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Two women discuss the power and popularity of yoga around the world
Is tidying a feminist issue?
Two women who sort out other people's stuff for a living
Two women discuss the prickly issue of hair removal
Mums: Online and influential
Two women who vlog and blog about their families online
The beauty of ageing
Two women discuss how to grow old with purpose, passion and good humour
Women fighting an invisible disease
Two women breaking taboos around the condition of endometriosis
Two women changing the face of trade unions in the UK and in Kenya
Women crunching numbers
Two women making history in maths and computing
Women delivering better births
Two female obstetricians who are empowering pregnant women
Fasten your seatbelts: Female flight attendants
Two women discuss what it's like to be a woman on the frontline of the airline industry
Do small loans really work for women?
Two women who head up micro-finance organisations
How language defines us as women
Two women explain what gendered language is and why it matters
We refuse to accept street harassment
Two women making the streets safer in India and in France
Two women discuss the challenges and rewards of raising multiple babies
Women living with schizophrenia
Two women with mental health issues talk about overcoming stigma to pursue their careers
Two road crew for huge bands who defy the stereotype
Two women proving that motherhood is no barrier to sporting success
Women writing relationships
Two acclaimed female authors whose stories shine a light on romantic relationships
Two women discuss what good care means for people with dementia
Women using hip hop to change attitudes
Two female hip hop artists from Guatemala and Yemen on the challenges they've faced
Cooking my culture
Two women using cooking to bring communities together
Jobs for the girls?
Experts explain why female unemployment is so high in Jordan and South Africa.
The hugging dentists
Two women who've come up with creative ways to treat anxious patients
Is mountain climbing worth the risk?
Two record-breaking female mountaineers discuss the risks and the rewards.
Startups saving lives
Two women whose medical startups have saved thousands of lives.
Women working in war zones
Two women who lead humanitarian missions in Syria and Yemen.
Psychotherapy pioneers: Esther Perel and Susie Orbach
Two world renowned psychotherapists on how they are opening up the treatment room
Women living positively with HIV
Two HIV advocates explain why it's no longer a death sentence.
How motherhood changed me as a film-maker
Documentary makers who use their own lives to explore issues facing their countries
Putting women's stories centre stage
Two leading playwrights who focus on the female experience.
How to make and how to keep good female friends
Coaching national teams: Tracey Neville and Desiree Ellis
What's it like to coach your national women's sports team?
Social media poetry stars
Are poets who start out on social media given the respect they deserve?
Busting period taboos
Challenging period myths and making menstruation easier
Women creating computer games
Rhianna Pratchett and Ieva Beneckė on working in the games industry
Women celebrating literature
The Jaipur and Ake festivals attract thousands of readers, what’s so special about them?
Creating female superheroes
Two women making the world of comic books more diverse.
Young, indigenous and female
What are the greatest threats facing indigenous women?
Women investing in women
Changing the landscape for woman-led startups.
Why I dated on reality TV
TV dating shows and what's in them for women
Why does promoting a vegan diet elicit such anger and confusion?
Passionate about democracy
What impact does democracy have on women and vice versa?
Women rewriting history
Unearthing the stories of overlooked women.
Injured by implants
Two women's stories of medical devices gone wrong
Is bad data killing women?
We look at the impact of a gender data gap and a ‘one-size-fits-men’ approach to design.
Our seas generate most of the oxygen we breathe - how can we save them?
Women who need to talk about sex
Two women who want to encourage people to be open about their sex lives.
Young women striking for climate change
Why is it young women who are leading climate protests globally?
Women changing jazz
Two jazz musicians on how they're challenging sexism and championing women in jazz
How to be a good man
What is toxic masculinity and how can it be challenged?
Two women using reserves of physical and mental strength riding ultra-distance bike races
The vagina myths
Why is the vagina so often misunderstood and mistreated?
Nurses on the frontline
What's it like to care for the sickest Covid19 patients?
Albinism: Dispelling the myths
Women with albinism talk about discrimination and advocating for those with the condition
Writing a feminist anthem
How do you write a song that becomes a rallying cry for women around the world?
Women fighting abuse under lockdown
Why Covid-19 led to increased domestic violence and how support services are adapting
Feminism, sex and relationships
How does feminism influence women’s love lives?
Speaking up about racial injustice
Women in Lebanon and the Netherlands talk about their anti-racism campaigns
Singing my way to stardom
How appearing on televised singing competitions was a path to success.
Bonus podcast: Goodbye To All This
Kim Chakanetsa introduces a new BBC World Service podcast, Goodbye To All This.
#MeToo: The lawyers
How has the #MeToo movement impacted women representing alleged victims?
Redesigning the world with Covid-19
What’s the best way to design ‘pandemic-resilient’ cities?
Planet friendly fashion founders
What’s important when we buy clothes? We talk to two women who want to change attitudes
Women laughing at life
Two comedians using the highs and lows of their personal lives as material for stand-up
Why are you calling me ‘inspirational’?
Journalist Amy Zayed and climber Lea Volpe discuss the language around disability.
Young and widowed
What happens when your spouse dies unexpectedly young?
The Conversation: BBC 100 Women
Has the Covid-19 pandemic triggered change that could be seen as positive in the future?
Love at first knit
Two knitting enthusiasts unravel the social and cultural history of the craft.
The joy of reindeer
Anne Louise Gaup and Dr. Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi on why they follow reindeer for a living
Cheerleading: So much more than shaking pompoms
Two women discuss the physical prowess and dedication needed in the world of cheerleading
How to be happy
Tips from Denmark and South Korea on how to improve our feelings of happiness
The secrets of sewers
Two women passionate about wastewater management on how sewers can save our lives
Allyson Felix and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on gold medals, pregnancy and discrimination
Choosing to be childfree
Two women discuss why opting not to have children is still seen as a radical decision.
Selling Sunset: how I find homes for the rich and famous
Infinity pools and marble bathrooms – what does it take to sell homes to the super-rich?
Intimacy on screen
Two women challenging the way actors and directors approach intimate scenes on camera
Women writing true crime
Why are we so interested in women as victims and killers?
The women who protect nature
Kris Tompkins and Dolors Armenteras on their fight to preserve South America’s ecosystems.
Women digging for answers from the ancient past
How gender biases have warped our understanding of history
Women making art from clay
Ceramicists Hitomi Hosono and Zemer Peled on the therapeutic quality of working with clay
Afrofuturism: Black women changing the sci-fi scene
Authors N.K. Jemisin and Chinelo Onwualu on their efforts to diversify the genre
Women running restaurants
Ana Roš and Amninder Sandhu on adapting their businesses to the constraints of Covid-19
How to focus
Conductor Kalena Bovell and pro skier Lorraine Huber on how to ‘get in the zone’
Women in law
Alexandra Wilson and Omnia Gadalla on why people practicing law need to be diverse
Women who love insects
Insect enthusiasts Jessica Ware and Carolina Barillas-Mury on why bugs matter.
How to live alone
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu and Hannah Carmichael on the benefits and challenges of solo living
Funerals and grief in a pandemic
What happens to grief when our usual rituals around death and mourning are disrupted?
Nurses on the frontline: A year on
After a year of the pandemic, how are young nurses coping?