Initiative: She Podcasts LIVE!
At She Podcasts LIVE! women and non-binary creators have a chance to learn technical skills, marketing skills and the ablity to persevere through the ups and downs of content creation. Attendees start the day with yoga and breakfast, followed by keynotes, sessions self care breaks, and lots of time to network and get to know each other.
Past attendees have called the event “completely life-changing.”
I just wanted to tell you in a more personal way how much the conference meant to me. Part of my life purpose statement is “to connect women and queer people across generations” and I have NEVER felt more aligned with my purpose than I did those days in Scottsdale. It was such a beautiful opportunity to get out of my bubble of entertainment industry millennials and speak to women of all ages, identities, and walks of life. I relished the opportunity to sit next to someone at the bar for 30 minutes and dive immediately into some of life’s biggest issues. It was truly magical and some of these relationships I believe will prove to be life long.
The online community is a great place for support whenever you are venturing into podcasts. From meeting people who are seasoned OGs to people who began podcasting a month ago, there is value in everyone's experiences and stories. Then there are the people who become “YOUR PEOPLE”. Not only do you share podcasting knowledge but you share life experiences. You share happy moments. You call them when you are feeling overwhelmed or when you want to share a story that results in a hardy belly laugh.
She Podcast Live 2021 allowed me to hug MY PEOPLE. Seeing them in real life and being able to bask in their presence, share space and their energy is one of the highlights of my podcasting career thus far. I may have cried hugging one, two or 10 different people because I was so elated to meet them in person. And I cannot forget about the speakers! There were so many phenomenal speakers that my writing hand started stinging a bit from all of the notes I was taking. Now that I have the honor of speaking at She Podcast 2022, I hope that I am able to give some people new outlooks and/or information they did not have prior to my discussion AND meet more people who fall into the “MY PEOPLE” category!
I am so excited for this event! I hope you are, too!
I have an SPL success story and it just took full effect today. (Plus all the lifelong friendships!) On the last day of the event in Scottsdale, I attended an excellent talk about applying for press coverage of events. I took the advice and successfully secured a press pass for FAN EXPO Chicago (our comic con) and my very first live episode is debuting today! PLUS, I'm also attending another convention this weekend with yet another press pass. I never EVER would have even thought to do this if it wasn't for that talk, and now I'm 2 for 2! This has the potential to build a whole new community around my show and I'm so grateful.