What’s in Your Podcast Playlist?

 

Women-Hosted Podcasts for Entrepreneurshappy young woman with smartphone and headphones

While most of our picks focus on topics like business and stories of successful women, we’ve thrown in a few bonuses: brain-building podcasts about science and human relations to give you a break from busy entrepreneur life, and boost creative and critical thinking.  Pop in your earphones, sit back, and absorb some great discussion by the women of podcasting.

1. Being Boss

 Hosts: Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon
Topic: Entrepreneurship

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Recommended by:
Casandra Campbell, Content Marketer, Shopify

“As the name suggests, Being Boss focuses on one of the more delicate parts of entrepreneurship: being a boss. Being the person in charge and responsible for growing a successful business is tough, but it’s also rewarding. Being Boss aims to make your transition to this role smoother.” – Casandra


2. The Great Girlfriends Show

Hosts: Sybil Amuti and Brandice Daniel
Topic: Entrepreneurship

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The hosts of this podcast have great energy and chemistry with each other and with their guests. Episodes cover a really wide range of subjects like empowerment, beauty, emotional health, and love, but many episodes are geared towards women in starting businesses. Sybil and Brandice’s guests are often really inspiring and entrepreneurial women of color.

Episodes of note: #84 and 85, Creating a Successful Business from Scratch


3. Happier

Host: Gretchen Rubin
Topic: Success and Happiness
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Recommended by:
 Dayna Winter, Writer, Shopify

Episode of note: #29, The Fantasy of Perfection“At the top of each episode, Gretchen rattles off the goals/keywords for that day’s podcast, which helps to understand what to expect before you commit to 30 minutes of the topic. If you like Gretchen’s books (I recommend The Happiness Project), her podcast is presented in the same manner—casual, light, and peppered with personal anecdotes. The topics vary from parenting to eliminating clutter to time management but are all centered around making the life and work decisions that ultimately make you happy. The podcast is full of tips to help achieve efficiency and minimize stress—perfect for busy entrepreneurs.” – Dayna

 


4. Women of the Hour

Host: Lena Dunham

Topic: Women

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Recommended by:

Francine Navarro, Developer, Shopify

“Each episode in this podcast miniseries features candid conversations with women sharing unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable insights about questions big and small. While the guest list includes well-known figures like Zadie Smith, Joss Whedon, and Dunham’s co-stars on Girls, the most memorable episodes, such as the one on faith and spirituality, showcase the individual stories of everyday women whose experiences and personalities are nevertheless inspiring.” – Francine


5. After the Jump

Host: Grace Bonney
Topic: Creators and Entrepreneurs

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Recommended by:

Chelsea Rudderham, Talent Acquisition, Shopify

“Host Grace Bonney interviews established and up-and-coming designers, artists, and entrepreneurs to showcase what challenges they face in pursuing their passion and craft.” – Chelsea


6. Raise Your Hand Say Yes

Host: Tiffany Han
Topic: Entrepreneurship

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Brand strategist and creative director Tiffany Han interviews some really inspiring women—designers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs alike—on topics like risk taking and productivity. Her podcast aims to “light fires under creative women to create bold brands and businesses that they love”.  Episode of note: #51 Lisa Congdon on Passion Projects


7. Magic Lessons

 Host: Elizabeth Gilbert
Topic: Creativity

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Recommended by: Katie Hudson, Marketer, Shopify

 

“Sometimes it can feel like creativity can be hard to come by. Where do people find their inspiration? How do they stay motivated and push through any roadblocks that prevent them from doing what they truly love? As a continuation of Eay, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert interviews a variety of people from different backgrounds and shares their amazing stories of success. This podcast is inspiring, uplifting, and a great storytelling piece. Check it out!” – Katie


8. Spent

 Host: Lindsay Goldwert
Topic: Finance

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Recommended by: Dayna Winter, Writer, Shopify

Episode of note: #20, Mike Lemme: Should You Put Your Dreams on a Credit Card?“This is ‘the podcast for the financially challenged’ (*raises hand*). Lindsay takes dry topics like personal finance and makes them funny—but she’s also very knowledgable. The episodes vary from repaying student loans to asking for money, and many, like the episode below, are relevant to bootstrapping, self-funded entrepreneurs. Lindsay’s great podcast voice and her guests, who are often comedians, keep each topic engaging.” – Dayna


9. Entrefamily

 Host: Stephanie Langford (and husband, Ryan)
Topic: Entrepreneurship and Family

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Recommended by: Theresa Nguyen, Talent Development, Shopify

 

“Love this podcast! Stephanie and her husband are serial entrepreneurs that also love to travel. They juggle multiple businesses and 6 children and travel the world for stretches at a time. Really inspiring.” – Theresa


10. She Means Business

 Host: Carrie Green
Topic: Entrepreneurship

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Recommended by: Chelsea Rudderham, Talent Acquisition, Shopify

 

“Carrie Green is passionate about starting and growing businesses. Her podcast takes the listener through a weekly show filled with tips and tricks to help entrepreneurs build successful businesses.” – Chelsea


11. The Broad Experience

Host: Ashley Milne-Tyte
Topic: Women in the Workplace

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Recommended by: Shannon Gallagher, Apprentice Product Manager, Shopify

Episode of note: #96, Burnout“The Broad Experience is an honest show about women’s unique experience in the workplace. The host is no-nonsense and she does a great job of uncovering and intelligently discussing issues that many of us have, but not all of us talk about.” – Shannon


12. StartUp

Host: Lisa Chow
Topic: Entrepreneurship

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Recommended by:

Kevin McPhillips, Order Manager, Shopify

Episode of note: S2E1, Origin Story“Season two of StartUp follows an all-female tech startup building the online dating site, Dating Ring. It is a raw and intimate day-to-day account of how frantic and difficult it can be to run a tech startup. It follows the company and the founders through the lifecycle of their business, and frequently touches on the complexities of being women entrepreneurs in a male dominated field. Season 3 is also good, covering a number of topics, but largely the controversial story of American Apparel and its founder Dov Charney.” – Kevin

If you’re looking for even more podcast inspiration from the badass women running businesses on Shopify, check out our very own Felix Thea on Shopify Masters, as he interviews the likes of Debbie Sterling of Goldie Blox, Cindy Chan of Dotoly, and Candice Galex of Bikini Luxe.

Or—get this, Girlboss—why don’t you create your own podcast?UnderHerBrim_Blog

What’s coming through your headphones these days Under Your Brim? Share your favorite women-hosted podcasts in the comments below.

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