6 Female Empowerment Podcasts You Should Listen To

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By: Courtney Connley

While podcasts seem like the next best trend for digital storytelling, there are a few female-produced podcasts that stand out from the crowd with content and delivery that inspires their audience each week.

As we continuously work to excel in our careers and glean insight from others on how they’ve reached success, these audio files serve as a great resource to hear straight from the source about the ups and downs of their journey. With a sea of podcasts out today, below are a few that will for sure empower you with the tools needed to boss up in your life professionally and personally.

Dreams In Drive (@dreamsindrive): Started by Rana Campbell in 2016, the “Dreams in Drive” podcast is for young professionals who want to take their entrepreneurial dreams to the next level. Interviewing thriving professionals like Necole Kane, Rob Hill, Sr., Tonya Rapley and more, this podcast provides you with the personal stories needed to put your dreams in full gear. 

Hashtag and Stilettos (@MissSuccess): Spearheaded by publicist Sakita Holley, “Hashtags and Stilettos” offers insights and tips from industry professionals, or Holley herself, on how to elevate your career and brand. Covering topics pertaining to building brand partnerships, transitioning from executive to entrepreneurship, scaling your business, and negotiating your pay, every episode from this podcasts will leave you motivated to level up in your career.

My Taught You (@myleik): Started by Curlbox founder Myleik Teele, “My Taught You” is a truthful and honest podcast with insight from Teele and other professionals on the challenges and high moments that come with achieving success. Being transparent about having no real blueprint for success growing up, Teele uses her podcast to shed light on what has and hasn’t worked for her and how industry movers and shakers around her are making their dreams a reality. 

Girlboss Radio (@girlboss): If anyone knows a thing or two about overcoming challenges to achieve your goals at a young age, it’s NastyGal founder Sophia Amoruso. In her “Girlboss Radio” podcast, Amoruso interviews world-class girl bosses to glean insight on the lessons they’ve learned and continue to learn as they find their lane within their respective industries. Past interviews have included chats with female leaders like Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider, Brit + Co founder Brit Morin, and comedian and former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams.

Yes, Girl (@Essence): Started by the ladies from your favorite glossy magazine dedicated to black women, Essence’s “Yes, Girl” podcast is a freshly new podcast that serves as a safe space for women of color to have aspirational conversations about the things that matter to them most. Hosted by Essence editors Cori Murray, Yolanda Sangweni, and Charli Penn, this podcast goes into deep conversation with celebrities and influencers about life, love, and even career.

Black Girl Podcast (@BlackGirlPod): If you’re itching to hear insights about pop culture, sisterhood, love, life and career from millennial women of color, then “Black Girl Podcast” is your answered prayer. Started by media professionals Gia Peppers, Scottie Beam, Sapphira, Bex, and Alysha, these five ladies offer up honest discussions about the world around them as they grow, learn and thrive as young women working towards their dreams.


Courtney Connley is a writer, editor and digital journalist with a sweet spot for storytelling and helping millennials win in the workplace and in life. She considers brunching to be a full-time hobby and enjoys anything that involves avocado or a good book. You can stay up-to-date with her latest work at courtneyconnley.com and follow her latest happenings on social media @classicalycourt.