March 8, 2023

Breaking Barriers: The Best Women in Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Michel Gagnon
Michel Gagnon
CEO of Stun&Awe

Recent statistics show that women are launching and scaling successful companies at a higher rate than ever before. In 2021, they launched 49% of new businesses in the US and 42% in Germany, up from below 30% in 2019.1 An older study also showed that female founders performed 63% better than their male peers.2

But let's not sugarcoat it. We're celebrating International Women's Day, but we're not there yet.

Funding, business support, and mentorship still favor men. Emily Chang wrote an entire book just a few years entitled, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley. It is not all rainbow and sunshine.

So how do you get there?

There's no shortage of ideas to support women better and embrace equity. We can:

  • Increase funding for women-owned businesses and shake the old boys' Club
  • Promote gender diversity in leadership positions
  • Provide mentorship and networking opportunities for women
  • Address workplace discrimination and bias
  • Encourage work-life balance for women

We must also inspire women. While a group of male cheerleaders might be a good start, there's nothing like women supporting other women.

Female entrepreneurs building a business or just starting a side hustle need support in navigating their unique path. And one of the fastest ways to ignite the required motivation for the journey ahead is from high-performing women business leaders that have walked the walk and can now talk the talk.

Here are five incredible podcasts run by phenomenal female entrepreneurs that help women on a weekly basis chase their entrepreneurial, product, and leadership goals with confidence.

Dear FoundHer

Hosted by Brand Igniter and award-winning entrepreneur Lindsay Pinchuk, Dear FoundHer is a weekly Podcast for female entrepreneurs to get inspired. Lindsay shares actionable tips for success through thought-provoking conversations with some of the most successful female founders and entrepreneurs who have paved the way.

In a chat with Stun and Awe, Lindsay revealed “When I became a female founder in 2010 I didn't have any friends who owned businesses---and I felt incredibly lonely. Eventually, over time, I built up a network of founders around me who I was able to bounce ideas off of and who when I was with, I felt seen.”

Lindsay’s success in her newly acquired network fueled her passion to zero in on female entrepreneurs to the point of birthing the Dear FoundHer Podcast. She disclosed “I sold my first company in 2019, and after leaving two years later, my goal was truly to help other female founders based on my own experiences---to support them, to lift them up, to share stories, to teach them.  And that was the catalyst for starting Dear FoundHer…”

Dear FoundHer with Lindsay Pinchuk

Recent episodes include:

  • Redefine What Success Means + Make More Money in the Process with Sallie Holder, Founder of The Brimm
  • How to Pitch You + Your Business to the Press, with Alex York, Entrepreneurship Journalist at Insider
  • Test, Research and Prove Your Concept before you Scale with the Co-Founders of Dagne Dover
  • 15 Tips to Consider When Building + Selling a Business

Each week, Lindsay picks the brains of some of her closest contacts, offering them the chance to share their teachable moments as well as business, marketing, content, social media tips, and more.

Side Hustle Pro Podcast

Nicaila Matthews Okome, The Creator and Host of the Side Hustle Pro Podcast started the show when she was a side hustler herself. The Side Hustle Pro is the first and only podcast to spotlight bold, Black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustles to profitable businesses.

Having scaled the podcast into a full-time business, Nicaila centers around getting the confidence to follow your passion, turn it into a business, and figure out if a side hustle is for you.  The podcast episodes provide a “yes you can” and “here’s how” actionable steps that push women-led business owners out of their comfort zone.

Side Hustle Pro with Nicaila Matthews Okome

Recent episodes include:

  • How Domonique Brown Grew Her Art Into An Everyday Lifestyle Brand• How Ehime Eigbe Created West Africa’s Biggest Frozen Yogurt Brand
  • From Ghana To Ulta: How Hanahana Beauty’s Founder Is Expanding Her Brand
  • How Two Side Hustling Moms Pioneered The Momference for Millennial Moms of Color
  • How Jacquelyn Rodgers Got Black Santa Onto Target Shelves

With real experiences and powerful stories shared weekly by highly driven black women, get inspired to launch your own initiatives.

The "Productea with Leah" Podcast

Leah Tharin, Host of the Productea Podcast has been in tech for over two decades, founded four startups, and is building out a knowledge base in tech around Product-Led Growth / Product-led Sales, Growth, and Scaling in B2B.

With Over 2'000 listening hours and 20 tech industry experts featured, the Productea Podcast spills the tea on the product, business, and the reality of senior leadership in tech. Her experience, network, and sense of humor lead to fun interviews full of actionable content from some of top tech and product leaders.

Prouctea with Leah Podcast

Recent episodes include:

  • John Cutler, Product-led Growth, crazy stories from the inside
  • Jennifer Montague - What it means and takes to be a great VP Growth
  • Scott Brinker, on AI, Marketing at Scale and what to expect in the future

Learn everything you need to stay at the cutting edge of product development! ‍

Women in Tech Podcast

Hosted by WeAreLATech's Espree Devora, The Women in Tech Podcast features inspiring Women in Tech from Engineers, Female Founders, Investors, UX, and UI Designers, and Journalists all sharing their story how they got to where they are today.

The purpose of the show is for every listener to walk away feeling 'If She Can Do It So Can I'. Espree calls it "actionable empowerment".

Women in tech Podcast with Espree Devora

Recent episodes include:

  • Remix: Asher Jay, Bhav Sharma, and Elizabeth Dell: Women In Tech
  • Kyna Fong of Elation Health: Women In Tech California
  • Chelsi Alise Cocking, Future Sketches at MIT Media Lab: Women In Tech Boston

Espree understands the importance of being ahead of the game, especially in the digital space. Listen to remarkable women in tech share their journey into tech and get motivated to start yours too.

Goal Digger Podcast

Hosted by Jenna Kutcher, Goal Digger Podcast is a Forbes top-rated podcast with 85 million downloads that is helping thousands, especially women, redefine success and chase bold dreams.

At 23, Jenna escaped the 9-5 hustle and became a self-made millionaire. The Goal Digger Podcast is passionate about empowering other women to navigate their unique path in full-time entrepreneurship.

Goal Digger Podcast with Janne Kutcher

Recent episodes include:

  • How to Scale Back, Be Private, and Still Succeed
  • 10 Ways to Learn and Get Coached from Free to Top Dollar
  • How to Write and Self-Publish a Best-Selling Book
  • Automated DMs 101: The Rundown of My Newest Marketing Strategy

Week after week, Jenna brings productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories that can help YOU design your dream career.

Along with sharing her best-kept secrets, she interviews the best in the industry! Hear from experts on the Goal Digger Podcast, get inspired, and tackle your biggest goals along the way.


Female entrepreneurs require equity, intentionality, and inspiration to flourish. Thankfully, a good number of women business leaders have taken it upon themselves to create an enabling environment that promotes women-led businesses.We all have a part to play. If you are a woman business leader, we hope this list of the best women in business podcasts for entrepreneurs provides you with some inspiration and ideas on how to stay ahead of the curve.

Be a guest on our Growth Leap Podcast

We're always looking for inspiring and knowledgeable guests on our Growth Leap podcast. If you're a woman in tech, founded your own business, or have built a career in impact business/sustainability and want to share your insights, we'd love to have you on our podcast. We'll provide the space and time for you to share your story, ideas, and experiences.

Happy International Women’s Day #EmbraceEquity ‍‍


[1] Here’s what women’s entrepreneurship looks like around the world; Female Founders Monitor 2022

[2] Women Founders And Funders Are Outperforming, So Why Is Gender Inequality Growing, And What Do We Do About I