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NEW YORK (April 12, 2016) – Forbes today announced the launch of “Forbes Podcasts,” a network initially focusing on Millennial women who embrace the entrepreneurial spirit. The network kicks off with 10 shows, with each podcaster creating 12 short episodes over the next six months, for a total of 120 episodes. “Forbes Podcasts” are unique in that primarily female hosts are producing business first content by or for millennial women. The podcasts provide entertaining and empowering career, leadership, and entrepreneurial focused content that is action oriented. Today, an estimated 57 million Americans tune into podcasts regularly, according to EdisonResearch. In one survey 18% of women said they had listened to a podcast in the past month, up from 9% in 2013.
“Today if you see a woman with headphones, she is increasingly tuning in to a podcast with her listening options ranging from the oddly entertaining to the empowering. We’re excited about the opportunity to bring new voices to podcasting and leverage the medium to help Millennials bring their own stories to life,” said Christina Vuleta, Forbes VP, Women’s Digital Network.
“Millennial women are responding to this rich narrative format, and we believe it can be an important extension of our dynamic contributor network on Forbes.com,” said Lewis D’Vorkin, Forbes Media Chief Product Officer.
The 10 shows reflecting the startup life include:
- Creating Espacios with hosts Barbara Gonzalez and Vivian Nunez, 2 Latina millennials: Interviews with Self-Made Latinas Who Are Innovating in Their Spaces.
The personal stories highlighted on Creating Espacios will serve as a resource for other aspiring entrepreneurial women and act as a first step in closing the gap in information and resources for diverse communities who want to become a part of the media or startup world. #CreatingEspacios
The Failure Factor with host Megan BruneauA., RCC, psychotherapist, wellness coach, and writer in New York City: Stories of Career Perseverance.
There’s a myth out there that failure is career-ending and that success is achieved without any bumps in the road. But in reality, it’s surviving rock bottom that givesentrepreneurs the experience, confidence and edge that ultimately causes them to thrive. You’ll hear stories of challenge, perseverance and triumph. Plus you’ll learn how to capitalize off the failure factor – your secret to success. #TheFailureFactor
- Mentoring Moments with host and Forbes contributor Denise Restauri: Women You May Never Meet Will Become Your Mentors.
Women from multiple generations share their “Wow, you need to know this” stories that propelled their careers. Forbes contributor, author and entrepreneur Denise Restauri invites you into her NYC apartment to tap into her conversations with successful women who are sharing vulnerable moments. From high points to when good ideas go bad, to moments of sudden insight when you just know you have to risk it all. We have advice for all of them. #MentoringMoments
- Two Inboxes with host Molly Ford Beck, digital marketer and founder of SmartPrettyAndAwkward.com: Interviews with the Side-Hustle Generation.
Learn how to tackle a life with multiple jobs, projects, and email addresses. Molly Ford Beck, a member of the side-hustle generation, interviews guests who are climbing the ladder of corporate success and managing an entrepreneurial venture on top of their day jobs. If you have a side hustle, want to start a side hustle, or just want to hear some good advice, this is the podcast for you. #TwoInboxes
- Uncommon Ground with host Alli Breen, stand-up comic and Fox News contributor: Hear from a Male and Female Guest From the Same Industry as They Discuss the Different Perspectives, Challenges and Unique Skills They Each Bring to the Table.
Explore one man’s and one woman’s experiences in the same field with comedian Alli Breen. Current events, personal experiences and overall societal views get discussed, challenged and debated for a playful, eye-opening look at gender differences. No matter what field you are in, we all start out on uncommon ground. #UncommonGround
- And/And with hosts Sloane Davidson, founder of Farsight Media, and Taylor Davidson, founder of Foresight: How to Thrive at Your Family and Your Career, Together.
Balancing personal and professional goals between couples is an age‐old question, but the questions and answers change constantly. The definitions of “career” and “couple” and “family” have changed, and we are all working on finding the new answers to pursuing success in family and career. The tension between personal, professional, creative, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial goals forces us to make hard choices in how we use our limited time, energy, passion, and money. In each episode we will cover timely topics with guests who have the hard‐won insights and experiences to add to the conversation. #AndAnd
- The Limit Does Not Exist with hosts Christina Wallace, founder of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History, and Cate Scott Campbell, actress, writer, and director, and founder of 11betties.org: A podcast for people who don’t fit in boxes.
Why limit yourself to one side of your brain, or one career path? You guys, the limit does not exist. Multi-hyphenate powerhouses Christina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell believe that creativity and STEM can and should hang out together all the time, and they’ve got a lot of really great guests who think so, too. If you’re all about building your own custom Venn diagram, this show is for you.
- Well, Technically with hosts Terri Burns, developer and technologist, and Sarah Kunst, founder and CEO of Proday, and2015 Forbes 30 under 30 honoree: A podcast about the Intersection of Technology and Everything Else.
The hosts interview founders, celebrities and makers to talk about the work they are doing and the technology they love. If you are a startup junkie, early adopter, or just interested in the intersection of technology and everything else, this podcast is for you. #WllTech
- Hiding in the Bathroom and Other Unlikely Secrets of Success with host Morra Aarons-Mele, founder of Women Online: Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Strategies and Tips You Won’t Learn in Business School.
Do you worry you’re not the “type” who can succeed in starting and running a business? Do you feel alienated by the cult of entrepreneurship? Founder Morra Aarons-Mele knows that if we reserve entrepreneurship solely for those always-on extroverts, we will lose talent. Join Morra as she provides wisdom and practical tips for those of us in businesses who want to embrace our introverted selves while playing the game to build strong relationships and achieve success. #HITBPodcast
- First 200 Days with host Henrik Werdelin, co-founder of Bark & Co, and Managing Partner of Prehype: Founder Stories about How to Build a Company.
The first 200 days of a startup is when you create the DNA of the company for many years to come. Culture, initial tech decisions, first hires, and early customers’ feedback are the elements that either make or break a company. Learn from the founders and follow a startup as it ventures into its first 200 days. #First200Days
These podcasts join Forbes VP, Managing Editor, Technology, Bruce Upbin’s already launched podcast The Premise, a business leader’s dashboard for what’s next. Each week Forbes writers and editors explore the technology changes affecting your company, industry or portfolio. All Forbes Podcasts are available on iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/forbes/id189985714?mt=2.