RAT.HUB | Start­up Pod­cast: Lin­da Rath in con­ver­sa­ti­on with Maria­na Santos

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​-pots​dam​.de.

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