A guest post by Marie Johnson, Contributing Author at Enlightened Digital
The dreaded workplace commute: long hours spent driving from Point A to Point B, the same songs on the radio or playlist… It can be draining. Podcasts have emerged as a popular alternative to a boring daily commute. Most podcasts are comprised of a conversational audio recording between one or more hosts covering a wide variety of topics. They often feature an interesting guest and usually last between 30 minutes to an hour (the length of many commutes).
As a working woman, you’re likely on the hunt for an entertaining podcast that speaks to the female experience, from career to love, life and money. With all the podcasts out there, which ones should you spend your commute tuning in to? Check out a shortlist of the 5 best podcasts out there for today’s female professionals.
1) The Women’s Leadership Podcast
The Women’s Leadership Podcast is hosted by Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, an entrepreneur, and CEO of a global executive consulting firm. Her extensive experience in leadership development lends itself to episodes chock-full of helpful advice on the changing landscape of women’s leadership, work/life balance, success, and career advancement. Episodes trend on the shorter side, so it’s perfect for a quick commute.
Check out recent episodes here!
2) Happier With Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is a renowned blogger, speaker, and author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. She brings her unique blend of practical advice and personal anecdotes to give readers a hand in developing healthy habits.
Check out the latest Happier Podcast here!
3) How It Is
How It Is is produced by Reese Witherspoon’s media company, Hello Sunshine and hosted by Grey’s Anatomy actress Kelly McCreary. The podcast focuses on telling women’s stories and features a strong cast of supporting hosts, from Somalian activist Fatuma Hussein to comedian Phoebe Robinson (who has her own well-known podcast, 2 Dope Queens). With most episodes spanning 30 minutes, it’s perfect for a lunchtime escape or early morning commute.
For more How It Is, click here!
Apple Podcasts says “Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong.” HerMoney, hosted by Jean Chatzky, offers up frank and humorous financial guidance for women at all stages, whether they’re the breadwinners or family caretakers. Each 30-minute episode takes the latest news, research, and anecdotal advice and distills that into a money-centric podcast that’s perfect for any woman.
Check out more HerMoney episodes here!
Cheekily summarized as “half work, half party,” the WorkParty podcast is the brainchild of Jaclyn Johnson, the powerhouse CEO behind booming media brand Create+Cultivate. The podcast serves as an inspiration to working women everywhere, with a vision to connect listeners with the poignant stories of today’s female entrepreneurs and CEOs. Each episode is a celebration of “girl power,” with hosts in some of the most powerful positions in business and media, like celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin and media mogul Danielle Bernstein.
Join the WorkParty here!
The next time you’re struggling through a difficult commute or workday, put on a playlist from this list, and feel inspired to tackle the workweek in true boss babe fashion.