Episode 23: Building a Global Community for Women of Color Podcasters: A Conversation with Danielle Desir



Photo credit: Danielle Desir

In this week’s episode, we amplify the voice of Danielle Desir. Danielle is an author, writer, podcaster, and founder of the growing super community -- WOC (Women of Color) Podcasters that is home to over 2500 members from over 50 countries around the world. WOC Podcasters is the first community of its kind dedicated to the growth and representation of women in the podcasting industry. From esteemed women of color podcasters to aspiring podcasters looking to get started, Danielle created this community so women of color could access the necessary resources to prosper along their creative journeys.

Danielle travels the world and runs the affordable travel finance blog ThoughtCard.com. In 2018 she brought her storytelling to audio with the introduction of her podcast -- The Thought Card Podcast a bi-weekly podcast exploring the intersection of debt repayment, building wealth and living a life full of travel. Through her brand, Danielle aims to help people make more informed financial decisions that will allow them to accomplish their travel and money goals sooner. As the financially savvy traveler herself, Danielle has paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in four years, bought a house at 27, and traveled to 27+ countries all while climbing the corporate ladder. 

Listen in as we share with Danielle about her journey of building a strong community.

 What you'll learn:

  • How being raised with a strong financial foundation paved the way for her financial success today.
  • How she encourages you to become a financially savvy traveler through her blog & podcast -- The Thought Card.
  • The significant event that sparked the creation of WOC Podcasters
  • How community has become the foundation for her success both online & offline.
  • How she encourages and supports the visibility of diverse (POC) voices and expertise on stages, conferences, etc.
  • How she's investing in continual support for her community of WOC podcasters and new things in store for 2020.

Rapid Fire Questions:

  1. What's a common thing you have never done?
  2. Do you speak more than one language?

CONNECT WITH: Danielle Desir

@thethoughtcard - Facebook 

@thethoughtcard - Instagram 

@thethoughtcard - Twitter 

Website: https://thoughtcard.com/

 And WOC Podcasters

@wocpodcasters - Instagram 

@wocpodcasters - Twitter 

Website: https://wocpodcasters.co

Books by Danielle:

Affording Travel

Affording Travel: Saving Strategies for Financially Savvy Travelers by [Desir, Danielle]

Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure (Diary of a Traveling Black Woman: A Guide to International Travel)

Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure (Diary of a Traveling Black Woman: A Guide to International Travel Book 6) by [Desir, Danielle]

Other things mentioned in the episode:

PodThon Digital Conference - https://podthon.com/


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