The ShoutOut Network Launches the UK's First Woman’s Podcast Festival!

Shoutout Network is hosting an event to boost women's confidence professionally and socially by hosting the first-ever Women in Podcasting Festival!

Radical Women, the UK's first women's podcast festival is taking place on July 14th at Kings Place and will feature some of the best female voices in UK podcasting right now. This is the second annual ShoutOut Live festival hosted by the ShoutOut Network- UK's diverse podcast network which has been producing award-winning podcasts right from their front room in Elephant and Castle.

This year’s theme revolves around the empowerment of female podcasting talent. Hosting some of the UK’s finest radical female voices, the festival will create a space to celebrate podcasting and its power to highlight the intersectional experiences of all women.

The festival is a great talking point following Ofcom's recent report on 13/06 that only 37% of the top jobs in radio in the UK are held by women. Also, only 6% of radio jobs are held by BAME people. This alongside Spotify US' news that they are creating a bootcamp specifically for women of colour shines a light on the lack of representation in media jobs particularly in the UK and a chance to celebrate those that are making a difference.

There will also be a focus on how podcasting can help businesses grow as they can increase traffic to the website and build meaningful relationships by having conversations that engage customers.

A recent report by Spotify revealed 61% of adults listen to podcasts, this a great form of communication for businesses to connect with their audiences. Additionally, having a podcast can really help women get over the fear of public speaking as experienced by Imriel Morgan, CEO - Shoutout Network.

The day will include a mix of panels, live shows and hands-on workshops to empower the next generation of female voices. The upcoming festival will be a great place to learn and get some great tips from industry professionals such as The Slumflower, Sofie Hagen, Imriel Morgan, Chrystal Genesis, Annika Allen, Anita Rani (BBC's The One Show) and you will walk away a confident podcaster.

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