Podcasts are a multi-taskers dream come true. They’re a convenient and efficient way of learning and expanding your mind, whether you’re at work, commuting or doing the dishes.
So when you’re in need of some words of wisdom, a download of the latest issues affecting women in the UK or just a dose of inspiration, try one of these eight podcasts for working mums:
Women at Work
Join Harvard Business Review editors and guests as they untangle some of the trickiest issues women face in the workplace, from navigating parental leave to getting greater recognition for your work. During 40+ episodes, you’ll hear personal stories and experiences, and receive plenty of practical advice to help you succeed at work.
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If you’re in need of some inspiration, you’re in the right place. This podcast aims to empower people to unsubscribe from the negativity that commonly slips into day-to-day life and resubscribe to patterns of behaviour that will help you be the best version of yourself. Hear from an impressive line-up of female guests, including Vanessa Kingori, British Vogue’s first black female publishing director, and Gina Martin, who successfully campaigned to make upskirting illegal.
The Working Mother’s Mentor
Business strategist and executive coach Julie Finn’s podcast provides inspiration, actionable strategies and advice on leading a high impact life. Throughout the eight-episode series, she’s joined by executives, entrepreneurs and change markers, who share their secrets to creating a fulfilling professional and family life.
The High Low
If you’re after an entertaining wrap up of the week’s current affairs, pop culture stories and the biggest issues facing women in the UK and abroad, you can count on journalists Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton. The duo’s hugely popular weekly podcast The High Low is where you go to hear about serious things discussed lightly.
How To Fail with Elizabeth Day
Now up to season 6, this brilliantly funny, painfully honest podcast is an insightful celebration of things going wrong, offering some hard-earned advice on how to bounce back from failure. In each episode, London-based journalist Elizabeth Day invites a new guest to share their biggest failures and what they’ve learned from it.
Working Mother Radio
Hosted by working mother of two Bettina Bush, Working Mother Radio explores just about every topic affecting mothers and women in the workplace. There’s hundreds of episodes to listen to, covering everything from childrens’ health issues to career strategies.
Beyond Burnout – Life Management for Working Moms
This podcast is a must for women struggling to balance their life, family and work. Created by psychiatrist Dr Tracey Marks, Beyond Burnout offers strategies to improve your physical and mental health, as well as your relationships.
The Mothers Who Work
Created by UK lifestyle website Mothers Who Work, this podcast covers a broad range of topics impacting mums, from how to budget as a couple without fighting to practicing mindfulness in the workplace.
And of course, last but not least, our very own podcast 'Equality Talks'. A ten part series, Equality Talks shares inspirational and motivational stories from women in the workplace.
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