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Ten Best Podcasts For Women In Their 20s

Whether you are at the gym, stuck in traffic, or just breezing through your lunch hour, podcasts are a godsend. I have friends who dip in for a few minutes, listening in lines or during downtimes at work. Others binge them. All podcasts aren’t created equal. Not to throw shade on the  “murder shows, but I’m focused here on the ones that can help you jumpstart your career and feel better about yourself. If you’re a young professional, these are the best 10 podcasts for women in their 20s.


1 Being Boss, Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon


Originated in 2015, Being Boss was initially hosted by “business besties” Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson. Today Emily is solo on this podcast which boasts over nine million downloads and offers advice for entrepreneurs that directly addresses career challenges. Along with lifestyle tips and career tactics, this is one of the great podcasts for women in their 20s.

2 The Broad Experience, Ashley Milne-Tyte


Began by British-born writer and New York-based public radio reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte in 2012, this podcast strives to address the various experiences women have in the workplace. With a hopeful yet realistic approach, The Broad Experience relies on guests and their personal stories about race, culture, and working women.

3 The Lively Show, Jess Lively


Over the course of some 300 episodes, host Jess Lively has not only interviewed thought-leaders like Elizabeth Gilbert and Brené Brown but explored complex topics like the neurology spectrum and consciousness. Because so many of her female guests are successful and innovative, it is one of the truly great podcasts for women in their 20s.

4 Goal Digger, Jenna Kutcher


This business podcast offers a unique workshop style program that lets listeners actually train with experts on everything from using social media to building a budget. With brief chats and longer talks, you’ll likely feel that you’ve enjoyed an energizing pep talk rather than just a podcast.

5 Clever Girl Finance, Bola Onada Sokunbi


As host Bola Onada Sokunbi explains on her website, she strives to help women 

“become accountable, ditch debt, save money, and build real wealth.” A  certified financial education instructor she uses both her knowledge and own experience to help listeners regain control of their money. As someone who saved $100,000 three years out of college despite paying a mortgage and earning an average income, she can definitely help you achieve your goals!

6 Switch, Pivot, or Quit, Ahyiana Angel


As a career coach I’m often asked by clients if I think they should stay at their job or just cut their losses? Host Ahyiana Angel’s Switch, Pivot, or Quit podcast is designed to help listeners navigate career transitions. As the show’s “chief encourager,” Ahyiana Angel speaks from experience. She’s someone who managed her own successful career switch moving from sports entertainment to publishing. Her “Seven Minute Sunday” series will keep you motivated while keeping the scaries at bay!

7 Skimm’d From the Couch, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg


With new episodes every Wednesday morning, this no-holds-barred chat features co-hosts Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. This podcast relies on the first-person experiences of female entrepreneurs –– their deep bench of guests includes everyone from Priyanka Chopra Jonas to Dr. Kathrin Jansen.

8 No Limits, Rebecca Jarvis


Hosted by ABC News Emmy Award-winning journalist and Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, No Limits can offer you guideposts and goalposts for your dreams. Featuring honest stories from “bold and influential women,” as its website explains, this podcast explores the tradeoffs and challenges they faced on the road to making their entrepreneurial ambitions a reality. Just tuning in to hear Jarvis ask her signature question “What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received? will be enough to get you hooked.


9 So Money, Farnoosh Torabi


Having logged over 1,000 episodes, Farnoosh Torabi not only speaks with inspiring entrepreneurs and leaders like Ariana Huffington and Margaret Cho but answers your questions about money as well. If you’ve ever wanted to know some of the best ways to earn passive income, check out episode 989.


10 Journey to Launch,  Jamila Souffrant 


Occasionally controversial but always engaging, this podcast features host Jamila Souffrant who began buying property right out of college. Using personal life lessons she helps listeners solve their own financial puzzles. 


Give one or two of these podcasts a listen. You’re sure to hear from inspiring women just like you while being motivated to be your best self. 


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