Being a successful software engineer takes patience, practice, and skill. But perhaps most of all, it takes confidence.
Whether you get yours from a mentor, reading books, or listening to podcasts (we recommend all!), hearing a range of perspectives from women, gender diverse individuals, and allies who have been in your shoes can give you the motivation you need to succeed.
Podcasts are like a time machine that can transport you back to the beginning, so you can experience and learn from the bumps, bruises, and roadblocks that each individual faces along the way.
So, for days when imposter syndrome starts to creep in and you need that extra boost, we’ve put together a list of our favorite podcasts (in no particular order) that are helping to elevate the voices of women and other underrepresented communities in tech — and beyond.
Here are the top podcasts for women and gender diverse individuals in tech right now:
Focusing on the STEM community, this podcast brings interviews to life with people working in STEM who don’t seem to fit the mold. If you’re interested in hearing interesting stories about the unconventional, contemporary world of STEM, then this podcast is for you. Learn more.
Of course, you can’t talk about podcasts that are helping to change the ratio without bringing up Girlboss Radio. Like Gals Chat, this is an interview-style podcast, with a focus on women who are always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the modern world. Learn more.
One of the best things about technology is its ability to change the world and the future. This interview-style podcast from Girls in Tech brings new technologies to the forefront, exploring how they’re shaping different industries. It’s a great listen for staying up-to-date. Learn more.
Stepping adjacent to the world of tech for a moment, another great podcast focusing on women leaders is Skimm’d from the Couch, which is a podcast about careers. Hear from successful women who’ve walked the walk and learn about their personal journeys. Learn more.
If you’re looking for more general life advice and less techy entrepreneurial chit-chat, then you should check out Goal Digger. Everyone with goals can listen to learn more about how to be successful while chasing your dreams. Give it a listen for practical tips to try out. Learn more.
Take your career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to the next level with Her STEM Story, an interview-style podcast that aims to help you navigate your job and life. Guests offer advice, tools, and tips for women and gender diverse individuals working in male-dominated careers. Learn more.
Did someone say diversity in technology? We love that! And that’s what We Belong Here is all about. If you’re interested in hearing stories from people who made their way into the tech world, often in non-traditional ways, then you should give it a listen. Learn more.
If you like podcasts with seasonal themes, check out single-threaded. It’s a mix of interviews and solo thoughts surrounding all things software engineering. Hear what other developers and experts have to say about the industry. Season one covers feelings. Learn more.
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We hope you’ve found some of these tech-related podcasts to be helpful.
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