5 must-listen to podcasts for female entrepreneurs and creatives

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I’m obsessed with podcasts - not only do they offer huge bursts of inspiration, which are a great way to get out of a creative slump and consider new perspectives; they also offer us brilliant insights from top thought leaders who are killing it in their business.

They’re also a great way to feel productive while getting life admin chores done {it makes hanging out washing waaayy more fun!} and the perfect accompaniment when commuting or traveling.

Before I board a flight, I always download a bunch of my favorite podcasts to listen to in the air and use the time for catching up on old episodes I’ve missed.

I always love discovering new podcasts, so today I’m sharing 5 I’m obsessed with and are must-listen to shows for female entrepreneurs and creatives in business - hopefully you’ll discover some new ones to add to your list!

Let’s dive in!

#1. Glambition Radio, with Ali Brown.

Ali Brown is considered one of the original pioneers of the internet marketing world and she really knows her stuff. Whenever I tune in, I’m always introduced to incredible women, doing amazing things - most of whom I’ve never heard of (which I love!).

Ali is a mentor and Coach for high-networth female entrepreneurs and in the past five years has been Ranked on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies; Named one of the Enterprising Women of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine; winner of the Stevie® Award for Women Helping Women and Named “The Entrepreneurial Guru for Women” by Business News Daily.

I love Ali’s no b.s style and she always offers a ton of value and in every single interview, having featured some incredible guests including Laura Roeder, founder of Meet Edgar; Danielle La Porte; Emma Isaacs, founder of Business Chicks; and Claudia Chan, founder of S.H.E Summit.

must-listen to episode:

I mean, they are all seriously amazing, but her latest interview with Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You is especially good!

tune in here.

#2. Mind Your Business, with James Wedmore.

James Wedmore rose to internet fame from his wildly successful YouTube videos and subsequent courses on helping entrepreneurs build their YouTube channels… Yet the Mind Your Business podcast has a completely different feel to it - it’s more the right brain of business, which a huge emphasis on mindset; the law of attraction; and the more spiritual side of what it takes to run a wildly successful business.

In fact, James openly promotes that ‘’hustle and hard work are not essential ingredients for success."

The episodes are a mix of James going solo; as well as interviews with people including Stu McLaren, Pam Grout and Lewis Howes.

I really started getting into this show last year when I was going through some challenges in my own business and I love James’ whole approach that always gets me thinking from a different perspective.

must listen to episode:

Episode #141 with Jim Fortin on being able to control our thoughts and change our life. I’ve since applied the approach Jim shares in this episode and this shift in thinking has been it has been hugely transformational. Side note: Go and download this right now!

tune in here.

#3. Your Creative Start.

Hosted by Jaharn Giles, founder of Your Creative Start - this show offers practical tools and tips for running your own creative business as well as interviews from some of my favorite creatives and super inspiring women in business.

It also helps that Jaharn is an Aussie, so I do love listening to her accent and be reminded of home.

Jaharn has interviewed some seriously amazing people on her show including Eleanor Pendelton, founder of Gritty Pretty; Beck Wadworth, founder of An Organized Life and Jasmine Garnsworthy, founder of The Buff.

I love the show as it’s completely relatable and Jaharn has a knack for talking about practical topics, like dealing with self doubt and how to grow multiple revenue streams for your business.

must listen to episodes:

Definitely listen to the three interviews I mentioned from Eleanor Pendleton (episodes #20 and #21); Beck Wadworth (episode #13) and Jasmine Garnsworthy (episode #7) - these women are living proof that you can do anything with a vision, a plan and of course, hard work.

tune in here.

#4. She Means Business, with Carrie Green.

Hosted by Carrie Green, founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, She Means Business is not only super fun, but the guests Carrie interviews are always hugely inspiring and share so many great wisdom bombs about the realities of running your own business.

The honesty and transparency of the show to ‘go-there’ and talk about some of the not-so-glam aspects of being your own boss make for super juicy episodes.

I find it both comforting and beyond helpful hearing from women I’ve admired from afar, who share some of their own struggles on their business journey’s.

It definitely makes you feel more normal that #girlboss life is not always as glamorous as Instagram sometimes makes it out to be...

In each episode, Carrie asks each of her guests to imagine their business journey is being made into a movie and asks them to describe what kind of movie it is {romantic comedy, thriller etc} and then the interview subsequently unfolds like it’s the plot of the movie, complete with plot twists and climaxes!

must listen to episodes:

There are a ton of juicy ones, but a couple of stand outs are Kimra Luna where she shares her journey from being on welfare to creating a 7 figure business; and Sage Lavine on Bringing Business Back to its Magical Roots, who went from being a teacher in Iowa to now running a hugely successful coaching company.

tune in here.

#5. The Boss Files, with Poppy Harlow.

The Boss Files is a fairly new discovery for me, but I’ve quickly been catching up on past episodes and love the interview style of host, Poppy Harlow who doesn’t hold back and asks the questions we really want to know.

Poppy interviews well-known Bosses including Diane Von Furstenburg and Arianna Huffington, along with some super interesting people like Bozoma Saint John, Uber’s Chief Brand Officer (the woman who has been brought in to rebuild the company’s brand and culture following the sexual harassment lawsuits that destroyed their reputation); and Melinda Gates, who shares all about her mission in the world to empower women.

must listen to episodes:

I became hooked on the show after listening to the interview with Emily Weiss, CEO and founder of Glossier and Into The Gloss where Emily shares her philosophy on what it takes for brands to succeed in today’s marketplace where competition is rife; and her take on the beauty industry and where it’s headed.

tune in here.


Are you a podcast fan too? I always love discovering new podcasts - leave a comment below and share your go-to podcasts for inspiration!


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