,” Farnoosh Torabi, is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities. Hence, if you need solid business and financial advice, this podcast is your must-follow. Torabi’s career started when she was writing for Money magazine, but she’s also hosted a primetime series on CNBC and wrote monthly for O, The Oprah Magazine and Mint.com. The best part? Torabi is a truly self-made boss babe who knows what it’s like to be broke and how to make the most out of it. Her biography section says, “At the age of 22, I was over $30,000 in debt. I made $18 an hour. Before taxes. With a Master’s degree. In New York City. Those early years involved lots of borrowed clothes, canned tuna, and $5 Footlong Subway sandwiches. But it was worth it.”
If you’re into tech and startups specifically, it’s the podcast for you. Co-hosted by Lisa Chow, Senior editor of The Daily at The New York Times, and Alex Blumberg, co-founder and CEO of the podcast network Gimlet Media, the podcast is a documentary series about different startups. According to learnoutloud.com, “exceptional episodes include the rise and fall of pre-Facebook social media platforms, how one company tried to crack how music would be streamed online, and the early development of the driverless car.”
Natalie Eckdahl is a perfect example to follow. She’s a mom of 3, business strategist, and coach who interviews hundreds of industry influencers on her podcast to help women across the globe on their entrepreneurial path. BizChix covers topics like growing your Facebook group, building a thriving professional community on LinkedIn, or working with influencers on Instagram.
She Did It Her Way
Hosted by Amanda Boleyn, an ex-top executive at Target and Wells Fargo, the podcast covers her productivity hacks, business strategies, how to confidently transition out of your 9-5 and become a full-time business owner. It also features interviews with women who have also gone out and done it their way (Amy Porterfield, Jenna Kutcher, Julie Solomon, Lori Harder and many more). It now has millions of downloads and was featured by the major business media outlets.
Skimm’d from The Couch
Co-hosted by the co-founders and co-CEOs of the daily newsletter theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, Skimm’d from The Couch serves as an extension of their brand and has a specific purpose – to empower and educate females in business. Every episode puts a spotlight on a highly successful female in a variety of business niches. They have already interviewed Mel Robbins, Joi Gordon, and Erika Nardini. “It’s an inside look at what it’s really like on the road to success. No BS, no sugarcoating.” That’s what their website says. Check it out yourself if you need proof.
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