Women are a force to be reckoned with: in sports, in science and in the workforce. Today’s women are CEOs and senators. Women entrepreneurs like Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki are some of the most successful people in the world. If it weren’t for successful women, you wouldn’t have companies like Luxshare Precision and HTC Corp.
Successful women are everywhere these days: on TV, in magazines and, of course, on podcasts. With more than 2 million podcasts around the world today, it may be hard to find just the power-women podcast you’re looking for. Benzinga has made it easy for you with our top 10 ranking of the best podcasts for women entrepreneurs in 2021.
Quick Look: Best Podcasts for Women Entrepreneurs
- Best Podcast for Health and Fitness: What I've Learned with Arianna Huffington
- Best for Female Entrepreneurs: People I Mostly Admire
- Best for Interviews: The Goal Digger Podcast
- Best for Limited Series: Great Women of Business
- Best for Success Stories: Girlboss Radio
- Best for Creating Wealth: Being Boss
- Best for Inspiration: BizChix
- Best for Guest Focus: She Did It Her Way
- Best for Black Women: Side Hustle Pro
- Best for Interviews: The Driven Female Entrepreneur
10 Best Podcasts for Women Entrepreneurs
How did Benzinga come up with our top 10 list? There are so many successful women entrepreneurs out there, it wasn’t easy. The podcasts are ranked by:
1. Best Podcast for Health and Fitness: What I've Learned with Arianna Huffington
Huffington is one of the biggest names in media — man or woman. In fact, when deciding which category to place her podcast, Benzinga added her to “All of the above.” With a woman like Huffington, you just can’t pin her down.
When it comes to a wide range of topics, What I’ve Learned with Arianna Huffington covers just about every category imaginable: music, sports, technology and industry, just to name a few. Huffington is the very definition of the renaissance woman. Her many accomplishments include:
- Political contributor
- Political candidate
When it comes to business. Huffington is more than just your average entrepreneur. Founder of the Huffington Post, her net worth is more than $100 million today.
2. Best for Female Entrepreneurs: People I Mostly Admire
When you hear about famous internet companies founded in someone’s garage, you think of the late Apple Inc. cofounder Steve Jobs, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Dell Technologies founder Michael Dell. But did you know that Google began in a garage as well? Who’s garage was that? Susan Wojcicki’s, that’s who.
Originally aired Oct. 16, 2020, on Freakonomics.com, the podcast People I Mostly Admire featured Wojcicki, the 16th employee to join Google and current CEO of YouTube. The episode “Hey, Let’s go buy YouTube” is all about Google’s acquisition of the popular internet streaming service and Wojcicki’s role in it.
People I Mostly Admire is a show about high achievers. Past guests have included such notable women as CIA agent Amaryllis Fox, WNBA champion Sue Bird and Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Technology Officer Marina Nitze. Born in California and educated at Harvard University, Wojcicki currently has a net worth of $500 million.
3. Best for Interviews: The Goal Digger Podcast
If you’re not one of the most successful business women in the world, then you’re the next best thing: Jenna Kutcher. Kutcher’s podcast the Goal Digger is about how women make the leap from the 9-to-5 grind to becoming successful entrepreneurs.
Kutcher is an educator, digital marketer and overachiever. She knows all the ins and outs when it comes to social media strategies, business hacks and inspirational stories. Featured in Forbes, USA Today and Glamour magazine, Kutcher has interviewed some of the most successful women in business:
- Online marketing expert Amy Porterfield
- Talk show and podcast host Jamie Ivey
- Entrepreneur Melyssa Griffin
- Fitness expert Lori Harder
- Business and life coach Cathy Heller
With millions of downloads already, the Goal Digger airs twice a week at JennaKutcherBlog.com.
4. Best for Limited Series: Great Women of Business
From booming success stories to utter failures, Great Women of Business is not afraid to dig deep into the stories of some of the world’s most successful female entrepreneurs. From Coco Chanel to Martha Stewart, Mrs. Fields to Julia Child, this 12-part series is both thought-provoking and inspiring.
Famous women entrepreneurs include:
- Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo
- Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields cookies
- Estée Lauder, founder of Estée Lauder cosmetics
- Brownie Wise, developer of Tupperware’s party plan marketing system
- Ruth Handler, creator of the Barbie doll
This limited-run series aired from May to August of 2018 but still broadcasts on major podcast platforms like Apple, Stitcher and Spotify.
5. Best for Success Stories: Girlboss Radio
Founded by American businesswoman Sophia Amoruso, Girlboss Radio covers female success stories from all walks of life. The podcast itself is only a small part of a larger media empire, creating everything from videos to media content. The weekend Girlboss Rallies sponsor instructional events for female entrepreneurs
Amoruson grew up in California and burst onto the scene with her fashion line Nasty Gal. Nasty Gal was voted one of the fastest-growing companies of 2012 by Inc. Magazine. Unfortunately, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2017.
In 2014 Amoruso penned her autobiography, “#GIRLBOSS,” which was adapted into a series on Netflix. She stepped down as CEO of Girlboss in 2020. The podcast airs weekly with its new host Puno at GirlBoss.com.
6. Best for Creating Wealth: Being Boss
Being Boss bills itself as the podcast for women who want to take control of their lives — on their own terms. Hosted by entrepreneurs Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, it covers everything about running a small business, from creating digital boundaries to building it from the ground up.
Being Boss explores every type of female entrepreneur business, from medium-sized companies to 1-woman operations. The show isn’t about what it means to run a Fortune 500 company but more about what it means to be a woman in the American business world.
Founded in 2015 by self-proclaimed business besties Shannon and Thompson, the podcast has more than 9 million downloads. It broadcasts on the SoundCloud podcast network.
7. Best for Inspiration: BizChix
Bizchix with Natalie Eckdahl is as inspiring as it is in your face. The longest-running podcast for female entrepreneurs, BizChix was voted one of the top 5 business podcasts by Inc. Magazine.
Eckdahl is a coach and business strategist. That’s why she created BizChix: to help show women entrepreneurs how they can grow and be prosperous. The show launched in 2014. Since then, Eckdahl has helped thousands of women business owners by sharing her expertise.
The show airs weekly at Stitcher.com.
8. Best for Guest Focus: She Did It Her Way
Frank Sinatra might have done it “My Way,” but for Amanda Boleyn, host of a successful female entrepreneur podcast, She Did It Her Way.
Amanda Boleyn speaks from experience. A self-starter ever since college, Boleyn became an executive team leader for Target (TGT) department stores right out of school. After just 6 months, she knew she had to break out on her own.
In January 2015, Boleyn launched the She Did It Her Way podcast. Recognized as a top source for aspiring female entrepreneurs, the podcast has been featured in such publications as:
- The Huffington Post
- Entrepreneur Magazine
Amanda Boleyn brings that same fire-in-the-belly brand for success to her show. With millions of downloads already, the podcast airs weekly on all the major platforms including Apple, Spotify and Stitcher.
9. Best for Black Women: Side Hustle Pro
Side Hustle Pro podcast with Nicaila Matthews Okome focuses on bold black women who have moved up from small businesses to large-scale companies. The show features interviews with both aspiring and successful black women entrepreneurs. Guests on the show include:
- Myleik Teele of CurlBox
- Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter
- Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life
- Maya Elious of Built to Impact
- Alicia Scott of Range Beauty
Okome was born in Jamaica but raised in the Bronx. Side Hustle Pro is the 1st and only podcast to focus solely on female entrepreneurs of color. Labeled by Mashable and the TODAY show as the perfect entrepreneurship broadcast, it has more than 3 million downloads so far. The show airs weekly.
10. Best for Interviews: The Driven Female Entrepreneur
Like the title says, The Driven Female Entrepreneur with Melitta Campbell features weekly interviews with driven female entrepreneurs. Successful women in business bring you the tools, tips and insights on how you can be successful, too.
Campbell brings with her more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, both in Switzerland and London. Growing up in a single-parent household taught her from an early age how important it was to be self-sufficient. She is also a business coach.
Every week, the Driven Female Entrepreneur interviews successful women entrepreneurs from all walks of life. They share lessons they learned and their experience along the way. Dream Bigger and Achieve More is the show’s motto.
The Rise of the Women Entrepreneur Podcast
Everywhere you look these days you can find a podcast about women entrepreneurs. They are exploding. If you’re a woman and you’d like to know more about how you, too, can make it on your own in the business world, check out one of these great podcasts.
What ’70s trailblazing actor Mary Tyler Moore stated so many years ago still rings true today: Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.
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