Werk It 2019 began with a summit of ten CEO/CCO-level women in podcasting talking candidly about the biggest challenges, opportunities, and trends they see in the biz right now.
Depelsha McGruder (Chief Operating Officer, New York Public Radio) moderates this conversation with Jennifer Ferro (President, KCRW), Liz Gateley (Head of Creative Development, Spotify Studios), Kerri Hoffman (CEO, PRI/PRX), Amanda Lund (Co-Founder, Earios), Kristen Muller (Chief Content Officer, Southern California Public Radio), Christa Scharfenberg (CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting), Tanya Somanader (Chief Content Officer, Crooked Media), Paula Szuchman (VP of New Show Development, WNYC Studios), Julia Turner (Deputy Managing Editor, The LA Times), Jenna Weiss-Berman (Co-Founder, Pineapple Street Media).
Hosted by Dessa, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from the Annenberg Foundation. Event sponsors for Werk It 2019 include Luminary, Spotify, Spreaker, Acast, Himalaya, and the Women’s Foundation of California. You can find more information at werkitfestival.com.