Podcasts to Picnic With

By: Melissa Campanelli

Earlier this summer, we brought you a list of Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s favorite summer beach reads. Well, ladies, we’d now like to share with you a few of our favorite female-hosted podcasts to listen to while lounging on the beach, picnicking in the park, or however you love to spend to your summer!

HBR IdeaCast
Hosted by Sarah Green Carmichael, senior editor of the Harvard Business Review, this podcast often features female researchers, business authors and thought leaders, including Isabel Allende and Emma Seppaia (“The Happiness Track”). Each episode is less than 20 minutes. One that I particularly recommend is titled Make Better Decisions, and features Therese Huston, author of “How Women Decide.” In the episode, Huston discusses how women can break out of making the same kinds of decisions.

Women to Watch
Hosted by Susan Foley Rocco, this weekly podcast based in Philadelphia focuses on interviews with successful women. Foley Rocco digs deep for women’s motivations and how they overcome obstacles. A recent episode with popular TED Talks speaker Amy Cuddy, the Harvard professor and psychologist who studies nonverbal behavior that we spoke about in our book list, is particularly interesting and revealing.

GirlBoss Radio
Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal, became a high-profile champion for female entrepreneurs after her 2014 business memoir “#GIRLBOSS” became a New York Times best-seller.

Her podcast, GirlBoss Radio, features interviews with some of the most impressive and interesting female executives, like General Electric Vice Chair Beth Comstock, and Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe. The episodes are heavy on takeaways, but Amoruso’s conversational tone makes it seem as if you’re listening in on a dinner party. The podcasts average about 60 minutes. A recent entertaining episode featured NASCAR driver Julia Landauer, a 24-year-old Stanford graduate who began her career in go-kart racing, but went to college to augment her business acumen.

Have a recommendation on a podcast you listen to? Let us know and we’ll feature it on our social accounts over the summer! Also, don’t forget to connect with us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest!

P.S. Don’t forget about Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s podcast, Women in Retail Talks!

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