Launched in 2016, "Ctrl Alt Delete" was created by author, blogger and host, Emma Gannon and covers a variety of themes like careers, wellbeing, the internet, social media and more. The series, just shy away from 200 episodes, has been nominated for a WEBBY and sits at number 12 on "The 20 Best Podcasts of 2017" list by ESQUIRE.
"Our Style Stories," founded by prop stylist and blogger Hilary Walker, shares stories of people with personal style, unique perspectives and creative ambition
. Walker's pride for having a job that defies the norm is no secret as she drops nuggets of wisdom with us about how we can scratch the 9-5 standard, too. Some of her latest episodes include, "How I Survive the Work Week" and "A Conversation with Jamie Lyons."
Join host Anney Reese on Wednesdays and Fridays as she spills the tea about the challenges women have faced throughout history and still weather today. Prepare to be inspired by her solution-oriented advice for surviving — and thriving — at home, in the workplace and beyond.
4. Black Girl in Om co-hosted by Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory
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Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory created "Black Girl In Om" in 2016 with a mission to inspire, inform and empower women of color. Coupled with the "BGIO" podcast is a blog that underscores the mission through intimate narratives and interviews about wellness, clean beauty, intuition, self-actualization and more.
Host Amanda Boleyn truly did it her way when she quit her comfy corporate job for freelance writing and eventually, operating a full-time business. With the mission to coach women who are also ditching corporate America to launch their own businesses, "She Did It Her Way" offers insight into the nuts and bolts of running a business. Take, for example, the recent episode, "How to Operate From Your Vision, Instead of To It with Amanda Boleyn."
6. The Great Girlfriends co-hosted by Sybil Amuti and Brandice Daniel
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The supportive web of women that is "The Great Girlfriends" offers advice for living passionately and building businesses that flourish. Dynamic duo hosts Sybil Amuti and Brandice Daniel, are unafraid of getting real about marriage, parenting or building a business and you can expect them to do so with lightness, vulnerability and humor.
Featuring celebrity guests including Shay Mitchell, Queer Eye's Tan France, and billionaire businesswoman Sara Blakely, Jaclyn Johnson's "Work Party" is a work hard, play hard podcast for women revolutionizing the career space. Johnson, who's also the CEO of "Create and Cultivate," is accoladed in Forbes' "30 Under 30" list and has been named as "A Woman of Note" by The Wall Street Journal.
Hosted by Dr. Beth Westie, a women's health expert, author and doctor of chiropractic, "The Female Health Solution" podcast helps women familiarize themselves with their anatomy. From gut health and hormones to abdominal recovery, Dr. Westie's podcast lives up to its name by diving into bodily functions and wellness remedies for the female body.
9. Hysteria hosted by Erin Ryan
Political commentator and comedy writer, Erin Ryan, and her team of gabby gals discuss current events, politics and cultural narratives that affect the lives of women in this hysterical podcast. Tune in to their latest season, where Ryan dives into trendy topics like maternal mortality legislation, gender identity
and the podcast's signature — "our Hills."
"The Mamahood Podcast" is an online community for moms who want to be seen, listened to and understood. If you've experienced motherhood loneliness or reproductive stressors like host Aubrey has, then you can raise a hand by tuning in to next week's episode, which can be accessed through Apple Podcast and Podbean.
"Therapy for Black Girls" is exactly what it sounds like — a safe space for women of color to heal. Hosted and founded by licensed psychologist Dr. Joy, the goal of the podcast is to help listeners develop the best possible version of themselves by delving into mental health, personal development and self-awareness and -esteem issues.
12. Super Mamás co-hosted by Bricia and Paulina
Sisters Bricia and Paulina share their journeys through motherhood on "Super Mamás," a tribe for mothers to connect and uplift one another. Join the siblings every Tuesday for discussions about everything from working mom guilt
, to sleep training and even sexual freedom before, after and during
Financial Coach Tess Wicks believes that you can have your cake and eat it, too. Her spend and save mentality sets the foundation for "The Wander Wealthy Podcast" which aims to educate women about money matters and help them gain confidence
around their spending.
14. He Said What hosted by Melissa Diamond
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New York City native Melissa Diamond hosts "He Said What," the podcast. With a fearless pursuit to explore touchy and taboo topics, Diamond has no problem chatting with listeners about sex, dating and the uncensored truths about romance with her weekly guests.
15. The Mash-Up Americans co-hosted by Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer
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In this powerful powwow, co-hosts Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer discuss identity and the cross between race, culture and religion as it exists in the U.S. With real human stories and resourceful reflection at its center, "The Mash-Up Americans" and its guest speakers put a mirror to the American experience.
16. Unladylike co-hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin
Polished middle fingers up, "Unladylike" explores how women lead independent lives despite the standards and limitations that are imposed on them. Through their research-obsessed approach, co-hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin tackle questions and share stories from rule-breakers, raging feminists and radical self-lovers.
Having just celebrated its fifth birthday, "The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey" raises its glass to women in all stages of their lives. Starring a new guest every week, Ivey's hour-long dialogue will have you laughing, crying and mumbling the occasional "Mmh!"
18. She's All Fat co-hosted by Sophie Carter-Kahn and April K. Quioh
On "She's All Fat," co-hosts Sophie Carter-Kahn and April K. Quioh facilitate conversations about self-image, particularly body positivity. Already four seasons in, the series speaks from the intersection of fearless fatness and feminism
empowering its listeners to own and celebrate their bodies.
19. Being Boss co-hosted by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon
Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon trailblaze the working world in "Being Boss," created for its side-hustling, freelancing, entrepreneurial listeners. From the mindset and boundaries to the habits and routines involved in bread-winning, the co-hosts navigate the conditions that enable women to reach personal satisfaction and financial success.
Professional patriarchy smasher and Fairygodboss Co-Founder, Romy Newman, serves up real conversations about the highs and lows of being an accomplished working woman on the "Fairygodboss Radio" podcast. Featuring similarly successful women on her table talk, Newman and her guests share life lessons and advocacy tips for shattering the glass ceiling
You can find that winning woman energy you're looking for in any one of these podcasts. And while you're at it, check out some of our other recommendations for working mothers, career-building and positive thinking.
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