Linda about Mariana Santos:
Today, I am joined by Mariana Santos. She is a journalist and founder of Chicas Poderosas, a non-profit organization that aims to empower women, journalists and the leadership of women in media. Chicas provides training to have more leadership skills, to navigate better and to come up with one’s own story ideas. Also, LGBTQ+ and other minorities whose voices have been marginalized in media orgs are supported by Chicas Poderosas.
Mariana started this community in 2013 while she was an ICFJ fellow. Today she runs it full-time with her team and a board of directors and experts in the different areas of journalism, entrepreneurship, business, innovation and design thinking.
Mariana was also a JSK Knight fellow at Stanford in 2015 and a Knight International Journalism Fellow back in 2013-14 working all across Latin America in major newsrooms and with independent journalists.
I met her many moons ago at Stanford where she organized a week-long workshop/conference evolving around entrepreneuship and innovation in journalism. Years later, she invited me to Lisbon to talk about immersive journalism and again, she was able to bring together people from all over the world creating a save space to experiment and innovate. She says about herself that she is a “Portuguese girl who wants to change the world, and is working on it right now.”
About RAT.HUB | Startup Podcast
Welcome to RAT.HUB, I’m Linda Rath and I interview startup founders to understand what makes them tick, what makes them tick and what we can learn from them. Founding a company takes courage, diligence and luck … and what else you need, we’ll find out together.
If you have any questions or suggestions, just drop me a line via Twitter. My handle is @Lynda420.
The podcast is supported by MediaTech Hub Potsdam. The MediaTech Hub Potsdam bundles the local expertise of specialists and visionaries an accelerator and an annual MediaTech Hub Conference. We were with our startup Vragments from 2018 to 2020 in the office space in the former MediaTech Hub Lab in the media city Babelsberg and I can also recommend their offerings here. For more information, visit www.mth-potsdam.de.