Being a woman in the tech field can be challenging. Today’s tech field is male-dominant, which leads to women being discouraged from joining the field or not feeling like they belong when they do. One of the skills essential to success in any field is multitasking. I was and still am a fan of learning new things on the go, not just learning new things but also getting inspired by amazing women excelling in their fields.
That’s where I went deep into the world of podcasts. I can use tech podcasts to learn new things, career podcasts that can help me better understand the job market, and many other types of podcasts. Podcasts are a great way to learn without being in a specific place or time.
Learning is not the only thing that makes podcasts great; it also offers a way to have a sense of community. Having a sense of community is essential in any career for several reasons, such as:
- Networking: A community can help build relationships with people in the industry which can be an invaluable resource for finding job opportunities, learning about new developments in your field, and gaining insights into the field.
- Support: A community provides a support system to help you through challenging times. Whether you’re job hunting, learning new skills, dealing with a complicated project, or struggling with work-related stress, having a community to turn to can make a big difference.
- Collaboration: A community can foster cooperation and teamwork.
- Sense of belonging: Feeling like part of a community can give you a sense of belonging, leading to greater job satisfaction and a more fulfilling career.
Today, many podcasts made by exceptional women provide unique content and support for women in tech everywhere. In this article, I will go 7 of the many great podcasts.
LET’S JUMP RIGHT IN.
- The Women in Tech Show – Hosted by Edaena Salinas, a Software Engineer at Microsoft since 2014. This podcast features interviews with women who are tech leaders. The podcast covers various topics related to tech, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
- Women Tech Charge – Hosted by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon, Women Tech Charge is a series of candid, inspiring, and often funny conversations with inventors, entrepreneurs, and even real-life spies. Stories of eureka moments, successes and failures, passions, and ideas.
- Ladybug Podcast – One of my top favorite ones, for sure. This podcast is hosted by Kelly Vaughn, Emma Bostian, and Ali Spittel- covers various technology-related topics, including web development, career advice, and entrepreneurship.
- The Broad Experience – Hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte, this podcast focuses on women in the workplace in general and not just in tech. It covers various topics related to career development and work-life balance for women and everyone.
- Ellevate Podcast – This podcast is a collection of conversations with Women Changing the Face of Business hosted by Kristy Wallace. The discussions include women’s career experiences, including technology, career development, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
- Women Who Tech – WWT is not just a podcast; it is an entire community to support and encourages women. However, the podcast is hosted by Allyson Kapin and Emily Rasowsky and features interviews with women impacting the technology industry. The podcast covers various topics related to tech, entrepreneurship, and social impact.
- Techsetters – Hosted by Dr. Patricia Gestoso and Lorraine Sanders, this podcast features interviews with women breaking barriers and making waves in the technology industry. The podcast covers topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership.
Handling the many tasks and chores, we must finish daily is difficult. It can be overwhelming, and time is very tricky. So, how can we accomplish our daily tasks while working on improving ourselves simultaneously? How can we find the motivation or listen to others’ stories and get inspired?
My favorite thing to do daily house chores commute to school/ work, or while I talk, an evening walk is to listen to a podcast or two, learn something new, and efficiently use my time. Listening to a podcast doesn’t require you to stay still or tune in at a specific time, making it an ideal learning resource for busy people or those used to multitasking.
In this article, I propose 7 great podcasts created by intelligent, amazing women to share, educate and inspire women and everyone everywhere through their stories and the stories of guests they bring on their shows. So, next time you’re walking your dog, driving to work, or cleaning the host, tune in to one of those podcasts and get inspired.