So you’re wondering what to do with your time now that you’re social distancing and self-isolating indefinitely. If you’re already feeling overcome with boredom there’s a simple solution. It’s time to plug into a good podcast, learn about someone or something new and get loads of ideas to advance your career or scale your business. 

Check out the list below to see what you should be listening to.

  1. Work Like a Woman with Mary Portas


Entrepreneur and retail expert Mary Portas has named her podcast after her 2018 Work Like a Woman manifesto. The show is presented by Mary and her head of culture Emily Bryce-Perkins who interview a special guest each week.

**Mary Portas wants you to ‘Work Like a Woman’**

  1. WorkLife with Adam Grant


Organisational psychologist Adam Grant hosts the TED original podcast WorkLife. Currently on its third season, previous guests have included Trevor Noah, Arianna Huffington and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. Adam is also the author of one of Oprah’s riveting reads, Give and Take.

  1. In Good Company with Otegha Uwagba


Otegha is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling career toolkit Little Black Book and the creator of Women Who which is a community for working women. For her podcast In Good Company she interviews successful women and finishes up each episode with a career agony aunt segment. 

**Six standout snippets from: Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba**

  1. She Started It with Angelica Malin


About Time Magazine editor Angelica Malin seeks to answer the question: ‘how did she do it?’ with the She Started It podcast. 

  1. Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso 


The original Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso, presents Girlboss Radio, a collection of ‘honest conversations with trailblazing women’ that she hosts alongside Girlboss editor in chief and COO Neha Gandhi.

**Six standout snippets: from Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS**

  1. Side Hustle Pro with Nicaila Matthews Okome


Side Hustle Pro host Nicaila Matthews Okome describes herself as being obsessed with black women entrepreneurs. If you want to find out how successful businesswomen turned their passion projects into profitable businesses this one is for you. 

  1. Caught Off Guard with Patricia Bright 


Having conquered YouTube, influencer and author Patricia Bright has now ventured into podcasting. Caught Off Guard is a lifestyle show which delves into everything from sex and relationships to finances and career success. 

  1. Eat Sleep Work Repeat with Bruce Daisley


Bruce Daisley is the author of The Joy of Work which was the UK’s bestselling business hardback of 2019. His podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat explores workplace culture with an emphasis on insight from psychologists, neuroscientists and workplace experts.

  1. The Ikonns with Mimi and Alex Ikonn


Mimi and Alex are the entrepreneurial couple behind The Five Minute Journal. They’re living their dream life and they want to show you how you can too. With The Ikonns podcast they interview other successful business owners and provide their own personal and professional updates. 

  1. The Lifestyle Edit with Naomi Mdudu 


The Lifestyle Edit is hosted by business strategist Naomi Mdudu. With the podcast she aims to offer actionable advice that others can use to scale their businesses by sitting down with a different successful female founder for each episode.

  1. WorkParty with Jaclyn Johnson


Before the WorkParty podcast came the WorkParty book written by Create & Cultivate CEO Jaclyn Johnson. The podcast ‘breaks down the business of being a modern working woman’ and features interviews with Beautyblender founder Rea Ann Silva, Venus Williams and Kourtney Kardashian.

  1. Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani


Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. As the name suggests, her podcast prioritises bravery over perfection by way of interviews with different changemakers. Also check out the book of the same name.

  1. Leave Your Mark with Aliza Licht 


If you haven’t read Aliza Licht’s Leave Your Mark you’re missing out on a great career advice book.  The same goes for the Leave Your Mark podcast which you can listen to here. 

**Six Standout Snippets from: Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media, by Aliza Licht **

  1. DIFTK with Frankie Tortora and Steve Folland


Doing It For The Kids is a platform for freelance parents attempting to navigate the world of flexible working. The DIFTK podcast, hosted by Frankie Tortora and Steve Folland is an extension of this.

  1. The Mattie James Show


Mattie James has been a content creator for 10 years and shares all there is to know about successfully establishing yourself as an influencer and/or content creator on her podcast The Mattie James Show. 

  1. Some You Win with Emma Gannon 


Some You Win is a four-part series hosted by The Multi-Hyphen Method author Emma Gannon. Presented in partnership with Indeed, guests include Akala and Elle UK editor-in-chief Farrah Storr discussing the ways setbacks can pave the way for future successes.

Posted by:Carly Lewis-Oduntan

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