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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.