10 Podcasts Every Woman Should Listen To

10 Podcasts Every Woman Should Listen To

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Let’s admit it: women give some real empowering advice. So, here are 10 podcasts featuring incredibly empowered women that you should listen to.

You’ve probably heard the slogan before: empowered women empower women.

And there are some damn powerful females — Lisa Nichols, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, and even Mindvalley’s co-founder, Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani, to name a few — at Mindvalley who inspire other women to up their game. 

While you can find these ladies over at Mindvalley Membership, we’re here to put the spotlight instead on the empowered female guests whom Vishen and Jason Marc Campbell have had the privilege of hosting on Mindvalley’s podcasts.

And because we’re always up for celebrating female power, we’ve put together a list of incredibly tenacious ladies who’ve rocked up to the mic at The Mindvalley Podcast and Superhumans At Work. The episodes consist of topics from surviving an abusive relationship and thriving to finding your authentic self to setting guilt-free boundaries.

  1. Maye Musk On What It Takes To Survive And Thrive
  2. Priyanka Chopra Jonas On Rising Above Failure To Achieve Success
  3. Dr. Kristen Willeumier On How To Boost Your Brain Performance In 10 Minutes
  4. Elisabeth Rohm On How To Lead Your Life With Respect
  5. Danica Patrick On How To Become A Real-Life Wonder Woman
  6. Aya Jean On How To Dress For Success
  7. Nancy Levin On How To Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty
  8. Sarah Pendrick On Techniques To Help You Get Rid Of Self-Doubt
  9. Regan Hillyer On Manifesting And Having The Right Mindset
  10. Kathy Caprino On Being The Most Powerful You

While the subjects are disparate, they all have one thing in common: these podcasts can inspire you to be the strong woman we all know you to be. So, clear your schedule; you have some downloading to do.

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen

Our CEO and founder interviews some really amazing personalities, like Gary Zukav, Mark Cuban, and even the Amy Farrah Fowler (or Blossom, if you’re old enough to remember), Mayim Bialik. So, it’s no wonder that the following podcast episodes include some of the most inspiring women on the planet.

Turn up the volume because you’re not going to want to miss a single thing.

#1: Maye Musk on what it takes to survive and thrive

If you’re trying to put your finger on why Maye’s name sounds so familiar, it’s because she’s the mother to filmmaker Toska Musk, restauranteur Kimbal Musk, and entrepreneur Elon Musk.

That’s not all she’s known for. Maye’s got accolades up the wazoo — a supermodel (even now in her 70’s!), dietitian, speaker, and an international bestselling author of “A Woman Makes A Plan.”

But all that glitters is not gold. In this episode, Maye talks about:

  • How she survived an abusive relationship
  • How she rose above her weight issues as a plus-size model
  • How she overcame ageism in the modeling industry
  • What it look to establish a lifelong career as a respected dietitian
  • How she raised her children with grace, kindness, and compassion

I believe in being kind to people and having a good day.

— Maye Musk

And that’s Maye Musk in a nutshell, everyone.

#2: Priyanka Chopra Jonas on rising above failure to achieve success

What you see of Priyanka is the tip of the iceberg — the rewards of success, including winning Miss World in 2000, transitioning from a Bollywood actress to a Hollywood one, her work with UNICEF, named Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and a memoir called “Unfinished.”

But what you don’t, is all the hard work, dedication, discipline, sacrifice, disappointment, persistence, and failures that it took to get there. In this interview, Priyanka shares:

  • The challenges she faced in her life
  • Her secret for reaching all her goals
  • The importance she places on family and education
  • Her surprising self-care routine
  • Personal anecdotes from her memoir

There are times when you have to be consistent, and just take one step and open one door. And slowly, you turn around and look back that you’ve walked a mile.

— Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Those are some wise words from the OG ‘desi girl’. (For those of you who don’t know, a ‘desi girl’ is an Indian phrase describing the epitome of an Indian girl. It is also a song in Dostana, a Bollywood movie that features Priyanka as the ‘desi girl.’)

#3: Dr. Kristen Willeumier on how to boost your brain performance in 10 minutes

We’re hearing more and more about cognitive impairment, especially Alzheimer’s and dementia. But there are ways to take proactive steps to prevent the inability to think clearly, be creative, remember details, solve problems, and retain your memory.

How can you do that, you ask?

Well, let us introduce you to Dr. Kristen Willeumier, a renowned neuroscientist and author of Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power. In this interview, get ready to hear:

  • Dr. Willeumier’s groundbreaking, science-driven plan to revitalize, nourish, and rejuvenate the brain
  • How to reverse your brain’s aging process
  • How sugar affects your brain health
  • The impact of aromatherapy on your brain
  • An abstract from her book: 10 Ways To Change Your Brain In 10 Minutes

We can change your brain at any age, whether you’re 20 or you’re 90. We can help improve blood flow, we can help stabilize your blood flow, the efficiency of the connection so that you’re able to have a superbrain.

— Dr. Kristen Willeumier

Prevention is better than cure, right? That proverb goes for your brain health, too.

#4: Elisabeth Rohm on how to lead your life with respect

Raise your hand if you’re a Law & Order fan. Because you might just be excited to know that Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Rohm, in real life) makes her Mindvalley debut in this episode.

You know her as an actress, public figure, and author, but what you may not know about Elisabeth is that she’s a true testament to what it takes to turn adversity into triumph after hitting rock bottom. And in this call with Vishen, she shares:

  • Her personal journey and how it’s shaped her
  • The key to respecting opposing opinions
  • Her organization called The RESPECT Project
  • Why suffering shouldn’t be avoided
  • The remarkable advice her mom gave her

As human beings, we’re so beautifully flawed. Suppose that there is one way to thrive or to excel in life, it sort of underestimates our human frailty. And I think one of the great ways to succeed is to be gentle with yourself, to be forgiving, to show yourself respect.

— Elisabeth Rohm

So, bottom line: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, as Miss Aretha Franklin says.

#5: Danica Patrick on how to become a real-life wonder woman

In a male-dominated world of professional motorsports, one name stands out above the rest: Danica Patrick. This powerhouse broke barriers and set historical records as a racecar driver (she was the first and only female winner in the 2008 Indy Japan 300).

A real-life woman of wonder.

In this episode, Danica and Vishen talk about her inspiring life as she shifted from her role in sports to being an entrepreneur and business owner. Highlights include:

  • The importance of knowing the power of the mind
  • The key to Danica’s success
  • What she learned from Nassim Haramein, a world leader in physics
  • How she became one of the most influential people in the world
  • The key to becoming your own kind of wonder woman

If you are rewarded for your accomplishments only, then it can actually create a mindset in you that makes you not want to participate at all for the fear of failing. So you won’t even try because your fear of failing is so much higher than your fear of stumbling.

— Danica Patrick

So, remember that fear is your friend (or trusty sidekick, if you like the superhero metaphor).

Warriors like Danica Patrick and Wonder Woman stumble all the time. But they get up, dust off their fear, and keep going.

And so can you.

Superhumans at Work With Jason Marc Campbell

Let’s face it: work plays a significant role in our life, but it doesn’t always have to be all work and no play. Incredible innovators and thought leaders sit down with host Jason Marc Campbell to plug you in on how you, too, can be a superhuman at work.

Sounds interesting? Press play and listen to greatness.

#6: Aya Jean on how to dress for success

First impressions are everything, regardless of what type of person you’re trying to come across as. And yes, fashion plays a huge part in it.

The colors and style of how you dress can make you attractive to those you want to impress. And for many of us, we’re our own worst critics, so if you need a little help, here’s Aya Jean — a style and confidence coach whose unique one-on-one style coaching goes beyond fashion, mannerisms, and overall attitude.

In this episode, Jason Campbell and Aya talk about:

  • The importance of knowing how to dress
  • Why it’s easier to impress people online
  • How important the first impression is
  • The truth about the color black
  • The easiest changes you can make to look better

If you have a message to share, you have to do everything it takes to spread your message to more people. So getting out of your own self-consciousness about your looks or feeling superficial, that all gets erased once you attract all the people and opportunities that will come naturally when you learn to look confident.

— Aya Jean

You may or may not feel that Aya’s advice is for you, but trust Jason when he says, with her help, amazing things happened with people complimenting on the little attention in the care I decided to put to the physical appearance.

If she can help him, maybe she can help you, too.

#7: Nancy Levin on how to set boundaries without feeling guilty

We’re all a little guilty in the people-pleasing department. After all, who doesn’t want to be liked by others?

But you’ve probably heard it once and now, you’ll hear it again: setting boundaries does not make you selfish. It makes you selfless.

In this episode with master coach Nancy Levin, you’ll learn how to draw the line. She discusses:

  • The actual definition of boundary and why it’s so important
  • One of the primary ways we cross our boundaries
  • Steps to keep your boundaries
  • How not to feel guilty when you put yourself first

Most people have this idea that other people cross our boundaries. And this is the myth I’m going to bust because the truth is, if our boundaries are being crossed, we’re the ones crossing the boundary.

— Nancy Levin

It’s time you stop feeling guilty and start making yourself a priority. Because, lovely, you are enough.

#8: Sarah Pendrick on techniques to help you get rid of self-doubt

Some self-doubt can be good because it helps you understand that there is a need for growth. However, persistent self-doubt can be hugely destructive to your soul.

And the anecdote? Self-love, according to Sarah Pendrick, founder of the women empowerment movement and lifestyle brand GirlTalk Network. Sarah’s main mission is to help women embrace who they were always meant to be and reach their highest calling. 

Self-doubt and self-love are the hot topics in this episode. She and Jason focus on:

  • Sarah’s inspiring life journey and the story behind her book, Beautifully Brave
  • Her experience of self-doubt while writing her book
  • Ways to change your expectations
  • How to start dealing with self-doubt
  • Techniques to have more self-love and be more self-aware

The way you can deal with self-doubt is by getting out and actually sharing that you have those doubts because once you speak, the fear doesn’t have such a strong hold over you and you’ll be able to genuinely connect with other people.

— Sarah Pendrick

If your soul is raising a red flag of self-doubt, maybe it’s time to get some tips from Sarah.

#9: Regan Hillyer on manifesting and having the right mindset

The word ‘manifestation’ seems to be everywhere, doesn’t it? It’s to the extent that even Jason admits he “almost has a resistance towards it.”

Because now that you’re manifesting, what happens now?

But this episode isn’t so much about manifesting, but more of what happens next. That’s where Regan Hillyer comes in.

This serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, energetic coach, and international speaker (including at A-Fest and Mindvalley U) is here to share how you can go from “I’ve decided to manifest” to “look at what I created.” She deep dives on:

  • The actual definition of manifesting
  • Why manifestation and hard work go hand in hand
  • The importance of patience in manifesting
  • How to find out if you are in the right space
  • Essential skills you need to find the right path

The real way you’re going to manifest your dream life and that you’re actually going to discover your purpose is by living your life. And I know that sounds really obvious, but it’s about getting out there.

— Regan Hillyer

So, what does your dream life look like? Meditate on it. Write it down. Read it over and over again. Make a plan and own it. And embody its becoming.

Jim Carrey sums it up best: “Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.

#10: Kathy Caprino on being the most powerful you

Women and business are like coffee and milk — good on their own, but f*cking amazing when they’re together. The unfortunate truth, though, is that only 38% of them hold manager roles and many still struggle to achieve the rewards, respect, and authority they’ve rightfully earned.

In this day and age, why is that still an issue?

Jason has brought Kathy Caprino, an internationally-recognized career and leadership coach, in to understand more about what holds women back from the success they want and deserve. In this episode, they discuss:

  • Kathy’s books: Breakdown Breakthrough, which explores the top 12 hidden crises working women face today, and The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths To Career Bliss, which focuses on the seven most damaging power gaps that professional women face today, and how to overcome them
  • The reason why women are scared of having power
  • Seven most damaging power gaps
  • What happens when you don’t close the power gaps
  • How to be the most powerful you

I’ve dug into every possible way to understand why [women] don’t have power here, and it starts with how society trains women.

— Kathy Caprino

The awesome thing is, women are stepping up and showing up. Society is listening and businesses are making necessary changes to be more inclusive.

Jason adds, “for each and every person that steps into their bravery shape the world and the culture into a much beautiful future which we’re all hoping for.

So, here’s to you — the fabulous female presence that you are. May you recognize your authenticity, capabilities, value, and worth to live your days showing up for yourself and for the world.

And if you ever need sage wisdom or support on your journey, head over to Mindvalley. There are incredible female authors — like Lisa Nichols, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, and Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani — as well as tribes with like-minded women who can help guide you to find your power.

Written by
Tatiana Azman - Mindvalley Writer