It's a tough world out there, and sometimes it's hard to find the inspiration amidst all the depressing news. Let's be real, the current political situation seems like something out of a dark, dystopian novel. Some days, it's hard to get out of bed (this can't be just me, right?).
When it comes to women's professional lives, it can be easy to feel apathetic and, frankly, irritated about the crappy stuff that happens to us at work. (Take your pick: the pay gap, lack of diversity, and sexual harassment.) Still, for most of us, we've got to find a way to keep on moving forward, in our lives as well as our careers. After all, the rent sure isn't gonna pay itself. For some of us, that's meant blazing a career path outside of the traditional 9-5 space as a freelancer or small business owner. For others, it's meant finding new ways to make these spaces more empowering, supportive, and accommodating to our dreams (and maybe this means your "dream job" hustle starts every day after 5 p.m.).
Whatever position you find yourself in, these podcasts will provide you with all the grit, resiliency, and inspiration you need, shedding light on topics from mental health, to professional rates, to self doubt — and beyond. All our picks are created by incredible women and women of color from various different backgrounds, professions, and experiences. So next time you're stuck in traffic or on a crowded subway car, plug in your headphones and give these a listen for a well-deserved dose of empowerment and inspiration.