The month of March is a time to celebrate the contributions of women throughout history.
“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” – Serena Williams, a professional tennis player who has won more singles titles than any man or woman
If you identify as a woman or are just a fan of women, we encourage you to spend a moment celebrating or thanking a woman who has inspired you this month.
Want to spend some quality time learning more from creative women? We’ve asked the podcast team for some of their favorite women-hosted, women-empowering, and women-celebrating podcasts. The team (which just so happens to be 75% female) have put together the below recommendation list.
1. First Take, Her Take
Especially with the upcoming March Madness tournament coming up, check out: First Take, Her Take hosted by First Take host Charly Arnolt, NFL Reporter Kimberley Martin, and WNBA Player/Basketball Commentator/ESPN Radio Host Chiney Ogwumike. They discuss and debate the biggest sports stories while also providing insight into their personalities as the three women delve into other topics about their lives and culture in the First Take style.
2. Office Ladies
The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, are doing the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for you. Each week, Jenna and Angela will break down an episode of The Office and give exclusive behind-the-scenes stories that only two people who were there, can tell you.
Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin investigate how sisters are doin’ it for themselves in spite of all those unwritten but all-too-real bullsh*t expectations of how we should live our lives.
4. Bossed Up
Emilie sits down with industry experts to tackle a new career conundrum each week! Tune in for research-driven, tactical, and practical boss tips to advocate for radical progress in your career.
5. Sweaty and Pissed
Nurse practitioner Karen Nickell discusses the realities of menopause and the female midlife in a way that is both informative and fun.
6. Up and Running with Lauren + Abbey
A podcast dedicated to keeping you up to date on the latest news and current events in professional and elite distance running
7. Your Kick-Ass Life
Join Andrea Owen, life coach and author, as she serves up self-help in an easy-to-digest way that is also practical and implementable. Andrea brings you guests as well as solo episodes on topics such as perfectionism, the inner-critic, courage, and more.
8. Not Skinny But Not Fat
Your home for everything pop culture, celebrity gossip, and reality TV. Get your weekly recap on what’s happening in this crazy world of entertainment, all with a perfect dose of sarcasm, wit, and lots of LOLZ. Hosted by Amanda Hirsch, creator of the Instagram “Not Skinny But Not Fat”.
9. Frugal Friends Podcast
Controlling your spending is hard to do. On every episode of Frugal Friends, we’ll try to help you gain a little more control on one aspect of the countless directions your money is being pulled toward through frugality and a few laughs. If you’re trying to save money, spend less, adopt minimalism, pay off debt or reach financial independence, we think you’ll like the show.
10. Caroline’s Obsessions
What started out as a radio bit on the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show has now become a podcast! Caroline Kraddick and her bestie, Nicole, discuss all their obsessions from new music, new products, basically anything that makes you cooler. They of course mix in stories from their travels around the world and their lame dating life! You’re going to be obsessed with Caroline’s Obsessions.
11. The Happy Times
Welcome to the podcast about life experiences, anxiety, depression, and the road to The Happy Times.
12. Tiny Leaps, Big Changes
A personal development podcast focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives. Hosted by Gregg Clunis, the show shares simple strategies you can implement into your life to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals.
13. On Being with Krista Tippet
A Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. This series focused on answering the question: What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett.
Thanks to Ally Kandel, Courtney O’Connor, Stephanie Bower and Hilary Ross for this list of women-focused podcasts to expand your regular listening. What are your favorite women-focused podcasts? Comment below or share more on social and tag us #VOpodcastlists.
For more amazing quotes from inspirational women throughout history, like the one we borrowed from Serena above, check out this list.