New entrepreneurship podcast is tired of listening to white males

4 Mar 2016

Sick and tired of listening to the typical white male entrepreneur talking about their experiences? Then the new BroadMic podcast might be up your street.

The entrepreneurship podcast is hosted by Kelly Hoey, an investor with Laconia Capital, who has more than her fair share of plaudits, having been named one of Forbes’ “5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”, as well as being included in Fast Company’s “25 Smartest Women On Twitter”.

Due to speak at this year’s Inspirefest, Hoey and the BroadMic podcast is aiming to throw something new into the podcast world with aims of shedding a spotlight on the unique accomplishments of female entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders in the intimate setting of a podcast.

‘Can’t move forward with 50pc of the population’

The show will see its guests explain their backstory through creative storytelling, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of women entrepreneurs and giving them a general picture of what it’s like for women in the tech industry.

Already five episodes in, BroadMic has a range of guests lined up for its first season, including Heidi Messer and Carley Roney; investors Susan Lyne, Joanne Wilson and Jessica Peltz; TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs founder Nelly Yusupova, and technology thought leader and venture capitalist Jalak Jobanputra.

Explaining why she thinks we need another podcast on entrepreneurship, Hoey says in the first episode: “We can’t move forward with only 50pc of the population.”

Woman listening to podcast image via Shutterstock

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic