You may not have thought much about podcasts before, but the current state of the world and drastic changes to the culture have likely redirected your interests and outlets for social interaction. Podcasts bring together the best aspects of talk radio and TV talk shows and use the internet as the delivery medium. Unlike radio and TV, you can access podcasts anywhere and at any time.
If you are an entrepreneur or business professional, you are likely looking for the best podcasts about building your business and networking. Even with the world in a state of limbo, you still want to learn how to thrive and podcasts can offer so much information. The SDS podcast has been up and running, with a focus on female professionals, providing insights and advice for women trying to navigate professional networking.
Running the World: Podcasts for Women
At Six Degrees Society (SDS), we consider our podcast to be one of the best for women. The focus of each broadcast is how to empower women to succeed, on multiple levels. But as the saying goes, variety makes life a bit more flavorful (and spicy). We are counting down five of the best podcasts for women and giving you all the info of each top-rated podcast so you can check them out for yourself:
The mission of the Elevate podcast is more than just providing inspiration for female professionals – it’s a global community of top businesswomen who want to help each other move to position to leadership and “change the face of business.” Successful female business owners and career professionals share their experiences and offer advice for others who want to follow in their path.
CNN Anchor Poppy Harlow gets one-on-one time with successful business owners and high ranking professionals to find out the secrets behind their success. Her guests are both men and women, but all are thriving and moving forward in their respective industries. The general theme of her podcast focuses on the need for a good team – no one is “self-made.”
Lara Schmoisman started her Coffee No5 podcast because she saw a need for helping women push through obstacles that held them back in business. As a successful entrepreneur, she knows from her own experiences that being profitable requires self-marketing and networking. The goal of her podcast is to teach women how to move beyond hindrances and be the remarkable person they are meant to be.
Sophia Amoruso initially created GirlBoss as a community of millennial professionals who are striving to excel in the business world. The GirlBoss podcast became a hub for empowering advice from female entrepreneurs and business powerhouses. Hosted by Amorosu and her COO Neha Gandhi, this top-rated podcast for women features interviews with editors, top advisors (like Valerie Jarrett), and corporate execs.
Kailei Carr knows the challenges that women face in business and life. This uber-successful professional coach launched Beyond the Business Suit as a unique podcast for women to unearth the hidden talents and “secret weapons” that professional women possess. She discusses both the obstacles and advantages that female professionals encounter and provides suggestions about branding, leadership, and image. Kailei is especially focused on empowering women of color to succeed in business.
Best Podcasts from Our Playlist
As much as we enjoy great podcasts for women from any part of the country/world, we are also pretty fond of these amazing podcasts:
Sarah Jo is a professional dancer and fitness enthusiast whose love affair with NYC makes for great listening. She has danced all over Europe and at Radio City Music Hall as a Rockette. Sarah’s podcast centers around her passion for dance, fitness, and body wellness.
The Brunch & Learn podcast is all about empowering women, sharing great advice, and talking about brunch! The most recent podcast is aimed at women to do what they love and love what they do. Find your passion and thrive in it.
Jessica Cording wants to help other women live their life to its fullest and healthiest. As a registered dietitian and health coach, she has all the know-how to help women “streamline their wellness routine and have a more balanced relationship with food and exercise.”
She’s Hungry is the podcast for women who want to throw off whatever is holding them back in life and seek out their best potential. Proclaimed solopreneur/photographer/blogger Cait Pearson wants women to find their awesomeness and let it shine. She is daring and vibrant and full of life experiences to share with her listeners.
Each of the top-rated podcasts offers advice and insight for women in the professional world. Being an entrepreneur/ business owner or career professional is challenging in itself, but there are also issues that women face which are unique and require a different perspective the only other women can provide. Especially during this current situation, learning how to thrive in crisis is essential for all female professionals.
The best podcast is the one that inspires you to move forward and push your business to the next level. The coronavirus situation may have you housebound for now, but you can still connect to the world and other women entrepreneurs through these top-rated podcasts. And you can still run your business and see a new level of growth.