| “Ellas is about amplifying the inspiring journeys of trailblazing Latina leaders.”
This series is all about Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Brenda from Ellas
When did you start podcasting?
Ellas came second. I started podcasting back in 2017 with my first show, Totally Fandom, a film podcast I do with my friend, Ryan Downs.
What made you think about starting a podcast?
I was very sad, found myself in a creative rut, and I felt so out of place after moving back to the U.S.
Ryan and I were co-workers at the time and would always talk about the latest movies we saw. Those conversations brought me so much joy. One day I asked him if he would be open to starting a podcast with me. He said yes!
My first podcast reminded me to always go after the things that make me happy and that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
What’s the name of your show and what is it about?
Ellas, which I started back in March 2019, is about amplifying the inspiring journeys of trailblazing Latina leaders. Those who are creating a positive impact in our communities, living their professional dreams, and opening the doors for the next Latinx generation.
Since then, I have had the honor of amplifying more than 70 Latina voices and sharing their amazing stories and work with the world!
I’ve witnessed the impact that our conversations have brought to my fellow Latina listeners and myself.
I’m filled with joy when a listener sends me letters or messages about how Ellas inspired them to open their business, leave a toxic work environment, or switch careers.
What’s your podcast setup for Ellas?
I record with my Audio-Technica ATR2100 USB microphone.
For my virtual recordings, I usually go back and forth between Zoom and Riverside.fm to help my guests feel comfortable.
I use Squarespace for my website and Notion to help me set my podcast production schedule.
How have you promoted Ellas?
Mainly through word of mouth, I LOVE talking about Ellas with others (it helped me get promoted & switch careers), but I’ve also been a guest on other podcasts that share the same values & audience as Ellas.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Writing down a schedule for production is crucial. Having it out of your mind and onto paper or online is super helpful for having a clear mind when producing & hosting your show.
It gives you a realistic picture of what tasks need to be completed. Moving forward, you know what you can delegate once you don’t have the energy and time to do them.
Brenda Hernández Jaimes’ podcast Ellas amplifies the inspiring journeys of trailblazing Latina leaders who are creating a positive impact in our communities, living their professional dreams, and opening the doors for the next Latinx generation Get your culture on! Give it a listen on Apple or Spotify today!
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