Meet Our Team

Founder & CEO

Danielle Desir

Danielle Desir is the founder of WOC Podcasters and WOC Podcasters Insiders. Danielle is a travel finance strategist, author, speaker and the host of “The Thought Card“, a travel finance podcast empowering people to make informed financial decisions – travel more, pay off debt and build wealth. Danielle is passionate about community building, resource sharing, and promoting diversity and inclusion in the podcasting space. Danielle is constantly introducing the community to new resources, helping members grow and crush their podcasting goals. As seen on Black Women Who are Business and Marketing Experts.


Candace Howze

Candace Howze is the host of Meraki Mentors and she is a moderator of the WOC Podcasters community.

Candace Howze is a North Carolina-based writer and multimedia artist with a passion for photography, literature, and film. She hosts “Meraki Mentors“, a podcast that provides a virtual mentoring platform for women creatives. In her spare time, you can find her listening to music, baking or losing time in Target.

Our Milestones

  • May 1, 2018

    Creation of WOC Podcasters

    After interacting with hundreds of aspiring podcasters on Twitter, Danielle Desir created the Facebook group.

  • May 18, 2018

    500 Members

    WOC Podcasters reaches 500 members!

  • July 2018

    Invited to Speak at Podcast Movement

    Founders presented at one of the word’s largest podcast conferences.

  • August 2018

    1,000 Members

    WOC Podcasters reaches 1,000 members!

  • February 2019

    2019 Facebook Communities Summit

    Founders invited to the 2019 Facebook Communities Summit.

  • September 2019

    2,000 Members

    WOC Podcasters reaches 2,000 members!

  • May 2020

    3,000 Members

    WOC Podcasters reaches 3,000 members!

Our Editorial Team

Managing Editor

Madeline Wright

Madeline Wright is the Managing Editor at WOC Podcasters leading a team of 2 editors.

Madeline Wright is a writer, musician, hiker, triathlete, and an avid reader based in Los Angeles. She enjoys injecting humor into her stories and learning new things to keep her brain happy. She produces “A Mad Vox“, a podcast that explores the art of tackling ambitious challenges, and encourages people to try amazing things to make their inner kid proud.


Danielle Grace

Danielle Grace WOC Podcasters Editor

Danielle Grace is from the Metro Detroit area and is the creator and host of “Young, Gifted and Abroad“, a podcast that highlights perspectives on studying abroad from people of color. She wants to encourage people to explore the world in their own way. As a reader, writer, singer-songwriter, and translator, Danielle is a lover of language and stories. She is also incessantly curious about people and life.


Monica Rivera

Monica Rivera - WOC Podcasters Editor and Host of You Wanna Do What Podcast
Monica Rivera is a marketer by day and a podcaster by passion. She is the host of “YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!“, a weekly podcast that is your Monday morning battle cry to be more than your day job but need help getting there. NPR named Monica a fellow as part of their Early Career Program. She is now on a mission to empower 100 women to launch, grow, and better market their own podcasts by 2020. As a self-taught podcaster, she has made all the mistakes so you don’t have to. Her signature approach comes down to giving professionals permission to pursue their personal goals through relatable stories and practical solutions.