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The Podcasts that keep us company

Podcasts are probably one of the most effortless ways of learning. Research shows no difference in comprehension between listening and reading content, and you might learn something useful during your commute to work!

Below is a selection of podcasts by us W Coffee hosts. Whether they are general career advice or from a gender perspective, you would be able to find one that works for you and keep you company.

Happy Listening!

HBP Women at Work

Website | Apple Podcast

Category: Women at Work

About: “Women face gender discrimination throughout our 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. So HBR staffers Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Emily Caulfield are untangling some of the knottiest problems. They interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.”

Practical advice to practical problems for women at work. Regardless of experiencing similar problems yourself, this podcast helps build up the resourcefulness in your career path.


Dear HBR

Website | Apple Podcast

Category: Career and Workplace Conflicts

About: “Work can be frustrating. How can you get along with that maddening coworker? Figure out what your unapproachable boss really wants? Motivate your demoralized team? "Dear HBR:" is here to help. With empathy, experience, and humor, veteran Harvard Business Review editors and co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn explore solutions to your workplace dilemmas. Bolstered by insights from guests and academic research, they help you navigate thorny situations to find a better way forward.”

Hosts Alison and Dan do a good job reading between the lines and put themselves in the letter writer's shoes. What's even better is they make sure the audience walks away with a clear mind and some actionable items.


Secrets of Wealthy Women

Website | Apple Podcast

Category: Gender Parity & Women Empowerment

About: “Empower yourself financially. Successful women executives, workplace pioneers, self-made entrepreneurs, industry trendsetters and money-savvy experts reveal insights on how to get ahead, reach your goals, and achieve professional success. They join host Veronica Dagher every Tuesday.”

WSJ’s Secret of Wealthy Women doesn’t shy away from talking about money and enjoying the bitter-sweet taste of success. The confidence and determination of these successful women will shine through the podcast and help you overcome the doubts that hold you back.


Dare to lead with Brene Brown

Website | Spotify Podcast

Category: Courage and Leadership

About: “Conversations with change-catalysts, culture-shifters and more than a few troublemakers who are innovating, creating, and daring to lead.”

Bestseller author Brene Brown brought “courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy” into modern corporate vocabulary. It is a call-to-action that soothes you and motivates you at the same time.


Gallup Called to Coach

Website | Apple Podcast

Category: Self-awareness and development

About: “Called to Coach is a webcast resource for those who want to help others discover and use their strengths. We have Gallup experts and independent strengths coaches share tactics, insights and strategies to help coaches maximize the talent of individuals, teams and organizations around the world. Being your best self means playing to your strengths at work and everywhere else. Discover your strengths and learn how to use them to thrive with CliftonStrengths 34. Visit today!”

We cannot emphasize enough to know your strengths and play to them. An essential concept of CliftonStrengths 34 is that do not focus purely on your weaknesses but look into bringing your strengths into a mature and beneficial form. This podcast is gold for those who have completed the CliftonStrengths 34 questionnaire (~US$ 50).


The Anxious Achiever

Website | Apple Podcast

Category: Mental health

About: “Host Morra Aarons-Mele is on a mission to reframe how we think about anxiety and mental health in the workplace. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. We desperately need better models for leadership and a more holistic view of mental health. Our culture tells those of us who suffer from anxiety and depression that we can’t succeed but we tell a different story — without sugarcoating the tough stuff. We feature stories from people who’ve been there and experts who can help you thrive.”

Candid conversations on the anxiety and depression issues even for those most successful ones. Read stories were told to remind us to aim for sustainable success in work and life.


Diversity & Inclusion by Littler

Website | Apple Podcast

Category: D&I Profession

About: “We help organizations develop customized diversity and inclusion initiatives that advance strategic objectives within the legal margins. The purpose of Littler's podcasts is to provide helpful information for employers, addressing the latest developments in labor and employment relations. They are not a substitute for experienced legal counsel and do not provide legal advice or attempt to address the numerous factual issues that arise in any employment-related issue.”

If you want to learn more about the profession of Diversity and Inclusion work, check out this podcast by a US-based legal firm. The content is up to date and covers the latest developments in the D&I space.


She Play Games

Website | Apple Podcast

Category: Women in Games Interviews

About: “Welcome to the She Plays Games Podcast! Over the next weeks, months and years, I, Lauren, hope to speak to a broad spectrum of women who’re working in the video games industry to learn more about their amazing experiences and the paths they've taken to get to where they are today. Whether you’re thinking about joining the video games industry or are just interested to learn more about the incredible women that I’ll be speaking to, my goal is to inspire you through the telling of these stories.”

Highlighting women in video games one at a time, through these heartfelt conversations from the different roles and sectors of video game industry.

What are your favourite podcast show? Share with us in the comments below and we will continue to grow the list based on your recommendation.

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