Want to grow your knowledge of business or entrepreneurship while on your commute or working out? Podcasts are a great tool for learning while being productive. But there are over 1 million podcasts on Spotify and Apple. With such a large number it can be daunting to find the one that fits your needs. Since founders and entrepreneurs have limited time, we narrowed down the list for you. We reached out to women founders and entrepreneurs to learn about their top podcasts.
“Girlboss Radio” with Sophia Amoruso
“I love listening to “Girlboss Radio” hosted by Sophia Amoruso,” says Rachel Geicke, founder and CEO of Snow Monkey. “Sophia built her brand by putting women’s stories first, empowering businesswomen to own both their femininity and their power. I recommend it to any woman who wants real advice about business from relatable, empowered female entrepreneurs while being entertained by Sophia’s unique brand of charisma.”
Amoruso is a self-described “serial entrepreneur” with years of experience as a founder as well as a “New York Times” bestselling author. According to Girlboss.com, the podcast “provides engaging content through interviews with boundary-pushing women who’ve made their mark, amassing 23+ million downloads to date.”
“Goal Digger” with Jenna Kutcher
Jessica Woods, Founder of Chicken+You, recommends Jenna Kutcher’s podcast, “Goal Digger” because it resonates with her as a female founder. “A lot of the female orientated ‘business podcasts’ I listen to are not aware of the balls we juggle daily. At least that’s how it feels. I recommend Jenna’s blog/podcast because honestly, it’s rooted in a whole lot of real. She gets what it’s like to be a modern businesswoman with a family,” says Woods.
Self-made millionaire, Jenna Kutcher shares the tips and hacks that helped her succeed in photography, online courses, and Instagram sponsorships. She also shares productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories to help her listeners meet their goals.
“How I Built This” With Guy Raz
“My absolute favorite podcast is NPR’s ‘How I Built This.’ It features successful business founders,” says Megan Eddings, Founder and CEO of Accel Lifestyle. “I listened to the episode on Sara Blakely of Spanx — and I was immediately hooked. There’s something truly inspiring and motivating about hearing successful business founders share not only their triumphs but also their challenges.”
Alexis Haselberger, of Alexis Haselberger Coaching and Consulting, appreciates that this podcast doesn’t just focus on the upside of being an entrepreneur. She says, “Great to hear that it didn’t always go smoothly for those who have “made it”. Makes you feel like you’re doing just fine.”
A popular podcast with many entrepreneurs is Guy Raz’s journey behind the scenes of great entrepreneurial ventures. NPR describes Guy Raz’s podcast this way: “Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. “How I Built This” weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists — and the movements they built.”
“The Strategy Hour”
Sonya Schwartz, Founder of Her Norm, recommends “The Strategy Hour” because of the “actionable strategies and marketing tips to grow your business. It shares collective in and out ideas and experiences that tackle a wide range of topics, including successful productivity, building an online presence, and more,” says Schwartz.
Hosts Abigail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams share their advice, experience, and doable marketing tips to help listeners grow their own six-figure online business. Schwartz says, “The duo offers information on growing an online audience, diversifying your products and offers, generating online sales, social media, productivity, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is.”
“Being Boss” with Emily Thompson
“The “Being Boss” podcast will help keep you on the right track and offer guidance on sharpening that growth mindset,” says Charlotte Brown, owner of Vivipins. “It is like a light in the dark that guides the right paths through episodes such as “Word of Mouth Marketing” and “Rest of Productivity” because they are nothing less than goldmines of advice for women entrepreneurs,” Brown says.
Emily Thompson interviews business leaders about what it takes to launch, grow, and run a business. She has spoken with Brené Brown, Marie Forleo, Melissa Urban of The Whole 30, Jasmine Star, and more.
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