16 Podcasts Every Female Entrepreneur Should Be Listening To
I admit it. I've never been a podcast listener, until recently.
To the point that podcasts weren't even on my radar; like they didn't exist at all. When I'd hear something like, "subscribe to my podcast," I'd roll my eyes and think 'pshhh, like I need something else to keep up with.'
Turns out I was wrong. I started listening to one, and I loved it so much that I went looking for more to add to my library, and I loved those too, so I went looking for even more. Now I have 20 different podcasts in my library, and I listen to all of them fairly regularly, some more often than others.
My husband even got into it around the time I did via the British History Podcast & became a member for the extra episodes.
There's nothing to "keep up with" as it turns out, these podcasts are a little like books; you can pick them up and stop whenever you want. They're always available whenever you have free time to listen.
Today I'm listing my favorite business podcasts that every female entrepreneur (or small business owner) should be listening to + 8 new ones I’ve found since my original posting!
*The podcasts I'm listing today, are not affiliated with me in any way, and I'm not getting paid to promote them. I'm telling you about them only because I enjoy listening to them myself. They've been helpful for me in my own journey, so I want to share them with you too!
16 Podcasts for Female Entrepreneurs
& Small Business Owners
1 | THE STRATEGY HOUR
By: Think Creative Collective
TCC is made up of two lovely ladies: Abagail and Emylee. Both are kickass, and they are not afraid to tell it like it is. They are silly and funny, but also smart and competent young women, who went into business together, and then quickly grew into a very successful online entrepreneurial empire.
On their 3rd episode, they interviewed Rachel Hofstetter, former editor of O Magazine, and she walked listeners through how to get noticed by publications like O. Talk about actionable advice, right from the gate!
If you subscribe, you'll hear from other fantastic successful people like: "David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable."*
They cover a large number of topics you'll want to hear all about, including: "growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is."*
And if you like what you hear, they have their own self-paced online courses so you can dive in even further, including the ever popular Trello for Business.
2 | GOAL DIGGER
By: Jenna Kutcher
I think this one was my first podcast listen, actually. I stumbled onto it, and started with her first few episodes, marathoning them and enjoying every second.
Jenna is super upbeat, easy to listen to, and she has a lot of advice to share that's worth your time. She is so relatable and real that you might forget she's not just a wise neighbor or friend. She invites tons of experts onto her podcast, and picks their brain to see what made each successful, and what advice they'd give to listeners. It's inspiring, uplifting, empowering, fun, and real.
She is religious (fair warning if that's not your cup of tea), but she isn't preachy at all, so don't be afraid to listen anyway. After all, her podcast isn't about church, it's about business advice and she's also a marketer, so that gives her extra perspective that other experts like her don't have.
3 | SHE MEANS BUSINESS
By: Carrie Green
I first "met" Carrie, Founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, when I read her book of the same title, She Means Business (which by the way, is an excellent read that I definitely recommend).
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She isn't a goofy entertainer, but she is interesting, relatable, and full of real & helpful advice. With her easy-flowing British accent, she provides listeners with one inspiring episode after another.
"If you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this podcast will provide the honest, realistic and practical tools you need to follow your heart and create a wildly successful business."*
4 | ELLECHAT, THE PODCAST
By: Elle & Company Design (Lauren Hooker)
Lauren's podcast is basically just her weekly Ellechat webinar, but in podcast form. She's been doing these weekly Ellechats for a long time now, so there are plenty of episodes to watch or listen to, depending on how you learn best.
She's very proper, succint, but also very knowledgeable and she covers her topics in great detail. She also has the question & answer portion at the end of each episode/webinar. With that portion, you get to dive into each topic even further, by listening to questions from live attendees during the Ellechat webinar, bringing extra answers and insights to the conversation.
She's easy to understand, and "transparently shares all of her online business and blogging strategies, branding and design tips, and marketing tactics to help creatives start and scale their business."*
5 | ONLINE MARKETING MADE EASY
By: Amy Porterfield
Amy Porterfield is a powerhouse entrepreneur with years of knowledge to impart and I love listening to her!
She interviewed Marie Forleo in early October of 2018, in an episode about copywriting that was packed with actionable tips and a super-intriguing factoid about Buzzfeed writers that I never knew & can’t forget. You’ll know, when you hear it. (That episode is #231.)
iTunes’ Description: “How do I start an online business? Grow my email list to thousands of subscribers? Sell more and grow faster? These are just some of the big questions that leading online marketing strategist, Amy Porterfield, digs into on the top-ranked Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast. In addition to mini marketing masterclasses and step-by-step guides, each episode is designed to help you take immediate action on the most important strategies for starting, scaling and automating your online business. Amy’s specialty is getting into the online trenches with you. Thinking about creating an online course? Want to promote with webinars? Need help with your Facebook ads? Discover why hundreds of thousands of online business owners turn to Amy Porterfield to generate more profits and to make sense of the online marketing space, implement the strategies that really get results, and turn that side hustle into a business that lasts.”
6 | SCREW THE NINE TO FIVE
By: Jill & Josh Stanton
Jill & Josh are funny, interactive, knowledgeable (they’ve tried it all; really), foul-mouthed and I absolutely love them!
iTunes’ Description: Jill and Josh Stanton are a couple of wanderlusters and lifestyle business owners hell-bent on helping 9-to-5'ers take their day job and transform it into an online business. In this show Jill and Josh dish out actionable tips, answer your burning business questions and speak to other online entrepreneurs who have taken their 9-to-5's and used them to create the business of their dreams. It's a mix of valuable business advice, candid interviews, stories from the trenches and a curse word thrown in here and there for good measure. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the show!
7 | THE INFLUENCER PODCAST
By: Julie Solomon
This one is brand new to me! I've got a lot of catching up to do, but I can't wait!
"An innovative podcast that explores the secrets behind the ever changing trends of influencer marketing. It takes you behind the scenes with successful influencers, bloggers and industry elites in conversation to share how they engage, persuade and grow their unique influence."*
"Hosted by marketing strategist, New York Times best-selling publicist and influencer Julie Solomon, Julie and guests join in conversation to share how they engage, persuade and grow their unique influence, and how their work impacts the influencer industry. Julie brings you marketing and branding strategies with Amy Porterfield, Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential, Melyssa Griffin and more. Through each episode, learn how to strengthen, monetize and build your own industry-leading influence."**
8 | THE COPYWRITER CLUB
By: Kira Hug
Kira Hug has personality in spades. Don’t believe me? Check out her copywriting website.
She helps listeners “embrace their weird” in order to write more effective copy & be more authentic in our writing styles.
iTunes’ Description: “IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH EXPERT COPYWRITERS... What if you could hang out with seriously talented copywriters and other experts; ask them about their successes and failures, their work processes and their habits; then steal an idea or two to inspire your own work? That’s what Kira Hug and Rob Marsh do every week at The Copywriter Club Podcast. Each new episode is an in-depth discussion with a different successful copywriter or content creator—packed with copywriting advice and ideas worth stealing and using in your own copy practice. They talk real numbers, rates and what writers are charging for work. They dig into sales funnels, work habits and what works on social media. And they ask the questions you really want to know the answers to. The goal is to help you think bigger about your copywriting business so you’ll reach higher than ever before.”
+ 8 more I’ve found & love!
* THE CREATIVE LEAP – (Extra!)
By: Alexander Tutungi (A Dubsado Podcast)
There's only a handful of episodes, but they interview entrepreneurs and give listeners new insight into getting started.
As a Dubsado fan myself*, of course I had to list this one!
READ MORE: Why Dubsado is my Favorite App
Each week they dive into a different entrepreneur's journey, and talk about how and why they decided to take "the creative leap" and start their own successful business, and dish out some fantastic advice along the way.
That's it for today! As I find more to add to my favorites list, I'll update this post and share my new finds with you.