Women are increasingly gaining a rightfully earned space amongst entrepreneurs. In fact, in 2017, more women started businesses than men (47% of women compared to 44% of men).
Female entrepreneurs know that they tend to face unique challenges and barriers that most men don’t have to think about in the business world. As such, it’s important for women to group together to support one another and provide advice. Podcasts are a great way to connect female business owners and professionals around the world: below are five of our favorites:
With just 26% of professional computing positions in the U.S. held by women, it’s vital for female technology professionals to connect with other female colleagues. Recode Decode is a podcast by well-known tech journalist, Kara Swisher.
Each week, Swisher interviews business leaders and journalists, politicians, investors and other entrepreneurs with her brazen questions and comments. She is not afraid to discuss controversial topics or voice her opinions, which is a breath of fresh air for women, many of whom think they have to stifle their voices in the business world to get ahead.
The ZenFounder podcast is a great resource where Sherry Walling, Ph.D. and clinical psychologist, shares strategies for finding a good work/life balance for females. This podcast helps listeners with facing their fears, managing their stress levels and growing their businesses!
One source found that females disproportionately fear failure more than men, which affects their success at work! Failure Factor is a podcast by psychotherapist Megan Bruneau that addresses this very issue.
Bruneau interviews successful figures in the business world as they explain how failure offered up new opportunities and reconfigured their thinking process. She provides tips on dealing with failure to come out on top and not letting it stop you from fulfilling your dreams.
Jodi Flynn helps women stop doubting themselves and trying to be perfect, and simply try to be the best versions of themselves. Her podcasts cover topics such as conflict resolution, networking, goal setting, branding and more!
She interviews other business leaders who discuss their struggles to succeed in their professions, and how they overcame them.
This podcast targets those women who are considering starting a business, or are in the start up stages. Reina Pomeroy and Christina Scalera provide ideas on how to turn a mere idea into a successful company.
The hosts and their guests offer advice on branding, social media, planning, networking and marketing to get your brand known worldwide.
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