To mark International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up a list of leadership podcasts hosted by women, that aim to empower girls and women to reach their potential. Whether you need business inspiration, life guidance or just words of wisdom, listening to these podcasts will help you navigate your work and personal life with more courage, ease and motivation.
1. Fierce Feminine Leadership with Eleanor Beaton
If you want to run a successful business, tune in to Fierce Feminine Leadership with female empowerment and leadership expert, Eleanor Beaton. Her weekly podcast episodes features inspiring discussions and interviews with influential women in the business world as well as tips and practical tools that female entrepreneurs can use to implement into their businesses to help break down barriers, inspire confidence and help then march to success in the business world.
From understanding customer buying psychology, selling like a champion, conquering overwhelm to eliminating destructive uncertainty, Beaton’s podcast is designed to help women elevate in all aspects of their businesses – and their lives. At the time of writing, she has published a phenomenal 393 episodes so if you’re new to her podcast, consider this the ultimate leadership masterclass!
2. She Leads Podcast: Leadership Empowerment for Women of Color
Launched in 2018, She Leads Podcast hosted by US-based Nicole Walker, a mother and business woman, highlights the experiences, business expertise and leadership insights of women of color (WOC) entrepreneurs. where she interviews strong, successful female leaders in the entrepreneurial world.
Covering topics such as mindset, self-care right through to improving professional and personal productivity, She Leads Podcast inspires and lifts WOC.
3. A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard, the first and only woman who has served as Prime Minister of Australia to date, hosts this podcast in her role as Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. Her fun and insightful episodes are reserved for interviewing remarkable female leaders across various industries, from business, entertainment, media and politics. Some highlights include her interview with former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and popular podcaster and comedian Deborah Frances-White a.k.a. The Guilty Feminist.
The episodes are full of frank discussions on topics such as sexism, misogyny, feminism and what more can be done to address women’s issues in leadership. Gillard aims to address the causes of underrepresentation of women in these roles to help clear the path for more women find success at the top.
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4. Fearless Women Podcast by Janice McDonald
If you want to discover fearless women in interesting fields, subscribe to Canadian Janice McDonald’s super upbeat Fearless Women Podcast and listen to interviews with women powerhouses in corporate finance, arts, media right through to politics.
Discover how Sabrina Fitzgerald, managing partner at PwC Canada, tackles the ‘work-life continuum’, why Canadian Ambassador to France Isabelle Hudon describes herself as a ‘change agent’, and learn how Paulina Cameron CEO of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs plans to grow their membership from 650 to 5,000.
Enjoy their amazing stories, insights and how each of them in their own way are trying to change the world for the better.
5. Girl Boss Radio
Founded and hosted by Sophia Amoruso, the founder of vintage fashion brand Nasty Gal and author of New York Times bestseller #GIRLBOSS, this podcast features intimate and often hilarious conversations with trailblazing women working in a variety of fields, from fashion, beauty right through to politics.
Covering a range of topics from making fashion size inclusive, how to unlock venture capital funding and building a purpose-drive company, Girl Boss Radio is the podcast for kickass women doing kickass things and leading the way.
A few episode standouts include her interviews with Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic Presidential candidate for this year’s election and Piera Gelardi, co-founder and executive creative director of millennial-focused media company Refinery29.
6. This Woman Can
The UK-based podcast This Woman Can with Janice Sutherland, is a women’s leadership podcast that focuses on female leadership, female entrepreneurship, personal success and career advancement.
The podcast helps steer you through work and life and explores many aspects of leadership, from self-advocacy, exhibiting confidence, reinventing yourself and even taking control of your financial wellness.
There’s also plenty of enlightening interviews with inspiring female leaders such as Dr Safeeya Mohammed, a physician who accompanied 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on her visit to Trinidad and keynote speaker at events such as American Chamber of Commerce.
If you want to learn how to keep leveling up in work and in life with an experienced women’s leadership coach, this is the podcast for you.
Hosted by Majo Molfino, this podcast features courageous women experts and authors in business, entrepreneurship, technology, creative arts and design who share about their experiences and inspiring stories to help others on their journey.
While the women interviewed in this podcast are undoubtedly leaders in their field, the thing that distinguishes Heroine from other leadership podcasts is the intimate conversations Molfino has with each of her guests, from sustainable fashion designer Eileen Fisher through to best-selling novelist Isabel Allende “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author”.
Exploring topics such as managing imposter syndrome, moving beyond fear and doubt and leading teams; we know you’re going to love this creative leadership podcast.
8. The Leadership Coaching Group
Hosted by American executive leadership coach Liz Howard, The Leadership Coaching Group is a weekly podcast that covers a range of topics from getting promoted, building creative teams, improving leadership communication and developing a conscious leadership mindset.
The podcast also explores current leadership trends and news and seeks wisdom from leadership experts and thought leaders on these subjects.
The Leadership Coaching Group is a gender-equal leadership podcast, so Howard interviews leadership experts across the gender divide but this podcast deserves to be on this list for the insightful and practical leadership tips and strategies it offers, and when it comes to leadership, meritocracy absolutely counts.
9. Run it Like a Girl
Canada-based podcast Run It Like a Girl is a podcast that celebrates female leaders across many different industries, from science, media, education, business, finance and even sports!
The podcast show explores the personal stories of each leader, so listeners will learn why they chose their paths, how they reached the top of their fields, the challenges they had to overcome and how they continue to make their mark on the world.
So if you want to make it to the top in this modern world, Run it Like a Girl will help to get you there!
10. The Women’s Leadership Podcast
Ready to change your personal life AND change the world through leadership? This podcast is the show for you. Hosted by executive and women’s leadership coach, Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, you will learn about women’s leadership, success, work advancement and personal development.
This leadership podcast show is by the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership an organisation aiming to advance women’s leadership worldwide. It presents its shows through a prism of spirituality so get used to listening to language like ‘divine intervention’ and ‘rebirth and renewal’.
Do you have a favorite female-run leadership podcast that’s not on the list? Feel free to share below and we’ll check them out!
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Feature image via Heroine podcast.