Content is Queen presents The International Women’s Podcast Festival, a one-day event that unites the global community of female innovators and leaders in podcasting, audio and radio. It is the first and only of its kind in the UK offering a dynamic and refreshing space profiling the women shaping the rapidly expanding world of podcasts. Hosted live at Kings Place in London and streamed to an international audience alongside the global voices stage, the festival brings together the most inspiring women working in podcasting today.
Since 2018, the number of female podcast listeners has increased by 76%, according to a Nielsen report. The Global Voices is a virtual stage bringing together podcasting talent from across the globe and Pinterest’s sponsorship is an exciting step towards boosting the recognition of these women on an international scale.
“Pinterest is delighted to be partnering with The Women’s Podcast festival to spotlight the most exciting established and emerging voices in podcasting. As the inspirational corner of the internet we’re committed to enabling content creators to share their ideas loud and proud to an engaged community. The Women’s Podcast festival 2022, with its stellar line up of in person and virtual events will be bursting with inspirational ideas brought to life through conversations where women feel seen, heard & understood. We can’t wait!” – Belinda Boakye, Consumer Marketing at Pinterest London.
As more and more women use podcasting as a tool for community, activism, and sexual liberation across the world the Pinterest Global Voices stage at The Women’s Podcast festival will provide a platform for podcasting enthusiasts from across Africa, North & South America, and Asia.
Podcasts have become a safe space for women around the world to share stories and engage in challenging conversations; according to an Acast survey 92% of podcast listeners from all demographics said they’re open to hearing sensitive conversations on podcasts – with over half of those being women. This reflects the importance of podcasting as a means of safe space community building and impactful conversation sharing which is of groundbreaking significance in the history of media and audio.
The Women’s Podcast Festival will be live-streamed internationally and takes place at King’s Place in London on Saturday 18, June, where Content is Queen have programmed an innovative day of events with an incredible line-up of podcasters and producers from around the world offering a fully intersectional experience. The festival will feature speakers such as Fiona Sturges of the FT, Moya Lothian-McLean – Contributing editor at Novara Media/Host of Human Resources and Sangeeta Pillai, host of The Masala Podcast.
“I am very excited to have Pinterest involved in the festival. Pinterst is a huge opportunity for podcasters to reach new audiences and share the incredible stories from their shows. Pinterest’s creator growth support is second to none and I know our podcasters will be able to harness the power of discovery.” – Imriel Morgan, CEO and Founder of Content is Queen.