The Best Female Empowerment Podcasts To Listen To Right Now
On the hunt for a new female empowerment podcast to listen to? Look no further! Whether you need an uplifting bit of female-focussed humour or something more spiritual or based on self-care, we here at Dandy have put together the ultimate guide to inspirational podcasts for women.
The Importance of Listening to Women’s Voices
While the world is slowly but surely progressing when it comes to women’s rights and equality, we still have a long way to go. In fact, last year, we were still being hit with a significant gender pay gap - with women being paid on average 14.9% less than men in the UK alone. We’re also still faced with the awakening truth that it is still approximately 132 years until the global gender gap (aka, the difference between us and men when it comes to having the same rights and opportunities) reaches full parity.
But it’s not just political. It’s important to listen to women’s voices because we are all connected by one of the most strengthening and empowering things alone - just being women! Physically, mentally, and spiritually, we are dynamic and powerful, and this should be celebrated.
It’s so important that we can have, and be, positive female role models too. To motivate, inspire, guide, and spread positivity - which is so much stronger when we stick together, rather than stand apart.
Top Podcasts for Women’s Empowerment
Women’s Empowerment Podcast
The perfect all-rounder when it comes to female empowerment, this podcast discusses wealth, health, and happiness so that you can achieve your full potential.
Hosted by comedians and perfectly imperfect mummas Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn, this hilarious, empowering series covers the realities of parenthood and beyond, and features guest authors and experts for an educational edge.
The Guilty Feminist
Hosted by Deborah Frances-White, this is the award-winning podcast that discusses the realities of 21st century feminism. The introductory quote? “I’m a feminist but… one time I went on a women’s rights march, and I popped into a department store to use the loo, and I got distracted trying out face cream. And when I came out the march was gone!”. That was enough for us to dive right in.
Call Your Girlfriend
A bit like listening to a chat between two best friends, this podcast covers everything from careers to politics. Hosted by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, the episodes feature different inspiring women who have super interesting and smart things to say.
Black Gals Livin’
Two London girls chatting about everything from pop culture and dating to manifestation and mental health. An easy listen for anyone that needs an instant hit of inspiration.
Unsubscribe The Podcast
A podcast all about ‘unsubscribing’ from negativity and bettering your thought patterns and self-damaging behaviours.
A twice-monthly podcast by feminist outlet Bitch Media, this cheeky listen covers fashion, beauty, women’s social justice, empowering women in politics and so much more.
Another winner from Bitch Media, this podcast focuses heavily on feminism and social injustices relating to women.
She’s All Fat: A Fat Positive Podcast
The ultimate podcast to listen to for body positivity. Investigating ‘fatness in culture’ and covering interviews with members of the ‘fatosphere’, this is a safe space for ALL women that want to listen to everything and anything body positivity.
The ultimate listen if you’re into self-care. LA-based writers Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer chat all about their self-care rituals and practices with honesty and humour.
We Can Do Hard Things
The epitome of female empowerment, author Glennon Doyle launched this podcast after the success of her book Untamed, released at the beginning of the pandemic, which became an instant hit. After realising that her mantra from the book – ‘we can do hard things’ – had become a motto for other women all over the world, she decided to base her podcast on the very phrase itself. The podcast covers every meaningful but difficult topic in womanhood - such as loving and losing, parenting and caring, beginning and ending friendships, battling addictions, illnesses and loneliness, careers, marriages, divorces, equality and so much more.
The Hey Girl Podcast
A totally candid podcast in which author Alex Elle speaks with inspiring women near and far. From her own family and friends to women in the spotlight and businesswomen, she gains an interesting insight into the lives of women from all walks of life.
Black Girl in Om
Packed full of positive affirmations, guided meditations, and interesting conversations with inspiring women, this podcast helps to expand the perception of Black women to transform the narrative.
The Patrauma Party
For all things mental health and trauma with a light-hearted edge, stick this on your list.
Unf*ck Your Brain
For women that believe in women’s empowerment but struggle to feel empowered, this podcast helps listeners to overcome social conditioning, get through life’s challenges and stopping self-critical thoughts in their tracks.
Will you be listening to any of these self-empowerment podcasts? We’d love to hear your thoughts!