2019 Werk It Advisory Board

Taz Ahmed,  Writer, Activist, and Co-Host of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim

Taz Ahmed, Writer, Activist, and Co-Host of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim

Erika Clarke , Executive Producer, Spotify Studios

Erika Clarke, Executive Producer, Spotify Studios

Kate Krosschell , Marketing Lead, 70 Million Podcast

Kate Krosschell, Marketing Lead, 70 Million Podcast

Mukta Mohan , Development Producer, Crooked Media

Mukta Mohan, Development Producer, Crooked Media

Jenna Weiss-Berman,  Co-Founder of Pineapple Street Media

Jenna Weiss-Berman, Co-Founder of Pineapple Street Media

Tricia Bobeda , Podcast Manager at KUER

Tricia Bobeda, Podcast Manager at KUER

Gina Delvac,  Producer and Co-founder of Call Your Girlfriend

Gina Delvac, Producer and Co-founder of Call Your Girlfriend

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams , CEO of Lantigua Williams & Co.

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, CEO of Lantigua Williams & Co.

Lauren Ober , Host of Spectacular  Failures

Lauren Ober, Host of Spectacular
Failures

Martina Castro,  Founder and CEO of Adonde Media

Martina Castro, Founder and CEO of Adonde Media

N’Jeri Eaton , Deputy Director of Programming & New Audience, NPR

N’Jeri Eaton, Deputy Director of Programming & New Audience, NPR

Rebecca Lehrer , Co-founder and CEO of The Mash-Up Americans

Rebecca Lehrer, Co-founder and CEO of The Mash-Up Americans

Chiquita Paschal , Executive Producer and Independent Consultant

Chiquita Paschal, Executive Producer and Independent Consultant

Amy S. Choi , Co-founder and Editorial Director of The Mash-Up Americans

Amy S. Choi, Co-founder and Editorial Director of The Mash-Up Americans

Julia Furlan , Host, Producer, and Reporter, NPR

Julia Furlan, Host, Producer, and Reporter, NPR

Kristen McCallum , Founder, SafeWordSociety

Kristen McCallum, Founder, SafeWordSociety

Bridget Todd , AfroPunk and Unbossed Media

Bridget Todd, AfroPunk and Unbossed Media


What is the Werk It Advisory Board?

The Werk It Advisory Board exists for two reasons.  First, our ambitions for serving the community we’ve started build are so big that we need like-minded partners and expert advisors to help us get it right and make it pop. Second, we want to not only include but center perspectives that are marginalized in our industry, and our tiny team can’t possibly represent the multitudes who attend the festival. We work with a lot of brilliant colleagues at New York Public Radio to broaden our view, but we wanted to extend it further. This year’s Advisory Board is version 1.0 of us empowering even more voices to shape Werk It’s programming on stage and off.  

The members of the 2019 Board are all former presenters and collaborators of the Werk It festival that we invited to join us for meetings at critical times in our production timelines to review the overall conference plan, programming topics, key presenters, and events.  

Board members are not paid staff of Werk It,  but they do receive a complimentary pass to attend the festival and any related events.