There are so many interesting and entertaining podcasts that it can feel kind of overwhelming.

To make things easier for you here’s a list of some of the women-run podcasts that are inspiring—both for personal development and career advice. So, whether you’re looking to be invigorated personally, professionally, or to simply step up your dinner party conversation skills—be sure to give ‘em a listen.

Clever Girl Finance

Host Bola Onada Sokunbi is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, and she knows her stuff when it comes to finances. Her podcast revolves around women and career as well as how to successfully invest, save, and generally manage your money. Clever Girl Finance’s topics range from specific (saving for a wedding) to general (how to create a budget that works), and she interviews experts in the financial world. You’re in for tips that are actually helpful, and you’ll walk away feeling more optimistic about your own financial future.

Goal Digger

The authentically enthusiastic demeanor and kind voice of host Jenna Kutcher makes this podcast feel like a series of pep talks—catered just for you. She speaks in a way that is honest and personal, and she strives to establish a real connection to her listeners. Episodes include simple, quick encouraging talks as well as longer pieces of advice about business and marketing in a technological world.

Black Girl in Om’s

In addition to the beautiful online publication, Black Girl in Om’s podcast offers inspiring and thoughtful wellness content specifically for women of color. Black Girl in Om’s founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory thoughtfully discuss topics ranging from holistic wellness to beauty. They also consistently feature a variety of guests including wellness writers, holistic doctors, yogis, and more, all offering intriguing advice.

Almost 30 Podcast

Though it began specifically as a guide to the age transition from the 20s to the 30s, Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, the hosts of the Almost 30 Podcast, provide lifestyle advice for practically everyone. From conversations about manifestations, spirituality, or nutrition, you’re guaranteed to take some advice away that can be applied to your own life. Listening in feels like focusing on personal growth with two of your friends. Make sure to have a pencil handy—you’ll want to keep track of the inspiration you receive.

Switch, Pivot or Quit

When you listen to Switch, Pivot or Quit, you’ll hear host Ahyiana Angel describe herself as “chief encourager.” And this description is so true. If you’re a woman in any career field, Ahyiana’s podcast will feel relevant to you. Her episodes feature advice about how to “switch” or “pivot” in your current job—and how to know when it might be time to quit. She also interviews women in the workforce who discuss their own career trajectories. Try her “Seven Minute Sunday” series as a quick way to start your work week feeling fresh and motivated.

Skimm’d From The Couch

The Skimm’s co-founders and co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg recently released a podcast based on the career paths of women—and specifically, the advice they have from their experiences and the lessons they have learned along the way. Their first episode features an interview with Bumble’s founder and CEO, and they promise many more on-the-couch “no B.S.” conversations with influential career women to come.

On Being with Krista Tippett

Consistently thought-provoking, On Being with Krista Tippett offers up conversations with authors, psychologists, historians, artists, and scientists about questions of meaning and being human. It is simultaneously serious and heartening. A must-listen.
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