By @. Delighted to bring you this interview with Espree Devora Producer/Host of award winning Tech Podcasts
@WeAreLATech unifying #TechLA & @WomenInTechShow | Productivity Blog @SaveBizTime. We are also delighted to announce that we will be featuring some of her podcasts as the latest addition to our guest podcasts section.
What’s your background?
I grew up in an entrepreneurial family in Los Angeles, CA. My Mom is an author/speaker and my father was an early tech adopter who had a home based business. They encouraged me to be creative and explore the world. I became interested in video production in elementary school. By the time I was 15 I had moved myself to Paris, France on my own to study creative writing. Then in high school I explored journalism. A combination of all these early life experiences planted the seeds to become a person passionate about business writing as well as producing high quality tech podcasts attracting a global audience.
— Espree Devora ? (@EspreeDevora) December 28, 2016
What do you do now, was it a logical progression?
Today I curate localized tech communities primarily focused on Los Angeles startups and Women in Tech worldwide.
1 min pitch for Women In Tech podcast?
The #womenintech Podcast hosted by WeAreLATech’s Espree Devora features inspiring Women in Tech from Engineers, Female Founders, Investors, UX and UI Designers, Journalists all sharing their story how they got to where they are today. The purpose of the show is for every listener to walk away feeling ‘If She Can Do It So Can I’. I call it “actionable empowerment”.
How many have you done to date / when did you start?
We’ve been producing the show for a while and the first episode went live November 1, 2016. So far 39 episodes have been released. It’s a daily show excluding weekends and holidays.
— Espree Devora ? (@EspreeDevora) December 4, 2016
Ireland & Iceland seem like cool places to come to, where else have you been?
I have been all over Europe and Scandinavia. I had a dynamic time connecting with the tech community in Latvia and Estonia. I look forward to getting to know the Swedish tech community better, but next stop after Iceland is Norway.
How was your time in Ireland? How many people did you get to interview?
Ireland is dynamic, it was my second time there. First time I traveled all around Ireland. It’s of my favorite places in the world. I even went winter surfing in Donegal. Just so gorgeous, but also the people are extraordinarily innovative. In 2013 when I first visited is when I discovered the thriving tech scene and I was eager to come back and learn more. This past trip now in 2017 I got about 10 interviews in for the #womenintech Podcast and I am already planning on returning next month.
What are you plans for the show in 2017?
My plans for the show are to just to keep interviewing as many awesome women around the world as possible so there is a positive example of what’s possible.
— Espree Devora ? (@EspreeDevora) December 19, 2016
What questions provoke the best / most interesting answers?
I love the question about “What you’ve learned about achieving your dreams” or “How do you overcome challenges” because the answers are usually pretty similar from person to person and it gives us all insight to actionable steps to take to arrive to our dream life. Usually guests share that in order to achieve dreams they simply took a step forward even when they were filled with fear and to overcome challenges they break it down into smaller pieces so that any challenge is more manageable to overcome.
Who would you love to interview?
I love to interview guests who have a positive solution based mind set, bravely share off script their authentic life experiences and have a drive to collaborate.
How can people get in touch with you?
Tweet me @espreedevora or @womenintechshow 🙂
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked you?
Remember we all create our own journey, no need to try and follow someone else’s. Your intuition is your oracle. Last but not least, my Mom says every ‘No’ is one step closer to the ‘Yes’.