Top 10 podcasts on gender diversity: The inspired woman’s guide to people, places and things
The topic of gender diversity is a huge conversation to be had. What’s important is that we keep talking, keep learning and keep listening. That’s where gender diversity podcasts come in. They help educate, inform and push the vital progress of gender diversity forward. That’s why we’re bringing you a list of the top 10 gender diversity podcasts.
There are a wide range of popular podcasts exclusively pitched towards feminism, women’s issues, gender diversity, and equality of our modern time. For us, feminism is not a word we fear, it’s a badge of honour, and feminism is not a trademark but a moral choice. And, whilst they still battle to be seen and heard in this male-centric space, women have been the pioneers of podcasting’s rise in popularity.
Let’s hear it from the women! Cultivate awareness for diversity and support gender equity for ALL women of all ethnicities and societal backgrounds by hearing from the women themselves.
Here are 10 podcasts of women who are unapologetically their best selves, using their platforms to amplify women’s voices and share all their savvy insights into gender diversity and more. They’ll make you laugh, cry, and walk away refreshed and educated!
Author of ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’, Florence deep dives into five subjects: sex, social media, feminism, relationships and body image and explores them from distinctive angles. Throughout the podcast, we are met with a range of fascinating guests, from authors, cultural commentators, doctors, thought leaders to psychologists, celebrities, and comedians. Florence delves into often taboo topics of conversation that are both enlightening and galvanising whilst providing top-notch comedic value.
Activist, author and advocate for marginalised groups, Munroe Bergdorf and her guests reflect on their personal growth journeys, exploring how past events have shaped their attitudes today and how this influences their hopes for tomorrow. Sharing exceptionable stories of turning trauma into triumph and adversity into opportunity, Munroe and her guest will look back on the way we were, celebrate the way we are now and look ahead to the way we will be.
Renowned magazine editors Lorraine and Trish have supported women through all aspects of their busy lives for decades. They have 6 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 husbands between the duo. At this point in their lives, they look to the experts to support their hectic worlds as mothers and wives. Join these relatable, superb women as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their midlife journeys, from menopause to reinvention and living with angst-ridden teens, they cover it all.
Women face gender discrimination throughout their careers. It doesn’t have to derail our ambitions – but how do we prepare to deal with it? There’s no workplace orientation session about narrowing the wage gap, standing up to interrupting male colleagues or taking on many other issues we encounter at work. Instead, these women untangle some of the knottiest problems. They interview gender experts, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed despite the obstacles.
A compelling listen inspires changes and improvements to your life without resorting to drastic measures. Using the science of happiness, Dr Laurie Santos takes us through the latest scientific research and shares surprising yet inspiring tales that will change your perspective and how you approach your own happiness.
This podcast showcases diverse voices from over the world from feminist scholars, activists, and community-led development practitioners. Through informal conversations, they deliberate merging ideas, issues, and trends in Gender and Development that help us find new ways of understanding our work, institutions, society, and, ambitiously, ourselves! By coming together in this new space, they seek to re-examine the resilience of patriarchy and assess the willingness and resistance of organisations and communities to create cultures of equality. Their aim is to raise the voices crucial in this transformative task of cultivating encouraging options for a feminist future.
All about politics, public policy, and current affairs from a gender and inclusion lens. A notable statement made in Ep. 50:
“It’s not just about breaking glass ceilings. It’s about understanding that when you break glass ceilings the glass is going to fall and you’re going to get cut”
Emulates the Femme Wonk style of smashing stereotypes and confronting the inequalities in society.
Join journalist Katy Balls and other women at the top of their game in politics, journalism, comedy, education and more as they discuss all things from prejudice to their passions. Iona Craig’s episode is particularly worthy of a good listen. As a war correspondent reporting in war-torn Yemen for nine years, she speaks about why being a woman makes her job possible.
BBC’s Woman’s Hour projects women’s voices and women’s lives through topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire. Covering all aspects of life, from the arts and culture to worldwide, current news with prolific guests and expert journalism. Whatever is occurring in the world, Woman’s Hour can always be depended on to supply a timeless female perspective in a thoughtful and non-stereotypical fashion.
Deborah Frances-White’s award-winning podcast plays with the idea that feminism is a hard nut to crack. Partnered with a guest, ever-entertaining Deborah debates the topics “all 21st-century feminists agree on” while admitting their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underpin their overbearing assumptions. This podcast is all about talking about feminism from artists’ and actresses’ points of view: it shares personal stories of poverty, female friendship and leadership, smashing the patriarchy, and laughing. It’s fantastic!
Hosted by TV presenter and actress Jameela Jamil, this podcast challenges restrictive societal norms and biases against women through powerful and ‘woke’ interviews. What started with social media commentary has spiralled into a real-time movement. On I Weigh, Jameela Jamil confronts society’s structures of self-worth of weight by asking a wide range of guests about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh will amplify and empower diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.
We have great admiration and borderline addiction to these podcasts, not in a literal or medical sense, but we could not live without them. We hope these voices can do for you what they’ve done for us – regaining an understanding of the complexity, uniqueness and even the good parts of our humanity. We hope you give them a good listen and continue to follow women’s voices!
The biggest takeaway from this inspiring list: listen to more women.
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