Here at The WO we love open discussions and sharing ideas – so it stands to reason that we LOVE a good podcast too. In celebration of International Podcast Day we’ve picked the brains of The WO Team on their favourite female podcasts that work towards empowering women.

Whether you want to delve into feminism, career building, finances, or periods, you can BET there’s a podcast for you. Scroll down and see our pick of podcasts by women, for women, and about … women!


“28 Days Later” with India Rakusen

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A taboo busting podcast those who want to know the science & history behind periods. “I enjoyed learning about what happens at each stage of our menstrual cycle – and found out so much that I didn’t know! A great listen as each episode is short (15 mins-ish) but packed full of info with interesting topics covered.” Nikki 

“Building You” with Hayley Mulenda

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In this podcast Hayley Mulenda covers careers & building your confidence with a lot of references to contemporary and black culture. “This is one podcast I love to listen to, Hayley is a great speaker and asks great questions to gets that bring great conversation and is very inspiring, feels like I am listening to two friends having the best conversation.” Cynthia 

“Visible Women” with Caroline Criado Perez

A podcast for anyone who wants to learn more about the gender gap and how it effects every day life (you may be surprised!) “Since reading Invisible Women I have been following Caroline Criado in all that she does online! (you can sign up for her newsletter and her Twitter account @CCriadoPerez is a good source of info, news and commentary on  ‘how women are simply forgotten in a world designed for men.” Nikki 

“The History Chicks” with Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider

“Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history.” That sums up the History Chicks. Beckett and Susan dig into the past of women’s history and explore connections, interpretations, and facts. Subjects range from popular culture to the obscure depths of history. Helen 

“Working Hard, Hardly Working” with Grace Beverley

This is a business podcast with a difference. Entrepreneur Grace Beverley gets to the bottom of what really goes on behind the scenes of businesses’ biggest hitters. Listen for open and honest dialogue with those who have built a business, including interviews with inspiring entrepreneurs, and discussions on what it takes to achieve career success. Helen 

“Table Manners” with Jessie and Lennie Ware

Finally, a podcast for with a foodie element! Every week Jessie Ware gets to the nitty gritty with a well known guest, alongside her mother (and amazing chef) Lennie. Get ready for in depth talks, oversharing, and food recipes you’ll want to try. What an intriguing mix! Maggie – CEO 

In Good Company” with Otegha Uwagba

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A, eye-opening culture and ideas podcast which covers everything from feminism to career building, money, and race. Host & best selling author Otegha Uwagba is a natural interviewer who’s witty conversations with an array of guests will have you laughing and crying.  Anna 

“Financial Feminist” with Tori Dunlap

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This is the FIRST female-led podcast that gives financial advice, so it just had to be included in our best female podcasts guide! Host Tori Dunlap and guests discuss how money effects women differently. She discusses debt, money confidence, bank accounts, money myths, and much more. A great podcast if you want to get to grips with your finances. Vicky  

“Exactly” with Florence Givern

A guide to modern day feminism from the author of best-selling book Women Don’t Owe You Pretty. “Each episode covers a different topic and Florence talks to specialists in each area and has open and honest discussions.” Olivia  


“The Guilty Feminist” with Deborah Frances-White

Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? That’s the premise of this podcast. Comedian & host Deborah Frances-White explores what it means to be a 21st century feminist, discussing goals, hypocrisies, and common insecurities of feminists today supported with hilarious anecdotes and guests. Helen 

If you have an inspiring podcast you’d like to share then tweet us @thewomensorganisation or email Happy podcasting!