Whether you’ve just started your entrepreneurial journey or are years into running your own business, the people with whom you surround yourself can play pivotal roles in your success. This is why having experienced mentors is so critical for female entrepreneurs.

But what if you don’t have access to an experienced, high-level business mentor? Not to worry! Mentorship can come in many forms; it doesn’t necessarily have to be a person-to-person exchange. And one of the best sources of informal, entrepreneurial mentorship I’ve found are podcasts. They’re easy to access, they allow you to learn from leading businesswomen you might never encounter in person, and even better, they’re almost always free.

Let’s take a look at my top five podcast recommendations for female entrepreneurs.

Being Boss

Thinking about starting a business? Maybe you’re ready to strike out on your own as a freelancer? If you’re new to the entrepreneurial game, Being Boss, hosted by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon, is a goldmine of advice for getting started.

If you’re ready to take control of your work and live life on your own terms, working for yourself is one of the best ways to do it. But self-employment doesn’t come without some big challenges. Being Boss will guide you on setting actionable goals, creating a direction for your business, and cultivating a growth mindset.

If you want to work for yourself but feel like you’re stumbling around in the dark just trying to start, this podcast is a must-listen.

Girlboss Radio

Running your own business is awesome and empowering — but it doesn’t come without plenty of obstacles. If you’re craving community with other like-minded lady entrepreneurs, Girlboss Radio, hosted by Sophia Amoruso, is for you.

Each episode features a candid conversation discussing the realities of navigating the behind the scenes of running a successful business. Sophia and each of her trailblazing businesswoman guests focus their conversations around specific themes related to personal growth, success, failure, and overcoming curveballs in business.

If you’re ready to feel like you have a (virtual) seat at the table with some of the most successful female entrepreneurs out there, Girl Boss has a chair with your name on it.

Women Taking the Lead

If you’re a Type A personality who struggles when it comes to “putting yourself out there” in business, Women Taking the Lead, hosted by Jodi Flynn, is a must-listen. As a Psychology major and business coach for high-performing entrepreneurs, Jodi offers a trove of advice from both herself and established female business leaders.

Episodes discuss strategies for breaking out of your comfort zone, overcoming mental blocks, incorporating higher consciousness in a practical sense, and reprogramming self-doubt and fear into valuable advantages in your business.

Goal Digger

Need some help setting and managing your entrepreneurial goals? Then Goal Digger, hosted by marketing entrepreneur Jenna Kutcher, is a must-listen. Each episode offers valuable business advice and tools for both new and established entrepreneurs.

Whether you’re looking to expand your business or transition from side hustling to full-time entrepreneur, Jenna delivers a generous dose of easy-to-implement strategies. Goal Digger will inspire and teach you how to dig your heels in, do the work, and achieve your loftiest goals.

The Strategy Hour Podcast

Need some actionable tips for building a successful business that lasts? The Strategy Hour Podcast, hosted by Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams, delves into the details of building a successful business that centres around doing what you love.

Each hour-long episode is jam-packed with easily digestible, practical tips for cultivating a high-functioning, growing business. From building an engaged and loyal audience to mastering your website’s Google rankings, this podcast covers it all.

When it comes to surrounding yourself with experienced businesswomen who can help you succeed, podcasts are one of the most valuable resources you have at your disposal. Just pop in some headphones or crank up your car radio and listen — actionable advice at your fingertips!