I prefer listening to a podcast in the mornings rather than the latest chart music and I’m sure many of you do too. But with the seemingly endless options to choose from it’s hard to find quality content – and you often won’t know whether it’s quality or not until you’ve spent at least 5-10 minutes listening to it. So, I’ve done the hard work for you and found three great female-led podcasts that you absolutely won’t regret listening to.
When Life Gives You Melons by Freya
Radio’s sweetheart Maya Jama hosts this hilarious yet extremely insightful series that covers topics affecting all women, from how to deal with a friendship breakup to how to ask for a pay-rise like a boss. Each episode, Maya is joined by women who are equally as fun to listen to as herself, as they all give meaningful advice in a light-hearted, easy-to-listen to manner. Best Episode: S01E02 – The Best Career Advice You’ve Ever Had
Friend of a Friend by Olivia Perez
From across the pond, entrepreneur, writer and founder of Systems of Service (a social enterprise that organises events to give back to communities), Olivia Perez hosts her inspiring 'Friend of a Friend' podcast. The *actual* friend of Bella Hadid interviews influential women who are dominating their field and discusses with them their career trajectories, giving tips and advice along the way. Perez’s soft-spoking, ‘let the guest talk’ interviewing style is great, as she provides an intelligent and insightful commentary on her guests' discussions. Best Episode: EP01 – Hannah Bronfman: DJ, Author and Founder of HBFIT
Bossing It by Found & Flourish
For the boss-babe persuasion (of which we are all a part of), Found & Flourish’s podcast 'Bossing It' is a great resource to learn about money and business. Entrepreneurs Frankie Cotton and Lara Sheldrake co-host the podcast and invite a variety of women onto their platform to discuss topics ranging from social media success and tips to implementing an Instagram strategy, to advice on being self-employed and how to deal with a fear of public speaking. Best Episode: EP06 – Recognising False Success, Resilience and Tapping Into Your Full Potential