(From the Very Beginning)
WOC Podcasters is an inclusive community helping women of color reach their podcasting goals through resource sharing, mentorship, and networking. Our mission is to amplify the voices of women of color podcasters.
Our story begins on May 1st, 2018.
Due to the lack of diverse voices in podcasting, SpotifyUSA announced their call for entries to the 2018 Sound Up Bootcamp: an invitation for women of color to incubate their podcasts in an intensive five-day program in New York City.
Over 18,000 applicants applied.
As we waited for the announcement of the Bootcamp winners, what started off as a handful of women tweeting about the Bootcamp quickly became the catalyst for the creation of a space on Facebook dedicated to women of color podcasters. We just couldn’t believe that there were so many podcasters out there who looked like us!
In 3 years, our community has grown to over 4,000+ Facebook members and we launched a membership called WOC Podcasters Insiders for those who are dedicated to taking their shows to the next level.
I have been podcasting since 2015 and nothing like this has happened ever. Pritha RaySircar
HOW WE SERVE OUR COMMUNITY
I’ve learned so much about podcasting techniques, marketing, and content creation since I’ve been a member of this community. Karima Bouchenafa, Host of We Know How To Do This!