I love to catch up on podcast episodes during routines, like my daily commutes, when I’m folding laundry or cleaning. I struggle to find time otherwise for my own entrepreneurial development. So I tune in for this reason and for many of the same reasons that Forbes has shared.
- Podcasts are a great way to work on personal growth and professional development on the go. Listen to them in the car, when washing dishes, or while otherwise occupied – you’ll get the primary task done quicker, and you’ll have learned something new and interesting at the same time!
- Podcasts can help you find the thought leaders and experts in your industry. You can gain inspiration, knowledge, and ideas for replicating their success, and maybe also find guest speakers for your own blog, vlog, podcast, or events. (And if you’re wondering whether you should start a podcast, well – that’s a great way to increase your following and traffic too!) You can even send a pitch to be a guest speaker to podcasts.
- Podcasts can also help you keep up to date with the latest trends in your industry. Learn about the latest and greatest so that you can keep up with your competitors, staying relevant and profitable in a world where business moves fast.
While there are many podcasts out there for entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com has its own list), you’ll probably want to diversify your listening. Scope out some of the top podcasts in your industry, and check out these podcasts hosted by black women on topics such as business and self-help.
Here are some of the top business podcasts that every black woman entrepreneur should have on her rotation.
- Side Hustle Pro – I personally think this podcast is the Queen Bee of business podcasts for Black women. Host Nicaila Matthews Okome shines the spotlight on black women entrepreneurs who have scaled their businesses, going from small side hustles to profitable companies. Learn from the success stories of other sisters!
- Sisternomics – Sisternomics is a podcast for black women entrepreneurs who want the most practical mindset, marketing and business building tips for reaching their next income level. The episodes are rich, thoughtful and authentic, with relevant topics to the Black woman in business and a host who is as thoughtful and inspiring as her powerful guests.
- Women Who Badass – Host Krystal Covington and guest hosts such as Chelley Canales interview guests on how they’ve taken charge of their lives, achieved self-actualization, and become strong women who succeed and thrive in business despite the challenges.
- Your First Million – Host Arlan Hamilton, the founder and managing partner of investment firm Backstage Capital, goes behind the scenes on business deals and teaches you how to help your small business make your first million dollars.
- Brown Ambition – Hosts Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche talk finance, freelancing, and more on this approachable weekly podcast about overcoming business challenges on your way to success.
- Beauty, Brains, and Business – Host Dr. Carey Yazeed focuses on supporting and showcasing female entrepreneurs and professional women at all stages of their careers. Listen in for resources, information, success stories, and more!
- Happy Black Woman – Host Rosetta Thurman, a business coach and mentor, runs this podcast for ambitious black women ready to transform their mindsets, find inspiration, and create the lives and businesses they’ve always wanted.
- In Good Company – Host Otegha Uwagba draws on her experience as a career coach and business founder to host this show for working women, offering practice advice, fresh ideas, and interviews with successful peers.
- Studio 78 – Host Nache’ Snow interviews women entrepreneurs across the creative industries, giving them a place to tell their stories so others can learn how to start their own side hustles or business endeavors.
- Hello Seven – Host Rachel Rodgers helps her listeners take their businesses to 7-figure earnings by creating intellectual property and using that IP to help them scale. Tune in for tried-and-true strategies from Rodgers, an IP lawyer herself.
- The Glow Up – In this weekly podcast, hosts Casey Carter and Naomi Brown talk arts and entrepreneurship! As their site puts it best, the podcast is about helping arts and entertainment entrepreneurs “figure out the mindset and tactics that let them play the game, and not get played by the game.”
- Dear Diaspora – a podcast celebrating the African diaspora – its change-makers, innovators and entrepreneurs working to make our world a better one to live in. If you’re passionate about entrepreneurship, social change, professional development, and want to be inspired–then this is the podcast for you!
While business is important, so are you and your well-being! Here are some self-help podcasts to help you affirm and care for yourself as you go forth and slay in business too.
- Therapy for Black Girls – This weekly podcast is a conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, about all things mental health and personal development. Dr. Bradford focuses on the little things and the small decisions that can help listeners become the best possible versions of themselves.
- Afro Yoga – Host Angie Franklin, who’s also an entrepreneur and small business owner, creates this fun and relatable podcast for women seeking sisterhood, transformation, and opportunities for wellness. The podcast touches on everything from Kemetic yoga to self-care and entrepreneurship.
- Affirm – Host Davia Roberts, a former therapist and licensed professional counselor, talks frankly about wellness, mental health, and trauma in this podcast for women of color. (Podcast is complete as of October 2019.)
- Balanced Black Girl – Host Lestraundra “Les” Alfred, a personal trainer and nutrition coach, encourages her listeners to set and reach their health and fitness goals.
- The Black Girl Bravado – Hosts Germani Manning and Brittany Lackey explore topics of mental health, wellness, and spirituality, building community and providing motivation through humor and honesty.
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