Career / September 25, 2019

8 Career Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

What did we do to get through the day before podcasts? Podcasts have only recently become a large part of our culture in the past 10 years, yet it seems we can’t live without them. And, as much as we love a good true-crime or comedy podcast, there are many more types of pods out there that provide real-world advice to nurture your life or perspective.

One of our favorite podcast genres is career podcasts.  Did you know that career podcasts can help you be the boss lady you truly are? They can instruct you on how to navigate asking for a raise, how to put an end to passive-aggressive workplace interactions, how to ask your team for support and most importantly, how to help you walk the path you’ve always wanted.

Here are our top picks:

How I Built This

For entrepreneurs who want to know how mega, women-founded tech companies like SoulCycle go from small businesses to being part of the zeitgeist, this podcast is for you.

Go Off Sis

When Refinery29 launched an Instagram page that specifically represents the voice and interests of the millennial black woman, many were drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It captures an authenticity that seemed devoid on Instagram about the experiences of women of color. Their podcast is no different. In many segments, the hosts discuss what it is like to be a woman of color with a seat at the table.

Safe For Work

Enough with the post-its and passive-aggressive emails! This podcast will teach you how to actually deal with your conflicts at work.

Side Hustle School 

You often hear about people who turn their side hustles into big earning full-time jobs and wonder how they did it. This podcast shares how.

Harvard Business Review Ideacast

It’s not quite an MBA from Harvard Business School, but it’s pretty close. If you want specific advice on management, growing a business, and leadership, this is the podcast for you.

Girl Boss Radio With Sophia Amoruso

In 2012, Sophia Amoruso turned her e-retail business Nasty Gal into a multi-million dollar company that landed her on the cover of Forbes as one of the richest self-made women in the world by 2016. Since Amoruso has seen sold the business, she has set her sights on inspiring young women around the world with her platform #girlboss.

Monocle 24

This podcast is an amazing resource for anyone who works in the politics and media. It will help you stay on top of trends, current affairs, and the hottest tools in media.

Unstyled Podcast

Unlike all the other podcasts on this list which are quite traditionally career or entrepreneurship podcasts, the Unstyled podcast with Refinery29’s editor-in-chief, Christene Barberich is more of a fireside chat between women who are at the top of their game. Prompted by Barberich’s earnest questions and vulnerability, guests open up about navigating their career, their influences and the adversities they have overcome.

Linnea Moran


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