As COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us inside, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 podcasts to avoid cabin fever setting in. Podcasts are a perfect way to learn more about the industry that you are part of and are especially useful to stay up to speed in the fast-evolving tech world. Additionally, being a woman in tech comes with its own unique challenges so listening to inspirational women and their experiences in the industry can be very valuable to your own journey in the tech world.
Podcasts are also extremely convenient; you can download or stream and listen to them on the go (or while stuck in quarantine!). So next time you’re on your daily commute, or at the gym (or in quarantine!), consider listening to one of the following podcasts about women in tech to get your creative juices flowing!
The Women in Tech Show: A Technical Podcast
The Women in Tech Show is an amazing podcast hosted by Edaena Salinas, a Software Engineer. The purpose of the podcast is to highlight the amazing work that women are doing in tech. Salinas noticed that women are often only asked about diversity in tech, or what it feels like to be a woman in the industry. Instead, her show wants to focus on what these women are actually working on, with the slogan “A podcast about what we work on, not what it feels like to be a woman in tech”.
The show has over a hundred episodes covering a range of topics, interviewing women involved in all areas of tech. Their most recent episode was “Cybersecurity and Financial Services with Jen Easterly”, the Global Head of Cybersecurity Fusion Centre at Morgan Stanley, where they discussed the ideas behind cybersecurity and how it links to financial services.
Witty: Women In Tech Talk To Yaz
Witty is a fantastic, weekly show where women come together and discuss their stories in the tech industry. Founded and hosted by Yasmin Alameddine, she interviews a range of women in a candid way to discuss how to navigate being a woman in tech. She’s had a star-studded line-up of guests, such as the founders of Bumble, to people working for Netflix, Instagram and Google. If that isn’t inspirational enough, the podcast is completely run by women, and has gained a large amount of popularity. Yaz most recently interviewed Megan Rafuse, the co-founder of Shift Collab. They discuss the relationship between mental health and technology, and how technology can both better and be the detriment of mental health.
Two WIT Podcast
Two WIT’s slogan is “A podcast for women in tech doing life” and has been acclaimed for its candid, funny conversations while still providing a valuable insight into the industry. Melinda Smith and Kristi Campbell discuss everything from TikTok to the Salesforce ecosystem. While other podcasts focus on the elites in the tech world, Two WIT also discuss the everyday things, which makes the show that much more relatable. In their most recent episode they interviewed Kate and Hector Perez, founders of Merivis, a non-profit aimed at helping veterans and their spouses to be trained to enter the Salesforce industry.
Git Cute Podcast
Software engineer Jocelyn Harper’s podcast, Git Cute, deep dives into the technology sector, discussing the latest news in the tech industry. She does a variety of interviews and has covered a range of topics, from how to get a job in tech and how to keep one! Focusing on software developing, she discusses how to create an impactful resume, how to prepare yourself for an interview and how to survive a boring meeting. Whether you’re a newbie or an old timer in the industry, you’ll find this podcast invaluable.
Unchained is your one-stop-shop for everything you want to know about cryptocurrency and blockchain. Laura Shin, previously the Senior Editor of Forbes blockchain and cryptocurrency coverage, hosts this informative podcast, and does a thorough investigation into the world of cryptocurrency, exploring regulation, security and privacy. The podcast’s motto, “Your no-hype resource for all things crypto”, sums it up perfectly. She does so by interviewing some incredible people in the tech world covering topics such as healthcare, crime and bitcoin. Her most recent episode discusses how memes have been used to help crypto become mainstream by helping people understand the technology better and making it more understandable.