If you’ve been around the blog or my social media for a while, you likely know that
what inspires and motivates me to create content is
the idea of empowering women. I believe that our generation of women has the
privilege and the responsibility of opening up the dialogue of what it means to
be a working woman. We owe so much to our mother’s generation for breaking
glass ceilings and opening up spaces for us to pursue our chosen careers with minimal
The work is not done though. We further owe the next
generation of #GirlBosses (shout out to my nieces and goddaughters) to continue
the progress by opening up the dialogue on what it means to be a career woman –
the challenges, the reality of it, and how we can (and must) be more open about
refusing to fit stereotypical molds for certain careers. #FashionBloggingLawyer
In this vein, today I wanted to take the opportunity to share a bit of a
different post and share 6 podcasts that are “must-listens” for every young
professional woman and every aspiring Girl Boss. Whether you are trying to rise
in the ranks of a male-dominated profession, working from home creating an app,
or pursing a creative field like writing or art; there are takeaways from each
of the podcasts that you just need to hear.
Without any further rambling on my part,
(…can you tell how much I care about this topic?), below are 6 must-listen to podcasts for girl bosses:
If you are a working woman, do yourself a favor and go listen to this podcast stat. Especially, episode 4:
Work. In true Lena Dunham style, this is an hour of unabashed, no holds barred
discussion of the nitty gritty of being a powerful woman and the constraints –
both societal and self-imposed – that come along with it. Lena interviews a
number of powerful women including Zadie Smith. Everyone discusses different struggles and gets you really thinking
about your own career path and the life you are creating for yourself.
2. Courage Makers
Courage Makers is a weekly podcast by host Meg Kissak. The mission behind this
podcast, according to Meg, is to “spark a movement of women who are choosing themselves”. Each
week Meg interviews a different woman whom she deems an “unconventional courage
maker”. Together they discuss issues of finding your path, following your
dreams and having courage in the face of obstacles. This is an especially great
podcast for anyone in a creative field as it helps work through challenges of being an artist, etc.
Happen to Your Career is definitely the most ‘practical’ podcast on this list.
Happen to Your Career shares practical career advice. Topics range from finding a career that is suited to you, to networking, to changing careers. This is a great listen if you need a bit of ‘tough love’ – a swift kick in the butt to get you actually making changes and taking actions to propel you forward into the career you want.
Be Amplified is designed to get you thinking and living an “amplified life”. Each podcast features a different guest interviewee discussing topics ranging from branding yourself, to self-care/self esteem work, to ending relationships. I would say the overarching theme is simply this idea of taking stock of your life and your decisions and living the best life you can for yourself.
One part podcast is a great podcast to listen to if you only have time to listen to one. I say this because it is diverse – covering topics from career, to health and wellness, to fashion and fun. Jessica has guests that are leaders in their respective fields. She also has a series as part of the podcast called “the things that freaked my week” in which guests talk about everything from their week, from what the learned, what they ate and what they loved. My personal favorite episode of this podcast is episode 61: burnout, stress & how to recover & rest.
6. Being Boss
Like the title suggests, this podcast is all about being a boss – both literally if you are running your own business like me, and figuratively in terms of running your own life. The podcast features guests discussing money management, bravery, etc. The hosts are two incredibly stylish, bad-ass girl bosses, so there is also an element of fashion and fun thrown in. If you are a young woman wanting to start your own business (either career wise or a side-hustle like blogging, or an etsy shop) definitely check out how to start a business.
Have you listened to any of these podcasts before? Tell me your favorites! Any other podcasts I need to check out? Let me know in the comments below.