BIPOC Podcast Creators Launches Its Verified Service Provider Network

BIPOC Podcast Creators, a network and consulting company that supports a community of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) podcast creators, is proud to announce The Verified Service Provider Directory.

The Verified Service Provider Directory is a much-needed resource for companies and independent podcasters to find and connect with multicultural talent who have a track record of successfully providing services as small businesses or freelancers. The directory includes a diverse range of service providers including producers, editors, marketers, public relations specialists, and more, all of whom have been vetted by the BIPOC Podcast Creators Team.

At a time when it has become essential to the success of any company to build multicultural teams and reach diverse audiences, the directory is designed to make it easy for any company or individual to find the diverse talent they need to support their projects or build their organizations.

“We are committed to supporting and elevating BIPOC talent across the podcasting industry and beyond,” said Tania Al-awaji Estrada, co-founder of BIPOC Podcast Creators. “The Verified Service Provider Directory is an important step in achieving that goal while also making it easier for companies and individuals to find vetted talent for their projects.”

The Verified Service Provider Directory is live now and any BIPOC freelancer or small business that provides services to podcasters or podcast companies can apply to join the directory online Applicants to the directory can use discount code 0WK63, to receive $50 off the annual fee.

“We’ve heard repeatedly from company leaders across the industry that they can’t find qualified employees, freelancers, or service providers of diverse backgrounds and we’re not willing to allow that excuse to continue to be a barrier for multicultural talent in podcasting. This directory is a step in the right direction,” said Maribel Quezada Smith, co-founder of BIPOC Podcast Creators.

About BIPOC Podcast Creators

BIPOC Podcast Creator is a Black and Latina-owned networking and consulting company that supports a community of creators in podcasting and beyond. Our no-cost podcasting networking community offers resources, education, and connection for BIPOC creators seeking to grow their audiences, networks, and revenue streams.

The Podcast Academy And BIPOC Creators Announce Partnership

The Podcast Academy (TPA) and BIPOC Podcast Creators, jointly announced its first-ever partnership for the 2023 Spring Mentorship Program. The application process for mentors and mentees is now available here; the deadline to submit is January 20. The four-month virtual season will begin February 1.

“The Podcast Academy is committed to providing its members with the necessary tools and resources for success,” said Donald Albright, chairperson of the TPA. “As part of that commitment, we’ve partnered with BIPOC Podcast Creators to ensure that podcasters- whether just getting their start or seasoned veterans-have a comprehensive understanding of the ever-evolving podcast landscape. This includes diverse creators, audiences, voices, and beyond.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with The Podcast Academy to support the growth and mentorship of creators across podcasting,” said Tangia Al-awaji Estrada, co-founder of BIPOC Podcast Creators. “This partnership represents an opportunity to ensure underserved voices receive the support they may not otherwise know how to access. Podcasting is still realizing its full potential and we firmly believe the future of podcasting is multicultural. That’s why we are excited to support such a worthwhile program.”

As part of TPA’s mission to support podcast makers and advancement of cultural merit of the medium, TPA connects members across the worlds of content and business development through its Mentorship Program. Each season, TPA mentees are matched into a workgroup with up to five peers who share a common role, interest or goal in podcasting. The workgroups are led by a TPA mentor with at least three years’ experience or expertise specific to the workgroup’s shared focus or topic.

These mentors coordinate monthly meetings for productive discussion, knowledge sharing and to stage peer and mentor support in setting and tracking each member’s individual four-month growth goal. For more information, please visit