By Vanessa Williams
Are you ready to start a business but not sure where to start? Or, have you already started your business, but find yourself in need of some inspiration? No one has it all figured out in entrepreneurship. There will be plenty of mistakes made and lessons learned along the way.
These women of color entrepreneurs have created a platform to allow themselves, and others, to share the advantages and difficulties of their entrepreneurial journeys. It’s often inspiring to hear how others’ journeys may not be too different from your own. You can use their inspiration to motivate yourself and keep working hard.
Take a listen to these podcasts by women of color to inspire your journey of entrepreneurship:
Courtney Sanders is the creator and host of Think & Grow Chick, a weekly podcast that empowers women in areas of personal development, finance, and entrepreneurship. The show has a solo podcast style where Courtney shares lessons she has learned through her journey of entrepreneurship and advice for women seeking to reach their full potential. Courtney started Think & Grow Chick as a blog in 2009, and has since turned it into a women’s empowerment business that provides training, coaching, and workshops to help women on their entrepreneurship journey. You can find episodes of the Think & Grow Chick podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud.
Nicaila Okome is the creator and host of Side Hustle Pro, a weekly podcast that focuses on black women entrepreneurs sharing their journeys as they scaled from side hustle to profitable business. The show is an interview style podcast that features Nicaila interviewing the women on their transition into pursuing entrepreneurship full-time and strategies to help women achieve their entrepreneurship goals. Nicaila has a background in digital marketing and offers coaching and courses through her brand Side Hustle Pro. You can listen to episodes of Side Hustle Pro on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.
Barbara Gonzalez and Vivian Nunez are the hosts of Creating Espacios, a weekly podcast that focuses on providing a resource for aspiring entrepreneurial women that want to enter media or the startup world. It is a multi-host show that features Barbara and Vivian interviewing Latina women on their entrepreneurial journeys. Although this podcast is no longer producing new content, the episodes in its archives are worth a listen. You can listen to the Creating Espacios podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Mattie James is the creator and host of The Mattie James Show, a daily podcast featuring a host candidly giving business tips and advice to help those in their blogging and/or branding journey. The show is a solo podcast where Mattie answers questions from listeners and shares her experiences to help others prevent some of the mistakes she made on her journey. Mattie is a style blogger that has worked with clients such as H&M, American Express, Macy’s, and provides courses and modules to help successful launch a blog. You can find The Mattie James Show on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.
Marcie Quintana is the creator and host of Hispano Entrepreneur, a bilingual podcast that features interviews from Latino entrepreneurs on their entrepreneurial journey. Marcie worked in the corporate world for 15 years before leaving to become a life and business coach. Marcie now provides life and business coaching sessions and programs through her website. The final episode of the podcast was published last year, but it is worth a listen. Just a warning that you will need to know a little Spanish for this one. You can listen to Hispano Entrepreneur on iTunes and Spotify.
Lisa Nicole Bell is the creator and host of Behind the Brilliance, a weekly podcast that mixes intelligence with fun in conversations on creativity, life, and work. The show is an interview style podcast, which features entrepreneurs, writers, and artists sharing their experiences and lessons learned through their journey. Lisa is a writer, producer, on camera talent, and entrepreneur and is currently working on a new series with Viola Davis. You can listen to episodes of Behind the Brilliance on iTunes and Stitcher.