Behind the mic: diversifying podcasting

Fellowship Event / Online


US Timezones: 9 - 10am PT / Noon - 1pm ET

  • Creative economy
  • Technology

Join us for a conversation with Christabel Nsiah-Buadi, Lead for Spotify’s “Behind the Mic” fellowship. 

Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, with 365m users across 178 markets. Diversity in podcasting remains a challenge. Spotify’s global program, ‘Sound Up’ was launched in 2018 to address this. The program gives underrepresented podcasters the tools to boost their platforms through workshops and education. In 2021, Sound Up launched the “Behind the Mic” fellowship, for Black creatives who want to transfer their skills into the podcast industry. The program was developed and is led by Christabel Nsiah-Buadi.

Gender Equity Network lead Octavia Goredema MBE, FRSA will be talking to Christabel Nsiah-Buadi FRSA about her award-winning career as a journalist, producer and entrepreneur, how she pursued professional goals on both sides of the Atlantic, and her advice for aspiring podcasters.

This event was recorded.

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Photo attribution: The original image can be accessed via Unsplash and is the work of Matt Botsford.