International Women’s Podcast Awards 2022 Announced Winners



The International Women’s Podcast Awards, a unique event celebrating the very best moments in podcasting created by women and non-binary folk, has announced their winners for 2022. The awards recognize the work of women and non-binary people in podcasting, both behind the mic and behind the scenes, who have created incredible audio moments and intimate listening experiences.

The 2022 International Women’s Podcast Awards was hosted at The Conduit in London by acclaimed comedian, podcaster and writer, Deborah Frances-White, whose own podcast The Guilty Feminist has had more than 95 million downloads worldwide. 180 guests were present in London for the event, with nominees attending fro as far afield as Los Angeles, Israel, Zambia, and Switzerland. A wider global audience watched via a lifestream from The Conduit, giving the awards a truly international reach.

Naomi Mellor, founder of the International Women’s Podcast Awards, said:

“It’s been a real joy to hear the entries we received from across the world for this year’s International Women’s Podcast Awards. We were amazed that in 2022 we tripled our submissions from last year, receiving entries from women and non-binary folk from a huge range of countries, and I’m thrilled to have announced the winners in our 10 categories this evening. The quality of work entered was astoundingly high, and confirmed all our suspicions about the depth and breadth of talent out there. Congratulations to all the winners – your work was truly brilliant and fully deserving of this recognition.”

Naomi also added her sincere thanks to the event’s sponsors, Acast, Amazon Music, Focusrite, Shure and Wondery, category supporters Captivate and Blubrry, plus all the fantastic brands that had contributed to the event.

The full list of winners:

The Amazon Music and Wondery Moment of Comedy Gold: presented by Craig Stratchan of Amazon Music
Winners: Helen Brown, Emma Goswell, Been Khetani and Terri Sweeney of Effin’ Hormones

The Acast Moment of Behind-The Scenes Brilliance: presented by Melissa Matanda of Acast
Winner: Laura Sheeter, Taking on Putin

The Focusrite Moment of Raw Emotion: presented by Ollie Russell Piercey of Focusrite
Winners: Kierna Mayo and Florence Barrau-Adams, Culturati: Conversations with Kieran Mayo

The Captivate FM Moment of Entrepreneurial Inspiration: presented by Sarah McDowell of Captivate
Winner: Helen Fospero, The Convex Conversation

The Moment of Insight From A Role Model: presented by Laura Blake of UK Audio Network
Winner: Suzy Grant and the team at Listen Productions for 28ish Days Later

The Blubrry Moment of Dramatic Tension: presented by Toby Goodman of Podcast Network Solutions
Winner: Selly Thiam, AfroQueer Podcast

The Moment of Touching Honesty: presented by Imriel Morgan of Content is Queen
Winner: Samantha Bains, The Divorce Social

The Moment of Calm Unflappability: presented by Maven Rana of Times Radio
Winner: Eve Bishop, Deer Humans

The Moment of Visionary Leadership: presented by comedian, actor, and podcaster Samantha Baines
Winners: Lina Prestwood, Ella Saltmarshe and Madeline Finlay, The Long Time Academy

The Shure Award For Changing The World One Moment At A Time: presented by Jack Drury of Shure
Winner: Willow Belden and Sam Baker, Out There