She Podcasts LIVE 2022 Moved To Spring

She Podcasts has moved She Podcasts LIVE 2022 to the spring. The information comes from Jess on the She Podcasts website.

Last fall in Arizona, I swore I’d change She Podcasts LIVE to be in spring of 2023. It felt right. Elsie and I felt good vibes about Spring.

Then, we got so much enthusiasm and amazing feedback from last year’s Arizona event, our team and I wondered if perhaps waiting was a mistake, that people wanted it sooner. At that same time, we found a gorgeous hotel with available fall dates. I fell in love with the MGM. We changed to fall.

That… was a mistake. For whatever reason, these dates weren’t working for most of you. I’m sure there are a ton of reasons, personal, financial, professional.

We recognize and are so deeply grateful for the speakers, sponsors, and ticket holders, who were dedicated to support, teach and attend even in the current social climate, and we are humbled by their generosity.

But if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.

She Podcasts Live has new dates: to June 19-22, 2023, at the same location of MGM National Harbor in Washington D.C.

Tickets, for now, are on hold. We want to redesign how we sell attendance and sponsorship. We want to add some exciting new features.

Most of all, we want, – no, we NEED – you to come.

Our mission has always been to support underrepresented voices. Recent data shows that 70% of podcasters are white men. That means 7/10 people who listen are being educated and/or entertained by white men.

As I’ve said, I truly don’t mind white men and in fact I created 2 for the world to enjoy with my own DNA. Even so, that stat means that OUR STORIES are not being heard as they should – and ESPECIALLY women of color and LGBTQIA.

This community is strong. These members are powerful. You are brilliant, supportive, encouraging, enthusiastic, passionate, proud.

Based on the rate at which we add members and the activity of the group and conversations, it’s clear you need each other.

That’s why I coordinated the event. You, the members, asked for it. I, the arrogant, thought “Well, I’ve had 2 weddings and 2 bar mitzvahs. How hard could it be?”

The answer: pretty fucking hard

800 of you came the first year. It was a triumph. Then, we had a pandemic. And we are all still recovering.

This is the year that everyone who successfully avoided covid for 2 years got covid. Myself included. (IN FACT, half my staff has it RIGHT NOW). The event, understandably, was in jeopardy. Moving it to spring makes sense to me.
Without risking our lives, I believe we need to reconvene. I believe that spring of 2023 will be a time when we can comfortably live knowing that covid isn’t going away and perhaps know better how to protect ourselves and one another from catching it. I believe we need to learn to successfully phase out our fear and phase in the Time of Knowing What The Hell To DDo.

I truly hope so. The event we are going to plan for June will be extraordinary, but it will mean nothing without YOU, the expert, the business genius, the storyteller, the coach, the mathematician, the parent podcaster, the editor/producer/sound designer, the ex-broadcaster, the PR whiz, the comedian, the healer. We need EACH ONE OF YOU.

And personally, I can’t wait ti see you all.

She Podcasts Launched the SuperSquad

She Podcasts, the online community with almost 20,000 members launched a new virtual membership for their audience on October 1.

The online membership gives members an opportunity to learn online and facilitate intimate relationships with their community, without the distraction of social media.

Last fall, She Podcasts held their first women’s podcasting conference in Atlanta GA and were planning their second one in Scottsdale, AZ, before the pandemic occurred. They were able to postpone their Arizona conference to 2021, and decided rather than hold a virtual conference, a membership would be a better solution.

“What we really wanted to provide was a place where our members could consistently get what they got from being at our live event, with the added benefit of our undivided attention,” said CDO and Co-Founder Jessica Kupferman.

Co-Founder Elsie Escobar adds, “We’ve purposefully created our membership within our own platform, somewhere we could control the environment as well what our members are exposed to, and who will interact with and educate them. The paid membership that we’ve built will have everything people love about She Podcasts, including an expert’s undivided attention.”

The membership has launched with a sliding scale, so that members who need help now more than ever can have access to the resources they need to help launch and grow a podcast. The lowest tier starts at $17 monthly and $175 annually, and there are 3 plans to choose from for a limited time.

Membership comes with a vast library of online courses, webinars, templates, checklists and challenges, but is also built with a robust community for members to easily engage in conversation and get to know one another.

They’ve also included weekly QA sessions, coaching office hours, a full member directory, events calendar, interviews with experts, and special sections of the website where members can look for guests, promote their podcasts, offer their services, and more.

For more information, go to the SuperSquad website.

Women in Podcasting: Interview With Elsie Escobar

Elsie EscobarElsie Escobar started out as a passionate listener of podcasts. She has gone on to be involved in a variety of different kinds of podcasts, including She Podcasts that is for women in podcasting. She is also the producer and co-host of The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast.

Can you give us a brief history of your experiences in podcasting? When did you get started? What have you done in podcasting from then to now?

Oh brief experiences…;) 

I started podcasting in July 2006 after developing a pretty massive addiction to listening to podcasts and podcasts as a whole, which has in no way subsided by the way 😀 

My first podcast was Elsie’s Yoga Class, which was basically me, recording my yoga classes and putting them out as a podcast. I thought that was the easiest way for me to start a podcast, since I was already doing it (teaching), and I felt I didn’t have the time to develop something else. 

From then, I started a couple of other podcasts that pretty quickly podfaded, because you know, it’s easy to start, but not so easy to sustain it!

I waited many years before attempting to launch something again, because I wanted to be 100% behind what I put out and I’m happy to say that I’m still at it with my new endeavors!

I produce and co-host The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast, which is all about keeping people podcasting, with podcasting news, information, and commentary, plus providing tons of community support for podcasters. 

I also produce and co-host She Podcasts which is a podcast about podcasting for women by women. It’s my love at this moment. The community for that podcast is off the hook! We currently have over 500 members to the She Podcasts Facebook group. All women. All podcasters and wanna be podcasters. 

Every day I am so blown away by their brilliance: podcasters that have been at it since 2005 to newbies that are considering diving into the abyss.

What was it that inspired you to become a podcaster?

I simply adore the medium. Once I discovered it when I got my iPod 5th Generation in December 2005 I was obsessed. 

I am obsessed. I am first and foremost a podcast listener, then I am a podcaster groupie and finally I am a podcasting advocate. 

Podcasting has 100% changed my life. Now I have the privilege of working in podcasting all day every day. It’s crazy pants!

I’ve noticed that your podcast website includes online yoga classes. Could you explain how you take yoga, which as a visual aspect to it, and translate that into an audio podcast? How does that work?

People always ask me how that works, it’s so funny how it seems as if yoga wouldn’t work in an audio format. 

When you practice yoga, part of the depth of the practice is to step into yourself and most especially to become more adept at listening to your body.

The listening part of going to yoga is a skill that is often overlooked. People are more triggered by the visual. We make so many decisions based on what we see, instead of a deep listening. 

My classes force you to listen. To choose to truly step inside of you and to trust that you are doing it “right.” I’m also a skilled teacher so I break the steps down very specifically and offer classes that range from beginners to advanced. 

I wouldn’t advice to start a yoga practice with me, simply because it does help to get the initial vocabulary in your body and your brain, but that said I have had students start with me, never having done yoga before and ending up being quite skilled once they went to their first class.  

What words of wisdom would you share with women who are thinking of starting their own podcast?

The women’s voice is powerful. I am most passionate about having women step into the medium not only to have their voices heard but also to become more comfortable as a woman speaking out. 

This article on Slate about men interrupting women in the tech industry is one reason I adore the medium of podcasting so much and this quote by Coco Chanel “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

Podcasting give women the ability to lead with their voices, which if aligned reflect the clarity of their heart – and a woman’s heart is a massive catalyst for change.