A two-day podcasting festival bringing together the most innovative women working in audio and digital media.

Hosted by WNYC on June 4 -5, 2015 at The Greene Space in NYC.

"Werk It" is an invite-only gathering featuring a who's who of women in media, including Anna Sale (host, WNYC's Death, Sex + Money), Roxane Gay (author, Bad Feminist), Lulu Miller (co-host, Invisibilia), Crissle West (co-host, The Read), and many others. Over the two-day event, participants will discuss and workshop solutions to the challenges of developing, pitching and producing phenomenal podcasts.

Speakers and Panelists

We'll have some of the top speakers in digital media including:

Roxane Gay

Author of Bad Feminist

Sara Schaefer

Host of WNYC's Lies

Heben Nigatu & Tracy Clayton

Hosts of BuzzFeed's Another Round

Lulu Miller

Co-Host of NPR's Invisibilia

Jessica Williams

Correspondent on The Daily Show

Anna Sale

Host of WNYC's Death, Sex + Money


All events are held at The Greene Space, 44 Charlton St., New York, NY. Get directions.

9:00 AM

Breakfast and arrivals.

10:00 AM

Opening welcome remarks from Laura Walker and keynote by Roxane Gay.

10:15 AM

Panel Discussion "Pitch to Podcast" — panelists include Anna Sale, Tracy Clayton, Crissle West, Tricia Bobeda, Kaitlin Prest, Manoush Zomorodi, Lauren Spohrer, Lynn Casper, and Hillary Frank. Moderator: Mary Harris, Senior Editor WNYC Health Desk.

12:15-1:00 PM

Lunch — served in The Greene Space.

1:00-3:15 PM

Workshopping session "Developing Your Pitch" — Break Out Sessions for reviewing pitches for developing or scaling your podcast. All pitches will be workshopped. Group leaders include Ellen Horne, Emily Botein, Suzie Lechtenberg, Leital Molad, and others.

3:15-3:30 PM


3:30 PM

Q&A "Women: Keepers of the Story" — discussion between WNYC's Karen Frillmann and the Kitchen Sisters' Nikki Silva.

6:00-7:00 PM

Cocktail hour.

7:00-9:00 PM

WNYC's "How to Be a Grown Ass Woman" — a night of grown-up advice led by Sara Schaefer, featuring Jessica Williams, Heather Havrilesky, and Katja Blichfeld.