Apr 14 | Written By The Secret Sauce
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Podcasts have emerged as a powerful medium for sharing ideas and information. They provide a platform for diverse voices and niche topics, democratize access to information, and entertain and inspire listeners. If you've ever found yourself questioning your career path, listening to podcasts can be a great source of valuable insights. Through podcasts, you have access to the musings and conversations of successful women openly sharing their experiences. Many of the women who host or are featured on podcasts are successful entrepreneurs, executives, authors, and leaders in their respective industries. Within 30 minutes of listening to their stories, you can gain valuable insights that can potentially illuminate your career path.

It's completely normal to question whether our current career path is the right fit for us, or if we should pursue a different direction, level up, or take a break altogether. It's common to experience feelings of being lost, stuck, or unmotivated at some point in our careers, and it's all part of the journey. In confusing times like this, where you seek advice or guidance from an experienced mentor, you can check these five female-led Podcasts for Career and Self-development.

1. The Lively Show with Jess Lively
The Lively Show. Photo courtesy of Spotify.
This podcast will get you excited and ready for the morning! The Lively Show by Jess Lively features interviews with female entrepreneurs who have founded innovative companies. Each episode hopes to uplift, inspire and help women in achieving their full potential not only in their careers but also in their personal lives. 
2. No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis
No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis. Photo courtesy of Spotify
Hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist, Rebecca Jarvis, No Limits stays true to its name by giving its listeners all-out, no-filter interviews. Female CEOs take the hot seat and share what it takes to build a powerful empire–pitfalls and breakdowns included. This show is a great listen for women who are just getting started on their career or for those who have hit a professional plateau. This podcast will be your go-to source for women who have already "been there, done that".
3. Pass the Power with Paige Parker
Pass the Power with Paige Parker. Photo courtesy of Spotify.
This show will make you say yes to life. Pass the Power is hosted by Paige Parker, who fully uprooted her life from New York to Singapore in 2007 and is now a fundraiser for organizations such as United Women Singapore and Asian Civilization Museum. This show was born from a curious thought about how successful people achieve and maintain their success. Pass the Power offers advice, experiences, and stories of these thought leaders and how they can "pass the power" to you, the listener, so you can gain the mindset that manifested their success.
4. Second Life with Hilary Kerr
Second Life Podcast. Photo courtesy of Second Life
Every episode of this podcast hosted by Hilary Kerr, co-founder of Who What Wear, will make you feel that age is truly just a number. Second Life is about notable women in the industry that have shifted their careers later in life. Interviews are candid, raw, and brave as a career change can spark at any age in our lives.
5. Chew on This: A Podcast by The Secret Sauce
Of course, we can't forget about our own. In her newly launched podcast, Chew on This, The Secret Sauce founder Danella Yaptinchay delves into the secrets of successful communication. Danella has a lot of professional experience under her belt including working in hospitality and customer service at Walt Disney World and the Four Seasons. She also has co-founded four ventures: Full Suite, SPARQ, Homegrown Media, co.lab, and now, The Secret Sauce. Through this podcast, she aims to share her unique experiences in the industry and engage in insightful conversations with talented individuals in unconventional careers. With every episode, we'll be dishing out nuggets of wisdom and practical advice that will transform your approach to communication.
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