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100% community-funded Kickstarter hits $25,000 goal for women's podcasting event

PRESS RELEASE — April 8, 2019 · 1.6 minutes to read

She Podcasts, the online Facebook community currently with over 12,000 women podcasters, has successfully crowdfunded their first women’s podcasting conference, planned for this fall, October 11, 12, 13 in Atlanta, GA. The conference, part education, part retreat, will be the first women’s event that focuses on independent podcasters as well as those who come from the broadcasting space.

The event promises “a weekend of learning, camaraderie, and belonging as you learn the core skills and aspects you need for every stage of podcasting.”

There are 4 content tracks at this time, including:

Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar, co-founders of She Podcasts, have already announced an opportunity for free 1:1 podcast coaching by providing a station where successful female podcast consultants will be available for QA. In addition, they’re offering a program called “Pitch Your Pants Off,” where attendees can apply to be chosen to pitch their show to podcast advertising agencies. They also plan on having a ticket donation program, so that attendees can contribute additionally to help facilitate the participation of someone who would financially otherwise be unable to attend.

“This event, and even this community, are an example of the type of impact podcasters can make when we reach out and make our voices heard,” says Escobar. “That’s why it’s so important that we create this conference. So all women’s voices have a chance of making the same kind of impact.”

“Every single woman in the She Podcasts community is amazing,” adds Kupferman. “Not just because of their generosity, which is vast. But because of their passion for their projects as well as their peers. This is truly a group of women who work tirelessly to make sure we can all say what we need to say.”

To learn more, contribute or purchase tickets, visit shepodcasts.com/live.

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