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Ashleigh Went

Sometimes we turn to Podcasts and Netflix to escape from the real world, other times it’s to tune in for a little inspiration.

With a focus on women who are challenging the status quo and kicking goals, these picks are sure to leave you feeling motivated to start a disruption of your own…



A TV series based on women’s wrestling isn’t a place you’d expect to find female camaraderie or empowerment, but that’s exactly what you get— with a huge side of high-cut lycra to boot. Inspired by the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, it’s funny, relatable and most definitely binge-worthy.


This Netflix series, loosely based on the life of Nastygal founder Sophia Amoruso, has our office divided. Some of us loved the fashion and business inspo, others were put off by the narcissistic, generally unlikable portrayal of Sophia. Either way, it’s refreshing to see a strong (if flawed) female lead behind the helm of a business empire.


Tune into the Girlboss Radio podcast to hear the real Sophia Amoruso interview inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs, CEOs, fashion designers, writers and creatives.

Listen here


This doco features interviews with 15 amazing women about the obstacles they overcame to reach their achievements. With a lineup that includes former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, lawyer and activist Gloria Allred, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Alicia Keys, Betsy Johnson and more, it’s a seriously inspirational watch.

This article originally appeared in Magazine: Disruption for Spring 2017, available for free while stocks last. Find out more about Magazine here


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Ashleigh Went

HerCanberra ACTIVE Editor Ashleigh Went has a passion for all things health and wellness. As someone who loves champagne and cheese almost as she loves a sweaty workout, she's all about living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. She can usually be found with her nose in a book, planning her next adventure, in the gym or updating her Instagram @wentworthavenue. More about the Author

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